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.

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...

Instant messagers

Some point of vue to share about instant messagers and the discovery of a new one...

hello dear blog !

To chat I use since ever irc, and I'm very happy with it ! I convinced my family and some friends to join me on irc, and since 3 or 4 years we nerver had any problems... they even think it's very usefull. But (yes there is always a but...) many other friends or relative are using others (non-)operating systems than mine and they don't even want to use IRC (loosers ! :( ) I've tryed many of them :

  • yahoo : it was funny but I don't remember why I forget it somewhere after a new install...
  • gnommeeting : cool project, with webcam support ! ... but many windope users cannot talk we me, and the firewall configuration musts change if I change pc... a bit wierd :(
  • jabber : yeah opensource, nice, etc... but... (again that but!) nobody I know use it !
  • gaim : it's cool, but it has many missing features to talk with M$N users... we arrived at the point...

Many users are using M$N :( So I decided to have a look at :

  • amsn : I'm still using this one, even if there is no webcam support, it supports emoticons ;-)

Now many M$N users use still new features like wizz(?) I don't even know what is, but amsn use it in the cvs version, I should test this...

So looking on the web I found this project : mercury, the screenshots sound great, with webcam support !! but... I never used it, I'll try it and keep you inform...

Finaly I'm still using :

  • skype: and I find this project very nice even if is not opensource :-S

So leave me comments with maybe your experiences on this topic.

lefred ;-)

Welcome to my blog

As requested by sdog to populate our future planet.x-tend.be, I created my blog.

I'll try to keep it updated as possible. Now let's try it and check the possibilities of this blog engine...

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