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Archive for October 9th, 2020

Two steps to ensure a family member Skype account is not discoverable

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/10/09

For a family member, I needed a Skype account not to be discoverable. This is a two-part process:

  1. Online part:
    1. Go to,
    2. Logon,
    3. Click “Profie settings” (make the browser window narrower to make that tab visible),
    4. Uncheck “Appear in search results an suggestions”,
  2. Logon to Skype in Windows/Mac/Linux
    1. Old Skype versions (~ 7.x or older)
      1. In the menu, go to Tools > Options > Privacy Settings
      2. Check the “Only allow messages from people on my contact list” box
      3. Click the “Save” button
    2. Newer Skype Versions (8.x or newer)
      1. In the menu, go to Preferences > Manage ho people find you on Skype
      2. Uncheck “Appear in search results and suggestions”

I figured out the first part myself, the initial bit of the second part came from [WayBack] Problem in Discoverability – Microsoft Community, which made me discover the final bit of the second part and the links [WayBack] How do I opt out of being visible in the Skype public search directory on mobile? | Skype Support and [WayBack] How to hide my profile from search in Skype? – Super User.

In the first part, I also unchecked all the other boxes:


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The alphabet, in alphabetical order, in various languages – The Old New Thing

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/10/09

I had to lough so loud when I bumped into this [WayBackThe alphabet, in alphabetical order, in various languages – The Old New Thing.

I got there because I wanted a few examples of languages having more than 26 ASCII letters in their alphabet.

Basically all non English languages (:



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7 Free Windows Password Recovery Tools

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/10/09

So when another friend for the umpteeth time asks me to find their Windows password: [WayBack7 Free Windows Password Recovery Tools (June 2018)

Windows password recovery tools are used to recover Windows log on passwords. Here are the 7 best free Windows password recovery and cracking tools.


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