Category Archives: misc

Stuff that I couldn’t fit in another category.

Hiatus for holidays

I’m currently with Cécile in Bénin, where her parents have been living for a couple of years. I’m seen relatively amazing things been shipped by people on the way to Cotonou. Here is a sample, apart from the usual huge … Continue reading

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Freakonomics and Mass Observation

I have just finished reading Freakonomics. It’s a great book, but it’s gone too fast! It took me about 3 days to complete it. Also, the authors are right to indicate early on that there is no real unifying topic. … Continue reading

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Moved this site to WordPress

I was using Blogger so far, but I have decided to move to WordPress, mostly because of the support for Categories (similar to tags). I had to host WordPress on my site, which is unfortunate, as it means that it … Continue reading

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As a user, always choose the English language

I always make a point of using an application or a website in English. This helps getting the “real” experience, as the developers intended it, and avoid crappy translations. I don’t go as far as changing the local settings of … Continue reading

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free.fr offers 10 GB Personal Websites

My webhost, who is also my ISP, now offers free upgrades to 10 GB for all (free) personal websites! No idea what I will do with that, considering that I have yet to reach the 1 GB threshold, which was … Continue reading

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The Ten Day MBA, by Steven Silbiger

Here is another in a series of well-established books lent to me by my friend Thomas Chuzeville. This one is supposed to teach you all the things learned in an MBA (surprised?). Sounds like one more of those ‘do it … Continue reading

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Baby Steps

Well, it was bound to happen. We are now happily engaged. And to each other, too! ;-) Cécile has the pictures.

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ScreenSelect – the British Netflix?

I have started renting DVDs from ScreenSelect. Overall, the service is pretty good. I do have a couple of complaints, though: They do not necessarily have in stock all the DVDs they are listing on their site. Some have not … Continue reading

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Mmmm Nice

Not a recent discovery, but good all the same: a Nice Cup of Tea and a Sit Down.

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Back to London & DVD Rentals

I am back on a project in central London. I cannot complain; the flat I’ve been allocated is situated just South of Tower Bridge. Also, I get to work in the nice UK building of Valtech. Another thing I learned … Continue reading

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Palm Tungsten New Year Bug

I had a most peculiar problem with my Palm Tungsten T3 (to which I’m happily commited). A few days ago, it started to turn automatically on after just a few seconds, and would not turn off by itself, obviously draining … Continue reading

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Parisian Public Libraries: Online Search

The Parisian public libraries are making more steps towards computerization. It is now possible to search for books and check the status of a user account. See here. It is apparently not possible to search in a selected number of … Continue reading

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Use Yahoo Messenger

The results are in: the best way to use webcams between a Windows and a MacOS X machine is Yahoo Messenger. MSN Messenger does not support video on MacOS, ICQ does not seem support video at all (easily at least) … Continue reading

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