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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.

Watching Free TV

Nice Python project to watch free TV on the Net.

With this tool you can watch web streams even on fullscreen. I didn't try it yet on my own machine (I have a tv card), but I'll try it on my laptop.

Even if Belgium will not participate to the Mundial... Thanks to this program we'd maybe see some games at work if there are no firewall troubles ;-)

PHP : Objects and XML

Just some nice example to show how to create an XML output from an object. And also create an object from an XML source.

Do be able to run those example, you must install the PEAR packages called XML/Serializer.

First example, creation of the XML output:

Load balancing

Some notes on load balancing solutions.

I've planned to test the following solutions to provide load balancing.

Renaming and filling tags of audio files (part II)

Hello again dear blog,

I've done some more research on renaming and filling tags for audio files, and I also found a solution for indexing all my files into an application to retrieve on which removable media are stored my favorite songs !

To rename and to fill the tags the best choice for me is Juk and to do search on removable media I use yammi

Renaming and filling tags of audio files

Hello dear blog,

I was looking for a program to be able to rename mp3 or ogg files.

I found a nice client to MusicBrainz, it's in QT : QMBTagger

This program is also able to fill the tags. It uses some checksum and music analysis to find the good song in a huge database! Since I discovered it, I can't live without ;-)

It seems that juk also has the same feature... I will test it later.


Since today, I use a new project to manage my dvd's, divx, etc...

This program has many nice features like many imports and exports formats, use of many different web services in different languages.


I’m so sad :'(

Every one remembers "our house" or "one step beyond" !! Yes, indeed, those songs were from kings of ska : Madness.

Every summer, TF1 (commercial French TV proposing only shit : the bachelor, "greg le milionaire", "nice people", "star academy", "1

O’Reilly European Open Source Convention 2005

I want just to announce you that I was accepted as a presenter for the O'Reilly European Open Source Convention 2005 at the Hotel Krasnapolsky, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 17, 2005 - October 20, 2005.

This is the topic of my future presentation :

"Building an Extremely Mobile Thin Client Laptop"

Link to eurooscon

Cheap TV emitter ?

I saw this nice project, and I would like to share it with you : DVB-T

Of course the force of the signal is weak, but perhaps with a bit of knowledge in electronic you should amplify it...

indexing files on cd’s or dvd’s

Dear blog readers, I'd like to find a nice (opensource !) project to be able to index all my mp3s (and oggs) that are stored on cd's or dvd's.

I don't know it they are nice project doing this.... and it should be great if the program should be able to find the author and songname of the mp3 track thanks to a checksum (vanne told me about this some time ago).

I'd also find same kind of project to index my pictures that are also stored on cd's.

Is M$ changing his point of view ?

Since new versions of Windope, it seems that it's now impossible to try to maintain his (their... check sdog's blog ;-) ) machine without using the..... COMMAND LINE !

Yes !

And much more now... the pseudo OS that tryed to ban the cmdline... now even adopted for shell : M$H !

The idea (behind Monad) is easy: Build a decent, programmable, scriptable shell language/facility. MSH is a combination of the command line abilities of a BASH shell, the richness of a programming language like Perl or Ruby, combined with the rigor and common sense of .NET

Where's gonna go the world ??

But once again we can see that M$ doesn't invent... they copy !

Waouw…. notre peuple vaincra !

our people will overcome

Tonight, after the course, I went (a know it's bad... but) to the Mc Donald, the Drive-In.

The girl behind the window (not the pseudo OS) told me : "What a nice Linux !" ;-)

Of course she was talking about the Tux on my car... I told her : "wow, not many people knows Linux." and she answered me "Everybody using a computer knows what Linux is !"... I tryed to wake up... but I was not sleeping...