NOV
19
2006

SQIL 2006

This year's SQIL seems to have attracted less attention from the local Linux community.

I was invited to provide a conference on a topic of my choice. I decided on a much more philosophical discussion compared to last year: Qui? Quoi? Pourquoi? Comment? (French for "Who? What? Why? How?").

I personally am less than pleased (to be kind) with my own performance, but people seemed to like it.

NOV
7
2006

Zoom widgets

In a small poll (or sorta), Albert asks what kind of values are better in the zoom combobox for oKular.

OCT
14
2006

10 YEARS

Ten years ago tomorrow, I was sitting in my office at the university, at 1AM, and, tired of many hours of difficult coding, I decided to take a break and read some of my building up mailing list subscriptions.

AUG
12
2006

What's in a name

Kurt promptly provided me with a nice surprise. There are(!) GUI (even KDE) applications that print labels.

But... what's in a name! I know about KBarCode since long (and, being old, don't remember exactly since when). But given all the bar-code centered information in all descriptions I've put my eyes on in relation to it, and given my lack of interest in bar-codes presently (and in the past), it's, IMO, not a surprise that I didn't know it did labels.

AUG
11
2006

Printing labels

I use linux since 1994. I pride myself into thinking I know well what kind of tool linux can be.

I am accustomed with (and get quite thrilled about) the notion that I will learn something new every day of my life, right until the last one.

Yet, I still get surprised by discoveries like Linux.com's tips of how to print labels with Linux. This was one function on which I had given up all hope when it came to Linux. Well, it feels very good to be proven wrong, sometimes.

JUN
9
2006

smart

Today I started to use smart on all the suse-10.1 systems I use and, in the joy, I installed it on my suse-9.3 systems too. Life is better now.

JUN
7
2006

Food for thought

A good friend of mine recommended to me What Mind–Body Problem?, an excellent read on the age-old puzzle of consciousness. His recommendation came interestingly as a complement to the book of John D. Barrow, Theories of Everything, which ask a strong question about the involvement of conscious observers in the foundation of any universal theory. It's satisfying to read clear and captivating renderings of long lasting personal fuzzy reflections.

JUN
3
2006

wtf?

Seele found that KDE got caught on thedailywtf. Thanks to this, I learned that there exists something called "kflickr". The other KDE mention there seems to involve kdeprint.

MAY
27
2006

KDE at CLLAP 2006

I'm "back" from CLLAP 2006 (quotes around the word back because it was a 15 minutes drive to home) (ed. 2006-05-26: I started to write this on 2006-05-24...)

MAY
22
2006

freedom

Aaron tries to wake back up the old (and perpetual) discussion about freedom in software. I can't agree more with his perspective. It will make well over 8 years now that I continuously preach, to anybody patient to listen, the social importance of the essential notions of collaboration ingrained in free software.

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