8 août 2013
13:34 - GNOME
The idea of Radio Roulotte mostly came last year, it was about getting a caravan and two horses, to visit various villages, meet locals and produce a radio show with them. We were a small team to talk about it, and then preparing it, getting new contacts, requesting some money, reshaping the caravan, etc. but it only became real when we met and the horses arrived.
And the days were cut in two parts, travelling in the morning...
... then assembling the studio, and that meant getting stuff out of the caravan, getting other stuff in, including electrical power, calibrating the satellite dish, etc.
All of this to get ready at 6pm to produce one hour of radio, live with locals.
And as quickly as it started the week was over, we said goodbye to some team members, took a day almost off, and started welcoming members of the radio Esperanzah! team. That project is well oiled, it was the 10th time it happened, it's about covering the various parts of the Esperanzah! music festival.
So we went and assembled things again, the studio as well as our work room, the FM transmitter and computers below the stages to record the concerts.
The festival started, and we kept working, presenting the daily programs, interviewing artists and other participants, recording in the alleys...
And for my part, mixing the concerts, so we could broadcast one on the evening and offer them to the artists. For the first time I did it with Ardour 3 (a git snapshot actually, 44fc92c3) and it went beautifully.
So here you are, you now know what I did during your GUADEC. I heard many good things about Brno, let's work now to get 3.10 rocking in Septembre; and see you in Strasbourg for next GUADEC.
17 mars 2013
15:03 - Divers
Long time without any activity here, and more generally less time with computers those past months, even though I visited Lyon for the JDLL in November and I was of course present in Brussels for the FOSDEM and the developer experience hackfest that happened just before. (I didn't write about it but it was totally unexpected for me to find myself there with two other motivated devhelp developers, many thanks to Aleksander and Thomas.)
But I am now finally back in action, installed in my new place, and for the occasion here are some pictures, starting perhaps with the most raw moment, after a few weeks:
I kept my other flat for a few months but had to let it go by December, and by chance my new upstairs neighbour offered me her spare bedroom, as well as her attic to store my boxes (thanks Fleur!). Still it kept for longer than expected and I became quite impatient of settling in my new place, and that finally happened ~10 days ago.
The packing boxes left the attic but most of them are still unopened.
The kitchen is almost done, not shown in the picture: a fridge is still missing.
And I have the most fabulous bathroom.
Thanks to my good friend Macha for the architect work she did, it's that nice because she always had the eyes on the smallest details.
3 octobre 2012
11:21 - Code
For quite some time the access to recent files has been put forward in GNOME, it happened even more so in 3.6 with a "Recent Files" view in Files (née Nautilus), that makes use of a new recent files backend in gvfs.
This is all very nice but my daily activities still involve a lot of command line usage, and I didn't find any way to mark as recents the files I receive via mutt, the text files I create in vim, the pictures I resize with ImageMagick, etc. That always bothered me at the moment I wanted to access those files, but then I just copied a copy of the file to a scratch directory I had bookmarked, and went on with my work.
Until yesterday, as I finally decided to fix that, and quickly put together recent, a command line utility that just puts the file it gets as argument in the recent files list. It's very simple, uses GFile and GtkRecentManager, and the code is located there: recent.c. It's so simple I guess many others wrote something similar, but here you have, perhaps it will be useful.
28 septembre 2012
20:23 - GNOME
On Wednesday GNOME 3.6 has been released; many thanks to all people involved, this release is definitely a great one. And then today it was my turn to be released, many thanks for the kind words (and phone calls, and visits).
12 août 2012
21:28 - Divers
À peine atterri du GUADEC, empaqueté un nouveau sac; à peine un détour par Bruxelles, pris un train; à peine arrivé à Floreffe, la vie non-stop, une fantastique équipée, merci toutes, tous.
Et puis déjà le retour, à Bruxelles et au travail, entre côtes d'agneau et bord de canal (en hauts), entre zoning industriel et entrepôt désaffecté (en bas), une semaine toute drôle.