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#6 June 2019 | Monthly Digital Breadcrumbs

Click for cerebral adventures.


Unpacking my experience of C2 Montréal 2019.

“I co-founded Facebook. It’s time to break it up.

The number that can change the world (it’s 3.5%).

Amazon’s Alexa is spying on us / you.

Protect solar system from mining ‘gold rush’, say scientists.


When it’s time for a little (chair) dancing:

Superhero supercut:

How to save our planet:


This satellite tracking website.

New search engine indexes 300+ million public domain images.

Check out this fun team page.

How to hack your iPhone’s “Do Not Disturb While Driving” function to significantly improve your life.

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Exporting Skype Contacts Hack | Broken Software

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Why does Skype make stuff so hard?

Recently, I wanted to move my Skype contacts to my username but there’s no way to export to make it easy.

Here’s a hack I found:

  1. Open old account > click ‘Contacts’ on the left hand column and make sure to select ‘All’ (not just those ‘Online’)
  2. Open up a blank textedit file
  3. Back in Skype, Cmd > A to select all contacts and literally drag and drop them into the text file

All the contacts usernames should now be in the text file.

Now there’s no way to import these into the new account but at least you can search via their usernames (which is half the battle as many people are hard to find without this).

The above is for Mac and would love if anyone can confirm this works in Windows as well… leave a comment.

Hope this helps someone.