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I started learning japanese calligraphy a few months ago, with no prior experience with a brush and ink. It is an interesting endeavour. For various reasons, I had to skip class for a few weeks, but after the past ten days, I needed some stress relief on paper.



2014-04-05 11:21:58+0200

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Today, May the 30th, was my last day as a Mozilla employee. In a couple weeks, my wife, my cat and I will be on board of a flight heading about ten thousand kilometers east, and most of our stuff will be in some container on a boat. We’re moving to Japan. As adventurous as this may sound, I’m not venturing into unknown territory. My wife is Japanese, and I’ve lived there for close to 15 months. A long time ago, arguably.

I’m not actually leaving Mozilla. I’ll be back as a contractor, hopefully around the 25th of June. So as far as my fellow coworkers are concerned, I’ll be going on a long-ish vacation and changing timezone (but I’ll probably be around in the meanwhile on irc or bugmail, with high latency).

Jump-starting in a different country is not something really easy to pull off, and working for Mozilla as a remotee has been a key element in being able to do so. Although I’ve made it clear when I joined Mozilla that this would eventually happen, I’m thankful I can now actually do it.

2013-05-30 19:52:08+0200

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(gdb) p/x age
$1 = 0x20

2010-06-16 10:05:31+0200

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It’s that time of the year already.

2009-06-16 07:04:23+0200

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Turning 30

… is not much different than turning 29. Maybe turning 0×20 will make a difference…

2008-06-16 09:18:35+0200

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Back from vacation

Well, it’s been a few days, already, but I’m back from vacation, and the website too. It happened that for some reason the ADSL connection decided to die a few days only after my departure, leaving the site unavailable for 3 weeks.

2008-01-23 08:55:38+0200

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Am I ?

I don’t know if I should be proud of this

Yeah, I know, I wrote it in the first place, but still…

2006-12-19 22:59:31+0200

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Meme time: What american accent do you have ?

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Northeast

Judging by how you talk you are probably from north Jersey, New York City, Connecticut or Rhode Island. Chances are, if you are from New York City (and not those other places) people would probably be able to tell if they actually heard you speak.

The Inland North
The Midland
The South
The West
North Central
What American accent do you have?

2006-11-05 10:01:01+0200

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I’m back from Japan. Time went too fast… Met a lot of people we hadn’t seen for a while, had a great time. Only problem is that I’m totally jetlagged. Woke up at 3am this morning, and decided to actually do something after trying to sleep some more for an hour.

The downside of holidays is the 4000+ mails (excluding spam) that got in my mailbox. I’ve already gone through most of the new bug reports and have been able to vote for the last GR that was issued while I was away.

One of the most annoying problem that was raised during my vacation is this Firefox trademark issue. We’ve been avoiding to change the package name for a while. We got agreements to use the Firefox name when we had to drop the “Mozilla” part of “Mozilla Firefox”, and now it seems they (again) changed their mind.

I really think we should go with the iceweasel name because this name is already widespread as the “debian may rename firefox this way” name. It is even in wikipedia.

On other news, we bought a MacBook and a Nikon Coolpix S6 for Miki, and a (already broken) PSP as well as some books for me. I’ll write more on these in coming posts.

2006-09-21 05:16:40+0200

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I’m leaving for Japan in a few hours.

I have been careful not to leave too much mess in my packages for this vacation period, so all should be running just fine until I come back.

Closing all comments and trackbacks to avoid spam.

2006-09-03 13:57:22+0200

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