J’ai modifié la façon dont le logiciel qui fait rouler mon weblog gère les caractères accentués (et les idéogrammes…).

Plusieurs bon côtés, mais quelques points négatifs, comme une bonne quantité de travail semi-manuel pour re-encoder les entrées existantes, et j’ai sûrement oublié des trucs dans ce processus assez improvisé. La nécessité est mère de l’invention mais pas nécessairement de la méthode et de l’élégance!

Si vous avez des problèmes d’accents ou si vous voyez des commentaires ou des entrées où les accents sont incorrects, postez donc un commentaire que je regarde ça.


Visiting Quebec

Oh this is good:

Maciej Ceglowski visited Québec and has a few nice things to say. I shouldnt but I sometimes need people to remind me how f**king big our country and province are. My favorite part:

And just like that, Canada has secretly trained you to be an Ugly American. When you finally do visit a real foreign contry, you’ll find yourself acting like a complete fool, yelling in English and waving fistfuls of dollars at some uncomprehending store clerk, while some doe-eyed backpacker with a maple leaf patch snickers at you and picks up all the hot local chicks.

He also compares Chicoutimi to a French-Canadian Chongqing, it’s funny, but seriously, comparing the Saguenay with the Yangtze is odd.

Which made me think that I quickly learned 我不是美国人, 我是加拿大人 myself.

[update: yeah… You kinda have to use unicode to see the caracters there…. Is there a way to encore them differently? Or inform a browser that I’m using that encoding? Modified MT config to use Unicode when publishing pages. I’m curious of the consequences, but it works so far for me. My RSS 2 feed does not display properly in NetNewsWire though. Fixed. Referring to myself as a country: fixed.]

Seat Guru

I went googling (while playing with my return-top toy) for a ressource evaluating seats in various airplanes from different compagnies.
I’ve found SeatGuru.

It is nice (and probably saved me some problems) but I know I’ve seen a more extensive resource before. Anyone knows that I’m talking about?