Protégé : bilan-finders-course

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  • Date 26 février 2018
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[Blog] Feed update

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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:


Depuis la semaine dernière, ce blog n’est plus qu’une archive.

Si vous le lisez depuis un lecteur de news RSS (Google Reader, RssOwl, Netnewswire), vous pouvez mettre a jour l’adresse du fil RSS pour avoir les dernières news:

[WordPress] « Available for Hire » plugin

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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 🙂

Download the Plugin or Follow the project on Github

[Life] Camino 2008

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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 tranqulité est maintenant retrouvée.

Vous pouvez maintenant lire quelques parties du voyage:


[Ubiquity] Rapid bookmarking

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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 about managing the new verbs you’ve installed.

Now with this bit of code, we’ve just got another way to bookmark pages in Pressmark:

[OpenMoko] First ‘Woah’ app released

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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;
  • Automatically switch of screen orientation to the four possible modes (2xportrait, and 2xlandscape).
  • And a lot of hard work.

More info:

[Life] New flat and Wifi extension

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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:

Côté Salon

Côté bureau

Wifi connection needed a small boost, Pringles cans reflectors are doing a great job.

Wifi Pringles antenna

We’ve got now a repeater bridge at home, and just in case, you can download the nvram config backup (WPA mode, password is xxxxxx).

[OpenMoko] GPS software and hardware solution

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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 the world it is) was taking infinite time when a SD card was inserted.

Then some people joined the thread on the community mailing list to confirm the problem (other people joined just to complain, not helping much), and after a bunch of test, the source of the problem was confined on the SD card reader.

Software solution

After 24h, the OpenMoko team released a software solution to the problem, stopping the SD card reader internal clock just the time to get the TTFF signal, about 40 seconds, then everything would be back to normal.

The patch has been directly available on the project git repository, allowing the mos furious to recompile and reflash their phone in hours, the others waited for the daily build. Imagine that, you get everyday a new build for your phone, without waiting for the infamous version 2.0 vaporware that might come out one day.

People have tested it, it works for many, but there’s still some phones that don’t have it.

Hardware solution

This morning, the OpenMoko hardware team published their hardware solution:

« Soldering a 10pF capacitor between PIN5 and PIN6 at SD card slot without taking off the case as the below picture showed. »

That might be a bit difficult for anyone to get access to a pico-capacitor and solder it at this tiny place, but at least it’s accessible for most of the soldering geeks.

So at the end, you’ve got a phone that’s so open that you’ve got a software and hardware solution of a production problem in a week. Of course, it’s not a consumer-ready phone, it would have been a complete disaster to recall all the phones, that’s just a bunch of geeks today that can touch this phone, but someday, you’ll have it in your hand, and you’ll just have to imagine all the open-source work that float inside.