About the backtick on a French Mac keyboard

Recently a friend brought to my attention that the backtick ( ` ) is a dead key on the French Mac keyboard; that is to say that it does not generate a complete character, and that you need to type another key after having typed a backtick for it to show as a…

CaribeWave 2016 — A thorough look at the tech stack

I took part, along with Thomas Grange and Alexandre Vallette, in the 2016 edition of the Caribe Wave tsunami exercise that takes place in the French West Indies since 2011. The aim of our team was to find actionable technologies and methods to help communicate in the event of a…

Togoto : a todo list for places

Sometimes when you want to learn something you have to take on a whole project as a motivation for keeping it up. I wanted to learn Java and the Android platform so instead of following various tutorials on the net, I decided to create a full-fledged mobile app. TL;DR…

Broadcasting Analog TV from an ESP8266

This is the coolest thing I've seen on an ESP8266 so far, and it goes way beyond what you think you can do with this thing. I'll let you see the videos further down, it's incredible ! The video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSiRkpgwVKY The video WITH COLOR : https:…

Reassessing Lua on the NodeMCU

Ok, so in the last few articles, we focused on what the NodeMCU + Lua ecosystem could do for us; and actually, it does a great deal of stuff in a very straightforward way. The Lua API, albeit a bit php-esque sometimes, is pretty simple to understand and to code. The…