Stop networking, dear Samsung TV

Posted on December 10, 2017 in Phyks • 5 min read

Yesterday, I noticed some ads for upcoming Amazon Prime TV shows have appeared on my Samsung “smart” TV (Serie 6). Apparently, they are provided by a preinstalled app called “Tv Plus”, developped by Rakuten Group and which I cannot uninstall. I cannot uninstall other preinstalled apps as well, such as …

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Mise à jour de mon blog, passage à Pelican

Posted on 03 June 2017 in Phyks • 2 min read

Je viens de mettre à jour complètement mon blog, en passant de Known à Pelican. Pelican est un générateur de sites statiques écrit en Python, avec toutes les fonctionnalités nécessaires pour écrire un blog.

J’avais commencé avec un système maison équivalent à Pelican, il y a 4 ans maintenant …

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Velib dataset

Posted on November 12, 2015 in Phyks • 1 min read

Just a quick note to say that I am running a script to periodically dump the data available from the Velib API (every 2 minutes).

The dump can be found here (sqlite3 database). It is generated by this script.

Please host your own if you plan on making many queries …

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Definitely moving to Known

Posted on January 22, 2015 in Phyks • 1 min read

As announced in a previous article, I definitely moved to Known. The new RSS feed is available at

There might be some dead links due to the transition, but the content should still be available at a different URL on this instance.

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Why I am quitting Diaspora?

Posted on January 20, 2015 in Phyks • 8 min read

I tried Diaspora for the last six months or so. I was seeing it as a real potential alternative to Facebook and other social networks. At the time, it was one of the most advanced decentralized social networks I knew about, and there were many people trying it, after some …

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