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Happy New Year 2009! January 5, 2009

Posted by larchiviste in Art, Cinema, Friends, Spare time, Tora, Travels.
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toramouseFor those who are still wondering where I was celebrating the holiday season, here is a short video.

It’s a Smith World after all!


Dreaming about Mrs. Snaggletooth July 31, 2008

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I had a dream...

I had a dream...

Unbirthday July 25, 2008

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Yesterday was not my birthday, but I would like to thank all for this great surprise!

A green balloon, a flaming cake, nice people singing and clapping in their hands… It was simply perfect (and not embarrassing at all).

Again thank you, from the heart.

Pulp July 24, 2008

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Back in the 90s, this is how I learned all about the secrets of working from home…

Tomasz: You know what the funniest thing about Europe is?

Tora: What?

Tomasz: It’s the little differences. I mean, they got the same stuff over there that they got here, but it’s just – it’s just there it’s a little different.

Tora: Example.

Tomasz: All right. Well, you can walk into a cafe in Amsterdam and “work from home”. And I don’t mean just with like a wired connection, I’m talking about proper WiFi. And in Paris, you can “work from home” at McDonald’s. And you know what they call a FCC Approved WiFi Hotspot in Paris?

Tora: They don’t call it a FCC Approved WiFi Hotspot?
Tomasz: Nah, man, they got the EC system. They wouldn’t know what the hell a FCC Approved WiFi Hotspot is.

Tora: What do they call it?

Tomasz: They call it a “Wee Fee ‘otspot.”
Tora: A “Wee Fee ‘otspot.”

Tomasz: That’s right.
Tora: What do they call Dial-up?

Tomasz: Dial-up is Dial-up, but they call it “Le Dial-up”.

Tora: “Le Dial-up.” [laughs] What do they call AirPort?

Tomasz: I dunno, I didn’t go into an Apple Store. But, you know what they put on Home Routers in Holland instead of WiFi?

Tora: What?

Tomasz: Cables.

Tora: God damn!

Tomasz: I seen them do it, man, they really drown them in those wires!

Tora: That’s some weird stuff.

IronWifi July 16, 2008

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During my trip in Afghanistan, I met and spent a bit of time with my friend Tony Stark. It was really fun to spend time in a hole in the middle of nowhere. we had couscous, lamb… With Omar (at the right side on the picture) we helped him to build his ARK micro power Wifi rooter. It’s a powerfull internet rooter that makes an intensive light. An amazing master piece. But Tony, a wifi rooter needs to be plug to a internet connexion, right ? how do you want me to “work from home” without internet access? Ahhh Tony, I just couldn’t do it from there. Call me when you leave the desert, ok ?

Masters of the Universe July 16, 2008

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I just found an old picture from a vacation on the Black Sea. That was a fun trip…

Meeting Shrek for Real July 16, 2008

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I wanted to talk to you about a good friend of mine. 

Among the attractions of cinema, there is the origin of Shrek!
The design of his character is not due to chance but to a model which existed, appointed Mauritius Tillett born in 1903 in France.
This man was a wrestler but has developed a rare disease whose symptoms are uncontrolled growth of bone mass (as in the movie Mask and not the Mask). Having been a victim of ridicule, he fled France to settle in the USA where he became a champion of struggle, known at the time, the ogre of the rings. He died at the age of 51 years.
Yes, reading my blog, you will learn new things…

God Save the Chinchillas July 16, 2008

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Visiting my good friend Liz

Visiting my good friend Liz

On my way to the BBC studios in London, I could not stop by and say hello to my good friend Liz. Not a big fan of chinchillas though, but she loves corgis. Another fantastic conversation topic, around a great cup of tea. She made me feel like a prince too…

Isn’t life beautiful?