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Just ordered my Mac Pro 2009

I finally ordered the Mac Pro that will kick the last "standing" PC out of this place :D I feel lighter already :))This is going to be my main/development machine. The PC I had for this since 2006 is actually still good from a hardware standpoint... th…...

June 27, 2009 · 4 min · François Planque

All set up...

All right, almost a week into California: I got my cargo shipment from France, I unpacked it all, I bought the missing pieces at Fry's (like US power cables and a 110 Volts UPS) and transformed my dining table into a compact geek desk. Only thing miss…...

June 24, 2008 · 1 min · François Planque

Slashdotted! (but not dugg...)

Unique IPs / 5 minute intervals My post on iPod car integration got slashdotted last night. That really caught me off guard! It is pretty incredible how fast the hordes of new visitors arrived. I only noticed about 1 hour later that the server had…...

September 27, 2006 · 1 min · François Planque

Dating a geek

"The nice thing about most computer boys is that they don’t typically check out other women. The downside of this is that they don’t notice the other women because they are too busy checking out people’s cell phones and iPods." Ever wondered how your…...

June 8, 2005 · 2 min · François Planque

XHTML/CSS heights (or depths) of geekdom :))

From Q: Why did the XHTML actress turn down an Oscar? A: Because she refused to be involved in the presentation. Q: Why was the font tag an orphan? A: Because it didn't have a font-family. Q: Why do CSS designers have too many children? A:…...

March 12, 2004 · 1 min · François Planque

Laptop-Desktop File sync

Just got a new laptop. I had managed to live without for a couple of years but lately, I've been moving across country too often and for long enough periods that I can't stand the ~`webdesktop'~ solution no longer. My PalmV doesn't quite cut it…...

November 27, 2003 · 3 min · François Planque

Sendo X unveiled

Sendo has unveiled more of its Sendo X in a press conference today. Let's tell it as it is: that smartphone totally rocks! It's even better than what we could expect from previous announcements. Of course, in this industry, product cycles are very…...

November 26, 2003 · 2 min · François Planque

Coding is an art, not a science!

If you don't believe me, have a look at what tools real coders use... No, I'm not talking about emacs, I'm not talking about vi... I'm talking about the supercoder 2000 !!

August 5, 2003 · 1 min · François Planque

The hard disk storage access problem

Quoting Jim Gray [dead link] again: "We have an embarrassment of riches in that we're able to store more than we can access. Capacities continue to double each year, while access times are improving at 10 percent per year. So, we have a vastly larger…...

July 26, 2003 · 2 min · François Planque

Quote of the day - Fav Microsoft Product

"Verdana is my favorite Microsoft product." -Michael J. Tsai.

June 1, 2003 · 1 min · François Planque