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
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
I have several web sites wirtten with WordPress and I needed to comply with the new GDPR European regulation (new in May 2018). After a few hours of work to find how to do this right… I decided to share my experience and show the steps I went through; not very difficult, but rather lenghty,… Read More
You may not have noticed it but European Regulations recently required some significant changes on web sites, in order to make sure that they are respectful of their visitors and -even more importantly- of the privacy of their data. Our web site has been adapting since a few weeks with a few nice changes, including:… Read More
A few versions of this text editor (sometimes) loved by many software programmers / Archive of old Emacs versions.
This time, this is a calendar centered around the eyes of wild animals. Click to see all the pages and buy it.A calendar that you will love watching and which will be watching you. A a calendar right for the hidden ophthalmologist in you.
Minor technical information for those of you who are sensitive to their online safety. One of the recommended steps to a better privacy and safety is using web site under the SSL protocol (accessing them with https:// instead of http://). Now, Roumazeilles.net helps you and can be transparently accessed through both addresses: https://www.Roumazeilles.net/ http://www.Roumazeilles.net/ … Read More
2016: A cold year where we went to the Arctic North of Canada (in the state of Nunavut, also known as the Inuit country). It was a trip organized by OneOcean Expeditions and that we joined thanks to the help of Polar Cruises: A scientific research vessel from Russia reconverted into an expedition ship, Akademik… Read More
The national press (newspapers and TV) regularly come back to Bitcoin, this decentralized currency that some would announce as going to replace all other world currencies. Some also think that the technology solutions included in Bitcoin are the groundwork for all future world finance (Nothing less!) But it may be less nice that that. And… Read More
This is the rather terrible but also very troubling question asked by Stephen M. Walt on Foreign Policy in a paper titled “What Should We Do if the Islamic State Wins?” The author does no really answer the question he asks but I find it mind-opening to start from his postulate: Daesh is not automatically… Read More
It is always easy to portray Islamic State as a bloodthirsty monster and… to stop here. This kind of attitude presents two majors drawbacks (to my eyes): As all black-and-white approaches, it does not allow understanding,it does not allow determining where Daesh or ISIS is coming. It’s happy with just condemning, preferably in reference to… Read More
According to the definition, microcredit consists in attributing small sum credits to small enterprises or indidivuals. The principle had been shown to work well by Bengali Muhammad Yunus and the bank he created, the Grameen Bank. For this, they receieved no less than a Nobel Peace Prize. We could think that this is very far… Read More
Yes! I did it again! Here is a new web site I launched recently. this time, the intent is to share Marion Jonchères’ passion for cold, ice, snow and altitude. Here, you will only find extreme sports, high altitude mountaineering, North Pole or South Pole. But this is based on detailed commentaries and spectacular pictures.… Read More
Filmmaker Gordon Buchanan, while shooting a BBC documentary in Svalbard, Norway, experienced being considered as a prey worth hunting. Despite ending with no killing (the glass cage was strong enough), this must have been a real moment of stress. Some of the photos shot by Gordon are in the article published in the Daily Mail… Read More
It is quite interesting (or revealing) that a recent interview of Edward Snowden, the guy who blew the whistle on NSA practices of spying on everybody’s email and phones, has received essentially no media coverage in the US and the UK. It appears that large media outlets are actively participating in a campaign to smear… Read More
After quite a long leave of absence, here are again news of my photo trips to a more opulent wildlife and more generous nature than under our mild latitudes. This year, my first travel has been bringing me to Tanzania that I never visited before. So, you’ll find here -day after day- snapshots from the… Read More
The polar bear is a fascinating animal. Marion Jonchères presents it in a photo and video documentary. L'Ours Polaire – roi de l'Arctique par mjoncheres
A lovely movie that has been collecting awards for the amazingly beautiful landscapes and time-lapse sequences of night and day mountain images from the Canadian Rockies. Vimeo link I heartfully recommend this mountain photo-sequence or video; I don’t know how to describe it. But I love it.
The WWF has a wide Black Rhino Range Expansion Project which is trying to ensure a better future for the Black Rhinoceros species. They are under a severe threat because their horn is considered as the source of a powerful medicinal drug in several cultures. The black rhino is protected and poaching is slowly reducing… Read More
And the winner is not the one you would bet on. You must always stay very attentive to the very last move of your opponent under the microscope (or the video camera with a macro-photography lens). Spider attack from Ahmet Ozkan on Vimeo.