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Thomas Vander Stichele made my day

Since a while, everyday at 8pm, my N900 was complaining because it wasn’t able to sync one of my calendar (my corporate google calendar). I never really paid attention… but yesterday I decided to fix this.

The calendar sync is done using erminig-ng.

My first action was to save the backtrace and have a look at it… I could understand that a integer was provided where the code was expecting a string.

So before fixing this, I decided to get the last source code… mmm… and then the github reposirory of thomasvs made my day ! Indeed this guy already fixed the problem and explains that on his blog. He also provides a package to update erminig-ng on the phone 🙂

Thank you Thomas to not letting me reinventing the wheel !


Ignite talks with impress!ve

During last devopsdays in Hamburg, Gildas presented a session of ignite talks.
He was using impress!ve but it seems the software was not really designed for that purpose: you should have manually defined the duration of the session but also calculate the duration of each slides…

I decided then to patch this very nice product to fit the “ignite” needs 🙂

The proposed patch automatically calculate the duration of the slides and add the a countdown for the slide display + the slide number. (see screenshots)

New argument :

$ impressive --ignite 5m MySQL-spider.pdf



banquise has been released !

banquise (yet another package manager) is now released ! 🙂

The website is online : www.banquise.be

This is a server/client application both written in python. The server is written with django.


Valentine’s day

I love Free Software!


ptxArchiver 0.3

ptxArchiver 0.3 is out.

I added the possibility to not insert the delete statement in the binlog for replication. I also fixed some minor bugs.

give it a try and send me your feedback 🙂


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