I'm happy, Thatcher is dead.

I'm sad, Grothendieck is dead.

Some stuff

The best program is the one you write.

0. News

May 12, 2015: compose just landed here. I have a lot of music in my brain. I need some structure to spit it out. Tonal stuff might be it. So I started to write a little program to help me write/study tonal music (classical music if you prefer). Let's see where it goes... (No, gcomposer won't do it. Too bloated and limited at the same time. Go figure...)

Mar 21, 2015: watch TV! watch TV! Get your daily dose of hum, drugs? Anyway, if you pay Orange to access the internet and if you subscribe to the TV service and if you have a GNU/Linux computer and want to watch TV on it, you may be interested in this. I spent way too much time on this little (but pretty complete as far as I am concerned) thing, but I liked the exercise. And it works! Mixed feelings inside of me. Proud to have done it on one hand. Not so proud because it only works for Orange on another hand. Not proud at all on a third hand (think Fukushima and Chernobyl) because what's the goal? watch TV. And this activity is far from being a good use of one's time. Let's say it was fun and so be it.

Jan 23, 2015: the smallest slideshow generator on this planet popped out of my brain. It takes images as input and spits a raw video, that you process with whatever you want (ffmpeg is a good candidate). 2015 starts the years of maturity for me. My software are going to be simpler and simpler with time. I hope to release my "digital audio workstation" this year (goodbye songs, you were a nice experiment, but a failure) (you came after xsoundtrack which was a nice experiment too but much bigger failure because I really don't like MOD music, how you produce it and how it sounds). And then make more software with simplicity in mind (and, but a bit, efficiency, like my wonderful but ugly looking audiotag). You like self-citations? It often portrays their author as some sort of narcissistic asshole or something. But I'm not! I'm much worse.

Jan 15, 2015: Happy birthday! for classic guitar. I wrote that thing a few years ago, needed it a few days ago, looked for it on the web (I am almost sure I put it on some tablature website at the time...), didn't find it, and by luck found it in some archive of some old account of mine. I was a student at some point of my life. I thought my life was a shit. But today I realize it was not that bad, at the time. I was a student because I didn't want to work, I had some sort of instinct that the life in a company or in a governmental stuff would be a true shit. I was right. It is a true shit life. You are some sort of slave. Oh, they don't beat you or threaten to kill you. But they force you to work by forcing you to need money for everything in your life. And they give you enough to survive, but not too much so that you keep working for years and years. This is real domination, a real accomplishment of the human history. I am convinced that one day that will end. We will destroy value, the idea of value, the idea that when you spend some time on something that thing becomes valuable. We will just live, share, enjoy. Or destroy everything before that happens. That does not really matter to me because I won't live that moment. It's all gonna be painful, until I die. So be it. Now, am I Charlie? Are you seriously wondering after reading the important stuff just before that question? Come on... behave. Use your brain and don't let a religion, a nation, an abstraction dominate your life and your thoughts. Excuse my grammar. I hope the meaning passed the language barrier.

Jan 3, 2015: my code for the "Al Zimmermann's Programming Contests" Delacorte numbers is up and running! Well, not running, it's just a tarball, but you get the idea. Don't you?

0.5 Simple programs

Those are simple but efficient programs of mine.

All in the public domain.

First category of the website, because this is very important. Programs must be simple so that you can create, understand, use and modify them with ease.

A computer is a machine that you program, never forget that, despite all the propaganda that reaches your brain on a daily basis.