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Ricardo Mendes

Ricardo Mendes

How to go paperless with your business card in 2017 ?

I have explored the android app Camcard to digitize the business card of clients I meet and have that information encoded on my davcard server before I leave the meeting, it's a great way to actually encode all these new contacts into your database instead of letting the business cards wait on your desk.

But what about giving your business card paperless ?

in 2017 most phones are NFC enabled so I tested this by buying 10 tags at
and then used the android app NFC Tools (ended by buying the pro version of this app because it's really good) NFC Tasks + NFC Tools you can have your tags doing pretty nice things just by approaching your phone from the tag. There are other apps outhere that manage to write countless pre-made tags that you just need to adapt to your needs.

So I basically used the VCARD template to share my full contact and wrote this to the NFC tag.

Now when I want to give my business card the other person just need to approach his phone from mine and after a few seconds a new contact popup will ask if the contact is to be saved and it's done.

Writing/reading/erasing/reusing NFC tag is pretty much self evident when you start with NFC Tools even with the non-PRO version.

NFC tags can be used for countless things, including directing a user to a online survey for example, users can be sent to a URL or an image, mp3, or a PDF with your CV.

Ricardo Mendes

microG Project

A free-as-in-freedom re-implementation of Google’s proprietary user space apps and libraries.

Ricardo Mendes

Ricardo Mendes

Impossible de se connecter sur @OrangeBEFR ‏ ainsi que sur l'app "my Orange" :/

Ricardo Mendes

Après avoir essayé 3 ou 4 custom rom pour j'arrive à la conclusion qu'il n'y a pas moyen de chiffrer le galaxy S3 neo avec une rom non officielle.
Pas moyens de dépasser l'écran "starting apps" après la mise en place du chiffrement, par contre si je reboot en recovery j'ai bien une partition data chifrée,
Si j'essaie de la monter, le mot de passe prévu ne fonctionne pas, après un factory reset j'ai a nouveau accès à ma partition et au système mais sans avoir réussi à le chiffrer.

étrange...quelques recherches démontrent que d'autre personnes ont eu le même problème mais aucune ne semble l'avoir contourné.

Je précise que j'ai essayé cela avec des version différentes de CyanogenMod, respectivement les version 11, 12 et 13. (android 4, 5 et 6) et aucune ne va jusqu'au bout du processus.

c'est bien dommage !

Ricardo Mendes

I like how independent @twitter clients do not mess with my timeline like the official for does ! Think Fenix for Android or Poly,Corebird,Mikutter,Turpial for Linux !

Ricardo Mendes

I have 404 links that I want to export from (mostly stuff to read recommended by friends & contacts) the problem is, there isn't any way to do this, even with IFTTT or Pocket. Someone on Quora found a way to extract links to a text file from a ruby scrapper but that's not what I'm looking for.

I'm looking for a service that would push these saved facebook links to a RSS reader or my site.


I can use my existing android indieweb setup to bookmark directly to here. I just need to stop using the save feature when I see something I want to save for later and instead open it and use the mobile or desktop app to directly store it on my site with the bookmarklet or manually.

Ricardo Mendes

The best Keyboard app @SwiftKey for just delivered the only "upgrade" I really needed : the ability to switch between 5 pre-selected languages! Thanks

Ricardo Mendes

This is a rant about & corporations locking people on insecure systems.

I will never wait for OEM's to update my phone and people should stop doing so because waranty is void anyway (when you buy this new phone? it's already old when you get out of the shop) so take some time to learn, head over to XDA forum, find your device, start reading the most commented Custom Rom project, see the first post to check on any advice & step by step guide and then go to the last post of the current thread and see how the last dozens of users are managing the installation on their own device.

Keep note of everything that you might need to know when you started the process, so you don't have to panic and go wander in the forums what your problem is or isn't.

Follow the instructions to the letter, do not improvise. if you follow the instruction there is a 98% chance everything is going to go fine with your phone but if you don't expect bootloops and your head on the wall.

In fact LG, Samsung, HTC, Nexus all these manufacturers should allow a open & transparent way to allow any of their customers to Upgrade their phone, Own their phone if they want it. we are in 2016, everybody knows we're going to force custom ROM's or alternative operative system in anything that can handle it and these brands are still trying to lock users up, jailing them in old android versions while the same old phone could probably run a much faster and better version of android in a few hours of work.

I started flashing ROM's, Recovery and rooting my devices 2 or 3 days after I bought my first device. Since then I never stopped and I always have the latest version of android 1 year before most of the people in my city/country or at least 6 or 8 month advance.

Basically everyone is accepting that a brands own your device and not you and this is Crazy !

Imagine if when you buy a new laptop (not an Apple device) you would accept to only be a user, instead of Administrator of your own laptop: it's crazy right ? why would anyone do that ?

Well that's exactly what iPhone owners are doing and what most users are doing.
We are loosing ground, this is not how new technologies should emerge and get adopted, this is how corporations wants you to depend on their device, support etc...but you don't need it.

You can support yourself, void that warranty and enjoy your phone like it should be : fast, the most secure possible (considering it's a smartphone) but this is only going to happen when users realise they can have CyanogenMod on their phone, control privacy, location and even use advanced app to tell their phone to shut up instead of wandering free to give your metadata to every corporations inside your phone.

It's time to get free !

Just do it !

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