Showing posts with label Skype. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Skype. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 9, 2014


I had to install Skype to test something for my consulting. I told it not to start with Windows. It still does. Bye, bye Skype. Lame.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Skype Illegal in France

So France may declare that Skype is illegal, because it isn't a registered telecom. Since it isn't registered, they aren't paying taxes. Taxes which support things like phone books and payphone booths. (I've added those last links for my younger readers that may not be familiar with antiques from the early days of telephony.) Nothing like disruptive technology to mess with tax codes and morals! For technology is no longer disruptive once people have figured out how to regulate and tax it.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

I Wondered Why the Skype Plugin was Disabled

This window popped up yesterday.

Turns out Firefox pushed the kill switch on it, because the Skype Plugin was causing lots of problems. I like the pressure that can put on a third party to provide good code, but it is also scary that Firefox can reach out and disable some functions. As I understand it, the plugin can be re-enabled if you prefer.