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Friday, November 13 2009

Websites I find useful

Arrrgh, I just got tagged by Flore.

Five rules:

  • Copy the rules in the beginning or at the end of your post
  • Link to the person who tagged you
  • Give the 5 websites you find useful, or that you use the most. Try to explain why!
  • Tag 5 people, and let them know they’ve been tagged
  • The meme doesn't have to stay in English :-)

Five websites:

  • Windguru.cz is a pretty accurate wind forecast service that has changed the life of a lot of windsurfers. I check windguru every friday and I don't miss any good windsurfing / kiteboarding session: I’m always at the right place, right time — well, not always, but at least I don't drive 6 hours in my old, noisy van for nothing any more.
  • Vim.org, what else? After several years using this incredible editor, I still learn new stuff every week. I could spend hours tweaking my ~/.vimrc, just for fun. Call me a nerd.
  • dict.leo.org, by far the best German dictionary I know. Very useful when I post on kompozer-web.de. If I weren't so lazy I'd write a small Ubiquity script for this one.
  • identi.ca is my preferred micro-blogging service: it’s open-source, it’s all about geek stuff and FOSS news, there's a very neat XMPP gateway… and it can be used to post on Twitter. If you use Twitter and if you feel concerned by open-source, you definitely should have an identi.ca account.
  • Google News is the first page I open when I'm done checking my mails and RSS feeds with Thunderbird. I use it rather like a newspaper than for its search engine: Twitter is much more efficient to get the recent stuff.

Five victims:

Friday, January 16 2009

7 things you may not know about me

I’ve been tagged by Pascal, so now it's my turn to reveal a few silly things about myself. :-/

The rules:

  • Link to your original tagger(s) and list these rules in your post.
  • Share seven facts about yourself in the post.
  • Tag seven people at the end of your post by leaving their names and the links to their blogs.
  • Let them know they’ve been tagged.

Seven things:

  1. The first program I wrote was a very simple Snake-like game on the Atari Basic Programming cartridge. I was 11.
  2. My first real job was to be a windsurf instructor. It's been the best year of my life. :-)
  3. I made my military service in the French Gendarmerie (army / police) and seriously considered making a career there. In retrospect, I can't understand why.
  4. I have a mechanical engineering degree but my wife is the one who repairs stuffs at home. :-s
  5. My first involvement for the open-source community was to submit a 10-line patch for Nvu in 2004.
  6. I have more fun tweaking my Vim config than playing computer games.
  7. I've been involved in the development of the best keyboard in the world.

Seven people to share my trouble:

  1. Henrik Gemal because I started to learn XUL tweaking his Launchy extension.
  2. Marcia Knous, just to say “Hi” and for her video of the French Mozilla group in Barcelona :-)
  3. Flore Allemandou for letting me read her comics and drink her beers.
  4. Toni Hermoso Pulido because I forgot to mention the Catalan language pack on kompozer.net.
  5. Simone Lando (aka “Underpass”) because he should have a blog.
  6. Sonny Piers, I owe him a beer though I can't remember why… never mind.
  7. Martin Stubenschrott, I don't know him but I’m a big Vimperator-fan and I can’t wait to have a stable Thunderbird3/Muttator config!

Saturday, October 11 2008

Hello, world!

Kazé (Japanese for “wind”)My name is Fabien Cazenave (aka Kazé), I'm a XUL developer.

I’ve been using Mozilla technologies for quite a long time, and crossed the bridge 4 years ago when I submitted my first patch for Nvu. I’m a moderator on Geckozone (french support forum for Mozilla products) and the maintainer of KompoZer.

I’ve never really blogged before, but some fellas told me I should write about my work once in a while. I'll try.