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Bastien Nocera
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Thomson 8-bit computers, a history
In March 1986, my dad was in the market for a Thomson TO7/70. I have the circled classified ads in “Téo” issue 1  to prove that :) TO7/70 with its chiclet keyboard and optical pen, courtesy of MO5.com The “ Plan Informatique pour Tous ” was in full swing, a...
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More Bluetooth (and gaming) features
In the midst of post-release bug fixing, we've also added a fair number of new features to our stack. As usual, new features span a number of different components, so integrators will have to be careful picking up all the components when, well, integrating....
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UTC and Anywhere on Earth support
A quick post to tell you that we finally added UTC support to Clocks' and the Shell's World Clocks section. And if you're into it, there's also Anywhere on Earth support. You will need to have git master versions of libgweather (our cities and timezones dat...
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Bluetooth on Fedora: joypads and (more) security
It's been a while since I posted about Fedora specific Bluetooth enhancements, and even longer that I posted about PlayStation controllers support . Let's start with the nice feature. Dual-Shock 3 and 4 support We've had support for Dual-Shock 3 (aka Sixaxi...
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New Evince format support: Adobe Illustrator and CBR files
A quick update, as we've touched upon Evince recently. I mentioned that we switched from using external tools for decompression to using libarchive. That's not the whole truth, as we switched to using libarchive for CBZ, CB7 and the infamous CBT , but used ...
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SECURITY FOR THE SECURITY GODS! SANDBOXING FOR THE SANDBOXING THRONE
@GodTributes took over my title, soz. Dude, where's my maintainer? Last year, probably as a distraction from doing anything else, or maybe because I was asked, I started reviewing bugs filed as a result of automated flaw discovery tools (from Coverity to UB...
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Gaming hardware support
While my colleagues are working on mice that shine in all kinds of different colours , I went towards the old school. For around 10 units of currency, you should be able to find the uDraw tablet for the PlayStation 3, the drawing tablet that brought down a ...
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Making your own retro keyboard
We're about a week before Christmas, and I'm going to explain how I created a retro keyboard as a gift to my father, who introduced me to computers when he brought back a Thomson TO7 home, all the way back in 1985. The original idea was to use a Thomson com...
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Lyon GNOME Bug day #1
Last Friday, both a GNOME bug day and a bank holiday , a few of us got together to squash some bugs, and discuss GNOME and GNOME technologies. Guillaume , a new comer in our group, tested the captive portal support for NetworkManager and GNOME in Gentoo, an...
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