Category Archives: Computer

dumb questions

Phew. I’m really glad for this last question. I don’t know the answers for the other ones.

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Evil has always been smart

from Metropolis. 1927.

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EndNote X1 – screwed-up installer design

What is wrong with this picture? Nothing fancy, right? Just the standard mac way of installing software, tried-n-true drag-n-drop this folder here. They even provide you with a nice alias to your “Applications” folder… Wait, no they’re not. The folder … Continue reading

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Opera 9.5 – I still don’t get it

Opera 9.5 (codename “Kestrel”) has been released. This cycle has been repeating itself for years now: 1) a new version comes out that promises to resolve any issues with the previous version, 2) I try it out, 3) I’m immediately … Continue reading

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Les vélibs envahissent Paris…

… en passant par Google Maps : Et de temps en temps, ils prennent des vacances à Fontenay-aux-Roses. (via le site officiel de Velib, quand même)

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Removing the go button in the Firefox toolbar

Let’s say that you are trying to get firefox to look as much as Safari as possible. Even with the right themes and extensions, there’s still a little detail that gives the secret away: that pesky little “Go To” button … Continue reading

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Sente 5 beta

As years went by, I’ve tried a lot of bibliography software to manage the few hundreds of references that clutter my hard drive. I stuck with JabRef for a pretty long time while I was on a linux machine, but … Continue reading

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Coda-coding font : Panic sans

Looks like another reason to try out the new Coda app from Panic : they provide a modified version of the Bitstream Vera Sans font, which looks a lot nicer than the original one, at least on a Mac (maybe … Continue reading

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Coda bliss

Coda, the new all-in-one web page editing software from Panic, is incredibly good. They completely nailed the website editing workflow, with its mixture of remote access, text editing and previewing. It’s scary. Anyone who works even on the side with … Continue reading

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Safari or Firefox?

Most civilized platforms have pretty good web browsers by default (e.g. Safari on the Mac, Epiphany on Gnome, Konqueror on KDE…). Unfortunately, these browsers are generally lagging behind the obvious pack leader : Firefox. For instance, most browsers based on … Continue reading

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