Python ALSA People out-there ?

Python wrappers to ALSA seem to grow .. I’ve found 3 of them, including pyAlsa which is the first (correct me if i’m wrong). Anyway i believe there’s a need of merge between all of them .. why duplicate stuff if we can find a way to build a …

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Database replicata

I’m having few issues with the db (sqlite powered) behind this blog. So it’s necessary to migrate it to another DBMS (like PostgreSQL). The problem is that SQLite is a bit too light :) Fortunately, Alinea is using SQLObject to manage its database. So migration is trivial and can …

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it’s all about music

Once upon something else than a time, there was a guy listening some music (u2, an old one, the new one is not the u2 i like to hear) and thinking about the thing behind this … People (‘pirates’ comme on dit chez tipiak(tm)) use to have lots, lots of …

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Bringing RSS to SVN

About one week ago, Aaron Brady posted a svnstatus.py script which displays an SVN repository version history in an HTML document. I liked it and wanted to use it as a post-commit hook script for the XMLObject SVN repository. But svnstatus is not optimal at all. If you want …

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Changing face

I admit my lacks in web design, that’s why spent few hours playing w/ CSS. First looked at one really kool from cssZenGarden, then used some of its design ‘items’ and whacked a nice image w/ Gimp (rotate, matrix transforms, cut / paste) to make the header you can admire …

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Testing GMailFS

After being invited by Daryl to GMail, i took 15 minutes to get FUSE / libgmail / GmailFS working out of the box :)

It’s quite amusing to mount a FS like this !! Even if gmail is not intended for that it rules.

Copying one 8Mb file to the gmail-space gives me …

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Useless but essential : Bootsplash

Today i installed the latest 2.6 kernel, 2.6.8.1. That was the day to give a chance to bootsplash …. This thing installs like a charm (found a french tutorial) … execpt the sysv-rc-bootsplash package which didn’t want to install (version conflict w/ sysv-rc) .. So i manually patched …

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SimPy

Social bookmarking systems are spreading these days. The most popular one seems to be delicious .. People store their bookmarks, each bookmark has a set of keywords helping fast research.

Few days ago i found another one, Simpy. Don’t confuse with a software of the same hosted on SF. Simpy …

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Firefox bookmarks remote backup

Tonight I upgraded my firefox debian package, re-installed my favorites extensions (mozex,webDeveloper, …) and Bookmarks Synchronizer. Well last time I tested it, there was support for FTP only, but now the thing can handle HTTP(S) PUT :) That’s was THE missing feature, I love it now, it’s a …

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iAggregator, your favorite news by mail

Time to release ? iAggregator is an original and lightweight news aggregator, using your mail reader as GUI. Hey man, mutt rox.

Funny iAggregator features are:

  • supports all RSS formats through Mark Pilgrim modules (the parser has been rewrote using DOM instead of sgmllib)
  • possibility to define the frequency of feeds …
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