This is a collection of articles I wrote over the years, presently with a strong focus on building reactive systems with Akka.

Deploying a GWT application as OSGi module with Apache Karaf and Maven

Published on 15 December 2010

In a project I’m currently working on we use the OSGi platform in order to achieve higher modularity (the project is about building a framework for massive data ingestion and processing for a high-availability service, and the processing is dealt with via workflows that are composed of a number of plugins that we don’t develop, – Read More

Debugging ANT tasks in IntelliJ IDEA

Published on 8 September 2010

I recently started using IntelliJ IDEA in addition to Eclipse after seeing it being used by some dutch colleagues of mine. And I must say that I do like it more and more every day — it just has all these many little things that fill so well to Java. One thing I do miss – Read More

Early rising

Published on 1 April 2010

“Day 4. The headache is bad, the coffee tastes bitter, but I still keep fighting.” Those is what a diary of mine would sound like if I were writing one, describing my experiences in the attempt to rising early. “Day 4. The headache is bad, the coffee tastes bitter, but I still keep on fighting.” – Read More

New CV

Published on 1 September 2009

Have you ever written a CV as part of a lecture at university (yes, in France, there are such lectures), a seminar for young graduates, or have you ever gotten feedback from the professionals in the branch? I did. It always ended up with some frustration – all the small pieces of creativity would get – Read More

How I stopped reading the news and feel much better now

Published on 9 April 2009

Over the past years, we have been given the access of increasingly more and more information. Not only are we given the opportunity to get nearly real-time information about all the terrorist attacks, accidents, revolutions and other events happening around the world, but with the evolution of mobile services, we get access to this information – Read More

Following through with dreams in rough times

Published on 9 March 2009

For a while now I am following the Illuminated Mind blog and even purchased Reclaim your dreams (and also started reading it, though I still have something to do about the “finish reading it” part). The blog deals with how to get out of the trap of a job and life you don’t want, and – Read More

The cost of simplicty in technology

Published on 14 September 2008

Recently I decided to try out a new kind of computer and bought a MacBook Pro. After many years on PC, which never really satisfied me in matters of simplicity of use, I wanted to give a shot to this kind of computer. So what to say? the design is nice, the computer becomes an – Read More

The pain of configuration and ideas for making it a bit more bearable

Published on 14 February 2008

Three weeks ago, I decided to give up on my Windows operating system and try again using Linux (the Ubuntu release). Windows had been running fine for a while, but it ended up becoming very, very slow, and just too unreliable. I had been using Linux before in order to work on my previous laptop, – Read More

Twitter, geolocalisation and pervasive games – mixing virtual and real life

Published on 30 January 2008

Today I created an account on twitter after reading an article at academhack. Apparently there seem to be some interesting usages of this micro-blogging tool, like increasing communication amongst members of a same community. Whilst the article on academhack emphasizes the educational usages of the tool, I wonder if the same thing wouldn’t work in – Read More


Published on 19 January 2008

Welcome! If you have been here before, you will notice, past posts have disappeared. Probably, they were too short to sustain a Reset. re set Maybe this time I will manage to write something sustainable?