* Posts by Didier Trosset

6 posts • joined 9 Sep 2008

France: Let's make the internet safer. America, Russia, China: Let's go with 'no' on that

Didier Trosset

I always feel very uncomfortable when big government, big banks, and big corporations agree on anything …

You've seen things people wouldn't believe – so tell us your programming horrors

Didier Trosset

An unoptimized stack

It was a stack. A simple stack, where you could push your stuff on it, and pop it, as a LIFO (last in first out).

When pushing to the stack, the function used the base object of the stack to walk all of the already pushed objects, one after the other, and finally set the newly inserted object as the next to the current last.

When popping from the stack, the function used the base object of the stack to walk all of the already pushed objects, one after the other, and when reaching the last object, returning it while setting the previous one as the new last.

Did I say sub-optimal.

World's 'smallest, lightest' laptop launches

Didier Trosset

A matrik keyboard somewhere?

But why do they still build keyboards where keys are not lined up in columns. I want an orthogonal matrix keyboard on a small laptop!

Debian 'Lenny' arrives: bigger, longer, searchable

Didier Trosset

Squeeze

The next version of Debian is codenamed Squeeze (not Stretch).

OMFG, what have you done?

Didier Trosset

Why do you limit the width?

You complain that you have to put all the stuff on a "very narrow window". It's your fault! Why do you limit the width? I mean current laptops screens are much more wide than high. In a wide browser window, the headlines titles can show in two lines instead of three, or one instead of two, allowing more titles to be seen at a glance, without being forced to scroll down. By limitting _yourself_ to a fixed width, you limit our ability to see more stuff in the browser window.

That said, the new look is really nice.

Ubuntu zoo preps for new arrival

Didier Trosset

Names for 9.10 will start with K!

Following Ubuntu rules, the names for version 9.10 will begin with K. Not english native, I only could think of koala or kitty for the animal name (NZ kiwi bird maybe?). But plenty of good stuff with them: Killer Kitty, Kooky Koala, Knobby Koala, Kinky Kitty, Karateka Koala, Kingsize Koala. Pick yours ...

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