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I am MySQL Community Manager for EMEA & APAC. I joined the MySQL Community Team in May 2016. I have been an OpenSource and MySQL consultant for more than 15 years. My favorite topics are High Availability and Performance.


We were placed in an old college, it was like Harry Potter but smaller.

The breakfast room was very nice with the portraits of the former directors all around.

I was also very surprised to see how small are the house's doors in Cambridge.

But's a very nice city ! I enjoyed my stay there.

LinuxConf Europe 2007 in Cambridge

This a bit a late entry but I was so busy with holidays, new job and the announce of a future new GNU/Linux user (for april, see his/her blog).

So I was in Cambridge for the LinuxConf Europe 2007 from 1st to 5th September.

The conferences were very nice, the level of the technical talks was high and I appreciated it :-)

SIP solution


I'm looking for a nice sip solution to use for home and business purpose.

Currently I'm testing :

- skype - wengophone - gizmo - ekiga

The goal is to be able to discuss in real time. The webcam support and multiplatform is an advantage.

So here is the results of my first tests :

skype :

Clamav rocks

Being a defender of clamav since the beginning, I am very glad to see that this free antivirus defies most commercial antivirus and beat the majority of them !

According to this study, one can thus see that clamav detected the more viruses than many others: the study's result

I always advice Windows users to use the windows version of that engine on their very vulnerable "operating system" : clamwin

I use clamav in the majority of mailrelays and fileservers I install.

Thus go! the clamav team continue like that!

This news was also reported on DLFP.

Is Dell abusing with its Linux offer ?

I've read this morning on toolinux 1 that it seems that Dell is proposing Linux on laptops that you cannot buy anymore with Vista, those are on newer models. Only on one model people has the possibility to choose between both OS. Of course the Linux version is 27€ cheaper but on the Micro$oft version the transport (29€) is free... so you can have a Dell with Linux for 2€ cheaper than one giving you matter for the burning licenses party ;)

How to resize images quickly from command line

As requested by sdog, this is how I modify all my pictures in a row using the command line :

I use the mogrify command that comes with ImageMagick.

First I copy all my original pics on a new folder and then I type the following command line :

$ mogrify -resize 1024x768 *

This keeps image ratio ! ;)

Of course you can define any size you want.

To Digg or not to digg… ?

That is the question !

Since M$ replaces Google has advertisement exclusive provider for Digg, I wonder if I will keep "digging" some articles there...

But if I start like that, it means that I'm becoming an OpenSource extremist.... So ok, I give up my first idea and I still will "digg"... but of course no without having learned to my adds and banner blocker :-)

I just hope that the really interesting articles about OpenSource won't disappear.

Ldapvi fedora 7 rpm

Hehe, I discussed yesterday on the phone with arrfab how nice is ldapvi to manage openldap directory via an ssh connection remotely.

Arrfab then posted on his rpm repo (see his blog entry) an rpm for Centos 5.

As I don't have any repo, you can download the rpms I build for fedora 7 from arrfab's src.rpm bellow :

Check Point SSL VPN and Fedora 7

For some reason I had to connect to some VPN provided by a Check Point and since I migrate to Fedora 7 this fails with the following message from the SSL VPN Portal : initialization failed.

My colleague, Den Raf, had the same trouble and pointed me to the segmentation fault of the snx binary :(

Installing compat-libstdc++-296 and using the library provided in that package solved the fault :

Another dream comes true

Since long time I was wishing to have a full ssh access through the Web. I did some research long time ago and sodg pointed me to java applet (shell-in-a-box) but I didn't really like it but it was better than nothing.

Finally I took some time (5mins) to search for a new solution and I found what makes me so happy : ajaxterm !!

Ajaxterm is a python script running on a remote server where you can configure optionally an apache (or using a reverse proxy) to access it. I definitely advise to use an SSL layer and to use a web authentication. If you run ajaxterm from root the login command will be started but you can always specify another one.

As you can see I'll be able to follow my irc chats everywhere ;)

I’m a Fonero

and even more a free fonero...

I finally found time to hack my La Fonera (, of course I don't want/plan to replace the firmware of my La Fonera, it would be an injustice to install a relgular OpenWRT firmware on it, I had to do it because I'd modify the dns search of the lan and the dns provided by the dhcp from this small box.