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I had never looked at Android programming, in my mind it was smelling like desktop web apps. But when buying the drone and analyzing the network capture, it became obvious that I would have to look at how the pilot application was done. So this post tries to be an introduction to reverse engineering on Android.

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A post written after an error I have made while coding UWAC (Using Wayland As Client), my library to use wayland on the client side with the spirit of the Xlib. The symptoms were that an application using UWAC was working with the X11 compositor and was freezing with the RDP compositor. After some testing, it appeared that the pixman renderer was the guilty component (using the X11 compositor and forcing the pixman renderer, the behaviour was the same).

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Just a small post to say "Happy birthday Mario Bros". 30 years old, and you can measure the progress made by computers.

I have learned that Nintendo is doing a new game, Mario Maker, where you can build your own stages.

code Teasing title for a post on development methods or more specifically coding tools. But we'll see that the two are linked.

My story begins at the XDC 2014, a few places in front of me I could see a venerable developer who was live coding. He was working on Xorg, I could see him use vi or vim, do some changes, compile, run Xorg which was crashing or not, and loop this workflow. I have already worked in Xorg, so I was thinking myself "Wow he codes with vim".

It was a "Wow" meaning: respect and... Oh my god !!!

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I have searched for a software that could do documents or pictures sharing like DropBox or google drive. I wanted something OpenSource that I could host too. After tests of misc products, I have finally choosen pydio, formerly Ajaxplorer. Despite the name it's not a python application, but a good old dirty PHP application.

Installation has been done on debian wheezy.

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Back from Bordeaux where I was attending and talking at XDC 2014, the Xorg developpers conference. First of all, it was a nice conference, foreign people seemed to have appreciated the French mood. As a tourist, Bordeaux by night is really a nice town. Really weird to speak english for 3 days while being in France !

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That's a long time I haven't post something here. Summer was quiet with content that would have their place here.

This year I will attend to XDC 2014, the X Developper Conference. It will take place in Bordeaux this year, that's not so far !

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