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2007.04.22 @19:20 

New Functionality : Friends

New Functionality : Friends

Here is something to dress up a bit more the left column. Now that some important persons (re)started to write, why not build some more links on the web.

Oh of course, nothing breath-taking I must admit but links are what's internet is all about don't you think ?

Nouvelle fonctionnalité : Friends / Amis

Nouvelle fonctionnalité : Friends / Amis

Voila enfin de quoi habiller un peu la colonne de gauche, vu que certaines personnes importantes dans ma vie se sont (re)mis à écrire, autant tisser quelques liens de plus sur la toile.

Oh rien de terriblement original je le reconnais mais "les liens c'est bien" comme dirait un névropathe amateur de bondage qui passerait par là...


2007.03.30 @08:31 

Butterfly Alphabet

Butterfly Alphabet

Fascinating.

This photographer became rich by fullfilling an unusual quest : he has been shooting butterflies since the 60s, and besides his work he was trying to find as much as possible readable drawings on their wings. Now he is able to have a complete alphabet and much more (smileys, animal faces etc...)

Is it poetry by nature or humans always need to bring nature expression closer to their own modelled world to appreciate it ?

His gallery of posters, a "hint" website about some of his art.

  

 

L'alphabet des papillons

L'alphabet des papillons

Fascinant.

Ce photographe est devenu riche en terminant une quête vraiment originale : il a photographié des papillons depuis les années 60, et en dehors de son travail il a cherché autant que possible dans tous les recoins de la planète des représentations telles que l'aphabet sur leurs ailes. Maintenant il a l'alphabet complet ainsi que d'autres caractères ou représentation (animaux, smileys etc...).

Est ce de la poésie par dame Nature ou les hommes ont ils toujours besoin de ramener son expression à leur vision codée du monde pour pouvoir l'apprécier ?

Allez jeter un coup d'oeil à ces posters et à une petite présentation de son art.

 


2007.02.11 @00:50 

Web 2.0 ... The Machine is Us/ing Us

Web 2.0 ... The Machine is Us/ing Us

I was wandering on the internet, ok it is saturday night, 01:24 in the morning and I'm clearly really tired. So just one click here, one click there. Tried to go to youtube but accidently went to utube - tired I told you ! Then read a "paper" about the problems between utube and the video company, clicked there, watched a couple of videos yeah well nothing really exciting. In fact before all of that, I thought I could post a message on my blog - I haven't been there in almost a month - but yeah quite tired and didn't want to bother... until I found this video on youtube. And magically the "white paper anguish" went away.

Ok, usually I'm not very found with all the marketing buzz words toolkit and the happy/slappy/euphoristic infomercials about how great and simple our technofuture is by our best-friends the tech-evangelists. Not that I'm depressed or a sad boy but usually because this is just another way to sell some new bullshit to old consumers. But hey, this video is neat, funny, clever and well directed. Beautifully cut, enjoyable music and I must admit probably the best definition for what the persons from the previous sentences are calling : web 2.0, something as hard to define then finding the graal... 

To view the flash animation, you need the latest Flash player.


2007.01.11 @13:29 

Swiss firemen Hip-hop

Swiss firemen Hip-hop

After the kamini project (beware french lyrics) here is the swiss firemen from the Geneva Airport where I live (again french lyrics):

http://www.wideo.fr/video/iLyROoaftz0r.html

Terrific ! Thx to francois for the info.

Rap des pompiers suisses

Rap des pompiers suisses

Après le ras-de-marée kamini, voici une production de nos sympathiques pompiers de l'aéroport de Genève (juste à coté de chez moi) :

http://www.wideo.fr/video/iLyROoaftz0r.html

Beaucoup d'humour ! Merci à francois pour l'info.


2006.12.06 @12:04 

Post It

Post It

Worth the look !

What may be funny is to think about how "western" (~wealthy) people spend their time in comparison to "third-world"-ish ones. ;)

But it doesnt mean that I dislike their work, this is a great idea, very well made. A nice piece of art after all dont you think ?

To view the flash animation, you need the latest Flash player.

Post it

Post it

A voir !

On peut se demander comment comparer parfois ce que font les "riches" occidentaux de leur temps par rapport aux "pauvres" du tiers-monde. ;)

Mais il n'en reste pas moins que c'est une très bonne idée, très bien réalisé. Ne serait ce pas de l'art ?

To view the flash animation, you need the latest Flash player.


2006.11.19 @19:47 

Blog New feature : Commenter Cookie

Blog New feature : Commenter Cookie



Now, when you post, your contact details are kept in a cookie so you don't have to type them again if you want to comment multiple times.







Blog Nouvelle Fonctionnalité : Comment(at)eur Cookie

Blog Nouvelle Fonctionnalité : Comment(at)eur Cookie



A partir de maintenant, lorsque vous postez un commentaire, un cookie se rappelera de vos informations de contact donc vous n'aurez plus besoin de les rentrer plusieurs fois à chaque fois que vous commentez.








2006.11.18 @20:52 

Dark Messiah

Dark Messiah
I don't get it. No really I don't get why game reviewers find this game so tedious, marking it as fair or average. Maybe at its launch he had a few glitches, which I think is very stupid from arkane studios : the first week is definitely what will make the reputation of a game but then, what is the problem? I've bought the game 10 days later and I had almost no problem at all (just one crash in 6 hours+ of play and not sure it isnt due to my computer). Ok when I installed the game I had to download a fair amount of data from the internet but anyway this game is using steam and as usual with steam once you ve made the effort to accept that you need an internet connection to play a SOLO game (!) at least everything is transparent for the user : if the game has to fix itself then it does it before you run it. That's all.

So ok that was the stupid part of its launch but everything except that is just brilliant. I don't mean "good" I mean awesome.

It looks like people didnt get that this is an action game with a rpg touch. I'm a huge rpg gamer as well and I have no problem at all with a "simple" game sometimes. That's the point : gamers want something new and sometimes do like different kind of game for what it offers you and its specialities. Take Oblivion for example, where's the gameplay is quite "similar" : you grab a sword, a shield, a couple of magic spell etc... So... you want a complex story ? You like complex rpg statistics, hundred skills/spells and freedom in the world you re discovering, this is the one. You want better action ? Great combats and animations ? Some interesting physical possibilities like pushing somebody in the fire, out of a cliff or breaking walls, pushing statues onto your opponents then take dark messiah.

Seriously, this game is I think almost the equivalent of HalfLife II in term of medieval action/FPS. It is a bit dull in term of story I must admit, sometimes looks a bit "cheap" in terms of Video editing and the first levels are not all so interesting + I do think that they give too much and too often magical items in this game but come on ! In term of gameplay we never had anything like that before : the combats are really incredible, you can feel the sword wavering aroung your head, you can feel the blow when you parry with your shield, special attacks use a clever system and at the end of the day, the player has what he wants : a lot of adrenaline and a rush of blood to the head. The 3D for the characters, the way they are animated and how they are able to defend themselves are really impressive. Plus what I do like a lot is that the combat is system is fair and usable : if you re really good you can really beat up several enemies at the same time without taking any blow, and when you take some you usually feel it in your health bar ! Other - still good games - like half life II you cant really avoid taking a couple of bullets but you dont really care as they re not hitting you very badly anyway and sometimes looks like you dont fear much when going into battle. Here, the beginning is quite easy, I was actually a bit disappointed with the "normal difficulty" and couldnt change it without restrting from scratch. But after a couple of missions, it really starts to be more difficult and challenging.

I didnt test the multiplayer game for the moment, it looks like it has its flaws, to be honest I found games like half file II great in solo but quickly boring in multi so that's not the important part for me. I may make another post or update when I'll test.

Think as you want but I do think this game has changed how we can perceive medieval combat and will be a beacon for the next games like the Thief series was. It has some defaults but if you like action, you wont be disappointed...

2006.10.18 @17:43 

Google drunk ?

Google drunk ?
Weird behaviour from google :

As I am in Switzerland (but it acts the same way in France) if you type www.google.com you're redirected on a "local" version of google.

If you look for : vwware sourceforge look what you get :

Web Résultats 1 - 10 sur un total d'environ 3'060'000 pour vwware sourceforge. (0,03 secondes)
Conseil : Recherche pour résultats en Français uniquement. Vous pouvez indiquer votre langue de recherche dans Préférences

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Ok so ?
Look closer.

If you look for vmware sourceforge you get the same results (with actually the exact same count) but not necessarily in the same order...

This bug doesn't happen on the original google.com. You get the standard "Did you mean ..."

Note: I was really looking for vwware and not vmware .

Google a bu ?

Google a bu ?
Bizarre comportement de google :

Comme je suis en Suisse (mais cela fait la même chose en France) si l'on tape www.google.com on tombe sur la version "locale" de google.

Si vous cherchez : vwware sourceforge regardez ce que vous trouvez :

Web Résultats 1 - 10 sur un total d'environ 3'060'000 pour vwware sourceforge. (0,03 secondes)
Conseil : Recherche pour résultats en Français uniquement. Vous pouvez indiquer votre langue de recherche dans Préférences

Live View - [ Traduire cette page ]

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liveview.sourceforge.net/ - 5k - En cache - Pages similaires

[Sisuite-devel] [ systemimager-Bugs-1375187 ] vmware - [ Traduire cette page ]

[Sisuite-devel] [ systemimager-Bugs-1375187 ] vmware. SourceForge.net Fri, 18 Aug 2006 19:21:02 -0700. Bugs item #1375187, was opened at 2005-12-07 02:55 ...
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Ok et alors ?
Regardez plus prêt.

Si vous cherchez vmware sourceforge vous pouvez voir les mêmes résultats (avec d'ailleurs exactement le même nombre, curieux non) mais pas forcément dans le même ordre...

Ce bug n'apparaît pas sur le google.com original. Il nous propose le standard "Did you mean ..."

Note: J'étais réellement a la recherche de vwware et pas de vmware .

2006.10.16 @22:10 

Saw I & II

Saw I & II
I've just watched "Saw" yesterday night and "Saw 2" tonight. Well that's not the best movies I ever seen but I must admit it has something quite special. The second is definitely not as good as the first one, but still worth a try. For the first one : this is quite impressive, or did I mean "oh bloody hell what is this ???".
Scary : sure. Intesive : yeah quite. Weird : doh !
The most interesting effect is that you're really continuously seeking "Where are we going ? Is there and end to this ? Could it be more disturbing ?". Atmosfear is very well rendered even with low budget, and there are a lot of twists and tricks you're just busted all the time.
There is a problem though : not sure you should see your girlfriend will enjoy it so prepare for a lonely night

Saw I & II

Saw I & II
Je viens de regarder "Saw" hier soir et "Saw II" ce soir. Ce n'est peut être pas les meilleurs du monde mais il est vrai qu'ils vaillent le détour. Le second n'est pas aussi bien que le premier mais vaut le coup d'oeil (si j'ose dire vu le début du film). Pour ce qui est du premier : c'est assez impressionant, ou plutôt "Oh mon dieu mais c'est quoi ça ???".
Effrayant: c'est clair. Intense: plutôt oui. Dijoncté : non sans rire ?
Le plus intéressant c'est que le suspens est haletant, on est en permanence entrain de se dire "Où est ce que ca va ? Y a t'il une fin au délire ? Qu'est ce qui va être encore plus barré ?". L'atmosphère est très bien rendue même avec un petit budget, et il y a tant de rebondissements à l'histoire que l'on ne s'attend jamais à ça.
Il y a juste un souci : pas sûr que cela votre petite amie/compagne/poisson rouge va apprécier le petit tour...

2006.09.21 @22:48 

Der Untergang

Der Untergang
I’ve just watched « The downfall », yes I know that’s not exactly a hot movie. It was released some time ago and actually I had the movie for quite a while now waiting to be seen. I must admit, this is a must see. I was very impressed by the movie’s quality and the director’s achievements. Ok it is maybe a little bit long, some minutes here and there could escape but far beyond the maybe questionable level of reality in the details, it is just a very important movie.
A « must see » by the word movie and not just those movies tagged with this naming because it is maybe fun, well made, interesting or whatever : because this one is what defines history, what shaped the world around us and in fact reality itself as it is now. And what is very impressive is that it is not just another documentary, it is well played, immersive, sensitive, interesting, shocking, and a model of story telling. This may not be an easy movie to see but this is not that hard either, this is still a story with characters, events, something made-up with continuity and not pure journalism or historian's speeches.
I would recommend to play it in schools.