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Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Men in Black II

Categories: [ TV/Cinema/Men in Black ]



Twenty-five years ealier, MiB agent K has refused to help Queen Lauraana and keep the Light of Zartha on Earth; the treasure was sent back, preventing at the same time Serleena to put her tentacles on it. Now K has left the agency and works at a post office. But Serleena is back on Earth and is looking for the Light of Zartha, and K is the only one who knows where it is. J therefore de-neutralizes K and allows him to recover his memory, but the latter had neutralized his memories of the Light of Zartha twenty-five years ago and cannot remember, he only left a set of clues for himself. Meanwhile, Serleena had killed the owner of a pizza shop (that happens to be related to the clues leading to the Light of Zartha) and J didn't want to neutralize his employee, Laura. The latter therefore tags along with J and K. Serleena then invests MiB headquarters, that is therefore locked down, J and K are on their own. Serleena finally concludes that the Light is in Laura's bracelet, but after defeating Serleena, K reveals that the Light is still on Earth, that Laura *is* the Light of Zartha, and that she has to leave Earth before midnight or the planet will be destroyed. K also hints that Laura could be his and Lauraana's daughter.

[ Posted on May 29th, 2012 at 21:52 | 1 comment | ]

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

Fuller's India Pale Ale

Categories: [ Beer/Fuller's ]


Just another ale. Contains malted barley.

Fuller, Smith & Turner, London, England. 5.3% alcohol.

[ Posted on May 26th, 2012 at 22:07 | no comment | ]

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

The Accidental Spy

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]



Jackie, an orphan, is contacted by a private detective who tells him that his father, a wealthy Korean man and a former spy, is still alive but dying, and wants to give him his inheritance if he can follow the clues. Jackie ends up in Turkish bank where he retrieves a large sum of money and a small package. He soon gets attacked but fences off the thugs. Then he meets two women: Carment, a Koran reporter and Yong, whose scarf is embroidered with the same text as one of his father's clues, before being attacked again. The reporter happens to actually be a CIA agent and she tells him that the thugs are after a plant producing a super-opium. The other woman appears to be working for Lee, a crime lord, to whom Jackie's “father” had promised the plant. Jackie escapes Lee's clutches, and the latter offers Jackie the life of the woman in exchange for the plant. Jackie eventually finds out the location of the plant (2 vials, hidden by a Turkish priest, friend of his “father”) and gives it to Lee. Jackie tells Carmen what he has done, but as Yong dies, he tries (and after a long car/truck chase, manages) to recover the vials, but is severely wounded. Waking up in hospital, he is told by the “private detective” (actually a US agent) that this was all an intelligence mission with Jackie as the main agent to recover the plant.

[ Posted on May 24th, 2012 at 23:45 | no comment | ]

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

Badger First Gold

Categories: [ Beer/Badger ]


“classic country ale… First Gold are dwarf hops that grow in log hedgerows… hints of orange and spice from the hop”

Orange? maybe, not really convinced. Bitter but not too much. Just another ale.

Hall & Woodhouse Ltd., Blandford, Dorset, England. 4.0% alcohol.

[ Posted on May 19th, 2012 at 23:05 | 1 comment | ]

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Adnams Ghost Ship

Categories: [ Beer/Adnams ]


“pithy bitterness, malty backbone and lemon and lime aroma”

Quite bitter (but reasonnably so); the first sip tasted a lot like lichi in my opinion. Contains malted barley.

Adnams, Southwold, Suffolk, England. 4.5% alcohol.

[ Posted on May 16th, 2012 at 19:01 | no comment | ]

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

E-mail Git Patches

Categories: [ IT/Git ]

This is, in a nutshell, how to send commits to the (single) maintainer of a project by e-mail.

Add the maintainer's e-mail address to the repository's config:
git config --set sendemail.to "John Smith <john.smith@example.com>"
Make a set of patches from the commits e.g.,
git format-patch HEADˆ
git format-patch origin/master..master

Send the patches by e-mail:

git send-email *.patch
(this sends one e-mail per patch).

On the receiving side, the maintainer can then feed the content of each e-mail into git am to apply the patches and record new commits.

The git send-email command is packaged separately in Debian, the package git-email needs to be installed.

This post is based on this page from the Chromium project.

[ Posted on May 15th, 2012 at 19:47 | no comment | ]

Monday, May 14th, 2012

More Git Recipes

Categories: [ IT/Git ]

Resolve a binary file conflict with Git

Found on lostechies.com

In case of conflict with a binary file during a merge, you have two choices for resolving it:

  • Use your own version:
    git add thefile
  • Use the other version:
    git checkout --theirs -- thefile; git add thefile

Then commit the changes.

Show the content of a deleted file

Found on stackoverflow.com

git show commitid:path/to/file

The trick here is that one must use the full path to the file (relatively to the repository's root)

Restore a deleted file in a Git repo

Found on stackoverflow.com

Find the last commit where the file was deleted:
git rev-list -n 1 HEAD -- thefile
Then checkout the file from the commit before that:
git checkout commitid -- thefile

[ Posted on May 14th, 2012 at 13:39 | no comment | ]

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

Badger Fursty Ferret

Categories: [ Beer/Badger ]


“sweet nutty palate, hoppy aroma and a hint of Seville oranges”

Just another ale, but quite good. Contains malted barley.

Hall & Woodhouse Ltd., Blandford, Dorset, England. 4.4% alcohol.

[ Posted on May 13th, 2012 at 14:00 | no comment | ]

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Super Mario Dice

Translation: [ Google | Babelfish ]

Categories: [ Games ]


Je me suis récemment intéressé aux jeux de dés, et j'ai découvert Zombie Dice. Le principe est très simple, le jeu est rapide, mais le thème ne me plaisait pas. Alors j'ai décidé de changer le thème en Super Mario. J'avais d'abord songé au Super Mario Bros. original tournant sur NES, mais je trouvais les graphismes de la réédition pour SNES (Super Mario All Stars) nettement plus beaux, et donc j'ai repris les graphiques de cette version là.


Les dés viennent de blankdice.co.uk, chez qui j'ai déjà acheté un certain nombre de dés. Les faces ont un léger creux, qui permettent de coller un autocollant carré de 14,5 mm de coté. J'ai imprimé sur un autocollant au format A4 et découpé les carrés avec un cutter rotatif sans trop appuyer, ce qui permet de couper l'autocollant sans couper le papier-support et donc de décoller les petits autocollants bien plus facilement.


Zombie Dice est vendu sous blister et ne comprend qu'un gros gobelet et 13 dés. Il nécessite quelque chose pour marquer le score (papier/crayon, jetons…) J'ai donc fabriqué une piste pliante de 13 cases plus une case départ, encore une fois en imprimant sur un autocollant A4. À la place du gobelet, je vais fabriquer un sac en tissu, assez grand pour contenir tous les composants (il reste à trouver le tissu).

Une amie m'a proposé de fabriquer des pions en forme de personnages de Super Mario en échange de quoi je lui fabrique quelques copies du jeu. On verra ce que ça donne.

[ Posted on May 9th, 2012 at 18:28 | 3 comments | ]

Sunday, May 6th, 2012


Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]



While scanning phone numbers in the hope of accessing a game company's server, David Lightman unknowingly connects to W.O.P.R., a computer that integrally and automatically controls the USA's response to a nuclear attack (this scheme was implemented after the military noticed that 20% of the personel affected to missile launching was unwilling to actually launch them). The computer lists games, from chess and backgammon to global thermonuclear war. One of the game's title hints that Stephen Falken had programmed the computer. Falken had disappeared mysteriously, and David, convinced there is a backdoor in the system, spends a week out of school trying to figure out the secret password, which happens to be “joshua”, Falken's dead son. David then asks the computer to play global thermonuclear war, without noticing that he started a simulation that made the militray at NORAD believe that USSR was actually attacking. The military manage to understand that no such attack is actually happening, but the computer continues its simulation, and through a TV broadcast, David discovers what he has done. He is arrested by the FBI and brought to NORAD, where he discovers that Falken is still alive and lives under a false identity. David escapes NORAD with a group of tourists, and with the help of his friend Jennifer, visits Falken. The latter refuses to help them at first, but eventually goes with them back to NORAD. There the military have lost control of the situation and truly belive the soviets have launched their missiles. David then makes Joshua play tic-tac-toe agains itself, and the computer then notices that there are games that cannot be won. It then plays all possible scenarios of thermonuclear war and learns that the same applies to that game. The computer relinquishes control of the missiles just in time.

[ Posted on May 6th, 2012 at 23:45 | no comment | ]

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Wychwood Snake's Bite

Categories: [ Beer/Wychwood ]


“a blend of traditionally crafted beer infused with Cider Apples”

Smells good, very sweet, even too much. But it has this I-don't-know-what taste I don't like in some styles of beers, and mixed with the over sweetness, it made me a bit queasy.

Wychwood Brewery Co. Witney, Oxfordshire, England. 4.2% alcohol.

[ Posted on May 5th, 2012 at 22:57 | no comment | ]