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vendredi 30 juin 2006

We now need a /debian-non-fr archive

French parliament just approved today DADVSI, the worst copyright law in Europe.

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vendredi 13 janvier 2006

How surprising!

I always knew I had the best of everything.

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mardi 20 décembre 2005

Heading to the parliament

As Christian said in a very nice summary of the issue, this is the day the DADVSI law (which is a transposition of the EUCD, the European DMCA) will be examined by French parliament.

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mercredi 14 décembre 2005

CVS rulez (Score:-1, Flamebait)

As it seems people are arguing about the revision systems hype, I just wanted to point that CVS rulez. Sure, it does not $some_obscure_witty_feature but, hey, is this feature really useful?

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jeudi 24 novembre 2005

Pick of the day, ccache

I recently tried and adopted ccache, which (quoting its webpage) acts as a caching pre-processor to C/C++ compilers, using the -E compiler switch and a hash to detect when a compilation can be satisfied from cache. This often results in a 5 to 10 times speedup in common compilations.

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jeudi 13 octobre 2005

I hate the Internet

So, as I'm a follower, I gave a try to the "you need" meme and found at the second place that benj needs to fix this. Ahah, funny, this poor benj has a bug to fix. Oh, wait, this reminds me something.

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lundi 3 octobre 2005

So I need my tongue to catch up...

J'en reste sans voix.

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mardi 27 septembre 2005

On the use and abuse of logrotate to rotate spams

As for everybody, spam eventually became a major nuisance from quite a long time now. As my main email address is the same since 1996 and as it is apparent on the web, my daily spam volume is hundreds of spams (if not thousands). This makes too much junk to download in the morning when I start my computer and then to process via anti-spam filters. This is why I set up a basic filtering on my mail gateway and archive almost-certainly-spam in my $HOME there for further investigation in case ham is lost.

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lundi 19 septembre 2005

Naming machines

As I stumbled on my client's server, I could notice it was named after Mercury, and that there was a Hermes, a Vulcan and other mythology gods nearby. Besides that it is the quadrillionth time I log on a server named "mercury", I kept wonder how many naming schemes I met during my various business trips. So far, after ten year of consulting, I can count:

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samedi 13 août 2005

Who said Debian is not responsive?

  • Sat, 13 Aug 2005 13:47:00 UTC: finishing my {@grisbi} package, ready for g++ transition.
  • Sat, 13 Aug 2005 13:50:00 UTC: typing "dupload" and last mail check before actual upload.
  • Sat, 13 Aug 2005 13:50:10 UTC: receiving and reading #322908.
  • Sat, 13 Aug 2005 13:50:30 UTC: mumbling something, cursing and updating debian/changelog and recompiling package.
  • Sat, 13 Aug 2005 13:51:00 UTC: coffee time.
  • Sat, 13 Aug 2005 14:12:58 UTC: uploading package.
  • Sat, 13 Aug 2005 14:18:31 UTC: package accepted in archive.

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mardi 2 août 2005

ipv6 and the dancing turtle

This is indeed the best incentive I've ever seen to migrate to ipv6 !

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vendredi 29 juillet 2005


Just received on an upstream mailing-list :

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mercredi 16 février 2005

phpldapadmin patch commited!

As I wrote some times ago in my weblog, I had the opportunity to work on {@phpldapadmin} for a customer. As part of the project is not specific, my customer (the {@INHA}) decided that we would contribute back to the community and send all improvements to upstream. Needless to say, both {@Alcôve} (my employer) and I were quite happy with that.

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lundi 24 janvier 2005

On the usefulness of the spam oracle

Buy some donuts to your fellow Debian Developers.

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mercredi 19 janvier 2005

When you have no brain, you gotta have legs

Imagine you are working on a project and that there is a strike in public transportation today. Now, imagine you are the only one at the office to have the keys to unlock the room where our firewall is and that you left your keys at home. One would think that chances that the company firewall would crash just today are small. Just f... WRONG!

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lundi 17 janvier 2005

I'm not a nerd!

I am nerdier than 35% of all people. Are you nerdier? Click here to find out!

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lundi 10 janvier 2005

Hacking emacs config

Today I tried to subscribe to some weblogs that only provide Atom feeds. Unfortunate, because to my knowledge Gnus/Emacs, which my favourite news aggregator (and mail reader, irc/ftp client, login shell, ...) only supports RSS through its nnrss extension.

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jeudi 6 janvier 2005

Return of the musical Russian roulette

Oh nice, a new {@meme}! So here are my ten first random songs:

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dimanche 2 janvier 2005

Playing with my new tablet

As I've been a good boy this year, Santa came and dropped an A6 Wacom Volito into my slippers. Needless to say, I'm delighted. :-)

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samedi 1 janvier 2005

Happy GNU year!

Happy new year to everyone celebrating. I hope 2005 will be better than 2004, which was quite horrible from a personal view. Thought, celebrating was great. It is nice seeing that friends you care about are enjoying life and having a good time!

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