Garbage Collector


The little space of a writer, tinkerer, and a coffee addict

Writing activities update : May 2024

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Version fran√ßaise Si je n’ai peut-√™tre pas du en donner l’impression sur ce blog, il s’av√®re que j’ai √©t√© plut√īt actif ces derni√®res semaines dans mes activit√©s d’√©criture. Dans mes r√©centes actualit√©s, le fait le plus marquant reste la sortie de mon dernier livre, Les murmures de la montagne de m√©tal.

Alfie

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Alfie is a science fiction thriller novel written by French author Christopher Bouix, published in 2022. The story is told by Alfie, the artificial intelligence of a powerful home automation system. Alfie is an high-end AI-based home automation system made by AlphaCorp.

Tech from the past - Motorola M3588

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Moving to a new home is always the time when you found out some old crap you’ve stored a long time ago. Let me introduce you one of them : the Motorola M3588. My first mobile phone I’ve had in high school.

Who Goes There ?

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Who Goes There ? is a 1938 science fiction horror book written by John W. Campbell. This novella got movies adaptation such as the famous John Carpenter’s The Thing in 1982. In French, the novel is entitled La Chose, which is the translation for “The Thing”.

The Space Trilogy

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Following Childhood‚Äôs End, my exploration of Arthur C. Clarke books made me read three other works regrouped into a series entitled The Space Trilogy, which are Islands in the Sky, The Sands of Mars, and Earthlight, or Les √ģles de l‚Äôespace, Les sables de Mars, and Lumi√®re cendr√©e in French.

Fallout (TV Series)

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Fallout is a Post-apocalyptic TV show based on the eponymous video games series. Amazon bought on 2020 the rights for the TV adaptation and the series premiered on April 2024 with 8 episodes. The show has been renewed for a second season.

No more separated Homepage and Blog

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It’s been just a few months following the previous redesign, but I must admit I wasn’t satisfied. So I needed to remodel a little this blog. And another question I’ve asked to myself was : why having a dedicated blog URL actually and a homepage that was just an aggregate ?

Les murmures de la montagne de métal

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English version As recently announced, I’m pleased to announce the forthcoming release of my new book entitled Echoes of the Metal Mountain. Part 1. Available in both French and English. Why ‘Part 1’? Because there will be a second part, of course!

Writing activities update : April 2024

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English version Arrival at Neovel I recently discovered the Neovel platform. It’s a slightly different concept to the publishing vectors I usually employ. With a focus on short chapters and serialised stories, they promote a format called web-novels, defined by more continuous chapters and published periodically.

RSS to newsletter

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Having recently discovered I could use Infomaniak’s newsletter service, as a subscriber of the hosting offer, I’ve first tested it by creating a subscription to my books release. But following that, I wanted to steal inspire myself with Kev Quirk’s idea of using a RSS feed to send new blog articles by email.

The Dead Man Who Didn't Exist - New edition (and Patreon)

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Version fran√ßaise English version As mentionned a few days ago, I had withdrawn my originally free book The Dead Man Who Didn’t Exist from publication. It will now be published with the planned changes, as announced. It is now available for ‚ā¨0.

Unpublished my free book and license change

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French version below English version This week I decided to remove The Dead Man Who Didn’t Exist from my published books. I had offered this story as a free loss leader. It was a short story, barely twenty pages long, telling a detective story in the small world of my writing.

Subscribe to my books releases by e-mail

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Last week-end, I’ve made some evolution to my Hugo template Am Writing I’ve designed and use for my own books website. The last feature permit owners to integrate or redirect to a newsletter provider so their audience can subscribe to the new releases (or something else).

Writing activites update : March 2024

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French version below. English version The Patient Daniel is currently the last story I’ve wrote and published. If I take a look back of what I’ve done so far with this hobby activity, I have mixed feelings. Globally, I like what I’ve wrote, but I know there is a lot of room for improvement.

One month without a car

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Two years ago, I’ve switched to an electric car. So far, I’m still persuaded that I won’t switch back to petrol car. The driving is smooth, also powerful, the silence is enjoyable, and no need to wait at a gaz station regarding my usages.

Childhood's End

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Childhood’s End, also known as Les Enfants d’Icare in its French translation, is a 1953 novel written by Arthur C. Clarke. Following 2001 : A Space Odyssey, this book was my number two in my Clarke works discover. And I wasn’t disappointed.

I don't know

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Since the beginning of the year, I’ve started a new mission at work, still as a solutions architect. A very interesting context with important stakes : reduce the legacy debt, enhance, and build tomorrow’s service. The team I’ve integrated had several experiences with their previous architects.

The blog has a new face ! (And other news)

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The last time this blog got a new design, it was in October 2021. Old, based on SimpleCSS with custom parts, having not followed Hugo’s evolution, and my tastes changing, it was time to put some new paint here. The previous theme was mostly an enhancement of the first original one.

2001 : A Space Odyssey (novel)

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2001 : A Space Odyssey is a 1968 science fiction novel written by Arthur C. Clarke. It is the novelisation of the eponymous movie directed by Stanley Kubrick, also co-written by Clarke, developed concurrently and published after the theatrical release. Despite being written at the same time, the book differs from the theatrical movie because it’s based on early works.

So, I've opened a small individual business

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Last December, I’ve created a small indvidual enterprise regarding my writing side activities to declare my incomes aside from my main job. It’s a very simple status that does not require too much administrative formalities. Because in France, we love administrative formalities.

Free Culture or Culture for Free ?

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A couple of years ago, I’ve wrote an article about the Free Software licenses. But, since I’ve started to write and sell ebooks online, I’ve noticed something I was already aware of. There is still a confusion between free and free.

Solutions Architect : Should I say or should I do ?

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Today, I would like to share some experience regarding what is my job. This is a job I do since around five years now, after taking the opportunity of the departure of the previous technical architect our team (a nice guy, I’ve learned nice things with him), and after years as an integration project manager.

Writing activities update : December 2023

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The December 2023 update of my writing activities. New activity website I’ve recently published a new website covering my writing work. https://books.zedas.fr/ Available in both French and English, this website is using a Hugo Template I’ve made for this use-case. Originally, this template was made for a friend, but we decided to open-source it.

Commissions are opened !

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Following the release on GitHub of a new Hugo template I’ve made, I wanted to explore the opportunity to do something for someone. So, I’ve decided to open some commissions on Ko-fi. So far, three items are available : Make a Hugo template for your website Write a little story, 500 and 1000 words depending of the requested tiers Don’t hesitate !

Le Patient Daniel

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Version fran√ßaise English version Today, I’m excited to announce the release of my latest story : Le patient Daniel. Started with a twisted idea about a guy placed in a mental asylum, talking about impossible things, this novel is based on a character I’ve used during the RPG sessions years ago that were using the basics of this little universe.

Integrate your Mastodon feed on a Hugo-powered website

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While I was working on a friend’s website made with Hugo, he asked me if I could integrate his Mastodon profile on the homepage. After a few research, I was surprised to see, or possibly because I couldn’t find it, that it wasn’t possible to create an integration of the user’s feed like you can have with other social media.

The dead man who didn't exist

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I’m happy to announce the release of a (very) short story : The dead man who didn’t exist, or Le mort qui n’existait pas in French. Synopsis : On a rainy night, Inspector Reynard is called to the scene of a grisly crime.

Writing activites update : November 2023

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Some news regarding my writing activities for this month ! Update : I’ve received my ISBN segment, all of my books are being republished with them. New upcoming books First of all, I’ve finished the English translation of La derni√®re exp√©dition (The last expedition).

Homepage enhancement and books preview

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A couple of time ago I’ve decided to remade my homepage because the previous one was ‚Ķ Let’s be clear, a quick and dirty. A first remade version was published two months ago and received some enhancement on the time.

La dernière expédition

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English version below Aujourd’hui, je suis content de vous annoncer la publication d’une nouvelle histoire situ√©e dans le m√™me univers que la pr√©c√©dente. Intitul√©e “La derni√®re exp√©dition”, il s’agit du r√©cit d’un biographe et historien qui enqu√™te sur la vie d’un grand explorateur et d√©couvre des zones d’ombre dans la biographie de ce dernier.

The Super Mario Bros Movie

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The Super Mario Bros. Movie is a 2023 animated comedy film based on Nintendo’s Mario franchise. It was released in April 2023 after years of production and encountered a great box office success despite some negative criticism. I haven’t been able to see it in theater, but since it’s now available on the streaming platform I’ve subscribed, I could watch it.

Some issues with how to join the Fediverse I've observed

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I’ve joined the Fediverse around four years ago, when I’ve put online the first version of this blog. It was based on Plume, a blogging tool that supported ActivityPub for users interactions and blogs federations until I’ve changed for Hugo (fr).

New story and English translation of my first book

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In the beginning of September, I’ve published on various e-books platforms the first story I’ve wrote. I must admit I’ve took some pleasure to write this and I’m currently writing another one, set in the same universe. But first, I would like to send many thanks to the people who bought the books I’ve published since the beginning (including Linux Explained).

Install and play Final Fantasy XIV on Manjaro Linux

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This week, my gaming computer (the only one here running Microsoft Windows mostly because of its sole purpose) ran into an issue. It’s a custom-made build I’ve ordered at my favorite retailer and for this one I’ve tried a water-cooling setup.

Repair an Asus Laptop

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Let me introduce you my travel computer : an ASUSPRO Zenbook Pro UX550VD-BO098RB, bought in 2018 for work and later replaced by a Tuxedo Aura 15 Gen-1 for this usage. Since the Asus remained a good machine, I’ve used it for various tinkering, mobility requirement, and during travels.

BTW, why zedas.fr ?

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Today, I want to answer to a question nobody asked : why is this site uses zedas.fr for its URL ? Well, there is a small story behind it. No very special, but I wanted to share it. A lot of personal blogs are usually using an URL named after their owner, or a pseudonym they use.

Crisis Core : Final Fantasy VII Reunion

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Crisis Core : Final Fantasy VII - Reunion is a video game developed and published by Square Enix in 2022. The game is a remaster of Crisis Core : Final Fantasy VII released in 2007 on the Playstation Portable (PSP). It is a prequel to Final Fantasy VII placed seven years before the main game that follows the story of Zack Fair.

My first short story book

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Today, I’ve submitted to Amazon Kindle store, Kobo, and also on my Ko-Fi shop (that I’ve also discovered I could use that, better later than never…) the first story I’ve wrote as a book. The Amazon and Kobo publications are under review and should be available after 72 hours maximum.

Use KeepassXC to store your passwords and SSH keys

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KeepassXC is a free and open-source password manager (GPLv2), forked from KeePassX, itself a cross-platform fork from KeePass which was developed for Microsoft Windows. KeepassXC is available on Linux, BSD, Windows, and macOS. There also are unofficial ports for Android and iOS on mobile.

Good-bye VPS

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This blog has been created in 2019, with its first post in French published in the end of December. Powered by Plume, a federated blogging tool (that seems to not be active anymore), it was hosted on a dedicated server I was renting at OVHCloud’s low-cost brand, So You Start.

Mobile Suit Gundam : The Witch From Mercury (Part 2)

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After a first part broadcasted in late 2022, the second part of Mobile Suit Gundam : The Witch from Mercury came out on April 2023. The series continue directly after the end of the previous season, two weeks after the events that concluded it.

Manage your project documentation as Code

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As an architect, the main product I deliver is a document named “Technical Architecture Document”. This document is basically a high level specification (not because it’s rocket science, it’s just a detailed global perspective) explaining how a software project will be implemented with the rest of the information system.

What is GitOps ?

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In my experience with the software delivery chain, we talk a lot about how the software is produced and delivered, but when it comes to make it live, the topic is less studied. Maybe that’s because the deployment is situated in the “Ops” domain of the DevOps timeline while the software production is on the “Dev” side.

Testing Infomaniak's kSuite

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A few years ago, I’ve tested Infomaniak’s Mail and Drive service. And today that’s my daily driver for these use-cases. However, they’re always been two separated services and since a couple of times, Infomaniak has now joined them into a comprehensive collaboration suite named kSuite.

Telegram temporary blocked in France

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The 13th of May, Telegram, a popular messaging application, got blocked by the French Government under the child abuse and terrorism fighting enforcement laws. Following their procedure, the Police requested the French ISP to block some URLs tagged as “child porn” as the law requires it.

Guys, it's OK to be on social medias

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There’s a behavior I’ve often observed during a discussion about the major social medias. Some people are trying to justify why they’re using them as it would be a problem to use them. – “I’m just using them to keep contact with people I know”

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Future Redeemed

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Future Redeemed is the extension of the game Xenoblade Chronicles 3, released as a DLC for Nintendo Switch on late April 2023. Like Torna : The Golden Country for Xenoblade 2, this extension was last part of the additional content of the game, split into four parts.

Final Fantasy VII Remake (Intergrade)

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Final Fantasy VII Remake is the long time fans-awaited remake/remaster of the 1997 Playstation game, Final Fantasy VII. Released in 2020 by Square Enix exclusively for Playstation 4, the publisher produced in 2021 the Intergrade enhanced version for Playstation 5 and Microsoft Windows.

Ghostbusters : The Video Game

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Ghostbusters : The video game is a … video game initially released in 2009 by Terminal Reality and published by Atari on Microsoft Windows, Playstation 3 and XBox 360. The game even had a Playstation 2 and Nintendo Wii port. Ten years later, in 2019, the game has been released in a “remastered” version for Windows, Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4 and Xbox One by Saber Interactive.

Use a CI/CD workflow to maintain a book content

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This may sound a little incongruous if for you the Continous Integration / Continuous Delivery patterns are for software development, but yes, you can maintain a book with the same principles. Recently, I’ve compiled the Linux Explained articles into an e-book.

Oops, I think I've wrote a book

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Lastly, this blog has been filled by a series of articles named Linux Explained. Since a long time, I’ve wanted to share some knowledge about Linux and try to explain it to people in simple and accessible terms. But, the more the articles were spawning, the more an idea was germinating in my head … Why not compiling these articles into a book ?

Linux Explained part 8 : Remote access with SSH

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For the last entry of the Linux Explained series, we will explore the remote access and administration of a Linux machine using SSH. From RSH to SSH The Remote Shell, or rsh, is a command line computer program created in 1983 as a part of the Berkeley “r-commands” - r for remote -, released for the first time in 1981, made to enable the users of an Unix computer to connect to another one using the network.

Linux Explained part 7 : The memory management

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For this next entry in the Linux Explained series, we’re going to explore one of the Linux Kernel crucial functionality, the memory management. What is the memory for an operating system The memory management is a critical aspect of an operating system.

Mobile Suit Gundam : The Witch From Mercury

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Mobile Suit Gundam : The Witch from Mercury is the latest entry in the long-running Gundam Saga. It’s been a while since Gundam has produced a “classic” TV-show, seven years actually, since the last series were Gunpla-based stories (like the Gundam Build series) and the rest of the productions were movies/OVA.

Linux Explained part 6 : The Standard Streams

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Now we have seen plenty of basis about Linux, let’s dig into some nice other features. This one will be about the Shell Streams, or Standard Streams, the basic input and output channels you may interact with. What are the Standard Streams On a Linux text-based shell (and on other systems too), you have the notion of Standard Streams.

Linux Explained part 5 : The users management

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For the fifth entry of the Linux Explained series, we will now see how does Linux manage the users. What is a user and group for Linux ? If you remember the Unix history in the first chapter, one detail about the Multics, then Unix conception was to be multi-users.

Linux Explained part 4 : The files permissions

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In this fourth entry of our Linux Explained series, following the filesystems definition, we will now see how Linux manages the access to the files and folders. The file permissions Now we have seen how do Linux organizes its filesystem, let’s see how it manages the permissions of the files and folders.

Linux Explained part 3 : The Filesystems

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In this third entry of our Linux Explained series, we’re going to see at a deeper level the filesystem management that have been mentioned previously. The first part will be a general description of what is a filesystem. Then, we will see describe how Linux organizes and uses its filesystem.

Linux explained part 2 : Bootloader, Init and Shell

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Second entry in our Linux Explained series, let’s talk about three common concepts composing a Linux Distribution : the Bootloader, the Init Process, and the Shell. In a simple words (I hope), we will see what are these three concepts and how do they work together in a Linux distribution.

Linux explained part 1 : History and basic concepts

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On this blog, I’ve wrote some articles about Linux. But maybe you’re not entirely familiar with the lowest layers of the Linux distributions. I’ll propose you a little series of articles about Linux, its history, what is the Linux Kernel, the concept of Linux distribution, what are the filesystem permissions, etc.

The EDPB adopts the final report of the cookie banner recommendations

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Between May 2021 and August 2022, 18 European data protection authorities (DPA) received several hundred of complaints from NOYB regarding the design of the cookies banners. A coordinated task force between the DPAs, piloted by the French authority La CNIL and its Austrian counterpart, the DSB, ended-up after 13 meetings by the production of a report containing various recommendations for designing a cookie banner.

I'm tired of companies thinking we're buddies

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There is a virus in France that infect more and more companies… Inverting the T-V distinction with their customers. In French, there are two pronouns for addressing to somebody : tu or vous (based on latin tu and vos). Tu is usually for family, friends, coworkers, classmates, and any kind of close people.

Final Fantasy XV

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Final Fantasy XV is an action RPG developed and published by Square Enix. Its first release was on Playstation 4 / Xbox One in 2016, then the game as been ported on Microsoft Windows in 2018. Initially, FF XV was known as Final Fantasy versus XIII and developed during the Fabula Nova Crystallis Final Fantasy project (the FF XIII universe).

New device ? Don't forget to clear the old one !

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If I don’t do any mistake, recently it was Christmas and the social convention wants to have people offering consumer goods to others. Among these consumer goods there are a lot of electronic devices like smartphones, tablets, or computers. You may had received a new one and you’re happy with it.

The alternative front-ends to centralized online services

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If sometimes you need to consult or follow a content available on a centralized platform like Youtube or Twitter but you’re worried about your privacy ? Or you don’t want to create an account for this specific requirement ? To do so, you can use an alternative front-end to these services.

Terraform your CICD Toolchain : SonarQube

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So, in the previous article we’ve Terraformed GitHub (that must hurt), so let’s continue with another tool commonly used in a CICD process : SonarQube. For a brief introduction in case you don’t know this tool, SonarQube (or SonarCloud for its SaaS version) is an open-source software published under LGPL v3 made for Static Code Analysis having both free and paid Enterprise plans.

Terraform your CICD Toolchain : GitHub

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When you’re running and managing the CICD Toolchain of a big organization, you may want to establish some conventions and usage rules to avoid having to manage a big inconsistent mess. One possibility to avoid this, after you had established your various naming conventions and usages, is to use Terraform to maintain all of the objects constitutes your application projects.

Idées Noires

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Id√©es noires, translated as Franquin’s Last Laugh in English, is a collection of Black Comedy comic strips drawn by Andr√© Franquin, written by Franquin and Yann Delporte in 1977. After its cancellation in the Spirou Magazine supplement Le Trombone Illustr√©, the series has been continued in Fluide Glacial until 1983.

Bayonetta 3

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Third entry in our series of articles about Bayonetta, we’re now talking about the third game, Bayonetta 3, still developed by PlatinumGames and edited by Nintendo, released on October 2022 for Nintendo Switch. Announced in 2017, the game development took a lot of time with a very few news about it, and finally showed some images in 2021 during a trailer with its titular Witch saying “Sorry, I’m terribly late”.

GDPR : French ISP Free sanctioned for violations

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On November 30th (link in French), la CNIL, the French personal data protection authority, sanctioned the French Internet Service Provider FREE for data security issues and not respecting the people rights granted by the GDPR. According to the more complete délibération (in French) published in the Journal Officiel de la République Française, the Authority received 41 complains between October 2018 and November 2019.

Bayonetta 2

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Second article for the Bayonetta franchise, this one is dedicated to the game’s sequel : Bayonetta 2. Bayonetta 2 was released on 2014 on Nintendo Wii U. Following the cancellation of the game development by Sega, Nintendo proposed to PlatinumGames to fund the title as an exclusivity for its slow selling console.

Bayonetta

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Bayonetta is a series of action video games created by Hideki Kamiya and developed by PlatinumGames. The first iteration was released on 2009, published by Sega, on Playstation 3 and XBox 360. The creator of the game is the same as the Devil May Cry franchise and some similarities are present.

Some Google-free way for an Android smartphone migration

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After 4 years of service, my Nokia 8.1 was starting to have some weakening battery issues and also a very capricious USB port. The connection was random and charging it took forever. So it wasn’t anymore suitable for my daily usage (and working in a place where the mobile network is very low is not a good thing for a weak battery because the smartphone will have difficulties to reach the network…) and during previous September I’ve bought the Nokia G60.

Ever heard about the Linux distribution CBL-Mariner ?

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A few days ago, I was on a business trip at Microsoft France HQ in Paris, to take part at some meetings organized between them and one of my clients regarding the various technologies they use from the publisher. During a session with the PM of Azure App Service/Functions, I’ve learned about something.

Don't get mistaken : Mastodon is not Twitter

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It’s been everywhere on the news, following the acquisition of Twitter by Elon Musk, a #TwitterMigration movement spread in various Mastodon instances. A lot of new users registered on various instances during the last week (Fosstodon had + 5 000 new users in a week) and Mastodon’s developers told about over 655 thousands active users as a new record.

Why do I enjoy Fosstodon

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I’ve joined Fosstodon since a little more than 2 years now. At this moment, I wasn’t into social medias and had none of them. I’ve discovered the power of the Fediverse with my former blog tool : Plume. Seeing some comments coming from Mastodon instances was fun an nice.

Something about our languages

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Recently in France, the Administrative Tribunal took a decision against the Health Ministry (Minist√®re des solidarit√©s et de la sant√© - Link in French) and the French State because of a project named : “Health Data Hub” (sic). Launched in 2019, the Health Data Hub project is a platform administered by the public health ministry for medical research and treatment quality enhancement.

My vinyl records collection

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If somebody told me in early 2022 I would buy a vinyl turntable and starting a vinyl records collection, I don’t think I would have believed it. Like I’ve said in the linked blog entry, I’m not audiophile and not a “vinyl nostalgic”.

The relations between the Xenoblade Games

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Until now, the Xenoblade series produced four main games and two expansions. As their relationship could quickly become a mess, I’ve made the following tree that explain with a very summarized chronology the relationships between the game. As there is not a lot of official material explaining this at my knowledge, this chart remains a personal interpretation.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3

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Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is a video game developed by Monolith Software and published by Nintendo, released on July 2022 on Nintendo Switch. It’s the fourth installment of the Xenoblade series. The game setting explore the future of the first and second entries of the series, while the gameplay is mostly based on Xenoblade 2 ’s.

The CNIL GDPR learning workshop

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If you’ve read some of this blog legal-related content, you may have seen that I’m pretty interested by the privacy protection. However, despite being myself informed of the legal context, I recognize I’ve never deeply learned the GDPR itself. Of course, my various readings about this topic (including my professional activities) made me learn some good basis, but that wasn’t enough.

Is being rude in UX design the norm ?

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If I must explain why I enjoy static and simple websites, the main reason would be because they’re not annoying attention-seeking kids yelling at you. The web surfing is a complete mess of distraction and rude behavior with absolutely no respect to the viewer.

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners

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Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is an animated Polish-Japanese TV-series based on the CD Projekt Red videogame Cyberpunk 2077, released on September 2022 on Netflix. Its story is placed one year before the video game scenario. The series has been animated by Studio Trigger under the supervision of CD Projekt Red.

Why would I need something else than RSS ?

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Once upon a time, there was a very decentralized Web where each website proposed to subscribe to newsletters or follow their RSS feed to have the last news. We had RSS readers (on web version or on desktop, for instance I was using Opera’s RSS feed reader) which were regularly pooling the feeds and update the new articles.

The discovery of an electric car

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Last February, I’ve posted I’ll switch to an electric car. And now it’s done, the vehicle took a long time to be delivered but now I can enjoy it. I’ve ordered it on February, and it has been constructed during June.

Getting into the fish keeping hobby

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Two weeks ago, it was my birthday (and as you may know, a geek doesn’t age, he level up). A friend who set an aquarium for himself asked me if I wanted one. After some hesitations (where would I put it ?

Yet Another Blogroll

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During the previous week-end, I had a simple idea about if a blogroll directory could be made with a static-site generator like Hugo (the one I use here). After some tinkering, it appeared that it worked pretty nice, so I’ve launched it on the web and let see what will happen.

Something about commercial VPN Services : My concerns

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In the previous article, I’ve exposed here the concept of a VPN, what’s happening when you using one, and what do the commercial services are offering. Now, I’ll explain why I don’t trust them, and why I won’t use them.

I'm getting lazy in video games

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Following my previous post about Tales of Arise, I would like to share a feeling that’s growing with the time. I’m getting lazy in video games. What does it mean ? Since some years, I always set the difficulty to “Easy” or “Story”.

Tales of Arise

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Tales of Arise is an action role-playing game developed and published by Bandai Namco Games, released on September 2021. It’s the first Tales game to have a simultaneous worldwide release, five years after Tales of Berseria and install a new departure for the series.

Something about commercial VPN services : What is a VPN ?

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Last years, I’ve wrote a vulgarization article about the differences between a VPN and a Proxy (article in French). You may have noticed that the commercial VPN services are a common sponsor for the so-called social medias influencers. I have myself received various offers from various affiliation managers (I’m an influencer, yeay !

The complex case of online age verification against privacy protection laws

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La CNIL, or Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libert√©s, is the French Administrative Authority competent for the personal data protection under the GDPR and national law perimeter. On July 26th, they published a study (link in French) about the online age verification regarding the adult restricted content on the Web, the existing solutions, their opinion, and their recommendation.

The Mazinger Saga - Mazinger Z

- 6 minutes read time

After writing about the French Goldorak graphic novel, I think it’s time to talk about what could be my first Japanese animation series ever watched. I’m not completely sure about this, but Grendizer, or Goldorak in France, may be the first anime I could have seen, at least the oldest I can remember, back to the end of the 80’s.

Goldorak (Bande Dessinée)

- 5 minutes read time

Goldorak is a French bande dessin√©e (graphic novel) released in 2021, based on G√ī Nagai’s UFO Robot Grendizer TV show (known as “Goldorak” in France), written by Xavier Dorison and Denis Bajram, illustrated by Denis Bajram, Brice Cossu and Alexis Sentenac, and colorized by Yoann Guillo.

How to photograph Fireworks

- 6 minutes read time

If you follow my Photo Blog (if you don’t I won’t blame you), you may have seen two recent entries with the 14th July fireworks took in two cities. Taking pictures of fireworks is quite easy actually, but if you wonder how to do it, here is how I proceed.

Chrono Cross - The Radical Dreamers Edition

- 11 minutes read time

Chrono Cross is a Japanese Role-playing Game developed and initially released in 1999 by Squaresoft for the Sony Playstation. It is the sequel of Chrono Trigger, released on Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1994 and based on the text game The Radical Dreamers released in 1996 on the SNES Satellaview service.

How to fail at your software project

- 9 minutes read time

Instead of buying a market product for its business needs, a company may improvise itself as a software publisher and will develop its own solutions. But they quickly forget that software publisher, software developer, or software project manager are actual professions.

About Twitter Notes feature

- 5 minutes read time

That’s not really a big news as the feature is in development since some times, but you may have heard about “Twitter Notes”. To summarize, this feature will allow its users to write actual blog posts without the well-known 280 characters limitation.

Final Fantasy XIV New Game+ : Stormblood

- 10 minutes read time

Having finished Heavensward, let’s chain with Stormblood New Game+ mode. Stormblood starts right after the fall of the Baelsar’s Wall conducted at the end of the Heavensward main story line. As the Eorzean Alliance does not wish to engage a frontal a war against the Empire, they send the Scions and the Warrior of Light, who are neutral, to contact the various Ala Mhigan resistance factions behind the newly opened border.

The importance of the methodology over the tools

- 6 minutes read time

Some months ago, I’ve made a series of articles about the misbrands, a collection of brands logos derivations that put a name onto the logo of a competitor product. They were really fun for me and I’ve put some on my work laptop.

Review of Vivaldi Mail Client and Calendar

- 6 minutes read time

Along with its version 5.3, the Vivaldi Browser also released a stable 1.0 version of its Mail, RSS Feed reader and Calendar client. With this feature, the browser is now closer to its ancestor, Opera pre-chromium era, which was a comprehensive Internet Suite instead of a simple Web Browser (including Mail client, Torrent, IRC, etc).

I've tested Murena Cloud

- 8 minutes read time

Murena Cloud is a service provided by the French company Murena, founded by Ga√ęl Duval who is also behind the /e/ Foundation, the maintainer of the /e/ OS, a “deGoogled” Android build focused on privacy protection, and a long term FLOSS advocate as he was one of the co-founders of the late Mandrake Linux distribution.

Organic Maps

- 4 minutes read time

Last week, I’ve been visiting the city of Venice in Italy. During this trip, I’ve wanted to test an application I’ve installed a couple of weeks ago : Organic Maps. So, here is a feedback and what you can do with it.

Final Fantasy XVI New Game+ : Heavensward

- 6 minutes read time

Following the ending of Final Fantasy XIV : A Realm Reborn in New Game+ mode, I’ve naturally chained with the first expansion : Heavensward. Heavensward starts directly after the ending of ARR. The Scions of the Seventh Dawn and the Warrior of Light get trapped into a political machination and they’re now a band of fugitives who found refugee at the Holy See of Ishgard.

Installing the BL-Touch on a Creality Ender 3-V2

- 8 minutes read time

It’s been a year since I’ve bought the Creality Ender 3 v2 3D Printer. Before that, I’ve made my first steps with the Dagoma Disco Ultimate, a French brand. The Disco Ultimate was nice, but it was a old model (despite being a new one for the manufacturer, it was still based on a old frame, the screen was an option I’ve had to buy because it’s very useful, and the build grip wasn’t durable) and I wanted to experiment new features like the heating bed.

The Daily Fortune said by a Cow

- 2 minutes read time

Let me share you something useless I’ve made the last week. I like the fortune command on Linux that displays a message randomly taken from a text database (definitions, jokes, nerd references, and so on..), and I like cowsay that makes a cow (or something else) saying something in your terminal.

Final Fantasy XIV New Game+ : A Realm Reborn

- 6 minutes read time

The previous expansion of Final Fantasy XIV added a feature that is pretty rare for a MMORPG but fairly well-known among RPG players : the New Game + mode. The idea is simple : when the feature is enabled, the player can replay the main campaign story, or the Job quest lines, or some side quest lines like the raids stories or independent stories, while retaining their level and current progression.

Pacific Rim : The Black

- 4 minutes read time

Pacific Rim : The Black is an adult American animation series produced by Netflix based on the Pacific Rim franchise. The first season was released on the 4th March 2021 and the second and final on 19th April 2022 for a total of 14 episodes.

Big Tech Corp dependency evaluation - Round 2

- 5 minutes read time

Two years ago, I’ve made a self evaluation of my dependency regarding the Big Tech Companies (article in French). I think it would be nice to re-evaluate it regularly to see how is it evolving, or possibly regressing regarding various online services usage.

Futurama

- 8 minutes read time

Futurama is an American animated TV show designed by Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons, initially launched on March 1999. It features the story of Philip J. Fry, a 25 years old immature yet good-hearted pizza delivery boy who is accidentally cryogenically preserved at the first seconds of the 2000 year and wakes up one millennium later.

How to remove the vignetting on a photo with Darktable

- 3 minutes read time

The vignetting in photography is a reduction of the image’s brightness or saturation toward its periphery. It is usually an unintended or undesired effect caused by the lens, camera settings, or exposure. If you look at this article title photo, you’ll see the corners are darker than the middle of the picture : it’s the vignetting.

Make cool slideshows with Hacker Slides and reveal.js

- 3 minutes read time

A couple of years ago, I offered to the team where I was working at to train them to Ansible. However, I’ve never been a big fan of slideshows tools like Microsoft PowerPoint, LibreOffice Impress or Google Slideshows. I’ve wanted to be simple, content oriented, and good looking (because built-in template are not my favorites), and also the presentation could be easily shared and reused.

act for testing Github Action locally

- 7 minutes read time

Following my previous article about GitHub Actions, here is a new one that will explain how to locally test your Actions. Unlike the good old Jenkins on which you can copy/paste your pipeline code in a test job and run it (that’s dirty but it works), GitHub Actions requires to always commit and push your changes and wait for the runner to take it.

Monster Hunter Stories 2 : Wings of Ruin

- 4 minutes read time

Monster Hunter Stories 2 : Wings of Ruin is a RPG video game developed by Capcom and release in 2021. It is a spin-off of the Monster Hunter series and a sequel to the 2016 game released on Nintendo 3DS. The game is available on Nintendo Switch and Steam.

The Rubber Duck Debugging method

- 3 minutes read time

As far as I remember my career beginnings, I’ve almost always seen someone with a rubber duck on their desk. Some former colleagues had an entire collection populating their workstation, but I must admit I’ve never understood why the rubber duck had that kind of popularity.

Github Actions

- 6 minutes read time

GitHub Actions is a Continuous Integration, Delivery, and Deployment workflow manager made by the code repository hosting service GitHub. GitHub was a little late in the CI/CD pipeline management compared to its competitor GitLab and the good old Jenkins. After a beta testing period, the service opened in 2018.

Use Vivaldi Sync to share tabs between instances

- 4 minutes read time

As you may know, I’m a Vivaldi user and I love this browser. Since a couple of months, I’ve finally created an account to use the Sync feature. Sync is a synchronization service provided by Vivaldi that permit to upload your Bookmarks, some settings, passwords, autofill, history, extensions, reading list and notes to Vivaldi’s servers.

Misbrands : pip and npm

- 6 minutes read time

This new entry in the “misbrands” series will be about two packages managers : pip and npm. pip is the package installer for Python and npm is a registry and the default package manager for Node.js based softwares. This parody displays the npm logo with “pip” written inside instead of “npm”.

Misbrands : GitHub and GitLab

- 6 minutes read time

This third entry in our misbrands series will be about GitHub and GitLab, two famous code hosting (and other) services based on the Git SCM. This parodied version combine the GitHub name, written with the correct brand’s font, but associated with GitLab’s logo and with the same trademark layout.

Misbrands : Ubuntu and Debian

- 6 minutes read time

Our next entry in the misbrands series will be about Ubuntu Linux and Debian. This parodied logo is Debian’s, having “Ubuntu” written with the same font and disposed like Ubuntu’s. Unlike the previous article about Vim and Visual Studio Code that are two stand alone softwares with a similar purpose, Ubuntu shares a parent link with Debian.

Misbrands : Vim and Visual Code

- 4 minutes read time

A couple of weeks ago, thanks to the Developers Memes bot on Mastodon, I’ve discovered the Misbrands logos. And I’ve printed some of them to decorate my laptop ūüėĀ. Just as I could expect, some of my colleagues hated it, other loved it, and the rest didn’t understood.

From TT-RSS to FreshRSS

- 4 minutes read time

One of the first things I had self-hosted was a RSS Feeds subscriber and reader. More than a decade ago, I was an Opera user, an Internet suite that integrated a RSS reader. When Opera 12 died, I had to find something else.

Result of my migration from dedicated server to VPS

- 3 minutes read time

At the end of the last year, I’ve decided that my dedicated server was too much overkill regarding my needs. So I’ve migrated my self hosted tools to a VPS and some Cloud storage. I’ve finished the job on past January.

My favorite VSCodium extensions

- 3 minutes read time

Like a lot of people, I use Microsoft Visual Studio Code for development and code writing since a couple of years… Before that, I was mainly a Notepad++ user when I was restricted to Windows usage. But to be more specific, I use its free software version named VSCodium.

Something that made me prefer Final Fantasy XIV after World of Warcraft

- 6 minutes read time

I’ve wrote a little about Final Fantasy XIV on this blog (most of these articles are in French), because that’s a game I really like. Also, it’s the first MMORPG on which I continue playing after being five years on World of Warcraft, that I’ve left on 2009.

Got a vinyl Turntable

- 3 minutes read time

To be honest, I’ve never been into the nostalgic fashion of vinyl discs. I’ve used them during my youth playing my parents and grand parents collection, along with the audio tapes, then the audio CD, then the digital music (MP3, Flac, streaming…).

The homepage lost some weight

- 2 minutes read time

Recently, I had the curiosity to check if this blog was not too heavy to load, because it’s something I don’t like to endure. So, I’ve checked on GTMetrix and the result was ‚Ķ ūüėĪ The total page size was 27MB, that’s terrible.

Star Citizen

- 8 minutes read time

Star Citizen is a still in-development massively multiplayer online video game set in a futuristic universe called The Verse. The game intends to be a simulation of living in a universe where flying, trading, fighting, and exploring Space should be the common daily routine of each player.

Lego City Undercover

- 5 minutes read time

Lego City Undercover is an action-adventure video game released at first on Nintendo Wii U on 2013 as an exclusive game for the system. It was developed by TT Games, the British studio behind almost every Lego franchise video games and mixes the gameplay we are used to see for these games in a big open world city : Lego City.

Redshift for Night Colors with Cinnamon DE

- 3 minutes read time

As a computer nerd, I can spend hours tinkering things or writing stupid stuff on this blog. However, our computers and smartphones screens can be very agressive because of the light they can produce. Today, most of the operating systems integrate a feature to reduce the blue light exposure, accused to have some nocive effects like sleep trouble when you are too much exposed to it.

This year, I'll switch to an electric car

- 4 minutes read time

I must admit one thing : I’m one of the monsters that still likes cars. Yep. My favorite kind is the compact sport hatchback because it’s not too big, and not too small. A decade ago, I had a company car that was in the lower tier and I felt very uncomfortable.

Pinephone Keyboard Case

- 4 minutes read time

I’ve recently bought the Pinephone Keyboard Case from Pine64, a new accessory for the Pinephone that came out on past December 31st. Photo Gallery So, what is the Pinephone Keyboard ? It’s a case replacing the standard back cover by inserting the Pinephone (and Pinephone Pro, they’re both compatible) inside.

L'actualit√© fran√ßaise n'est pas dr√īle...

- 1 minutes read time

En ce moment l’actualit√© fran√ßaise n’est pas dr√īle… Donc je pr√©f√®re en rire. This days, French press news are not fun, so I prefer to make fun of them.

Photo Blog is Back

- 2 minutes read time

Some times ago, I’ve made a photo gallery with Hugo and the AutoPhugo template. But I didn’t maintained it because I wasn’t really satisfied by the process behind. Recently, you may have seen I’ve done some photo report posts. As the format was close to what I expected for a Photo Blog, I’ve decided to create a separated blog with a more photo-friendly template that was still permit to do some narrative stuff.

Archive 81

- 4 minutes read time

Archive 81 est une s√©rie t√©l√©vis√©e d’horreur sortie le 14 janvier sur Netflix, produite par Sonneneshine, Paul Harris Boardman et James Wan et bas√©e sur le podcast du m√™me nom. Dan est un sp√©cialiste de la restauration de bandes vid√©os anciennes.

The Free Software licenses

- 13 minutes read time

Free Software licenses, here is a topic that could seems to be easy to understand, but not really when you go deeper in their details. Indeed, among the various existing licenses, the rights and obligations are not always the same and it’s always a nice debate topic among the communities to determine which one is the most “free license”.

Street Art BD Bruxelles

- 3 minutes read time

Bruxelles est une ville o√Ļ la bande dessin√©e fait partie du patrimoine. En septembre 2021, j’avais eu l’occasion de passer une petite journ√©e l√† bas avec comme fil rouge de la visite, d√©nicher le plus possible de street arts et autres r√©f√©rences au genre.

I've shared my Hugo shortcodes on GitHub

- 1 minutes read time

A couple of weeks ago, I’ve made an article about how to use Hugo shortcodes and integrate them. I’ve decided to share them on GitHub, you can find them here : https://github.com/Wivik/hugo-shortcodes Until now, there are two of them : The exif metadata reader I’ve made previously.

Is video a good information support ?

- 3 minutes read time

Videos are used since many years on Internet and became a very common information media. However, I’m always wondering about their relevance regarding all of the use cases we can see. I’m myself a subscriber of various Youtubers and also from other platforms, so I am a video consumer too.

Bumped Simple.css version

- 1 minutes read time

As you may know, this site use the Simple.css framework for its visual template. A new version of the framework was rolled out recently and is now live here. Because of the cache server behind this blog content, you could encounter some buggy display.

I've made some cleanup in this blog mess

- 3 minutes read time

It doesn’t seem like that, but this blog is 3 years old since past December. Indeed, the first article about the video game Factorio was published on December 19th 2019. At this moment, Garbage Collector was a Plume instance, because I was very curious about federated blogging tools and I wanted to have again my little corner on the Web to express my useless thoughts (it’s something I like since high school in early 2000’s - having useless thoughts and express them).

Setup your own DNS over HTTPS server

- 16 minutes read time

DNS over HTTPS (DoH) is a protocol for Domain Name System resolution using HTTPS to secure the communication between the client and the name server. It was proposed by the IEFT and is still a work in progress. However, DoH has been quickly implemented by the Big Tech corporations like Google, CloudFlare and also Mozilla Foundation which enabled the protocol by default in the United States of America in Firefox.

Joined Fediring

- 1 minutes read time

I’ve recently discovered the Fediring initiative, which is a webring for personal sites of Fediverse members. You can browse the ring by clicking on the Previous and Next buttons on the footer of each page of this blog. It’s nice to see how old Web ideas are still alive despite the permanent user lock-in inside the Big Tech online services.

No multilingual posts anymore

- 1 minutes read time

I was happy to setup Hugo’s multilingual support for this blog, but after a few articles written in both French and English, I’ve understood it’s not really fun to do it like this. I had the sentiment to always do the job twice and it took more time to write an article in both languages.

How to start a Podman Container at system startup

- 6 minutes read time

In my article about containers, I had a few lines regarding Podman. In fact, I use this container tool since more than a year after discovering it on Fedora while searching for installing Docker on it (because, you know, habits).

Use Hugo Shortcodes to read pictures EXIF metadata

- 5 minutes read time

If you’ve read my previous article about a Champagne cave visit, you may have noticed that all the photos are displaying their technical metadata : Camera and Lens model, aperture, speed, etc. Sorry to deceive you, but I haven’t written all these text manually, I’ve used one of the resourceful Hugo feature : the shortcodes.

Visite d'une cave de Champagne

- 7 minutes read time

Etant un enfant de la r√©gion du Champenois, j’ai d√©j√† eu l’occasion de visiter des producteurs de Champagne que ce soit du plus modeste au plus gros. Cela dit, n’√©tant plus dans la r√©gion, cela faisait longtemps que je n’avais pas pratiqu√© ce genre de visite, et ce fut chose faite r√©cemment.

Densetsu Kyojin Ideon

- 6 minutes read time

Densetsu Kyojin Ideon ("Le L√©gendaire G√©ant Ideon)", aussi connue sous le nom de Space Runaway Ideon, est une s√©rie t√©l√©vis√©e d’animation japonaise produite et diffus√©e √† partir de mars 1980. Elle fut √©crite et r√©alis√©e par Yoshiyuki Tomino, directement apr√®s Mobile Suit Gundam, sa plus c√©l√®bre licence.

Linux and the malwares

- 8 minutes read time

There are no viruses on Linux ! – A fool You may have seen this endless urban legend in news comments regarding some vulnerabilities or malwares targeting Microsoft Windows. “Linux cannot be harmed by malwares”, “there are not viruses on Linux”, “you don’t need an antivirus on Linux”, blah blah blah.

Linux et les malwares

- 10 minutes read time

Il n’y a pas de virus sur Linux ! – Un inconscient Vous avez d√Ľ voir plus d’une fois cette sempiternelle l√©gende informatique au travers de commentaires d’actualit√©s portant sur une vuln√©rabilit√© ou un malware ciblant Microsoft Windows. “Linux est invuln√©rable aux malwares”, “les virus √ßa n’existe pas”, il n’y a pas besoin d’antivirus sous Linux", blablabla.

Les lois françaises sur l'interdiction d'accès à la pornographie aux mineurs sont-elles bien écrites ?

- 10 minutes read time

C’est le cheval de bataille des groupes politiques et associatifs depuis toujours et un bon vieux d√©mon qu’on aime ha√Įr tout en refusant d’avouer qu’on en a tous consomm√© : la pornographie. Pourquoi j’en parle en ce d√©but d’ann√©e ? Car depuis quelques mois, des proc√©dures ont √©t√© initi√©es en France par le Conseil Sup√©rieur de l’Audiovisuel pour bloquer 5 sites web pornographiques si ceux-ci ne se mettent pas en conformit√© avec la loi fran√ßaise.

Le mot 'Qualité' est-il un gros mot dans l'IT ?

- 8 minutes read time

A la suite de mes interrogations sur la s√©curit√© informatique, je constate quand m√™me au fil du temps que la qualit√© n’est quasiment jamais au rendez-vous dans le domaine de l’IT. Ce constat je le fais aussi bien en tant que professionnel du secteur travaillant selon les principes de la d√©marche DevOps et me trouvant donc √† mi chemin entre le d√©veloppement et l’op√©rationnel (historiquement, je viens de la partie Ops) qu’en tant que client utilisant le produit de services informatique d’entreprise.

Moteur de recherche, liens, et changement de licence

- 1 minutes read time

Ce formidable et inutile petit blog continue d’√©voluer petit √† petit et quelques r√©cents changements sont d√©sormais en place. Moteur de recherche Pour faciliter la recherche d’informations sur ce site, un bouton “Rechercher” est d√©sormais disponible en haut de l’√©cran. Ce n’est qu’un formulaire renvoyant vers le moteur DuckDuckGo.

L'observatoire spatial James Webb est enfin dans l'espace

- 3 minutes read time

Il √©tait digne d’un arl√©sienne, il faisait r√©guli√®rement l’actualit√© spatiale en raison de ses retards, probl√®mes techniques, et de son budget qui a explos√© comme pas permis. Mais √ßa y est, en ce 25 d√©cembre 2021, le telescope spatial James Webb (JWST) est d√©sormais dans l’espace et c’est un magnifique cadeau de no√ęl fait au monde de l’astronomie.

Log4Shell, la sécurité informatique est-elle une option ?

- 5 minutes read time

Le week-end dernier fut quelque peu agit√© pour le monde de l’IT avec la publication d’une faille dans la biblioth√®que Log4j d√©couverte le 24 novembre dernier et corrig√©e le 6 d√©cembre. Je ne reviendrai pas dessus, de tr√®s nombreux articles ont expliqu√© la probl√©matique et sa port√©e, et la page Wikipedia √† son sujet est une bonne base d’information.

Cowboy Bebop (série Netflix)

- 4 minutes read time

Lorsque j’avais appris l’adaptation en s√©rie live de Cowboy Bebop, je ne peux cacher la crainte que j’ai eu √† ce moment-l√† tant ce format est souvent sujet √† d√©ception pour porter en prise de vue r√©elle une s√©rie d’animation. Surtout lorsqu’elle est produite et jou√©e par des japonais qui auront tendance √† surjouer et donner un r√©sultat faux.

Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker : Premières impressions

- 5 minutes read time

Annonc√© en f√©vrier 2021, Endwalker est la nouvelle extension du MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV dont j’avais fait une r√©trospective ici m√™me. Le jeu sort officiellement le 7 d√©cembre 2021 mais les acheteurs ayant pr√©command√© l’extension ont eu acc√®s au contenu √† partir du 3 d√©cembre par anticipation (et j’en fait donc partie ūüėĀ).

Mettre à jour un serveur Linux automatiquement

- 5 minutes read time

L’une des composantes de base de la s√©curit√© informatique, c’est d’avoir son parc √† jour avec les derni√®res versions de logiciels afin de profiter des correctifs de s√©curit√©. Si dans le monde de l’entreprise il existe un outillage int√©gr√© ou con√ßu pour maintenir un parc entier, dans le cas d’un h√©bergement loisir ou √† titre personnel cette t√Ęche peut s’av√©rer peu int√©ressante et r√©p√©titive.

Update automatically a Linux Server

- 4 minutes read time

One of the basics in security is to have updated servers with the latest security versions. In a company, you may have access to variant automation tools for this, but for a personal usage or hobby, maintaining for server could be redundant and not very fun.

I don't like AppImage

- 8 minutes read time

Nowadays, a lot a Linux softwares are distributed as AppImage binaries. This way has a lot of advantages either for the user and the developer… But also introduce other issues than can annoy me when they’re occur. This article will expose my point of view for this distribution method.

J'aime pas les AppImage

- 9 minutes read time

De nos jours, pas mal de logiciels sous Linux sont distribu√©s sous la forme de binaires AppImage. C’est un moyen qui dispose de nombreux avantages que ce soit pour l’utilisateur ou le d√©veloppeur… Mais qui introduit aussi d’autres soucis qui ont tendance √† m’irriter lorsque je me retrouve confront√© √† ceux-ci.

Garbage Collector est désormais sur un stockage objet

- 2 minutes read time

Depuis quelques temps, j’ai entrepris de revoir comment h√©berger mes diff√©rents outils en ligne dans le but de r√©duire le temps pass√© √† leur maintenance. Cela s’est r√©cemment traduit par le fait que j’ai bascul√© de Nextcloud √† kDrive. Nextcloud est un outil formidable que j’admire beaucoup, mais le maintient en conditions op√©rationnelles d’un serveur sur mon temps libre n’est plus vraiment ce qui m’emballe.

Horizon Zero Dawn

- 8 minutes read time

Horizon Zero Dawn est un jeu vid√©o d√©velopp√© par le studio n√©erlandais Guerilla Games et √©dit√© par Sony Interactive Entertainement sorti en 2017 sur Playstation 4. Il √©tait alors exclusif √† la console jusqu’en aout 2020 o√Ļ il fut port√© sur PC avec son DLC The Frozen Wilds.

Test de Infomaniak Mail

- 7 minutes read time

J’avais test√© il y a peu le le service kDrive d’Infomaniak pour voir ce que √ßa donnait. A c√īt√© de √ßa, j’utilise depuis un peu plus d’un an leur offre Mail et je vous propose un retour d’exp√©rience. L’offre Le service Mail d’Infomaniak est d√©clin√© sous deux offres : une gratuite avec un mail @ik.

Test of Infomaniak's Mail Service

- 6 minutes read time

A few times ago, I’ve tested Infomaniak’s kDrive service to see what was going on it. Beside of this, I’m using their mail service since a little more than one year. Today, I propose you an experience feedback. The Offer Infomaniak’s Mail service is offered in two versions : one free version with an @ik.

Lust From Beyond

- 6 minutes read time

Lust From Beyond est un jeu vid√©o d’horreur psychologique d√©velopp√© par le studio polonais Movie Games Lunarium et publi√© en mars 2021. Il est la suite de Lust from Darkness sorti l’ann√©e d’avant. Il est fortement inspir√© par l’univers Lovecraft (comme The Sinking City que j’avais √©voqu√© ici) et notamment par le court r√©cit From Beyond de ce dernier.

Lire des caractéristiques d'un objectif photo

- 9 minutes read time

Toujours dans notre s√©rie d’articles d√©di√©s √† la photographie, √† la suite de l’explication du fonctionnement d’un Reflex, je vous propose d’aller plus loin et d’apprendre √† lire les hi√©roglyphes qui pars√®ment un objectif d’appareil photo. L’id√©e est de vous permettre ainsi de comprendre rapidement les avantages et inconv√©nients d’un mod√®le juste en lisant quelques valeurs cl√©s.

The Legend of Zelda - La Chronologie

- 33 minutes read time

Pour terminer sur notre série de billets consacrés à la série Legend of Zelda, je vous propose de revoir la chronologie des jeux. Ce fut pendant longtemps un sujet de débat pour les fans de la licence. En effet, Nintendo avait régulièrement affirmé avoir un document interne confidentiel connectant les épisodes entre eux.

Garbage Collector fait peau neuve

- 1 minutes read time

Apr√®s avoir utilis√© depuis son passage sur Hugo le th√®me Casper3, j’ai fini par vouloir faire celui qui corresponde au mieux √† mes attentes en mati√®re de th√®me visuel. J’ai donc pass√© quelques soir√©es dessus, n’ayant pas touch√© √† du HTML et CSS depuis des ann√©es.

Garbage Collector gets a new skin

- 1 minutes read time

Following the migration to Hugo, I’ve used the Casper3 theme until then. Now I’ve wanted my own personal theme, and it’s done ! I haven’t written HTML and CSS code since a while, so after some evenings I came up with something I liked.

Gérer l'accès et les habilitations de Jenkins avec OpenID

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Il ne me para√ģt pas n√©cessaire de pr√©senter en d√©tails Jenkins tant ce logiciel est un des habitu√©s du milieu de l’int√©gration continue dans l’informatique. Lorsqu’on est une structure ayant plusieurs √©quipes et que l’instance Jenkins est mutualis√©e, on peut rapidement avoir envie de les s√©parer au sein d’un espace qui leur est d√©di√© dans Jenkins pour garantir que celles-ci aient bien leur propre bac √† sable et ne puissent toucher aux jobs ou param√®tres d’une autre.

Manage Jenkins Access and Roles with OpenID

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Introduce Jenkins doesn’t seem to be necessary for me as this software is one of the usual in the continuous integration domain. When you are an organization with several teams and a shared Jenkins instance, you may need to separate them into dedicated workspaces to avoid configuration or job modifications by other teams.

Comment fonctionne un appareil photo Reflex ?

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Pratiquant la photographie amateur depuis quelques ann√©es, j’ai forc√©ment appris avec le temps √† dompter les appareils photo num√©rique Reflex et leurs param√®tres plus ou moins obscurs pour un n√©ophyte. Bien que je n’ai aucune pr√©tention d’expertise sur le sujet, je vous propose une petite explication sur le fonctionnement d’un appareil photo Reflex et les param√®tres importants pour capturer une image.

Create a multilingual blog with Hugo

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Writing in your native language allow to stay in your comfort zone. But on the Web, it can limit our audience. That’s what I’m telling myself since a couple of time, so I took a look to the multilingual options in order to translate some posts in English.

C'est quoi le Fediverse ?

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Si vous avez d√©j√† parcouru quelques billets de ce blog, vous aurez constat√© que je suis tr√®s adepte des outils auto h√©berg√©s et pouvant √™tre f√©d√©r√©s. D’ailleurs, ce blog avait √©t√© construit √† l’origine avec Plume, un outil de blogging f√©d√©r√©.

Installer un PC multimédia avec Manjaro Linux

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Dans la mesure o√Ļ j’ai toujours d√©test√© les “box” de nos fournisseurs d’acc√®s Internet pour leur inefficacit√©, et que la seule chose que m’inspire un Android TV ou √©quivalent est la fuite imm√©diate, je continue d’√™tre √† l’ancienne et d’avoir un mini PC install√© derri√®re ma TV pour les contenus multim√©dia.

Vivaldi, le fant√īme de l'Opera

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Si je remonte √† la nuit des temps de mon exp√©rience d’Internet, j’ai commenc√© sous Microsoft Windows 98 et ai donc v√©cu la p√©riode Internet Explorer (aujourd’hui racont√©e autour d’un feu de camp comme histoire d’√©pouvante). Par la suite, j’ai bascul√© sous Windows XP et son fameux Internet Explorer 6.

J'ai testé kDrive de Infomaniak

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J’ai beau √™tre un adepte de l’auto h√©bergement, viendra un moment o√Ļ je n’aurai plus forc√©ment envie d’avoir √† maintenir tout cela. J’avais d√©j√† entrepris ce changement pour ma bo√ģte mail qui √©tait auparavant h√©berg√©e sur mon propre serveur. Etant donn√© que j’ai une bonne exp√©rience client avec Infomaniak depuis une quinzaine d’ann√©es pour un site web, j’ai migr√© ma bo√ģte vers leur service mail.

The Legend of Zelda - Années 2010

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Dernière partie de cette rétrospective sur la série Zelda avec la liste des jeux sortis depuis 2010. Skyward Sword Je ne reviendrai pas en détails dessus, ayant consacré un article à son Remaster HD. Skyward Sword est sorti en 2011 sur Nintendo Wii et adopta un gameplay 100% basé sur la détection de mouvements.

The Legend of Zelda - Années 2000

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Dans le pr√©c√©dent billet, nous avons fait le tour du commencement de la Saga Zelda jusqu’√† la fin des ann√©es 1990. La premi√®re d√©cennie des ann√©es 2000 est inaugur√©e par Majora’s Mask sur Nintendo 64. C’est une p√©riode durant laquelle Nintendo n’a pas ch√īm√©, produisant de nombreux titres sur plusieurs supports avec l’aide de collaborateurs externes.

Linux a 30 ans

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Le 25 aout 1991, un jeune √©tudiant en informatique finlandais de 21 ans √† l’Universit√© de Helsinki postait sur la liste comp.os.minix du newsgroup Usenet un message disant qu’il r√©alisait un syst√®me d’exploitation libre depuis avril de la m√™me ann√©e inspir√© de Minix.

The Legend of Zelda - Années 80-90

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A la suite de l’introduction √† la Saga Zelda, je vous propose donc un petit tour d’horizon des jeux de la s√©rie sortis dans les ann√©es 1980 et 1990. The Legend of Zelda Le tout premier √©pisode de la s√©rie est sorti en f√©vrier 1986 au Japon, sur la Nintendo Entertainment System, aussi connue nous le nom de Famicom.

Docker et les containers

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Apr√®s un billet sur la virtualisation et les containers, je vous proposer d’aller plus loin dans le d√©tail de ces derniers car il s’agit d√©sormais d’un √©l√©ment incontournable dans la fa√ßon de d√©ployer un logiciel. Je ne reviendrai pas sur ce qu’est un container puisqu’on l’a abord√© dans le pr√©c√©dent article et vous invite √† aller le consulter avant si besoin.

La saga The Legend of Zelda

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The Legend of Zelda, une s√©rie de jeux qui fait partie de mes favorites. Y a-t-il d’autre saga du jeu vid√©o qui d√©clenche autant d’hyst√©rie lorsqu’un nouvel opus d√©voile ses premi√®res images ? Je me rappellerai toujours la fameuse bande-annonce de l’E3 2004 de l’√©pisode qui deviendra Twilight Princess o√Ļ le public s’est mis √† hurler lorsque Link est apparu √† l’√©cran apr√®s quelques secondes de vid√©o.

Remplacer Bash par Zsh avec 'oh my zsh'

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Sur les syst√®mes bas√©s Linux ou Unix, il existe un √©l√©ment de base qui s’appelle le shell. Il s’agit de l’interpr√©teur qui permet √† l’utilisateur d’entrer diff√©rentes commandes pour qu’elles soient ex√©cut√©es par le syst√®me. Par d√©faut sur de nombreuses distributions Linux, cet interpr√©teur est bash, pour Bourne-again Shell, qui visait √† remplacer le Bourne-shell aussi connu sous le nom de sh.

The Legend of Zelda : Skyward Sword HD

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The Legend of Zelda : Skyward Sword est le seizi√®me opus de la c√©l√®bre saga Legend of Zelda de Nintendo, sorti sur la console Wii en novembre 2011. Ce jeu √©tait l’√©pisode qui f√™tait les 25 ans de la licence et eu droit √† une ressortie sur la boutique en ligne de la Wii U en 2016 √† l’occasion des 30 ans de la s√©rie.

PineTime, montre connectée libre de Pine64

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Apr√®s avoir essay√© le PineBook Pro, puis le PinePhone, j’ai r√©cemment acquis la PineTime, une montre connect√©e du m√™me fabricant elle aussi propos√©e en open-hardware et propuls√©e par des logiciels libres. A dire vrai, je n’ai jamais r√©ellement eu d’int√©r√™t pour les montres connect√©es, y voyant un gadget parmi tant d’autres et un nouveau mouchard √† ajouter √† la liste des autres fournis par les constructeurs du march√©.

Mobile Suit Gundam : l'Eclat d'Hathaway

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La Saga Gundam et moi, c’est une vieille histoire qui remonte √† 20 ans d√©sormais (oh bordel..). Malheureusement, je m’en suis un peu √©loign√© depuis quelques ann√©es car les r√©centes productions ne m’int√©ressaient pas. La derni√®re s√©rie TV de la licence qu’on pourra qualifier de “standard” est Gundam Iron-blooded Orphans sortie en 2015.

Godzilla Singular Point

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Godzilla Singular Point est une s√©rie anim√©e de 13 √©pisodes sortie en juin 2021 √† l’internationale sur Netflix, avec une premi√®re diffusion exclusive √† partir d’avril au Japon. La s√©rie se d√©roule en 2030, dans la ville de Nigashio dans la pr√©fecture de Chiba au Japon.

Virtualisation matérielle et Container

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Dans mon pr√©c√©dent billet sur le Cloud Computing, j’ai abord√© des √©l√©ments tels que la virtualisation et les containers. Il s’agit de concepts relativement proches mais qui font parfois l’objet de houleux d√©bats entre ce qui est de la virtualisation et ce qui n’en est pas.

Dyson Sphere Program

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Dyson Sphere Program est un jeu vid√©o de simulation d’usine d√©velopp√© par le studio chinois Youthcat Studio et sorti en janvier 2021 sur Steam en early access. Le jeu se positionne dans un univers futuriste o√Ļ le joueur est envoy√© dans un syst√®me solaire g√©n√©r√© al√©atoirement pour construire une Sph√®re de Dyson gr√Ęce aux ressources locales.

C'est quoi le Cloud Computing

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Il est incontournable dans notre vie num√©rique, le fameux claoude, cette divinit√© moderne laissant imaginer monts et merveilles de technologie de pointe √† notre service qui doit nous rendre la vie meilleure. Mais revenons un peu sur Terre pour prendre du recul et essayer de se situer sur une simple chose : qu’est-ce que le Cloud Computing, ou “informatique en nuage” en bon fran√ßais ?

Katla

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Katla est une s√©rie t√©l√©vis√©e Islandaise produite par RVK Studios et diffus√©e par Netflix √† partir de juin 2021. Un an apr√®s le d√©but de l’√©ruption du volcan Katla, qui se poursuit encore, la petite communaut√© de Vik est √† la limite d’√™tre une ville fant√īme avec seulement quelques habitants qui tentent essayent de se reconstruire malgr√© la pluie continue de cendres.

Des alternatives européennes aux Géants du Net

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Introduction Il y a un mal qui me semble tr√®s fran√ßais, c’est celui de l’auto flagellation d√©faitiste. On se plaint constamment que nous n’avons pas de “ins√©rez un service Web ici souverain” en opposition aux g√©ants du Web qui dominent avec toutes leurs suites logicielles fournies bien souvent gratuitement (en l’√©change de toute votre vie).

H2G2 Vol.6 : And Another Thing...

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Encore une chose… est le sixi√®me et dernier √©pisode de la “trilogie en six parties” H2G2, sorti en octobre 2009 et √©crit par Eoin Colfer. Apr√®s la sortie des cinq autres volumes, Douglas Adams ressentait le besoin de conclure la s√©rie sur une note plus l√©g√®re car le dernier livre √©tait vraiment tr√®s sombre pour lui.

Nier Automata

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NieR Automata est le deuxi√®me jeu de la s√©rie NieR, sorti 7 ans apr√®s le premier en f√©vrier 2017 au Japon. Toujours √©dit√© par Square-Enix, il est cependant d√©velopp√© par PlatinumGames √† la suite de la fermeture du studio Cavia. Le jeu est une nouvelle fois √©crit par Yoko Taro et explore notre monde dans un futur extr√™mement lointain dans lequel l’humanit√© brille par son absence.

Castelvania, The Animated Series

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La s√©rie anim√©e Castlevania a d√©marr√© en 2017 sur Netflix et s’est termin√©e en 2021 avec 4 saisons de 32 √©pisodes en tout. Elle est, bien √©videmment, bas√©e sur la s√©rie de jeux vid√©o japonais √©ponyme √©dit√©e par Konami, et plus pr√©cis√©ment sur le jeu Castlevania III : Dracula’s Curse.

Snowpiercer Saison 2

- 4 minutes read time

La saison 2 de la s√©rie TV Snowpiercer est sortie √† partir de fin janvier 2021 sur Netflix pour une diffusion hebdomadaire qui s’est achev√©e en mars avec dix √©pisodes. Elle reprend directement l√† o√Ļ la premi√®re s’est arr√™t√©e et ram√®ne un peu de chaos dans cet univers qui commen√ßait √† peine √† se stabiliser.

L'histoire de Tux

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Il y a des logos ou des mascottes qu’on reconna√ģt de suite et √† qui on sait rattacher le produit associ√© d’une mani√®re presque devenue inn√©e. Tux n’en fait pas exception, et apr√®s une paire de d√©cennies d’existence, il s’est impos√© comme le visage du Kernel Linux.

H2G2 Vol.5 : Mostly Harmless...

- 5 minutes read time

Globalement inoffensive…, voici donc comment s‚Äôintitule le cinqui√®me volume de la “trilogie en six parties” H2G2, sorti en 1992 et titr√© depuis l’entr√©e du Guide relative √† notre plan√®te. Il s’agit l√† du dernier de la s√©rie √† avoir √©t√© √©crit par Douglas Adams, l’auteur nous ayant quitt√© en mai 2001 des suites d’une crise cardiaque, et de celui qui concluait l’histoire jusqu’√† la sortie du sixi√®me volume plus d’une d√©cennie apr√®s.

NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139...

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NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… est la version am√©lior√©e du premier jeu NieR Replicant sorti en avril 2010. Cette nouvelle version est arriv√©e √† la m√™me date, mais onze ans apr√®s, en avril 2021. Il s’agit de la premi√®re sortie internationale de la version PS3 du jeu, l’√©dition NieR Gestalt ayant √©t√© celle qui s’est vendue en dehors du Japon.

H2G2 Vol.4 : So Long, and Thanks for all the Fish

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Salut, et encore merci pour le poisson est le quatri√®me livre de la “trilogie en six parties” H2G2, √©crit en 1984 par Dougles Adams. Il est titr√© selon la derni√®re phrase que les Dauphins, la seconde esp√®ce la plus intelligente de la plan√®te apr√®s les Souris, ont dit au moment de quitter la Terre peu de temps avant que celle-ci ne soit d√©truite par les Vogons pour construire une d√©viation hyperspatiale.

H2G2 Vol. 3 : Life, the Universe, and Everything

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La Vie, l’Univers, et le Reste est le troisi√®me volume de la “trilogie en six parties” H2G2 √©crit par Douglas Adams et sorti en 1982. Il fait de nouveau suite directe du pr√©c√©dent livre, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe et commence donc l√† o√Ļ le pr√©c√©dent c’√©tait arr√™t√©.

H2G2 Vol.2 : The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

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Sorti en octobre 1980 au Roayume-Uni, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe est le deuxi√®me livre de la “trilogie en six parties” du Guide de l’Auto-stoppeur Galactique. Suite directe du pr√©c√©dent livre, il encha√ģne apr√®s le d√©part de Magrathea des personnages qui sont attaqu√©s par un vaisseau Vogon.

H2G2 - The Hitchhikker's Guide to the Galaxy Volume 1

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The Hitchhikker’s Guide to the Galaxy est le premier livre de la “trilogie en six parties” √©crite par Douglas Adams, puis Eoin Colfer pour le sixi√®me. Sorti en 1979, il est l’adaptation papier des quatre premi√®res parties du feuilleton radio diffus√© un an auparavant √† la BBC Radio 4.

La série NieR

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A l’occasion de la ressortie du jeu NieR Replicant, je vous propose une r√©trospective de cette courte s√©rie de jeux vid√©o qui n’en est pas moins marquante. Ce billet vous pr√©sentera la licence √† proprement parler, puis un article d√©di√© sera fait pour les deux jeux qui la compose.

The Hitchhikker's Guide to the Galaxy

- 7 minutes read time

R√©cemment, je me suis offert une liseuse ebook histoire de d√©porter les lectures habituellement faites sur PC sur un support plus convenable. Et surtout, profiter du confort de lecture des √©crans e-ink que je trouve impressionnant tant le rendu est proche d’un vrai papier imprim√©.

Faire une galerie photo en site statique

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Il y a quelques temps, je vous avais pr√©sent√© Piwigo, une solution libre auto h√©berg√©e de galerie d’images. Suite √† la r√©installation de mes outils sur un nouveau serveur, je n’avais pas vraiment envie de reprendre cet outil… Il est tr√®s bien, mais je ne voulais pas encore une fois depuis installer une base MySQL juste pour lui car je pr√©f√®re PostgreSQL.

Star Trek: Lower Decks

- 4 minutes read time

L’une des r√©currences des s√©ries de Star Trek est qu’elles focalisent leur histoire autour d’un capitaine de vaisseau et de ses courageux et hautement comp√©tents officiers sup√©rieurs. Mais qu’en est-il du petit personnel Ňďuvrant √† bord des vaisseaux spatiaux de la flotte de Starfleet ?

Final Fantasy IX

- 5 minutes read time

Apr√®s avoir termin√© de Final Fantasy VII Remastered j’ai encha√ģn√© sur Final Fantasy IX, le jeu suivant de la s√©rie sorti en 2000 sur Playstation. Il s’agit ici aussi d’une version remani√©e √† l’occasion du portage sur les consoles du moment qui ont permis d’avoir comme pour VIII des graphismes am√©lior√©s et des bonus de gameplay.

Final Fantasy VIII Remastered

- 6 minutes read time

Final Fantasy VIII est un jeu qui a une valeur sentimentale me concernant car il s’agit du premier de la licence auquel j’ai jou√©, sur Playstation au d√©but des ann√©es 2000. Le jeu est initialement sorti en 1999 sur la console de Sony et a connu ensuite diverses portages.

Terraformer son serveur Proxmox

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A la suite du malheureux incident v√©cu par OVH et ayant perdu mon serveur d√©di√© durant celui-ci, j’ai du tout reconstruire. Le bon c√īt√© de cette m√©saventure est que cela me permet de repartir sur une nouvelle base et de d√©velopper de nouvelles comp√©tences.

I'm Back !

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Ca n’a √©chapp√© √† personne dans le domaine IT, et m√™me √©t√© vu par une partie du grand public, mais le Datacenter OVH de Strasbourg a √©t√© victime d’un incendie le 10 mars dernier. Et manque de bol, mon serveur perso se trouvait dans la salle SBG2 qui a √©t√© d√©truite durant le sinistre, et donc mon serveur est parti en fum√©e avec.

Sauvegarde chiffrée sur un stockage en ligne avec rclone

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Introduction Il y a quelques mois, je vous proposais un article sur comment j’ai mis en place une sauvegarde chiffr√©e des donn√©es de mon serveur perso sur un stockage en ligne chez OVH. Le coeur du syst√®me √©tait pilot√© par Duplicati, un outil de sauvegarde open source que j’appr√©cie bien, mais que je trouve assez peu pertinent dans le cas pr√©sent en fait.

Final Fantasy XIV : Shadowbringers

- 5 minutes read time

Final Fantasy XIV : Shadowbringers est la troisième extension du MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV. Sortie en juillet 2019, elle emmène le joueur dans un monde parallèle au sien, totalement consumé par la lumière primordiale et en voie de destruction. Parmi ses nouveautés, le niveau maximum est porté à 80, deux nouveaux Jobs le Dancer et le Gunbreaker, et deux nouvelles espèces jouables, les Viera et Hrothgar.

Deux ans de Freelancing

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Il y a un peu plus de deux ans, en octobre 2018, je d√©marrais ma nouvelle vie en temps qu’expert technique industrialisation et d√©ploiement Freelance chez un nouveau client. Ceci, apr√®s 11 ans √† avoir √©t√© en SSII et 5 missions par ce biais.

Final Fantasy XIV : Stormblood

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Deuxi√®me extension de Final Fantasy XIV, Stormblood est sortie en juin 2017, soit deux ans apr√®s Heavensward et apporte bien √©videmment son lot de nouveaut√©s au jeu. L’un des premiers √©l√©ments notables de Stormblood est qu’elle abandonne le support Playstation 3 du jeu, lui permettant ainsi d’am√©liorer son moteur graphique sans tra√ģner ce boulet.

Différences entre VPN et Proxy

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Cela n’aura √©chapp√© √† personne, mais depuis quelques temps nous entendons souvent parler de VPN pour “contourner la censure” ou encore de “prot√©ger son anonymat” sur Internet. Le tout vendu par les influenceurs des m√©dias sociaux gr√Ęce au sponsoring de certains fournisseurs qui nous promettent monts et merveilles.

Final Fantasy XIV : Heavensward

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A la suite de l’article de pr√©sentation de Final Fantasy XIV, voici un billet au sujet de sa premi√®re extension : Heavensward, sortie en juin 2015 soit deux ans apr√®s A Realm Reborn. Les principaux √©l√©ments ajout√©s par cette extension sont le passage du niveau maximum √† 60, trois nouveaux Jobs, des nouvelles r√©gions avec la possibilit√© pour le joueur de se d√©placer en monture volante.

Signer ses commits Git avec PGP

- 5 minutes read time

Voici un petit article simple sur comment activer la signature de commits avec Git et PGP. Ca veut dire quoi “signer ses commits” ? Dans sa documentation, les auteurs de Git le disent eux-m√™me : “Git est cryptographiquement s√Ľr, mais pas infaillible”.

Final Fantasy XIV : Du désastre au succès

- 15 minutes read time

Final Fantasy XIV est un MMORPG auquel je joue r√©guli√®rement et qui s’est beaucoup am√©lior√© au fil des ann√©es et des extensions. C’est aussi un jeu qui poss√®de un parcours int√©ressant car il d√©montre comment un √©diteur peut se reprendre en main apr√®s avoir sorti un produit rat√© et en faire une succ√®s.

Chiffrer ses mails avec OpenPGP/GPG

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Nous sommes √† une √©poque o√Ļ le chiffrement des √©changes informatiques est d√©sormais la norme. Les flux de donn√©es en clair sont de plus en plus proscrits et les principaux outils Internet tendent √† r√©duire leur usage en privil√©giant les versions s√©curis√©es lorsque disponibles ou en affichant des messages d’alerte.

Bient√īt deux ans avec une imprimante 3D

- 10 minutes read time

Les imprimantes 3D me faisaient de l‚ÄôŇďil depuis quelques temps et j’ai fini par sauter le pas en juillet 2019 en achetant la Dagoma Disco Ultimate alors derni√®re n√©e de la gamme du fabricant Roubaisien. Propos√©e au tarif de 399.99‚ā¨, il s’agit d’un kit √† monter soit-m√™me.

Star Trek: Discovery Saison 3

- 6 minutes read time

La troisi√®me saison de la s√©rie Star Trek: Discovery s’est achev√©e sur Netflix le 7 janvier dernier apr√®s 13 √©pisodes. Il s’agit d’une saison que j’ai plut√īt bien appr√©ci√© apr√®s une seconde qui me donnait l’impression de partir dans tous les sens.

Blog avec Hugo et publication automatisée

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Apr√®s avoir mis en place mon nouveau blog avec le g√©n√©rateur Hugo, il m’avait fallu voir comment automatiser la publication. En effet, Hugo g√©n√®re dans un dossier public/ les pages web statiques et celles-ci doivent √™tre d√©pos√©es sur un serveur web pour les pr√©senter.

Hello Hugo

- 5 minutes read time

Hello Hugo Apr√®s plus d’un an avec l’outil de blogging Plume, j’ai voulu changer de logiciel et aller vers quelque chose de plus adapt√© √† mes attentes. Le logo Hugo est sous licence Apache 2.0 Qu’est-ce qui n’allait pas avec Plume ?

Réflexions autour de CentOS

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R√©flexions autour de CentOS Cela n’a pas √©chapp√© au monde du logiciel libre ces derni√®res semaines, l’annonce de Red Hat arr√™tant le d√©veloppement de CentOS (le repacking gratuit de RHEL) au profit de CentOS Stream (la branche qui se veut upstream de RHEL) a provoqu√© un raz de mar√©e de r√©actions plus ou moins virulentes.

UBPorts, Ubuntu sur smartphone

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UBPorts, Ubuntu sur smartphone Dans la continuit√© de mes tests de diff√©rentes distributions disponibles que le Pinephone, j’ai encha√ģn√© r√©cemment avec UBPorts, le descendant d’Ubuntu Touch. Ubuntu Touch c’√©tait pour moi une histoire ancienne, apr√®s l’avoir suivi avec la campagne de financement participatif que Canonical avait lanc√©e (et qui n’√©tait pas arriv√©e √† terme) pour la cr√©ation d’un smartphone aux sp√©cifications hyper ambitieuses, je m’amusais √† tester les builds du syst√®me via l’√©mulateur que Canonical proposait.

Lastman

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Lastman Un peu d’animation fran√ßaise Lastman est une s√©rie d’animation pour adultes fran√ßaise de 26 √©pisodes de 12 minutes chacun produite en 2016. Elle a √©t√© diffus√©e √† l’origine par France 4 et se trouve d√©sormais sur Netflix. Illustration ¬© 2016 Everybody On Deck

Pinephone : Remplacer Manjaro par PostmarketOS

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Pinephone : Remplacer Manjaro par PostmarketOS Apr√®s avoir jou√© avec le Pinephone quelques jours sur sa Manjaro d’origine, j’ai donc eu envie d’y installer PostmarketOS (qu’on va abr√©ger en PmOS). PmOS est une distribution Linux bas√©e sur Alpine qui, comme son nom l’indique, s’adresse aux mobiles qui ont d√©pass√© leur commercialisation et sont donc consid√©r√©s comme obsol√®tes par leurs fabricants.

Smartphone Linux : Pinephone

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Smartphone Linux : Pinephone Apr√®s m’√™tre procur√© le Pinebook Pro de Pine64, j’ai jet√© mon d√©volu sur leur smartphone natif Linux, le PinePhone. Comme le Pinebook, le Pinephone est un appareil fabriqu√© par Pine64. Il est vendu $199.99 par le site et la version que j’ai prise est pr√©install√©e avec Linux Manjaro.

Evaluation d'indépendance face aux géants du Web

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Evaluation d’ind√©pendance face aux g√©ants du Web On lit par-ci par-l√† de nombreuses listes de services ou promotions pour se “d√©sintoxiquer de Google” tant l‚Äôh√©g√©monie des g√©ants du Web est pr√©sente dans notre quotidien. Il est √©vident que l’effet de masse est l’un des plus grands catalyseurs d’audience pour ces services.

Ansible : Utiliser ses API avec Python

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Ansible : Utiliser ses API avec Python Depuis quelques temps j’ai enfin trouv√© des id√©es de petits outils √† d√©velopper avec Python pour pouvoir apprendre √† manipuler ce langage. Utilisant beaucoup Ansible de mani√®re professionnelle (je vous invite √† lire la serie de billets √©crite √† ce sujet si ce n’est d√©j√† fait), et celui-ci √©tant d√©velopp√© en Python, je m’appuie dans notre contexte sur nos inventaires pour fournir diverses informations √† d’autres syst√®mes ou encore √† des utilisateurs.

The Sinking City

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The Sinking City Pour les amateurs de trucs anciens √† tentacules The Sinking City est un jeu vid√©o d’exploration, aventure et enqu√™te d√©velopp√© par le studio Frogwares et sorti en 2019 sur PC et consoles. Il se d√©roule dans un monde ouvert situ√© dans les ann√©es 1920 aux USA en se basant sur l’univers de H.

Combattler V

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ChŇćdenji Robo Combattler V A la suite du billet sur les s√©ries mecha r√©tro de la Toei sur Youtube, je vous propose un petit avis sur la s√©rie Combattler V, la seule du lot √† avoir √©t√© diffus√©e en entier sur la plateforme.

J'ai passé mon vélo en électrique

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J’aime bien faire du v√©lo, mais il y a toujours quelques irritants qui font que parfois j’ai du mal √† garder de la motivation. Habitant en ville, soit je dois l’embarquer en voiture pour aller faire une balade, soit cela me prends du temps de sortir de la ville et au final je n’en profite pas.

Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition

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Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition Tales of Vesperia est un RPG japonais sorti √† l‚Äôorigine en 2008 sur Xbox 360. Il s‚Äôagissait d‚Äôune exclusivit√© pour permettre √† la console de Microsoft de s‚Äôimposer au pays du soleil levant. Le jeu aura permis √† celle-ci de gonfler ses ventes lors de sa sortie, mais le souffl√© retombera aussit√īt tant la 360 suscitait l‚Äôindiff√©rence au Japon.

Linux Laptop PINEBOOK Pro 14"

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Linux Laptop PINEBOOK Pro 14" Le Pinebook Pro est un ordinateur portable de type netbook fabriqu√© par Pine64, une plateforme communautaire d√©veloppant des appareils exploitant des SoC ARM64. Il est install√© de base avec la distribution Linux Manjaro bas√©e sur Arch Linux, mais plusieurs autres images d’installation support√©es officiellement par la communaut√© sont disponibles.

Piwigo, une galerie d'images libre

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Piwigo Cela faisait quelques temps que j’√©tais √† la recherche d’une galerie pour y publier quelques photos de temps en temps. Plume a un gestionnaire de m√©dias faisant le taff, mais il a encore besoin de s’am√©liorer et j’ai donc opt√© pour un outil plus sp√©cialis√©.

Sauvegarder ses données de manière chiffrée sur un stockage en ligne

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Sauvegarder ses donn√©es de mani√®re chiffr√©e sur un stockage en ligne On ne le dira jamais assez, mais sauvegarder ses donn√©es est un √©l√©ment essentiel d√®s lors qu’on y attache une certaine importance. Mais savoir les restaurer aussi ! Il n’est pas rare de se dire “oui je suis tranquille je sauvegarde mes donn√©es” et le jour o√Ļ il y en a besoin… C’est le dr√Ęme.

Le Transperceneige - Extinctions

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Le Transperceneige - Extinctions Extinctions sont les deux derniers albums à ce jour de la série du Transperceneige. Scénarisés par Matz et Jean-Marc Rochette, qui est également toujours au dessin, accompagné de José Villarrubia pour les couleurs, le premier album est sorti en mai 2019 et le second en juin 2020.

Le Transperceneige - Terminus

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Le Transperceneige - Terminus Illustration ¬© Casterman Terminus est le quatri√®me album de la s√©rie Transperceneige. Ecrit par Olivier Bocquet et toujours dessin√© par Jean-Marc Rochette, il a √©t√© √©dit√© en octobre 2015. Continuant dans le m√™me style graphique que les deux pr√©c√©dents opus, il ajoute cependant une touche de couleurs tr√®s effac√©es, comme si l’√®re glaci√®re √©tait en train de s’apaiser.

Le Transperceneige - La BD - L'intégrale

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Le Transperceneige - L’int√©grale Apr√®s avoir pr√©sent√© la bande dessin√©e originale du Transperceneige, nous commen√ßons par le premier livre qui est un regroupement des trois albums : Le Transperceneige, L’Arpenteur, et La Travers√©e. Bien que les trois aventures se suivent, j’essayerai de limiter les spoilers sur l’histoire.

Le Transperceneige : La bande dessinée

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Le Transperceneige - La BD Suite au billet sur la s√©rie TV Snowpiercer, et intrigu√© par l’univers de celle-ci, je m’√©tais procur√© l’int√©grale de la bande dessin√©e originale Le Transperceneige. Le s√©rie est bas√©e sur le film de 2003 donc il fallait s’attendre √† des diff√©rences avec l’oeuvre originale.

Serie TV : Snowpiercer

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Snowpiercer - Le Transperceneige Snowpiercer est une s√©rie t√©l√©vis√©e produite par le r√©seau am√©ricain TNT et diffus√©e √† l’international sur Netflix. Au premier abord, elle ne m’avait pas int√©ress√© plus que √ßa. Probablement la miniature de la s√©rie qui ne m’emballait pas ou le synopsis pr√©sent√© qui me donnait l’impression d’√™tre une √©ni√®me r√©√©criture du Crime de l’Orient Express sur fond d’univers post-apocalyptique.

Gitea

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Cela ne surprendra personne, mais si j’ai une instance de l’outil de blogging f√©d√©r√© Plume autoh√©berg√©, c’est parce que j’aime mon autonomie sur les outils que j’utilise. Et aimant geeker sur diverses sujets, il est bien aussi de pouvoir sauvegarder ses diverses scripts, codes, et bidouilles sur un gestionnaire de sources pour √©ventuellement le partager avec d’autres ou encore le centraliser dans un coin plus fiable qu’un dossier au fin fond d’un disque dur.

Xenoblade Chronicles : Future Connected

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Apr√®s avoir pris mon temps pour faire le remake HD de Xenoblade Chronicles, il √©tait temps d’attaquer son extension int√©gr√©e intitul√©e Future Connected. Future Connected est un contenu suppl√©mentaire ajout√© dans la Definitive Edition sur Switch. Il est directement accessible depuis l’√©cran de lancement du jeu sans avoir besoin de faire le sc√©nario original, mais il me paraissait important de se remettre √† niveau sur les subtilit√©s de l’histoire :)

De l'animation mecha bien rétro

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Il est des occasions comme √ßa o√Ļ soudainement, un √©diteur japonais a envie de publier une partie de son catalogue de mani√®re totalement officielle sur une plateforme accessible au plus grand nombre. C’est ainsi que depuis quelques temps, Toei a publi√© sur une cha√ģne Youtube des √©pisodes de diverses s√©ries anim√©es de mechas mais aussi de s√©ries live de tokusatsu.

Ansible - Quelques bonnes pratiques

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Et voici le dernier article de cette s√©rie consacr√©e √† l’outil de d√©ploiement Ansible. Vous y trouverez essentiellement des ressources utiles, bonnes pratiques acquises avec l’exp√©rience, etc. Bonnes pratiques et ressources Quelques bonnes pratiques La documentation officielle Ansible en propose une tr√®s bonne liste.

Ansible - Les r√īles

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Pour cette quatri√®me partie, nous nous int√©ressons aux r√īles Ansible. Les r√īles Ansible Les r√īles partagent de nombreux points communs avec les playbooks. En effet, ils utilisent les m√™mes instructions et le m√™me code d√©claratif. La principale diff√©rence est qu’il s’agit d’un ensemble structur√© de fichiers et de dossiers qui contiendront chacun une liste d’action pr√©cise.

Ansible - Un premier playbook

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Troisi√®me partie consacr√©e √† l’outil Ansible, nous allons attaquer l’√©criture et l’ex√©cution de playbooks. Un premier playbook Nous avons pas mal parl√© des ex√©cutions ad hoc d’Ansible permettant de lancer unitairement un module et obtenir le r√©sultat. Les Playbooks ont pour int√©r√™t d’√©crire un sc√©nario complet d’ex√©cution de plusieurs modules avec des conditions et des crit√®res de succ√®s/√©chec et des actions selon l’√©v√®nement d√©clench√©.

Ansible - L'Inventaire

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Deuxi√®me partie de la s√©rie consacr√©e √† Ansible. Cette fois nous parlerons plus en d√©tail de l’inventaire, √† quoi √ßa sert, comment l’organiser, comment l’exploiter, etc. L’inventaire Ansible L’inventaire est la liste de hosts qu’Ansible est capable de g√©rer. Il peut se d√©finir de deux fa√ßons : sous forme INI ou bien en YAML.

Ansible

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Changeons de sujet par rapport √† mes pr√©c√©dents articles. Travaillant dans le domaine de l’int√©gration et d√©ploiement continu (CICD), j’ai eu envie de faire d√©couvrir des outils que j’utilise au quotidien. Le premier est Ansible, un outil de d√©ploiement que j’affectionne particuli√®rement.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 a √©t√© pr√©sent√© le 12 janvier 2017 pour une sortie internationale le 1er d√©cembre de la m√™me ann√©e sur Nintendo Switch. Comme dit en introduction, bien qu’√©tant pr√©sent√© sous forme d’une seconde it√©ration, Xenoblade 2 n’est pas la suite de Xenoblade Chronicles.

Xenoblade Chronicles X

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Xenoblade Chronicles X, pour Cross, a √©t√© annonc√© lors d’un Nintendo Direct en janvier 2013 sous le titre provisoire “X”. Une simple bande annonce au style visuel proche de Xenoblade Chronicles et quelques premiers √©l√©ments laissaient se demander comment il s’int√©grait dans la continuit√©.

Xenoblade Chronicles

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Xenoblade Chronicles est ainsi le premier de la s√©rie. Il a √©t√© annonc√© durant l’E3 2009 pour une sortie sur Nintendo Wii le 10 juin 2010 au Japon, puis le 19 aout 2011 en Europe et le 6 avril 2012 aux USA.

La Saga Xenoblade

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Xenoblade Chronicles est une s√©rie de RPG japonais qui a d√©but√© en 2010 sur la console Nintendo Wii. Dix ans et 2,5 autres titres plus tard, le jeu original est revenu sur la Nintendo Switch sous l’appellation Xenoblade Chronicles : Definitive Edition en version remasteris√©e.

Raft

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Raft est un jeu de survie/exploration/construction multijoueur d√©velopp√© par Redbeet Interactive et publi√© par l’√©diteur Axolot Games, tous deux su√©dois. Celui-ci a d√©barqu√© sur Steam en mars 2018 en Early-access (et l’est toujours) et les d√©veloppeurs maintiennent un rythme d’√©volution continue.

Factorio

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Factorio est un jeu vid√©o de construction et gestion industrielle. Il est d√©velopp√© depuis 2012 par Wube Software et disponible en Early-access avec un objectif de sortie en septembre 2020. Illustration ¬© Wube Software Le contexte du jeu est tr√®s simple : vous √™tes un ing√©nieur qui s’est crash√© sur une plan√®te inconnue et vous allez devoir en exploiter les ressources pour construire une fus√©e et la quitter.