My own little space of the internet.

Making plants grow inside Ikea Kallax furniture

- 9 minutes read - - Plants - Semi - IKEhack - IA helped

Reader: I don’t have the time to read, what are you talking about? Blogger: I plant peppers and show how I turned an Ikea Kallax into a greenhouse for my apartment. It’s cool and works great. I hope, I still don’t have any peppers. Kallax shelf with aluminum on all walls, including the doors. Plants are visible inside. The beginning, plants I have recently developed a new interest: plants! It’s cool and makes the room nicer. […]

Custom package name for go libraries

- 3 minutes read - Tech - Go - IA helped

I recently released a small project called I personally use this repository as a library in one of my other projects. When I do so, my import statement looks like this: // main.go import I have two issues with this approach: It’s ugly, right ? If I ever change the location of my library, the import statement will break. (You may have already noticed the ‘2’ in the name. […] - The emoji search engine open-sourced

- 1 minutes read - Tech - Go - Emoji - Projects

I talked about it in my previous post, I made an emoji search engine. It is integrated into my systems. But as I had sometimes, and it was quite fun to do it, I made a standalone version that I published online Now, you can test it and see the code by yourself. The preview: The code: or Search result for the query love displaying some emoji related to love Thank you reading this, […]

🐙 Search engine for emoji in go

- 12 minutes read - Tech - Go - Emoji - IA helped

For a project of mine, I had to handle emojis. The goal was to create a search engine to find emojis. I am not starting from scratch and have to include my code into an already existing Go program. So, let’s see how to build a little search engine for emojis in Go. TL;DR: The full result is available here: You can also test and see the final result. All details here: poulpe. […]

Webcam on = Lights on (Philips Hue)

- 5 minutes read - Linux - Philips-Hue - Tech - Bash - IA helped

On my desk at home, while working remotely and doing a video call, I turn on my webcam. I find it more pleasant for others to be able to see me. I also appreciate it when others do the same, but everyone has their preferences on this subject. To ensure that my image is clear and clean, I installed a lamp that shines a lot of lumens on my face. This way, I’m sure I’m visible! […]

One command to win 1.2To of free space

- 3 minutes read - Linux - Ext4 - Tech

TL;DR: Ext4 partitions reserve 5% of the volume to ensure enough free space is always available. I have tuned my ext4 filesystem to reduce reserved space from 5% to 0.05% to maximise usage on a multi Terabytes volume. For that I use the following command sudo tune2fs -m 0.05 /dev/vda I have NAS I have a personal NAS that I manage myself. No TrueNAS or anything pre-made. I manage it myself on a computer. […]

2022 though lenses

- 2 minutes read - - Photo

I take a lot of picture, and 2022 does not make any exception. Most of them stay private, but I like sharing a few. You can see them on this post, and on Flickr. I will post on social platforms the one I like the most. There is no rules either regarding topics, groups or themes. This page will be updated to include new pictures each time I feel it. […]

Nothing Ear (1), the Wireless Earbuds to Hear Nothing!

- 8 minutes read - Review - Opinion

Spoiler: I regret buying them. Its trash. It had one job, and failed at it. No good points can make it ok as long as no music reach my ears. Nothing ear (1) Why Nothing ear (1) First, let me explain how I have chosen them and why. I’m not a wireless guy usually. I still use wired headphones and earbuds, and will probably continue for a long time. With covid, and mask, it was cumbersome to put on and off earbuds because of the mask. […]

Go Library to Parse EDF Teleinfo Data

- 5 minutes read - Tech - Go - Raspberry pi - Data hoarding

TL;DR: I just released a library to read and parse data from french electronic energy meters (linky or older models). also on github Once upon a time Since 2018, I have a raspberry-pi hanging near my EDF energy meter. Following some tutorials back then, I have connected them to follow my energy consumption in real time. Without going into the details, EDF electronic meter (even before the ugly linky was imposed) have 3 connector on the right lower hand side. […]

Kafka: Must know

- 10 minutes read - Kafka - Tech

Logo of Apache Kafka You are a developer, and you heard of Apache Kafka, the message broker, and you find it probably complex and difficult to work with. Today, I will try to give you the basic knowledge about kafka you need to know to be able to work with it on a daily basis. This page is what I compiled over the years as my simplified view of Kafka and I often use it to explain Kafka to my pairs. […]

Paris is beautiful

- 3 minutes read - - Photo

I love Paris, since the dawn of my memory. I’m lucky to have studied and now live there I’m near the Gambetta place. It is really easy to find on a Paris’s map. Look for a huge green square on the east. You just found the cemetery of Père-Lachaise. Gambetta, is right on top of the cemetery. In the area, there is some interesting monuments I saw countless times, mostly in cars from the Périphérique. […]

Backup with Borg

- 9 minutes read - Linux - Raspberry pi - Tech

You probably already heard of the OVH’s recent fire. It was a hard reminder for many people and companies. Many websites and services had big outage consequently and some lost everything in the fire Picture of OVH’s strasbourg datacenter burning Most website went down for few hours. Avoiding service interruption when a whole datacenter disappear is not something easy. Some already had everything in place for this kind of scenario. I won’t talk about that today. […]

Hello world

- 7 minutes read - Announcement

Hello world Here I am. I finally decide to open a blog. I do so with a bit of apprehensiveness but ambitions too. Let me explain. Sweating I read a lot on the internet. With my RSS reader I try to stay out of socials bubble prisons. I’m aware I’m only creating another one of my own, but this way I have the pretense of owning it myself instead of an algorithm built to help somebody else making money on my behalf. […]