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Getting mpich2 1.3.1 on Debian and Ubuntu

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

If you are running Debian squeeze or Debian unstable: mpich2 1.3.1 is available in Debian experimental. Add experimental to your /etc/apt/sources.list, then apt-get install mpich2/experimental If you are running Ubuntu natty: mpich2 1.3.1 is available in the universe repository. If you are running Ubuntu lucid or Ubuntu maverick: a backport has been requested, but they […]

Debcamp+Debconf again! (update)

Friday, July 30th, 2010

As I did since 2007, I will be attending Debconf again this year. I have been quite busy recently, and am lagging behind in some of my Debian work, so I plan to use Debconf to get stuff done, not just socialize and attend talks. Here is my TODO list, basically by order of “willingness […]

Doctor Capello!

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

He might too shy to tell everybody, but the world must know. Luca Capello successfully defended his PhD thesis today at Université de Genève, getting a “Très Bien” mention. I must admit that my last biology lesson was 13 years ago, so I’m not sure I can really comment on his work on Vomeronasal Receptors: […]

Debian’s KVM + Ubuntu karmic => bug?

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

I’ve been playing with virtualization, and KVM in particular. However, I’m running into an interesting problem. Below is how Ubuntu Netbook Remix look inside my KVM (either using virt-viewer, virt-manager or directly KVM to display the VM). Note how the top panel is fine. I’m using KVM 88 from experimental (but I had the same […]

LDLC: plus jamais !

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

Je viens de vivre une expérience intéressante, qui m’a décidé à ne plus jamais commander de matériel chez LDLC. Je voulais acheter un adaptateur USB vers série (DB9) pour pouvoir continuer à utiliser Suuntux avec mon nouveau PC portable, qui n’a pas de port série. samedi 7 mars: je vais sur LDLC, et commande un […]

Anomos: anonymous BitTorrent

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

The following information is based on Anomos’ website. Funnily, when you go to that website, the default page is a blog that doesn’t answer the “What’s anomos?” question. The answer to that question is available on the About page, on this blog post, and those slides. So, Anomos seems like a good answer to the […]

Why are french universities on strike today (and from next monday)?

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Sorry, this post will be in french. I don’t think it will be interesting for many non-french-speaking readers, and the matters are a bit too technical to write it in english. If I have time, I’ll translate it, I promise. Au milieu de la journée de mobilisation d’aujourd’hui, un grand nombre des personnels des universités […]

mastering nmap

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

nice Q&A about nmap. Thanks Pierre!

Debian on a Dell E4300

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

I received a new laptop, a Dell Latitude E4300. I was a bit anxious with its level of support on Linux, because it only recently started being shipping, and it’s full of recent Intel hardware. Also, with lenny being frozen for 5 months, we are currently a bit behind regarding hardware support. I installed lenny […]

The Project membership procedures GR

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

So, the call for vote on the “Project membership procedures” GR was sent. Since I took part in the discussions that lead to that GR, I feel obliged to explain my point of view. What this GR isn’t about This GR isn’t about the merits of Joerg Jaspert’s proposal. I personally don’t think that the […]