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Conway with the Zig Programming Language

As suggested in a previous article, this year’s candidate of my lifetime programming language learning activity is Zig, and I decided to reimplement Conway with it.

Serving in the Swiss Army

This week it’s been 30 years since I first joined the Swiss Army. Involuntarily, that is. I had just finished my Maturité exams, and had subsequently enrolled as a student of Physics in the University of Geneva.

Java Applets in 2023

I’ve explained recently how to display Macromedia Flash movies in 2023, using Ruffle; today we’re going to learn how to run Java Applets in your modern browser of 2023, without having to install Java. Yes, it’s possible.

Mobile Application Testing Book

Going through my archives I found a booklet I wrote 10 years ago, about testing iOS and Android mobile apps. I’m adding it to my Books page for the sake of memory, even though its contents are not at all relevant by today’s standards.


One of the greatest discoveries I’ve made after switching to the Linux galaxy is, without any doubt, the fantastic Restic; a backup tool that deserves to be better known and more widely used.

10 Years of Flat Design

On June 10th, 2013, exactly 10 years ago, Apple introduced its non-skeuomorphic, “flat” design idiom, together with iOS 7… and since that moment, for a whole decade, many users have collectively struggled to use their devices properly.

Memories of WWDC 2008

Exactly 15 years ago, on Monday, June 9th, 2008, I published a blog post with a picture taken in the big room of the Moscone conference center in San Francisco, waiting for Steve Jobs to introduce the iPhone 3G to the world at the annual Apple World Wide Developers’ Conference 2008.

Fedora 38

In December 4th, 2005, I published my first blog post about Linux. I wrote it on Ubuntu 5.10 “Breezy” after installing it on my faithful iBook G3. Many years have passed, and I’ve become a full-time Linux user now, having used no other operating system in the past 5 years.

Macromedia Flash

For about 4 or 5 years, roughly from 1999 to 2004, Macromedia Flash was a big part of my career. I started making Flash movies for fun around 1998, but by 1999 I was already making them as part of my day-to-day job.

Back to Monoliths

So Amazon Prime Video (of all people!) published a blog post about how they’re returning to monoliths, relayed by DHH, generating lots of noise, to the point that even Dr. Werner Vogels himself, CTO at Amazon, had to pour some thoughts about the subject.

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