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Backup, someone ?

— 24 September, 2014

I finally settled on a simple backup solution. What about you ? Is your data safe ?

shred config.h

— 27 August, 2014

Have your ever wanted to kill yourself (or the dev) because you are tired of dealing with those config.h files ? Let me introduce you a quick organisation that will save you some headache.

I'm back up !

— 05 August, 2014

... And I'm sorry about the inconvenience. Here are the reason of the downtime.

Name that domain

— 10 July, 2014

I finally dropped the heavy BIND for a much lighter solution. Here is a tutorial on how to set up tinydns and dnscache to act as a DNS for your local network.

Planning downtime

— 02 July, 2014

I will upgrade my hardware in a few days, and change the distribution that powers my server in the mean time. See you when I'm back up !

Grok that workflow

— 30 May, 2014

In a pretty narcissic pulsion, I decided that it could be interesting to describe my day-to-day workflow. I'll cover the distribution, graphical windows, terminal usage and even answer questions !

Pop it up !

— 30 April, 2014

What about a dynamic way to get in touch with your system infos? Something like How by the way, this just happened. I though you might be interrested !. That's what notifications are made for. Let's check this out by building a whole notification system !

Meeting at the bar

— 02 April, 2014

I know that I will deceive some people but I'm not talking about alcohol here! This article is about building a status bar for your beloved desktop. And we will do this the hard way...


— 12 March, 2014

Yeah, yet another list of unix tools. Feel free to avoid it, but you'll probably miss some nice tools you've probably never heard of!
I'll keep this list updated, so don't forget to check it from time to time.

Images in terminal

— 28 January, 2014

The terminal is the heart of your linux system. You do everything through it. Everything ? No, images are still pissing you off...
For my next trick, I'll preview a picture of an ant, without leaving my terminal prompt!

Love me some LaTex

— 06 December, 2013

Since I'm running linux, I'm getting more and more allergic to WYSIWYG softwares. So i searched an alternative to write documents, and I've something way better than just an alternative. Here is LaTeX.

Plain old mails

— 04 November, 2013

The other day, I ran into the "mail" tool. I decided to configure and try it out this morning, and I was really, really surprised!

Home, sweet home

— 28 October, 2013

There is no place like home. And this is why setting up your environment is important!
If you want advices on how to build a cosy and nice graphical environment, take a look here.

Java without Eclipse

— 8 September, 2013

Are you disapointed to leave your perfect UNIX environnment (vim, bash, git, ...) when it comes to java ..? Have you ever tried managing a Java project by hand ..? Trust me, it is possible !

The Hard way

— 9 August, 2013

Do you encounter difficulties to master a tool ? Or maybe you find that you don't have enough free time to put yourself into learning how to do this or that ? Here is a well-known technic, to learn stuffs quickly, and efficiently.

Test your CSS !

— 8 August, 2013

Here a simple page with a few HTML tags. It's pretty useful to test your CSS, even if there are no 'difficult' layouts. Feel free to download and share!