A photographer assembles a Photoshop montage showing Steven Spielberg (world-famous movie producer of Jurassic Park and Jaws) in front of what looks very much like a dead Triceratops (a dinosaur which wasn’t seen on Earth face in the last 60 million years at least). Not the best of taste for sure but who would believe… Read More
Too many people still believe that the main cause of wildlife disappearance in Africa is poaching. But, in many countries (when they are sensitive to the issue, like in Eastern or Southern Africa), poaching has receeded significantly or even nearly dispapeared. And this is the continuous human expansion which become the engine driving wildlife extinction:… Read More
Can I express myself with composition. The rule of thirds to produce the feeling of speed. Le Mans 2010: Lola HPD Coupé, still at the pit.
1st of January, time for good resolutions. For me, this year, I would like to take a photo challenge. 52 photos in 52 weeks, this should not be too easy. But 52 photos according to pre-set constraints ; this could be a serious personal challenge. I believe that the rule of the Dogwood 52 week… Read More
My best wishes for the upcoming new year.
After a more thorough analysis, I believe that I have now a clear image of what happened to . It appears that a hacker introduced itself into our web site through an insecure WordPress plugin. The security defect has been corrected relatively quickly, but it left a wide open gap during a few days. The… Read More
This appears to be one of the most imprecise errors a web server can through at you. More or less, it means “I tried but I can’t serve and I can’t help with more precise information”. People and forums tend to say that this may be related to database issues or .htaccess issues. But not… Read More
So, it had to happen one day. has been hacked. Nothing very terrible, but a few bad hours for an administrator. The site to be rebuilt in a matter of hours. Passwords to be changed. Several hours lost for nothing. There wasn’t much to steal (the users are not very many). But it is impossible… Read More
When you need to store data in a reliable way but you don’t need to read them often, this is named a “cold storage” need. This is typically what I needed for my Synology NAS where I wanted to backup data to an external site (but I don’t intend to actually use the backup since… Read More
Let’s admit that it won’t be easy to see such a whale shark baby playing (or discovering how to play) with the bubbles produced by scuba divers. So cute a baby! Source: Requin-Blanc.
Designed to help in a computer science and algorithms teaching course, these are great ideas of algorithm descriptions using only simplified drawings and no word (styled like Ikea assembly instructions). I love them. Idea-instructions.
It seems that I can help some readers with a library of information about GDPR, the new (in May 2018) European Regulation about Privacy and the handling Personal Data on web sites. It may appear as quite complex. So, I collected a list of those articles I found most interesting for a first reading/introduction (aimed at… Read More
Grey wolves are present in the Yellowstone National Park. But they are hard to come by and they do not often come near roads. Mostly, you may see then several hundrd yards from you. Let’s say one or two miles from the road… Grey wolf (Canis lupus, loup gris) Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA, March… Read More