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le 3 August 2012
A few weeks ago, a friend show me a conference of Professor Eben Moglen, lawyer of Philipp Zimmermann (the creator of PGP), founder of the Software Freedom Law Center and Professor at Columbia University, and also a nice and well-known freedom fighter.
I found this conference so insightful, so dense in its content, and so true, that I started to share it with friends. However, many of them are not as fluent in English as they need to be, if they want to get all what Mr Moglen says. So I decided to make a proper English subtitle for it. Here it is!
le 20 January 2012
Now that AlternC 1.0 is released, you know, that free software, control panel for web and mail hosting on Debian GNU/Linux, you may be interested in knowing that the DNS system has been completely rewritten by Alan, aka Fufroma.
Here are some explanations on the way the DNS works with AlternC 1.0 and later.
le 17 October 2011
A few years ago, I started using cryptographic capabilities of Linux to encrypt my usb keys, hard drives and laptop. More efficient against the usual bad guys than a root password, this gave me a pretty good privacy for personal and professional data ...
... Until that day when, after about a year without rebooting, one of my server rebooted and asked me for a passphrase ... which I obviously forgot!
I didn’t find anything on the Internet to bruteforce a Luks-encrypted partition, so here is the script I produced to help me do this efficiently ...
le 20 July 2010
When I went to Berlin, Germany in January 2010, I was glad to discover the Arduino electronic board, and the Lol Shield from Jimmie P Rodgers.
We even made, with Coucouf, a Tetris, a Pong and a Space Invader based on the same board Arduino+LolShield
In May 2010, after I bought a bunch of 8x32 led panels from Sure, I wrote a driver to write texts on those panels, and here is the result ...
le 12 May 2010
During my development phase, I created a nice style to show "forced text fields" in web forms. Those text input fields used when part of the field content is locked.
How does it work and how does it looks like ?...
le 25 January 2010
In France, since 2007, big network operators are installing optical fiber in big cities. This new technology allow a very high speed Internet access, and new services
Since the beginning of the fiber deployment, Orange and Free, the 2 biggest French operators, are using two different technologies to provide us with fiber-based Internet access. What are those technologies ? What are each technology pro & cons ?
Let’s explain this, with some drawings too ! ...
le 25 January 2010
In the next few days (between January 26 and 29) at Mexico, the ACTA negociations will continue ...
But what all of this is about ? ...
le 6 January 2010
Finally, since coucouf, aka Aurélien, sent me the source code of its tetris, I decided to produce a last video summing-up all what we coded for Arduino and LolShield from Jimmie P Rodgers during 26C3 in Berlin... Starting with the graphic library of Alex Wenger, we created some programs and other liibraries : an enhanced version of the Charlieplexing library from Alex, a figure drawing library (Figure.cpp) and text drawing one (Text.cpp), with a minimal font. Jimmie just opened a Google (...)
le 5 January 2010
In July 2004, Patrick Le Lay, who where at this time CEO of TF1 (the first privately owned television in France), was sentenced to a mediatic death because he says a plain thing, which was, at this time, taken out of its context, but which made him notoriously famous :
"What we sell to Coca-Cola, it’s available human brain time. " (cf wikipedia)
Today, I have a far better inappropriate expression to tell you about, an expression that has been totally unnoticed, but that really deserves your attention.
Guess what funny name Internet access providers and Internet content providers gave to Internet Users ?
Let me tell you a little story...
le 30 December 2009
This is the last article on LOL Shield for Arduino before a while (I guess), this fantastic circuit from Jimmie P Rodgers : We where glad to obtain this wednesday morning a library, (under LGPL license, perfect :) ) created by Alex Wenger, from the ArduinoBuch Blog, which is no less than a graphic driver for the LOL Shield !
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Welcome on Benjamin Sonntag's blog, web entrepreneur, Linux expert and free-software-savvy half-geek.
Here you will find geek tuff, tricks and tips and friendly ads, personal histories and a bunch of politics ...
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17:36 – @PasRateurFTV @flasselin on teste friendica (dernière version) là, et BuddyCloud (pour voir)
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In the Octopuce boat ...
- 27 March – Optimisation SQL, EXPLAIN et les fonctions dans WHERE
- 23 March 2012 – Octopuce recherche un administrateur système et réseau
- 17 November 2011 – Octopuce SARL recherche un développeur PHP/MySQL
- 23 October 2011 – Octopuce à Metz (Libre et Entreprises)
La Quadrature du Net
- 27 May – Privacy Alert #1 : le consentement explicite
- 23 May – TAFTA : premier pas vers un super-ACTA
- 17 May – Le Parlement européen va-t-il donner le feu vert au prochain ACTA ?
- 13 May – Rapport Lescure, le catalogue répressif de l'industrie
- 13 May – Rapport Lescure : bonnes intentions sans effets et dangers bien réels
Old stuff ...
- 27 septembre 2010 – Trident Media Guard ne déclare pas ses comptes...
- 27 mars 2012 – Logement à Puteaux : une résidence des étudiants pour quelques supers privilégiés
- 4 mai 2010 – Joli style pour formulaire forcé
- 5 novembre 2010 – Minitel 2.0 ou hallucination commerciale en 2010...
- 10 août 2011 – CCC Camp 2011, Day 0