Handling non-PDF file attachments with Papers 3 February 19, 2014.

Before switching back to BibDesk, I tried Papers3 for some weeks. One of the problems I encountered was the inability to open files attached to a reference with anything else but either the integrated viewer (who can display only PDF and some picture formats) or a given external viewer, usually Skim or the system default Preview. This made Papers3 unusable with things like DJVU attachments, most text formats, and the like, because the obvious and stupid setting to “open attachments in default applications” doesn’t exist.Lire la suite…

Adding self-hosted URL shortening to a static website January 2, 2014.

I really wanted thb.lt to have its own url shorteners, since (obviously) its base URL is really short. There were a few problems still: the site is static (generated with Jekyll) and I didn’t want to add messy PHP code in the source tree1. Yet I preferred a dynamic solution rather than something that would have implied to edit a file, commit and push each time I needed a short link. That would have worked, it just felt quite dirty; but it may be useful for other things. ↩Lire la suite…

Un serveur qmail sur Raspberry Pi 13 juillet 2013,mis à jour le 14 décembre 2013.

On part d’une image Raspbian (ici Wheezy datée du du 25 mai 2013), sur un Rapsberry Pi modèle B (le seul avec un port ethernet). Sauf indication contraire, tout se fait en root.Lire la suite…

La race et le sexe : pile je gagne, face tu perds 20 mai 2013.

La tribune de Nancy Huston et Michel Raymond dans Le Monde du 17 mai est étonnante à de nombreux égards. Rejouant l’éternelle querelle des sciences «dures» et «humaines», les co-auteurs y avancent que nier la «réalité» des races, et accessoirement des sexes constituerait la marque incontestable d’une «cécité volontaire, obstinée, parfois loufoque, vis-à-vis des sciences naturelles», cécité qui serait celle des sciences les plus molles, que l’on dit «humaines et sociales» et appellent les sciences humaines et sociales à reconnaître plus sérieusement les résultats des sciences du vivant.Lire la suite…