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1 Apr 2007 (updated 1 Apr 2007 at 07:06 UTC) »
Nicolas Hulot - Foundation for Nature and Mankind initiative
@Turn-over - really ?

    People need to work on interesting projects not only on routine ones.

    Management should not be stupid enough to kill enthusiasm and creativity ...

    Work should be organized : every person should know his place within the company. Every person should know where the company and himself goes in both short and long term.

    Every person should feel himself as an expert. Management should propagand democracy instead of authoritarianism.

    Involve all people - not only top managers - to corporate development process, and let them suggest innovative ways to grow your company.

    Good salary also helps :-)

@Kill Bill

    I'm currently working hard to finish the "presentation pack " (executive summary, business plan, budget, trademark registration, ...) to be able to start the roadshow and raise some money.

    NB: Kill Bill is a new kind of venture french firm specializing in funding startups by joining together business angels : share the means, share the risks, share the results. We help startups through what is for many the hardest step, from technical product availability to company making money.


    Because of activity just above, not so much time to work on the project :-(
6 Feb 2007 (updated 6 Feb 2007 at 15:25 UTC) »
iTrade project
    The community around the project is growing slowly but surely. We receive much positive feedback. And the roadmap is consolidated around the functions most awaited by the users.
    The developments progress more quickly for this winter period. On the short radar : better refresh mechanism, printing support, true indicators back-end, more graph options.
    You can help us also by joining the project. Contact information is proposed on this page, some hacking information here.
@Kill Bill
    I'm still launching a new venture ; and I'm still looking for someone with legal competencies and advisories. Smart guy. Position in France, Paris down-town. with spare time during the startup phase. Board member.
    It is always difficult to challenge and to motivate the troops when there are blood and tears but so little future.
16 Nov 2006 (updated 16 Nov 2006 at 14:43 UTC) »
    (recruiter) : what do you look for ?

    (me) : Hmm. I'm looking for a new position within a smart company

    (recruiter) : what is a smart company ?

    (me) : smart projects with a smart team and a smart boss

    (recruiter) : ah ?! what is a smart boss ?

    (me) : someone with a vision, who shares this vision, who builds up a strategy to realize this vision, who takes decisions aligned with this strategy.

    (recruiter) : ah?! and in your current position ? your boss ?

    (me) : Well, duh !
@Kill Bill
    I'm thinking about launching a new venture ... to be the smart boss with a smart team and very cool but challenging projects.

    I'm really looking for someone with legals competencies. Smart guy. Position in France, Paris down-town. with spare time during the startup phase. Board member.

    Obviously, one of the thematic is Open Source.
iTrade project
    Thanks to Oliver, A great news for this week-end, the latest official release of iTrade is working under GNU/Linux, using the Ubuntu Edgy Eft release.

    If you want to see a snapshot of it, please browse : http://eg-localisation.dyndns.org/061112_itrade_linux.jpg

    Also, I've just put a new tarball, including Symbol Management and better Yahoo connector for AMEX, NYSE and NASDAQ quotes.

    I have just bought with eBay auction for the first time! Hope Tristan will be happy for its birthday with a delivery in times.
15 Oct 2006 (updated 15 Oct 2006 at 11:17 UTC) »


This launching marks the 6th consecutive perfect flight since the resumption of the shootings of the ARIANE rocket in heavy version : 10 tons with three satellites on board :

DirectTV 9S built by Space Systems Loral will offer to the American a greater choice in the services of TV diffusion and will precede the future satellites with multiple beams for the multimedia applications.

Optus D1,2,3 T built by Orbital American Sciences Corporation will ensure 15 years of direct television, Internet connection, telephony and data transmission on Australia and New Zealand.

LDREX-2 build by NEC Toshiba Space Systems is a Broad scale Spreadable Reflector Experiment on scale 1/2 representative of the large spreadable antenna of future technological satellite ETS-8.

Great Products !

Lebanon/Israel conflict

I wrote recently on the situation in Lebanon; my impression that the conflict was disproportionate.

Still not convinced ? read this official document from Amnesty International ("... Many of the violations examined in this report are war crimes that give rise to individual criminal responsibility ...")

19 Aug 2006 (updated 20 Aug 2006 at 10:42 UTC) »

Cool ! Found the authentication scheme for the realtime streaming (read previous post here on the ongoing activity)

Source code and ongoing work can be tracked here

20 Aug 2006 : live is working again :-)

Back to business
    Found source code (javascript and java class files) for the new secure Fortuneo streaming TraderQuotes application (old mechanism is described here - sorry in french - and python code is here)

    Start to study the code to understand the new mechanism (thanks to JAD for decompiling the java class files).

    Hope to have something working again on the iTrade project, soon or later ...

    Stay tuned !

Disproportion and impotence
    The ratio of the forces is in the area from 1 to 10 from the point of view of deaths, from 1 to 10.000 from the point of view of the prisoners and the caused destruction. In reprisals of the capture of two soldiers of Tsahal, a whole country, destroyed, ravaged, was taken as an hostage.
    The war of Israel in Lebanon against Hezbollah is marked double seal of disproportion and impotence.
    Impotence symbolized by the inefficiency of Israeli fire and the dead end represented by the partition wall built in Cisjordanie : it is the price of the biblical word, which affirms that ``it is not the force which makes the winner'' ...

    The more the Country increases its fire power, the more the society feels weak, is afraid and is perceived like victim. The exercise devastator of the Israeli military power creates in everyone arabo-Moslem a destroying hatred. Any military victory under the current conditions proves to be a political failure and creates a threat for the future.

    It is in Beirut that one of the rare coherent proposals of the States of the Arab League had been formulated: the offer of peace of 2002 - remained without response on behalf of Israel.
    When will Israel engage in the final reconciliation with its neighbors and integration in the Middle East ? Not for a tactical peace. Where are the prophets of Israel ?

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