Load solved!

Finally, I solved an issue that had been pestering me for months. Regularly, when casually browsing, my computer would slow down dramatically for 1-2 min before continuing as if nothing happened. That was particularly irritating and I couldn’t fix this until I found a good way to reproduce it. This half broken bugs are the harder to fix because the incentive to sit down and fix it is much weaker than when everything is broken.

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Migrating: from Pocket PC to Android

I don’t usually follow the latest gadgets and tend to skip a few generations of products before getting a new one. That’s what happened recently when I switched from my Pocket PC staring Windows Mobile 2003 to the HTC Dream (aka G1) with Android. That’s a 6 years gap between technologies and involved some workaround to migrate the contact data.

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Distributed version control system

Few months ago, I moved from Toulouse to Singapore. As I continue to play with satellite images, I wanted to keep an access to the OTB repository and still participate to this open source project. It was also a good opportunity to move to a distributed source control system: sometimes, when you’re stranded in a plane/train/meeting, you really wish to have access to a full repository to do some clean work. Also, if the repository is behind a triple firewall with no possible outside access, this is not a really good way to encourage contributions…

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