April 24, 2017

A small tip: how to get a popup every time a Google contact send you a message inside irssi.

December 1, 2015

Here is my configuration on a fresh install (on Archlinux but it should work on other Linux too). The idea is to do everything inside a terminal.

May 10, 2015

Let’s see how to do incremental automated backup for your files on Debian.

July 26, 2014

The main steps to compile and install parallel HDF5 and netCDF, both with Fortran support.

April 2, 2014

h5py is a python module which allow you to easily use the HDF5 format from python. HDF5 is a powerful format which supports compression and parallel I/O. Installing h5py from source was not a piece of cake. I show here the easy and fast way. As a souvenir, I also show the manual way, which is to be avoided.

November 17, 2013

If you often use SSH, you can be tired to type your password each time. The solution is to use passphrases and to manage theme.

November 11, 2013

Today’s problem : my browser spends way too much time trying to connect to a website.

July 10, 2013

Here is how to reinstall your Grub if it has been wiped out by a Windows install for example. This will deal with a small Debian Live USB.

May 11, 2013

Just a quick post about my setup.

April 8, 2013

I wanted to get into Perl, and this is an excellent occasion for that. We want to modify the tags of all our mp3 files. Tedious to do by hand, so we need some script-fu.

February 20, 2013

A small post about protecting your desktop.

February 3, 2013

Installation instructions for Sun’s Java 6 and Adobe’s Flash.

January 9, 2013

Some installation instructions.

November 1, 2012

Some tips I collected about FreeBSD.

October 30, 2012

Do you search for a fast, portable way to create your site with a command-line tool ? It exists and is called Jekyll.

July 3, 2012

Here is a presentation of the versioning tool named Git.

June 16, 2012

Here is a simple tip for splitting a large file into small chunks on Linux and reassemble it on Windows. No need to install anything !

June 10, 2012

This posts shows how to configure your Debian system for Japanese input and output.

April 18, 2012

Here are some tricks I have found for LaTeX. This section will be updated from time to time.

April 14, 2012

One thing beginners struggle with LaTeX is the install of packages. For almost everything you want to do there is a package for that. I will show you an easy way to install them.

February 14, 2012

A little post following the setup of Mutt : here are some of the tips I have found for Mutt.

January 29, 2012

I have been using LaTeX for some time, and after beginning to read Knuth’s TeXbook, I wanted to try using TeX. This post is merely an introduction for both but it will contains useful links for beginners.

October 15, 2011

Suppose you want to draw neat circles on the screen with a cool program. Unfortunately, the library you use does not have a drawCircle() function.

September 10, 2011
August 29, 2011

Here are my scripts and configuration

August 26, 2011

Following the post on chatting in MSN, here is a configuration for your Irssi client.

August 25, 2011

For this part we will see how to communicate with the rest of the world. We will use jabber protocol to connect to Gtalk (but several others are available, see at the end).

August 15, 2011

Nothing like some music for making your computer more agreable. If you want lightweight and fast softwares for listening to your musical library, do it inside a terminal !

July 23, 2011

Today, we will see how to get mails, read them, and answer them, inside a terminal.

July 13, 2011

I have been struggling for a few days trying to make a video (for my water simulation). Meaning, I had to find something for recording my desktop. However, being on Linux and all, you sometimes have to search quite a bit for finding exactly what you want. So I have tested the following utilities.