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An expensive antenna 2010-10-31

In one hour I will get ready to dance. As every Sunday this year, I will dance two times one hour; first as follower, then as leader. While I started the first course two years ago, I just started the second one. This is exciting, except there is a big …

Oral examinations — C/Unix 2009-08-02

In the process of sorting through archives and old stuff, I found a collection of sticky notes that colleagues and I used five years ago to evaluate students at EPITA. These were oral examinations with no computer, only pen and paper or whiteboard. As I am recycling the paper, here …

Using the Brother printer drivers with FreeBSD 2007-06-02

A while ago I acquired a Brother laser printer, model HL-2030. This is a cheap printer with excellent printing quality (up to 1200dpi) and power saving features. Moreover, it supports the standard printer language PCL-5 which makes it “polite” to free and open operating systems — such as, GNU …

FreeBSD 7, ZFS, GEOM, USB, don’t panic! 2007-04-26

Last week my company sold old hardware for a bargain price. I got one, a dull Dell machine self-named “Optiplex GX 260”. It gained a place in my home next to Albert — my plant — and also a new name: “fungus”.

Fungus was the occasion to refresh my experience with FreeBSD …

Playing with the hands 2007-03-02