Thursday Dec 16, 2004

Christmas and a new Sun blogger...

Santa We have a nice tradition at ICNC (International Center for Network Computing, the French research and development center) for Christmas, it's the employees' children Christmas party. The party takes place in our facilities, and includes a show for the children, Santa Claus visit to distribute the gifts and some cakes and drinks.
Well this year party took place yesterday (Wednesday Dec 15th) and as usual it was noisy. There were nearly a hundred children wandering in the corridors, shouting, screaming, waiting impatiently for their present and then unpacking them all over the place. Lot of fun (except for the few coworkers who intended to do some work) !
Warning: if you still believe in Santa, stop reading now.
As part of the tradition, Santa is played by the most recent hired and this year it happened to be Arnaud, who is also starting to blog on blogs.sun.com !

Friday Oct 29, 2004

November 1st...

November 1st is a public holiday in France, which I really like since it is also my birthday. I'll be one year older when I come back to work from my long week-end.

Tuesday Aug 24, 2004

Back to work...

Yes it's time to go back to work. I've had wonderful and very relaxing vacations. I spent most of them with my family on the Costa Brava, Spain, sharing our time between water activities (beach and swimming pool) and reading. My wife and I are heavy readers in our vacation times (during the rest of the year, we don't have that amount of time for reading). This time I've read:
  • Stephen King, "The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah
  • 2 novells from Tonino Benacquista (French writer): "La Maldone de sleeping", "Malavita".
  • Michael Connely, "Chasing the dime"
  • Patrick Lapeyre, "L'homme-soeur" (French novell who won the Inter 2004 price)
  • Dan Brown, "The Da Vinci Code"
  • and I've started the complete Novells and Stories book from Didier Diderot.
Coming back from vacation is always scary as the flow of emails keeps coming while away from the computer. This time, I had to go through more than 3800 emails, most of which I've deleted but still a few hundreds required full attention. Anyway, I'm done with the email cleaning and back almost full speed to work on my prefered subjects: LDAP and Directory Server. So while I was on vacation, the IETF meetings was being held in San Diego. I wasn't present in person, but attended the LDAPBIS working group via Jabber (despite the very late time of the event, 2am in France)... Nothing much occured as the Jabber Log is indicating. LDAP is really mature now !
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This is the blog of a senior software engineer, specialized in LDAP, Directory Server and OpenDS. Ludovic Poitou works in France at the Grenoble Engineering Center, in the Directory Services Engineering team. Outside work, I love skiing and taking photo

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