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Who is it?

Yesterday, was in pain.
But the sky heard my flame
And he gave me the wind
That i breathed as it came
And the child and the king
Gave me life and She came

about fuzzy sets

Yesterday, i came to the huge library of the Beaubourg Center (Paris) and read the Kaufmann books called introduction to fuzzy sets. It pointed out exacly where i had a lack of knowledge for my fuzzy search engine. Fuzzy sets are , like discrete sets, very simple to palp. Hence, i envisage to return next week-end to this library to learn the application of fuzzy sets to the ambiguous grammars.

16 Feb 2005 (updated 8 Jul 2006 at 23:20 UTC) »
new useless cam

Got a useless webcam at work that i can use as a mirror and verify i'm not too much bearded or to experiment my own stupidity. One should see me working and debugging between 9am and 7pm (France). I still don't know why i brougth it up although it allowed me to discover some HTML <meta> to refresh the screen without any javascript or java applet.

15 Feb 2005 (updated 8 Jul 2006 at 23:22 UTC) »
how to not fork ?

2 years ago, i sent a clean patch for a very well known program and the author sent me a brief "thanks.." but never applied the patch which was however interesting for the program. I recently contacted him to ask if i could fork his program and apply my patch deliberately. He replied me that he would put my patch on his ftp site (but still not apply it). That is the first time i encounter this kind of situation...

14 Feb 2005 (updated 8 Jul 2006 at 23:44 UTC) »
ras-le-bol of spams
I receive about 100 spams a day, arriving from open relay smtp servers. My question is : why the smtp server of my provider doesn't block email which domain is not the same as the relayer domain ? it coud be an easy solution to stop spam. If someone can explain me why this simple solution is not applied, i'm all ear opened.

update: the reason why is simple: sending a legitimate email from myself@myjob.com actually using relay smart.isp.net from myhome.isp.net is not a spam.

WYSIWYG or structural edition : the next step.
I tried to use Nvu a little bit. It's an HTML WYSIWYG editor based on Gecko, the HTML engine of mozilla. After many clicks, i found that it was easier to edit HTML with Vim. Why ? because Nvu (as well as Dreamweaver) is not made for the HTML developper. It is very annonying to see that WYSIWYG editors don't rely on a structural edition. I still prefer to use TeXmacs or Lyx to do that. The next step on WYSIWYG edition is to rely on the structure of the document and then, the layout details can be made in a second phase. Anyway, Nvu is easier to learn than Dreamweaver and it's a good thing.
9 Feb 2005 (updated 8 Jul 2006 at 23:50 UTC) »
about the benefit of IRC

I never wonder until this morning how much IRC is important in my work life. I often can obtain quick answers to problems i encounter on mysql, php, apache etc.. and i want to thank especially the people i use to talk with on freenode. So freenode needs money ? ok, i'm gonna help.

Hey ! a long time i didn't come to Advogato... Passed some hard times in my private life... Well, now, i'm a brand new fresh project manager at Websites E-Business, France. I'm having fun with <?php... ?> and Apache administration. I abandonned all my private projects such as my "fuzzy search engine" :-( and also libspopc which, in spite of being not a serious pop3 library, is really used with success in embedded and tiny projects. I have really no time enough to spend for libspopc. However, i have to fix somthing to it : i must add session loss detection. Can anyone make it for me ? ;-) i'm always ok for patches comming in. So, don't forget: <!-- begin subliminal message --> libspopc needs you !<!-- end subliminal message -->

libspopc is now fully reentrant with -D_REENTRANT flag.

well, libspopc is now 0.5.4 and quite stable, thanks to the contribs. I am too lazy to focus on RFC2449 for nobody seems to need it... any demand ? i should make a poll :))

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