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Home Automation: Roller Shutters and Swimming pool pump

We moved to a new house nearly two months ago. The house dates from 2003 so pretty new for our standards. Of course we have a million thing to do, but here I want to focus on automation. Home automation controller (hubs) First is to do some research on home automation “domotique” here in France. I […]

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New look for tokao

I have my blog a bit abandoned. Nowadays with all the social media channels it is hard to continue blogging using self hosted solutions. All your friends are on Facebook, so you post your day to day things related to family and life there. Twitter and Google plus and LinkedIn to share your interests, when […]

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David Cole on CMS-free Websites: about Jekyll, Prose, GitHub and Healthcare.gov

This interview is extracted from FedOSS , which is a regular podcast with FedScoop’s Luke Fretwell and Red Hat U.S. Public Sector Chief Technology Strategist Gunnar Hellekson discussing the latest in federal government open source software. Development Seed’s David Cole discusses “CMS-free websites,” including Jekyll, Prose.io and GitHub and how the new Healthcare.gov will leverage […]

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WordPress problems?

One of the most amazing features of WordPress self hosted is the automatic updates of plugins and core with a single click. On the last update, all of a sudden when accessing the admin back end, I got an error: Fatal error: Exception thrown without a stack frame in Unknown on line 0 Well, that […]

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The future of photography

Photography is one of my main passions. You can find many entries here about my workflows, my camera, lenses, etc… I have a nikon d300 with a couple of lenses covering from 10-200 mm. Before this one I had a Panasonic DMZ (I forgot the model, but not a compact) and some other digital cameras. […]

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An Android device in my iLife

I have had a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, 10.1″ for two weeks now. The bank sent it to us when we placed some money in a long term deposit. I am an Apple guy, with my Macbook retina, my iPhone 4s and a second generation iPad. I have always been curious about Android and in […]

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Gadget fatigue?

When the first iPhone went out few years ago, it was revolutionary. Queues in apple shops were in the news and people was so excited. With every product apple launched, iPads, MacBooks, iPhones… people gets overexcited and buy the products… Now, with iPhone 5, are we starting to be tired? What else can a gadget […]

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Photo tips

I had to prepare a brochure on photo tips for my current client. The idea is that anyone leaving on mission would take one of the organization’s cameras and take photos. This brochure should help them improve their shots, which are mainly taken in conferences. It starts with a checklist: Signed checkout form Camera Camera Bag Main Battery fully […]

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New iPhone or iPhone 5?

Looks like everybody is expecting the new iPhone (iPhone 5) to be presented this month. My contract with Orange is expiring so I am elegible for a new phone soon. Do you want the new iPhone? Name Everybody was expecting an iPad 3 and they called it the new iPad. Now everywhere you read about […]

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I live on Google Chrome

It is not 100% accurate… but let’s say that chrome and its extensions have become my remote office. If I have my Macbook pro with me, then I use Mail App, iCal, etc… but when I am at my client’s office for a long period of time, like I am now, then I don’t carry […]

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Remote desktop made easy

We’ve heard about tons of solutions to share the desktop. From commercial solutions such as gotomypc to share the screen using skype. In a recent long term consultancy I had to give training to users all around the globe. There was no budget for a commercial solution so I used my beloved mikogo. Up to […]

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cloud storage: Google Drive and insynchq, Skydrive, Dropbox, SugarSync and my Synology… and Evernote

Recently everyone is providing cloud storage in the same way Dropbox have been doing it for a while. Last week Google started rolling out the long awaited Google Drive, with Mac and PC installers to accomplish sort of what Dropbox does, with the difference that they increased the free storage to 10Gb while Dropbox gives […]

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insync: it is ok to break up with dropbox

I heard about insync on twitter not too long ago. It caught my attention the fact they sell themselves as a Dropbox killer, I had to try. Insync (http://insynchq.com) is, like Dropbox, a little program you can install in a mac or pc even if you are not an admin (which for my work laptop […]

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GTD: Todos, Task managers… PART 2

I had promised for a while that I would write a second part to the GTD To Do review I did some time ago. Well, here it is. It is not going to be so deep as the one I did back in September 2010, simply because I don’t have too much time to write […]

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Quick poll results: the most useful intranet content types (world Internet Challenge)

(this article is extracted from worldwide intranet challenge) I ran a poll recently asking people to rate the usefulness of 9 intranet content types that add value to your organisation. 221 people (as at Sat Oct 15) responded to the poll and the results were surprising. In comparison to the other content types, the usefulness of news/blogs was relatively […]

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