Category Archives: misc
I’m currently with CÃ©cile in BÃ©nin, 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
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
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
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
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
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
Well, it was bound to happen. We are now happily engaged. And to each other, too! ;-) CÃ©cile has the pictures.
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
Not a recent discovery, but good all the same: a Nice Cup of Tea and a Sit Down.
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
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
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