Recent changes in Blog

A New version of the site for 2021

Published 2020-12-27 , tags: Code, Web, Site, Blog, english
A big change is planned for this site in 2021: I am going to abandon the Foswiki engine for it, to pursue my recent goal of going back to the web roots. Basically...

A New Version of the site for 2020

Published 2020-07-26 , tags: Code, Web, Site, Blog, english, front, wiki
After 10 years of neglect, it is time for a new start of this site, because: I am going to retire in early 2021 (in 6 months), and I will have now time to properl...

Migration to Foswiki

Published 2015-10-18 , tags: Site, Blog, english, front, Web, Code
At last, I found the motivation to work again on this site that I have left dormant since 2009. And I start with a long deserved migration of the engine from the ...

Google is not only not evil, it is also human

Legacy 2009-02-02 , tags: Blog, english
As most of you must know by now, Google suffered an outage on Jan 31, 2009 that was caused by a simple mistake: the search Goliath depended for its results on a s...

What is good code?

Published 2008-10-22 , tags: Code, Programming, Usability, Blog, english
I stumbled upon the blog post "Is it important to write good code?" the other day, and became more and more ill at ease as I realized that I thought that I prefer...

The rebirth of this site

Legacy 2008-04-04 , tags: Web, Blog, Code, english
At last, I decided myself to redo my old website, which was a collection of static html and was based on many of the various tools I made in these past years. As ...

Rsync-incr new page, and version 1.5 released

Published 2008-10-12 , tags: Software, Rsyncincr, Code, Blog, english
Rsync incr is a linux wrapper shell (bash) script around rsync to perform automated, unattended, incremental, disk to disk backups, automatically removing old bac...

Rsync-incr 1.6 released

Legacy 2008-12-19 , tags: Code, Software, Rsyncincr, Blog, english
Rsync incr has been updated to version 1.6. New in this version: * old backup removal was not working if the destination was on NFS, fixed. Note that backuping...

Rsync-incr 1.7 released

Published 2009-01-09 , tags: Software, Rsyncincr, Code, Blog, english
Rsync incr has been updated to version 1.7. It is a small bugfix version for a bug that could happen if you started it, and restarted another in the same minute. ...

Usability issues on a payment form

Published 2009-03-03 , tags: Usability, Web, Blog, Code, english
I know, I know, it is easy to nitpick on other people design, but this morning I tried to pay my phone bill online, and... failed. I had to retry many times, beca...

The rise of the Foswiki: behold Foswiki 1.0.0 !

Legacy 2009-01-09 , tags: Blog, english
Today, we celebrate the first release of Foswiki. It is quite exhilarating, as since the TWiki community was kicked out brutally by the founder Peter Thoeny in Oc...

TWiki forks

Legacy 2008-10-28 , tags: Blog, english
Well, it has finally happened, the dual faced Janus what makes both the beauty of Open Source projects, and its Dark side, have come to visit the twiki Project. T...

A fix for scanbuttond crash

Legacy 2008-10-17 , tags: Code, Linux, Software, Blog, english
I use scanbuttond v0.2.3, a nice linux daemon to trigger actions (shell scripts) on presses on scanner buttons, but after a motherboard upgrade, if failed with a ...

Mercurial web templating

Published 2008-10-09 , tags: Code, Linux, Blog, english
For some time now, I have seen the light and I switched to the new wave of the Distributed Source Control management systems. Linus famous video of his Google tal...