[Blog] Feed update

Since last week, this blog has become just an archive. If you’re reading it using a feed reader (Google Reader, RssOwl, Netnewswire, …), you can update the feed to the new url: http://alexgirard.com/rss.xml ==== Depuis la semaine dernière, ce blog n’est plus qu’une archive. Si vous le lisez depuis un lecteur de news RSS (Google … Continued

[WordPress] “Available for Hire” plugin

It was when reading Dr Nic blog that I noticed the big banner at the bottom announcing his availability for hire. So, after a few moment in my source editor, this banner is now available as a WordPress plugin, with few options inside WordPress admin to select the specialities you want to be hire for … Continued

[Life] Camino 2008

Il y a moins d’un mois, je suis parti marcher 10 jours sur le Chemin de Compostelle, entre Burgos et Pamplona, en sens inverse. C’était l’occasion de réaliser la promesse que je m’étais fait il y a 5 ans, lors du premier camino. C’était aussi l’occasion de calmer les angoisses nées cette dernière année, la … Continued

[Pressmark] Embedded update

Pressmark, a social bookmarking portal made with WordPress, has been updated to include embedded videos/music! Download it!

[Ubiquity] Rapid bookmarking

I was the only new thing I was blown away with after a week without internet: Ubiquity If you still don´t use it, spend 5 minutes watching the video, and install it! It’s fairly easy to add new code to expend it, but you can see the prototype side of the tools when it comes … Continued

[OpenMoko] First ‘Woah’ app released

Paul-Valentin Borza has released what could be considered as the first app that shows the OpenMoko platform potential: “Accelerometer-based Gestures, and Screen Orientation” This release includes: An application with user interface that allows the user to train the gestures for himself/herself; A listener daemon that sends a notification on the screen of the recognized gesture; … Continued

[Ruby] Comic books to PDF

Moebius is a script to convert Comic Book files (.cbr and .cbz) in PDF for portable reading. Download last version of Moebius, or view its code on Github. Usage cd moebius_installation ./moebius.rb comic_file.cbr It’ll output a comic_file.pdf file in your current directory. Requirements Ruby 1.8 Gem: prawn Unzip Unrar

[Life] New flat and Wifi extension

Here comes some photos of the new flat we occupy with Maki, after a Ikea triathlon (1 day shopping, 1 day building, 1 day enjoying), on the same building of the office, just 3 floors below: Wifi connection needed a small boost, Pringles cans reflectors are doing a great job. We’ve got now a repeater … Continued

[OpenMoko] GPS software and hardware solution

The great thing about an open-source phone, like openmoko, is that when there’s a problem, all the community can gather to find a solution. At the beginning of the week, some people complained that they couldn’t get their phone GPS working: Time To First Fix signal (the initial signal that tell the phone where in … Continued

[Torrents] Azureus and Mininova Bookmarks

Last week, Mininova has released a bookmark system for its users, it would allow remote downloading, but information are missing to configure Azureus/Vuze properly, here is a mini tutorial. You can imagine the reation of channels on Mininova, give your feed to your friends, and all start to download the same torrents at the same … Continued