Advent of Code 2023

Posted on 02 Jan 2024 in programming • Tagged with adventofcode, challenge • 5 min read

Advent of code map

I participated in the first few days of advent of code 2023. Here are my though. Solutions are available on GitHub.

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Spotify Random Album Selector

Posted on 17 Nov 2023 in programming • Tagged with spotify, music • 2 min read

Spotify_RAS user interface

tl;dr: go to Spotify_RAS. A tool that choose Spotify albums from your saved ones and add them to your playing queue.

I listen to music all day. Mostly Video game music and I have been collecting albums for years. As a result I have around 400 albums saved in Spotify (and still growing), so every morning choosing my soundtrack of the day was a complex task and I end up listening a lot to the same albums.

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Building this blog with travis

Posted on 04 Mar 2017 in programming • Tagged with programming, devops • 3 min read

Since January this blog is automatically build using Travis CI. The main advantage is to always use the latest version of Pelican as travis CI always build its environment from scratch. An other advantage is that I am able to update the site just from my browser for minor modifications (spell correction for instance).

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Installing OSMC without installer

Posted on 14 Apr 2016 in programming • Tagged with osmc, raspberry, smb, programming • 2 min read

I bought the new raspberry pi 3 with integrated Wi-Fi. Currently I still have a Ethernet cable running through my living room to my old raspberry pi 1.

Just willing to download the last raspbmc version I figured that it was no more raspbmc but osmc which is basically the same but with much marketing around it. The most annoying one is that you need to install an install (such meta). I was pretty much sure it was not really necessary and moreover there is no version of the installer for Arch Linux.

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Localipsum, a sample text generator

Posted on 23 Aug 2015 in programming • Tagged with python, programming, lorem ipsum • 3 min read


Localipsum is a simple python program that aim to generate sample text for designers and developers as the well known Lorem Ipsum website. The main difference is that it use your own dictionaries on your computer.

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Compiling cmus for cygwin

Posted on 21 Jan 2015 in Programming • Tagged with cygwin, cmus, programming, windows • 5 min read

cmus I work on a Windows machine for my dally job. On my personal desktop I use Arch Linux and i3 therefore my music player is in curses and does not need any mouse. In fact I use cmus. So I tried to replace my old media player clementine with cmus on Windows in cygwin.

For that we need to compile cmus from sources.

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Git, remove unwanted data from history

Posted on 23 Nov 2014 in Programming • Tagged with git, programming, leak • 1 min read

Recently I put unwanted data (a password) in one of my git commit. This commit was not push to an public server (like github or bitbucket) therefore there was no real security breach other than my git history.

The problem was to remove the data by rewriting the git history …

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