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“A plan is an example of what could happen, not a prediction of what will happen.” – Kent Beck

“If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.” anonymous

The price is always right if someone else is paying.

"He who can look into the future and discern conditions that are not manifest, will never make a blunder and therefore invariably win".

--Chang Yu

13 Feb 2008 (updated 13 Feb 2008 at 17:23 UTC) »
Trip to 3GSM / Barcelona

To save one night of hotel, my company granted me only one day in 3GSM Barcelona : departure the morning from Paris, return in the evening. With a sized handicap : a strike of the Paris' Air Controllers.

Obviously : a late meeting in Barcelona. Direct impact : modification of the initial plan : rent a car for Girona Airport (100 km from Barcelona) in the evening, hotel at Girona central town for the night, takeoff the next day at noon for Beauvais Airport (70 km from Paris), another car rent to return to the company. Added a 3 hours delay - thanks to RyanAir plane blocked by fog in Germany (official statment ...).

Conclusion: to avoid a Hotel (my initial request), my company paid a Hotel, two rented cars and a working day passed visiting the town of Girona :-(

Next time, I will get my two days in Barcelona ...

the phone will be the new advertising media

Micro$soft + Yahoo! = Yahoo Phone using Windows Mobile

soon or later ...

29 Jan 2008 (updated 29 Jan 2008 at 13:00 UTC) »

An interesting link about the true cost of sms messages compare to ISP data or hand-written message. Also a little reference to the marginal cost of the SMS for the carrier (-> 0 because the carrier is using the control channel !).

Pétition populaire pour l'égalité audiovisuelle : http://www.egalite-audiovisuelle.fr/

Missing my Mouse Gestures

Mouse Gestures 1.5.2 (the latest official known release) is not installing with Firefox 3.0 Beta 2 (firefox 3b2).

There is an easy way to fix this issue :

    - go to addon (https://addons.mozilla.org/fr/firefox/addon/39)

    - on the Installer button, right-click and "Save Link As ..." to save the .xpi file on your desktop

    - change the file extension to .zip

    - open the zip file and edit the install.rdf file

    - change the Firefox <targetApplication> em:maxVersion from 2.0.0.* to 3.0.*

    - save the zip and change the extension back to .xpi

    - drop the .xpi file into firefox

    - the installation should proceed :-)

Thought for bottom France

That is not expensive to go to work, that pays the gasoline

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