26 01 | 2015

Scale manufacturers…

Written by Tanguy

Classified in : Homepage, Debian, Miscellaneous, Grumble

Dear manufacturers of kitchen scales, could you please stop considering your clients as idiots, and start developing useful features?

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08 01 | 2015

Objets connectés : attention aux services

Written by Tanguy

Classified in : Homepage, Divers, Auto-hébergement, Debian-FR, Libre, Pirate-FR

Ces derniers temps, on parle beaucoup d'objets connectés, qui sont des accessoires divers — montre, cardiofréquencemètre, podomètre, vélo d'appartement, balance… — intégrant un ordinateur, connecté à votre réseau local ou à Internet afin de transmettre les informations qu'il collecte.

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08 01 | 2015

Proof of address: use common sense!

Written by Tanguy

Classified in : Homepage, Debian, Miscellaneous, Grumble

As I have just moved to a new home, I had to declare my new address to all my providers, including banks and administrations which require a proof of address, which can be a phone, DSL or electricity bill.

Well, this is just stupid, as, by definition, one will only have a bill after at least a month. Until then, that means the bank will keep a false address, and that the mail they send may not be delivered to the customer.

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09 12 | 2014

Using bsdtar to change an archive format

Written by Tanguy

Classified in : Homepage, Debian, Command line, To remember

Streamable archive formats

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Archive formats such as tar(5) and cpio(5) have the advantage of being streamable, so you can use them for transferring data with pipes and remote shells, without having to store the archive in the middle of the process, for instance:

$ cd public_html/blog
$ rgrep -lF "archive" data/articles \
      | pax -w \
      | ssh newserver "mkdir public_html/blog ;
                       cd public_html/blog ;
                       pax -r"

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13 11 | 2014

Re: About choice

Written by Tanguy

Classified in : Homepage, Debian, Grumble, Replies

This is a reply to Josselin Mouette's blog article About choice, since his blog does not seem to accept comments¹.

Please note that this is not meant to be systemd-bashing, just a criticism base one a counter-example refutation of Josselin's implication that there is no use case better covered by SysV init: this is false, as there is at least one. And yes, there are probably many cases better covered by systemd, I am making no claims about that.

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