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Around two years ago I switched my writing AI helper of choice, going from Grammarly to LanguageTool, for many reasons.

The Proton Suite

First, a mandatory disclaimer: this is not a sponsored post (there are none in this blog, btw), just me telling the story of how I became a happy Proton user during the past 5 years; I’m not affiliated with them in any way.

Remembering SETI@Home

I recently saw a toot on Mastodon about the end of the SETI@Home program… and it brought back memories of the late 1990s.


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.

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.


In the past few weeks I’ve been making quite a few changes to this website. Some are visible, some less. Among the visible ones, I removed the downloadable PDF files feature, which were taking a lot of space and weren’t really that useful.


I was surprised to discover recently that good old Redmine not only still exists in 2022, but it thrives in various unexpected ways.


I love Bootstrap. No matter which web frontend framework I try, I always end up returning to it.


Last week I was celebrating the 20 years of my Harman Kardon SoundSticks, but last Monday there was another anniversary that some of us celebrated fondly: EditPlus 1.0, released March 20th, 1998, is 25 years old!


Seeing Twitter becoming the Muskverse was the last straw that took me to revive the Mastodon account I opened in 2017 and leave Twitter for good.


I started using Windows 11 recently. It’s changed a lot since the last time I used Windows professionally (those were the times of Windows XP, almost 20 years ago).


GitHub, BitBucket, GitLab; they are not the only solutions available to share Git repos with your friends and colleagues.


Note taking is very important to me. I keep everything in my notes, from ideas for blog posts like this one, to code snippets, to web pages, to plans of never started businesses, and so much more.

Visual J++

Once upon a time, there was a programming environment made by Microsoft called Visual J++.


I am a big WordPress fan. And I do not suffer from the NIH syndrome.


ImageMagick is a cool toolkit; not only it's a complete set of command-line applications, ported to Windows, Mac and Linux, supporting hundreds of different image formats, it's also a C++ library that you can use in your own applications!

iPhone SDK: Une Nouvelle Ere Démarre

Il y a de moments clés dans l’histoire de la technologie.


As I said before, I like to learn a new programming language every year.


If you haven’t tried git, you should. Git is a “distributed version control” system, that is, similar to Subversion with the big difference that… you do not need a server.


Should you ever have to work on a web application again, just don’t think about it twice; Ext is an amazing piece of free software, light-years away from anything you’ve seen before.


I wrote a paper about QNX that you can download here.


Since I discovered Ubuntu I’ve been trying to install it in different hardware, in different computers, even in virtual machines, and I just love it.


After having received a comment from Steven Ross I saw in his website a reference to RadRails.


This is my first post from a brand new world.