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March 19th, 2010 @ 03:55

Before leaving France, I called my French health insurance (namely MGEN), telling them that I’d be in the USA for 6 months, and they told me like, “well sure, no problem, just fill these two forms and email them back to us, we will move you to our international section real quick and you’ll be fine”. One month later, and almost 4 weeks after my arrival, they finally processed my request and I’m about to be moved to the said section… as soon as I pay by check a certain extra amount of money. Wait… you know that I’m abroad and that I can’t seriously send this check, right ?

March 19th, 2010 @ 03:37

Chipping in the buzz, but I’m getting really annoyed of the “Stop Health Care Arrogance” ads. I believe they easily amount for 75% of the ads I’ve seen today. Not that I don’t care, but erm, I’m not really going to call my US congressman :-|

February 17th, 2009 @ 18:44

Just upgraded this WordPress to 2.7.1, and wow, this new automatic upgrade system is great. All I had to do was type my ftps logins and hit the Upgrade button. Congrats and thanks to the WordPress team !

October 30th, 2008 @ 08:42

Disclaimer : this post is completely useless, yet I like it

Short story : linking two individuals seems to be just a matter of having enough data about them.
Long story : I’ve been claiming for a few weeks that there is one girl (which I don’t know personally, just visually) here at the ENS who looks like my girlfriend (actually, I’m claiming my girl friend looked like her 2 years ago, but that doesn’t matter much). I was able to show her to my girlfriend last week (by the way, ENS “Urban Night” was great :) ), and she now thinks I’m completely crazy since, according to her, there’s nothing in common between them.
Since I hate being wrong, I went on and found the girl’s name after some extensive ENS students directory lookup, which lead me to her Facebook profile. I didn’t even have to run some facial comparison engine, the missing link appeared immediately. It was so obvious I was astonished I hadn’t guessed it before. The resulting matching is simply perfect.

They both love Nutella.

September 23rd, 2008 @ 13:09

Compiz Fusion Logo
Here is a new Compiz Fusion release, tagged 0.7.8, bringing a good bunch of bug fixes and quite a lot of work on animation plugin

The official announcement is available in Compiz Fusion Community list archives.

Have fun using Compiz Fusion!

July 24th, 2008 @ 00:24

Hurrah, farewell Classes Préparatoires !
The first results are out, and I’m 5th at École Normale Supérieure Paris (a.k.a. Ulm), 9th at ENS Lyon, 7th at ENS Cachan, and 114th at École Polytechnique (a.k.a. X). More results to come in the upcoming hours, but I’m surely going to Ulm next year :)

The great news there is that I can now get on coding without any bad thought about the fact that I /ought/ to be working maths or physics.

July 12th, 2008 @ 11:05

Exams are finished, at last \o/ _o/ \o_
I’m waiting for the results now :)

May 31st, 2008 @ 13:03

Compiz Fusion Logo
We have just released Compiz Fusion 0.7.6, based on Compiz 0.7.6 which was released just two days ago. This is a new development release, introducing a few – yet shiny – new plugins, some new features, and a bunch of ccsm and simple-ccsm changes, alongside the usual translations updates and bug fixes.

The official announcement is available in Compiz Fusion Community list archives.

Just for fun, here is the global git diffstat:


  • bcop : 1 files changed, 1 insertions, 1 deletions
  • libcompizconfig : 5 files changed, 52 insertions, 7 deletions
  • compizconfig-backend-gconf : 2 files changed, 18 insertions, 42 deletions
  • compizconfig-backend-kconfig : 2 files changed, 1 insertions, 19 deletions
  • compizconfig-python : 2 files changed, 10 insertions, 4 deletions
  • ccsm : 86 files changed, 7147 insertions, 5553 deletions
  • simple-ccsm : 25 files changed, 714 insertions, 320 deletions
  • plugins-main : 102 files changed, 12461 insertions, 5841 deletions
  • plugins-extra : 81 files changed, 12557 insertions, 5818 deletions
  • plugins-unsupported : 37 files changed, 3159 insertions, 1428 deletions
  • emerald : 39 files changed, 353 insertions, 1208 deletions
  • Total : 382 files changed, 36473 insertions, 20241 deletions

Have fun using Compiz Fusion!

April 30th, 2008 @ 20:34

It’s not just about living forever, Jackie. It’s about living with yourself forever.

At World’s End

April 20th, 2008 @ 22:40

The board is set, the pieces are moving, we come to it at last…

Examinations are starting on Wednesday 23rd, and will end on May 26th around 6:30pm. 115 hours (114 and a half, to be accurate) of exams :( See you next month, world!