Category Archives: Technology

Is your Chrome bigger than mine? How Chrome ate 21GB of storage

I’ve been playing with the macOS Sierra Golden Master for a few days and ran into the new storage optimization app that is now included in macOS. It prompted me that I was running low on disk space, and displayed the following dialog. The first item on the list was a bit shocking: How could Chrome be using 21GB of my precious SSD space?! I quickly looked … Continue reading Is your Chrome bigger than mine? How Chrome ate 21GB of storage »

The Too Good To Be True Filter

I just published a new post on the Datacratic blog: The Too Good To Be True Filter. At Datacratic, one of the product we offer our customers is our real-time bidding (RTB) optimisation that can plug directly into any RTBKit installation. We’re always hard at work to improve our optimisation capabilities so clients can identify valuable impressions for their advertisers. Every bid request is priced … Continue reading The Too Good To Be True Filter »

Make OSX’s top behave like Linux’s top

OSX’s top program doesn’t quite behave like its Linux counterpart out of the box. For me, the two biggest problems are that processes aren’t sorted by CPU usage and the top program itself uses 10% of the CPU because it calculates all sorts of statistics about memory and shared library usage that I personally don’t care about. There are a series of flags that you … Continue reading Make OSX’s top behave like Linux’s top »

pfSense : a software alternative to your old router/firewall

My old D-Link router, like pretty much every other router I’ve ever owned, wasn’t very reliable in some way and so I was looking for open-source alternative firmwares like Tomato to flash it with. With the clear lack of effort put into the official firmwares, I thought it couldn’t hurt to try. Unfortunately, my router wasn’t supported by any third party firmware. During my search, … Continue reading pfSense : a software alternative to your old router/firewall »

Achat de musique en ligne? Finalement oui!

Je refusais systématiquement de considérer l’achat de musique en ligne pour deux simples raisons : Protections DRM (détails sur Wikipedia) Mauvaise qualité d’encodage Avant hier, j’ai découvert une artiste dont la musique semblait intéressante. Comme j’essaye toujours d’encourager les artistes inconnus qui tentent de percer et que c’était en plus une Québécoise, j’ai décidé d’acheter son CD. Mais pourquoi devoir encombrer mon étagère d’une autre … Continue reading Achat de musique en ligne? Finalement oui! »

LaTeX en WordPress

En cherchant un peu sur le net pour trouver comment insérer du LaTeX dans une entré de blog, je suis tombé sur le site Using LaTeX in WordPress qui fournit toutes les informations nécessaires pour le faire. Certains sites offrent même un service web qui permet d’insérer une image avec une adresse contenant l’équation LaTeX désirée dans son document et leur serveur la générera automatiquement … Continue reading LaTeX en WordPress »

Google Trends

Je suis tombé sur un outil très intéressant de Google Labs hier : Google Trends. With Google Trends, you can compare the world’s interest in your favorite topics. Enter up to five topics and see how often they’ve been searched on Google over time. Google Trends also shows how frequently your topics have appeared in Google News stories, and in which geographic regions people have … Continue reading Google Trends »

Interesting addition to unicode

A good friend of mine, and fellow trekkie, showed me something very interesting in the unicode man page. (Type man unicode on a unix system, or you can get it here) UCS  contains the characters required to represent practically all known languages. This includes not only the Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Hebrew, Arabic, Armenian, and Georgian scripts, but also also Chinese, Japanese and Korean Han ideographs … Continue reading Interesting addition to unicode »