In the past, I have been known to push for the use of two-factor authentication for as many web sites as possible. Through the use of an app running on my smartphone, I can provide a code that is much safer than the SMS text message sent by some web sites and that can be… Read More
When CrashPlan announced the end of its unlimited backup service, I had to actively seek a new solution asking myself the question of how to provide two services I was previously (more or less) getting from this provider: Backups Synchronization between several machines (several PC and several iPhone) CrashPlan easily provided the backup feature despite… Read More
My hosting company (OVH.com) is very cautious and does not push me into upgrading silently PHP on the servers. But I was still in PHP5 when I noticed that I could go up to PHP7. WordPress informs me that the simple upgrade could improve speed by a ratio of 2x to 3x. So, it was… Read More
Finally, it did not take me very long to find a solution to the crashes of my CrashPlan backup solution. And, it was right on the web site of the software editor, where I could find all the directions to follow if CrashPlan crashes unexpectedly. I just doubled the memory size made available to the… Read More
For some time already (a few years, actually), I use and I recommend CrashPlan as an online backup solution. My photos are sent to a US backup server to protect them against some seriously bad event in my home (a fire? the theft of my computer hardware?) which would leave me without any backup locally… Read More
This is a game for non-gamers. The aim is to reach a total of 2048 on a 4×4 grid. The mean is to align two identical figures to add them: 2 + 2 = 4. You can play 2048 on iOS (iPhone, iPod, iPad, etc.) or on the web. Please, before you start, make sure… Read More
Little administrative message for those of you you know me more personally than through a mere Internet connexion: I just moved which is a relatively good explanation for some of the minor service disruptions observed on the Roumazeilles.net web site these recent days. As a matter of fact, there is no obvious difference for the… Read More
You can’t have too many fonts for your computer. Or can you? Actually, I am trying to make sure that you will get much more than you can swallow here: tens of thousands of character fonts. Not only a bunch of them, but two sources of the nicest kind. FontPark is nothing less than a… Read More
The other day, I was talking with Frank about exceptional software programmers able to influence notably a whole company by their own activity or impossibly better than the rest of the programming crowd. This person is the one you need to hire when you have an exceptional entrepreneurial project or the one you want to… Read More
Just at the surface of a 3D fractal volume, happen very astonishing things. Surface detail from subBlue on Vimeo.
You know that you’re a computer dinosaur when you discover that a computer program you started with is reaching its end-of-life after… 30 years. The Kermit Project is canceled, effective 1 July 2011. I think that I actually started using Kermit on a Vax 11/780 computer from Digital Equipment Corporation to exchange data between various… Read More
Microsoft Word (or OpenOffice Writer) are excellent software tools with only advantages when you compare them to twhat was available to us a few years ago. The discovery of WYSIWYG:
Many years ago, computer video games was already requiring advertising, but there was only a skeleton of marketing. Advertising costs were probably much lower than what today’s blockbusters budgets reach: A mere list of prices.
Be sure to take advantage of this new year, the future is here. If you did not notice, this is a Firefox, not an Opera house nor a Chromium orb.
In Battlestar Galactica Online, you will play an intense browser-based MMO game. This unusual setup will be requiring some pretty unusual hardware and software combination to be sure to play in good conditions. Minimum requirements Windows XP/Vista Processor: Pentium 4 2.2 Ghz, AMD Athlon 64 3000+ or better Memory: 512 MB of SDRAM Graphics: Any… Read More
Max Miedinger (24 décembre 1910 à Zurich, Suisse – 8 mars 1980, Zurich, Suisse) était un créateur typographique. Il est surtout connu pour avoir créé Helvetica en 1957.
A web site on which you will find a colorful collection of background pictures for your PC or your Mac: Imgur. Its only drawback is that you don’t know where the picture comes from, since they are uploaded by the users as they see them here or there.
With this free database program for Windows, Whisky Catalog, you can start recording the whisky bottles you own, the ones you tasted, the ones you’d like to try. Anyway, drink responsibly.
Roumazeilles.net just went through one of these moments I will easily remember! The visit count regularly climbs since the inception of the web site, but I just noticed something I’m pretty proud of: In the last year (more precisely, the last 365 days), this web site got more than one million visits as counted by… Read More
While working on improving the performance of my web sites, I have been using several tools in order to evaluate the performance of the site itself. Some are good, some are very good, some are overwhelmingly good. You cannot avoid mentioning the Google webmaster tools. They do a lot of things and contain a performance… Read More