Live Animal

I’m about to get on a plane (yearly Silicon Valley trip home) with our dog, Duke and we had to place « Live Animal » and « Up » stickers on his cage. Since I didn’t have any, I whipped these up, using that… Continue Reading →

Dear diary…

Just added a Twitter feed to my blog. I’ve been resisting for a while now, but finally gave in. I like how I can just grab bits and pieces of conversations, emails, code, ideas, documentation and so on, and throw… Continue Reading →


To welcome me into my new role as an officially recognized Frenchman, my friend Julien sent me a list of clichés entitled « Ça, c’est la France ». All the regulars are there: the beret, a baguette, rosette, the rooster, brie, Yvette… Continue Reading →

Allons enfants de la patrie!

Le jour de gloire est arrivé ! / Contre nous de la tyrannie, / L’étendard sanglant est levé, / L’étendard sanglant est levé, / Entendez-vous dans les campagnes / Mugir ces féroces soldats ? / Ils viennent jusque dans vos bras /… Continue Reading →


I ran into the organizers of the Gamerz exhibit this evening on my way back from the workshop. They asked, « Did you see ? » « See what ? » « Your interview in Joystick magazine! » Cringe… Oh god, I’d forgotten about that. Then they really… Continue Reading →

Travel plans

Further blurings of my identity today. I’ve just gotten back from my last interview before becoming a true Frenchman, and now I’m about to get on a plane to head back to my home country for a few weeks. I’ll… Continue Reading →

Induction coils, etc.

While looking up some recent patents for my thesis, I stumbled upon what appears to be a new Google service, Google Patents. Now, the cliché about Google is that the first thing people do when they discover Google is they… Continue Reading →