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Isabelle Hurbain-Palatin
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My G+ account transfer is scheduled in one hour. I then won't be able to post for up to 48h. AAAAAH!
See you on the other side...
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(ça y est, j'ai raccroché les wagons.)
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Well there's a bit more snow in the countryside :)
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Ce genre de paysage me manque :-(
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That guy makes mean sand castles.

And now I miss the sea.
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Incredible!
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The statement that I was trying to prove is wrong. Well, it's a good thing, because it would have been a pain to prove. I mean, even if it had been true.
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Obviously. :-) 
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There's a yellow notification at the bottom of my G+ interface that tells me that I've requested a migration from one acount to the other, and that that migration is scheduled for Dec 2.
The notification cannot be removed.

Now I know that for a week I'll be tempted to click on Cancel migration, JUST TO GET RID OF THAT NOTIFICATION. I wonder if it's the purpose of that yellow box, so that SOMEONE has less work to do. I'd expect it to be automated, but now I wonder!
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This account is no longer active since December 03 2012. My current G+ account is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/115810324683995775467/posts. The current public RSS for that account is at http://gplusrss.com/rss/feed/57554f82332f7a4709357a76dd64a3ef50bc5d3235774.

Ce compte est inactif depuis le 3 décembre 2012. Mon compte G+ actuel se trouve à l'adresse https://plus.google.com/u/0/115810324683995775467/posts. Le RSS de ce compte est à l'adresse http://gplusrss.com/rss/feed/57554f82332f7a4709357a76dd64a3ef50bc5d3235774. 
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... psst... j'ai toujours les clés :P
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Found this in Bear McCreary's AMA (http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/142qwd/i_am_bear_mccreary_bearmccreary_composer_for/), it's... pretty cool (and that would be a euphemism).
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I'm late again on my #balisebooks , so I'll just put three in one post - I don't have much to say anyway (not that I usually do...).

First, I read Insurgent, by Veronica Roth - this is the second book of the Divergent trilogy (third book to be published in 2013). I had read the first one a month ago, but hadn't said much about it - see https://plus.google.com/u/0/106223694077555758612/posts/YCK6wzRGHaG for the least interesting review ever. So I'm fixing that, and maybe talking a bit more about the books themselves, heh? The Divergent trilogy starts in a futuristic, distopian Chicago where the people are divided into 5 factions - Abnegation (the selfless), Erudite (the, well, erudites), Candor (the honest), Dauntless (the crazy^Wcourageous) and Amity (the nice ones). The kids can choose their faction when they are 16; the "usual" choice is to stay in the faction where you've been raised; the heroin, Tris, chooses to transfer from Abnegation to Dauntless. The first book sets up the universe, and obviously at the end of the first book, shit happens and the society explodes. In the second book, we pick the heroes in the aftermath of these events; factions are divided (both between them and internally), it's a mess, everyone's against everyone else, conspiracies everywhere, and so on. As for the first book, it's not mindblowing, but it's still a very enjoyable read. I look forward to the third book.

Just after that, I read Reached, by Ally Condie, which is the third book of the Matched trilogy (of which I speak in https://plus.google.com/106223694077555758612/posts/e8HS11q7WSJ and in https://plus.google.com/u/0/106223694077555758612/posts/1gC4vkBUmBG); it may have been an error to pick up that one just after the previous one, because the environment are similar enough to be confusing. In that third book, the Rising takes over the Society, while an epidemic of nasty flu makes the majority of people from the Society sick. The world needs to be rebuilt, and a cure must be found - fast - and it's not as easy as it is thought in the beginning. Let's say it was a decent conclusion to the trilogy; questions are answered, ends are tied, feels satisfactory. Over the whole trilogy, well, not bad, but not great, and the second book is definitely the weakest point.

And finally, the day before yesterday, I finished Guilty Pleasures, by Laurell K. Hamilton. This is bitlit from before bitlit was cool (1993. That's even way before Buffy) and it's pretty cool, actually. Vampires and other supernatural creatures exist, are more or less integrated in the society (less than more, shall we say), and the heroin, Anita Blake, raises the dead for a living (pun... half intended). She also gets hired to investigate a series of vampire murders - which is kind of ironical considering that she did kill a few vampires of her own. Obviously, the most powerful vampires of the town are more or less involved in all of that, and make Anita's life... difficult, to say the least. It was a pretty enjoyable book - funny and easily read. I'm a bit dubious on the rest of the series - from what I read over the intarwebz, it gets pretty bad pretty fast - but then vampire series, even the bad ones, could be considered a guilty pleasure of mine, so maybe I'll get tempted ;)
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Second read-through for me. Enjoying it a lot.
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So, for +Philipp Sury who doesn't believe in me procrastinating - there's a report that I need to write, and I've been trying to decide whether I want to write it in Google Docs or in LaTeX for the past week or so. Does that count?

(Some would say that, since the deadline is in 3 weeks, no it doesn't. I still say it does.)
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LaTeX any time !!
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Just placed my Redditgifts Secret Santa order. I hope that someone in Japan will be happy with what I picked for them :)

Funny thing is - I usually pick the gift wrap and small note option on such occasions (because I think it's nice - not as nice as handwriting a note, but shipping to and from Switzerland would make the whole thing highly inefficient...); and since I was shipping to Japan, I used Amazon Japan. 

But since it's Amazon Japan, well, I suppose you can say much more in one japanese character than in one English character. Because 50 characters in English is... well, TINY :)
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Volcanoes for a monday morning seem oddly appropriate.
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Impressive, thanks!  I now have a new wallpaper at work :).
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Theoretical computer science student. I do (well, study) (mostly discrete) math.
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Isabelle Hurbain, Isabelle Palatin, Balise
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Balise
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Theoretical computer science student, worked as a software engineer, tech translator, tech writer,  Warhammer 40K, RPG and boardgames player, food blogger, occasional amateur photographer and over-user of ":P"-smileys.
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I can write almost equally badly with both hands. Mostly because I managed to break my right arm twice in the 8th grade.
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  • École des mines de Nantes
    AII, 1999 - 2003
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Probably the best meat I've ever eaten in Zürich. And cooked exactly to my taste since the hot stone allows you to do that. Highly recommanded - a bit pricier than many restaurants in Zürich, but worth it. Chocolate cake was not bad either ;)
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
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reviewed 2 years ago
Tried a few tapas and dessert - everything we had was excellent. Usually pretty crowded though, and kind of on the expensive side.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
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Fantastic fast food. Burgers are great, the default choice of toppings is good, fries are awesome, and the malted vinegar next to the ketchup is a very nice touch. Seal of approval.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Great brunch, both eggs benedict and pancakes were delicious, mimosas also great, great service. Pretty crowded though, even at 2PM for brunch (on a Sunday, granted). I would expect to wait quite a bit at an earlier hour.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
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We had the tasting menu with wine pairings; it was completely amazing. Everything we had was delicious, the service was classy but not uptight, and the 3-hour dinner never really felt like we were there for 3 hours. Some pairings (both on the plate and wine-wise) could seem dangerously audacious a priori, but in the end it worked flawlessly (and deliciously). The print-out of the menu and wine list given at the end is a very nice touch. Amazing experience, very very much recommanded.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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Awesome sushi, nice variety. A must-go whenever we're in Mountain View.
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Not great, but still pretty good. The condiment bar is a nice touch.
Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Good
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