• as I said earlier on this blog, meeting all my friends from the greater Web family during the W3C TPAC week is always a pleasure. And even if we worked a lot, I enjoyed it a lot.
  • my Traxdata 4gb compact-flash car suddenly died. Unrecoverable. R.I.P. Fortunately, I saved my photos before and I only lost the four ones I took in Barcelona. Just bought an Extreme3 4Gb Sandisk (the only CF available at Fnac Barcelona if you except the incredibly expensive Sony CF cards) as a replacement.
  • if there is one thing I hate, it's having dinner or a drink with silent people. I feel really bad when it happens, the silence being usually a strong signal of "what the heck am I doing here with these people?". So I talk for others, trying to trigger reactions, trying to ignite things, somehow filling the void. I'm probably getting older because the more time passes, the more I'm fed up with it. I just don't have the patience any more. Reminds me of Roman Polansky many many years ago in New York when he told a group of famous friends "vous me faites chier, je me tire" (slang for I'm bored, I'm leaving) because of the superficial discussions they were having. I am more and more inclined to do that when the people in front of me are boring, I must say. I'm fed up - yes even more than before - with political correctness and politeness. Time flies, and I don't want to give any bit of my precious time to boring or uninteresting or painful people any more.
  • 12 euros per day for internet connectivity here in this hotel in Barcelona. Pffff. The day Accor Hotels will understand free internet access is a markting argument against competitors is not here yet.
  • voila une idée simple et complètement "disruptive" pour nos dirigeants à propos du déploiement de l'accès Internet en France :
    • obliger tous les fournisseurs d'accès Internet donnant/louant une "box" à leur clients à intégrer un choix utilisateur offrant l'accès WiFi ouvert et libre sur une petite partie de la bande passante à déterminer, disons 5% dans une limite de 512kb/s.
    • mettre ce choix à "true" par défaut, l'opt-out étant toujours possible
    • mais évidemment, Orange va gueuler parce que la VoIP va exploser. Cela changerait la vie, la France rejoindrait le club des pays les plus connectés au monde et basculerait dans toute une gamme de nouveaux services, boostant l'économie. Mais non, au lieu de forcer France Telecom à s'adapter au nouveau monde (be disruptive), on va probablement continuer à engraisser une seule vache (sustain).
    • Mise à jour : je sais bien que Neuf a fait ça avant, mais ouvert uniquement aux abonnés de Neuf ! L'idée ici serait de forcer les ISP à ouvrir à tous, abonnés ou pas.