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Making the jump: working freelance

Monday 02 July 2012 Work Comments

For the last 10 years, I've been working on many Free Software projects. From Debian to OpenStack, through awesome, Emacs, XCB and many more. This obviously allowed me to enhance my technical skills, but it also taught me about Free Software and Open Source development processes, and how to work with and close to the community.

Working for almost 6 years at Easter-eggs taught me how to work in an autonomous manner, how to lead and manage a project. And how to run a company, thanks to the cooperative status of this great one.

These are the reasons why I decided to leave my latest job and run my own company to work as a freelance consultant & developer specialized in Free Software, starting today.

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How to make Twitter's Bootstrap tabs bookmarkable

Friday 29 June 2012 Javascript, Bootstrap Comments

I've been using Twitter's bootstrap library recently to build this Web site, and wondered how to be able to use the bootstrap-tab Javascript plugin in a bookmark friendly manner.

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OpenStack Swift eventual consistency analysis & bottlenecks

Monday 23 April 2012 OpenStack, Swift, Python Comments

Swift is the software behind the OpenStack Object Storage service.

This service provides a simple storage service for applications using RESTful interfaces, providing maximum data availability and storage capacity.

I explain here how some parts of the storage and replication in Swift works, and show some of its current limitations.

If you don't know Swift and want to read a more "shallow" overview first, you can read John Dickinson's Swift Tech Overview.

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First release of PyMuninCli

Tuesday 17 April 2012 Python, Munin Comments

Today I release a Python client library to query Munin servers.

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mod_defensible 1.5 released

Tuesday 03 April 2012 Apache HTTP Server, DNSBL, Debian Comments

Apache 2.4 being out, I noticed that my good old mod_defensible did not compile anymore.

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xpyb 1.3 released

Thursday 22 March 2012 Python, XCB, xpyb, Freedesktop, X11 Comments

It took a while to get it out, but finally, 3 years after the latest release (1.2), the version of 1.3 of xpyb (the XCB Python bindngs) is out.

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10 years as a Debian developer

Friday 24 February 2012 Debian, OpenStack, Xen, Emacs, awesome, VHFFS, TuxFamily Comments

Ten years ago, I joined the Debian project as a developer.

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Google Calendar notifications using pynotify

Tuesday 03 January 2012 Python, GTK+, Google Calendar Comments

I use Google Calendar to manage my calendars, and I really missed something to warn me whenever I have an appointment with an alert set.

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Using GTK+ stock icons with pynotify

Tuesday 27 December 2011 Python, GTK+ Comments
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My OpenStack work

Friday 16 December 2011 OpenStack, Debian Comments

Like I already wrote here last week, I've been heavily working on OpenStack for the last weeks.

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