2015 in books

Yet another (tiny) proof 2015 was one of the worst in recent years, I did not manage to read all the 42 books I put on my 2015 Reading Challenge on Goodreads. I listed at least 42 books like last year and am at 38. 4 books short, mainly because I could not read for the last month more or less. Feeling depressed after the November attacks in Paris and death of friends didn’t help.

2015 is, like 2014, a mix between re-reading books I love (Roger Zelazny again!) and new books and authors.

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quand je pense…

En ces temps relativement sombres entre attentats, état d’urgence et problèmes de climat, une petite lumière de poésie écrite par ma grande fille il y a quelques temps (12 ans maintenant)…

Quand je pense…

Quand je pense aux oiseaux, qui volent tout là-haut
Quand je pense aux poissons, dans l’eau, tout au fond
Quand je pense aux animaux sur terre, même ceux qui sont verts
Quand je pense aux insectes, ces petites bêtes pas bêtes
Quand je pense à tout cela, je me demande : pourquoi ?
Pourquoi l’homme veut-il tout détruire
Et pas aider le monde ?
Pourquoi ne pas s’instruire
Et faire la ronde
Avec tout ce petit monde ?
Quand je pense à la misère
La misère de la Terre
Je me dis : pourquoi ?
Pourquoi l’homme continue comme ça ?

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EuroBSDCon 2015 conference in Stockholm - day 2

Last post in my series about EuroBSDCon 2015 — See previous one.

Day 2

I know most of his stuff but listening to Kirk McKusick is always funny as he has a lot of stories to tell about all these days a Berkeley :) — This time it was about the history of the BSD Fast File System.

Kirk & Marc

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EuroBSDCon 2015 conference in Stockholm — Day 1

This is a followup post on the one about the EuroBSDCon FreeBSD devsummit that you can find here.

This conference is dedicated to the late Paul Schenkeveld who passed away a the beginning of the year. Paul was President of the EuroBSDCon Foundation and a friend to us all.

Farewell Paul

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FreeBSD devsummit in Stockholm — EuroBSDCon 2015

…and we are back for a new BSD-related conference :)

Now we are talking about the FreeBSD devsummit, taking place two days before the EuroBSDCon conference. This year, it is in Stockholm, Sweden.

Like last year in Sofia, Bulgaria, it is a smaller conference and devsummit compared to BSDCan. The list of topics is available on the FreeBSD wiki.

Our hosts this year are the company called Init, big thanks to them!

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Du livre papier…

C’est une discussion qui revient régulièrement dans ma timeline Twitter : opposition entre livre papier et livre électronique (ebook).

Il ressort de pratiquement toutes ces discussions que chacun se devrait d’être dans un camp ou dans l’autre, comme si une position intermédiaire n’était absolument pas possible. C’est le ressenti que j’ai à chaque fois… et à chaque fois, ça me désole.

Peut-être vais-je décevoir certains de mes ami•e•s et/ou followers dans ce billet ; j’espère que non mais sinon, tant pis, ce billet est dans la catégorie « opinion » :)

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Last day at BSDCan 2015 - conference

(followup on previous article)

Talks

This is the last day of the conference today and I started it with Ed Schouten’s talk on CloudABI. CloudABI is there to add some more secure and testable features to UNIX systems. Something to look into in the future.

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Third day at BSDCan 2015 - conference

(followup on previous article)

Introduction

BSDCan is having more than 280 people this year and is having an additional track which means 33% more talks \o/

Dan officially opened the conference as usual after playing a bit with the video feed on his phone and we got both of us on the screen :)

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Second day at BSDCan 2015 - devsummit

Second day of the devsummit at BSDCan. Two working groups for me (Doc WG and LibXO) and some other things. See below. This is a followup on yesterday’s post

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First day at BSDCan 2015 - devsummit

After the series of articles I did for EuroBSDcon here, let’s begin this new series on BSDCan 2015!

As usual, we will have two days of both tutorials and FreeBSD devsummit, a regular event in almost all BSD-related conferences now.

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