Climb to the Stars


  • “Ça, je fais plus!“ [fr]

    [fr] Lundi, chez le vétérinaire. Lui: “Salut, tu vas bien?” Moi: “Oh, moi je vais bien, mais mon dos pas trop… j’ai porté des trucs lourds ce week-end…” Lui: “Ah, haha, ça je fais plus!” Moi: “Je crois que je suis en train d’apprendre à ne plus faire…” Vous me direz que se plaindre de … Continue reading "“Ça, je fais plus!“ [fr]"

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  • Matin sans photo [fr]

    [fr] Ce matin, à l’annonce d’une journée magnifique, c’est la brume qui s’échappe des champs et vallons. Elle s’installe dans les petits creux, cottoneuse, elle se prélasse devant les bois, capturant les rayons éclatés du soleil qui les traverse, au gré du passage des wagons à travers la campagne. Une touche de givre fait pâlir … Continue reading "Matin sans photo [fr]"

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  • Une heure plus tard [fr]

    [en] Trying to move my schedule 1 hour later. [fr] Aujourd’hui, premier matin de mon horaire “une heure plus tard”. Je me suis mise à y penser sérieusement à mon retour de vacances, après le changement d’heure. Pas tant à cause du changement d’heure lui-même, mais parce qu’après une semaine de vacances, retrouver le rythme … Continue reading "Une heure plus tard [fr]

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  • Lunettes de lecture [fr]
    Lunettes de lecture [fr]

    [en] Reading glasses. [fr] Je crois bien que c’était à Kolkata, en 2015, que j’ai réalisé que je peinais un peu à lire, le soir. J’ai toujours eu une “bonne vue”, mais je me suis dit, passé les 40, ce serait peut-être bien d’aller faire un contrôle. D’oculiste en ophtalmo, je ressors avec un oeil … Continue reading "Lunettes de lecture [fr]"

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  • Back to Lightroom [en]
    Back to Lightroom [en]

    [fr] Retour à Lightroom après deux ans et quelques d'infidélités avec Apple Photos. [en] Two and a half years ago I took the plunge and started using Apple Photos “seriously”. It quickly became my main photo library, and the comfort of having photos sync seamlessly across devices became something I was not willing to do … Continue reading "Back to Lightroom [en]"

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  • Not Giardia? [en]

    [en] As many of you know, I’ve been ill this winter. It started out with what seemed to be a simple stomach bug in early December, but it turned out I had a giardia lamblia infection — probably brought back from India in 2015 (at least), and mostly dormant (well, with hindsight, there were subclinical … Continue reading "Not Giardia? [en]"

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  • Marre de l’indignation [fr]

    [en] Outrage fatigue. [fr] L’indignation (“outrage” en anglais, attention, faux ami) est ce qui fait tourner Facebook, malheureusement. C’est l’émotion qui “marche” le mieux, nous fait partager, réagir, revenir. Facebook est une plateforme dont les algorithmes sont optimisés pour “l’engagement” (un autre faux ami), c’est-à-dire notre investissement en temps et en interactions avec la plate-forme. … C

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  • More blogging in the world? [en]

    [en] Originally meant as a comment on the post Back to the Blog by Dan Cohen. Over the years (quite some years ago) I ran a handful of “back2blog” challenges, to try and get people writing on their blogs again. They worked, but once the challenge was over, we all folded back into Facebook. I’ve … Continue reading "More blogging in the world? [en]"

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  • Blogging and Facebook [en]
    Blogging and Facebook [en]

    [fr] Réflexion sur la place du blog, de facebook, et de la solitude. [en] My number of blogging years is going to start to look like 20. Well, 18 this summer, but that looks an awful lot like 20 around the corner. My old Quintus is not quite as old as this blog. We all … Continue reading "Blogging and Facebook [en]"

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  • Méditation pendulaire [fr]
    Méditation pendulaire [fr]

    [fr] Je reprends le travail après deux semaines de vacances. Oh, bien sûr, j’aurais bien prolongé mes vacances, surtout qu’il y a encore plein de neige. Mais bon, il ne va pas faire beau cette semaine. Je reprends le travail le coeur plutôt léger: j’ai laissé mes affaires en ordre avant de partir, j’aime ce … Continue reading "Méditation pendulaire [fr]"

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  • Chercher l’ennui [fr]
    Chercher l’ennui [fr]

    [fr] Oui, vous avez bien lu. Chercher l’ennui. Il ne s’agit pas de le chasser, mais de le chercher, volontairement. L’ennui est une denrée rare dans le monde d’aujourd’hui. Il suffit d’un doigt sur un écran pour qu’il s’évapore. Le cerveau toujours occupé, toujours en route, toujours en interaction. Toujours des choses qui entrent et … Continue reading "Chercher l’ennui [fr]

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  • At the Chalet for Two Weeks [en]
    At the Chalet for Two Weeks [en]

    [fr] Au chalet pour deux semaines. Pas mal de réflexions sur où j'en suis. [en] I’m at the chalet for two weeks. I brought Erica. Last time I came I left her at eclau, and she fell ill, and my neighbours had to scramble to get her to the vet. I was ill too. I … Continue reading "At the Chalet for Two Weeks [en]"

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  • A bunch of links [en]

    [en] A few links I picked up. The war to sell you a mattress is an internet nightmare My thoughts about this aren’t quite coherent, because it comes and hits right where I had some ambivalence about a category of work I did over the last decade. Not so much because I wasn’t comfortable with … Continue reading "A bunch of links [en]"

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  • Je dors [fr]

    [fr] …trop. Franchement, je pourrais me demander si ma copine n’accompagne pas la maladie du sommeil. Je fais des nuits de passé 8h, à la chaîne, et je me réveille comme si un camion m’avait passé dessus. Avec 12h par jour environ loin de la maison, c’est vraiment mode survie. Je rentre, et en fait … Continue reading "Je dors [fr]"

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  • What I’m Good At [en]
    What I’m Good At [en]

    [fr] Un petit point sur mes compétences professionnelles, telles que je suis en train de les comprendre grâce à mon emploi actuel. Moins de digital, plus de relationnel et de systèmes! [en] Having an “employed” job has been extremely rewarding so far. Yes, the commute is tiring, but I’ve been really lucky regarding work atmosphere, … Continue reading "What I’m Good At [en]

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  • Survival Mode [en]
    Survival Mode [en]

    [fr] Ça va. Mais je suis fatiguée. Vive le week-end. [en] Last week-end was my first week-end in a long time where I wasn’t sick, worried sick about a cat, or rushing a cat to the vet. Quintus is in remission from his diabetes and doing well. If you have a diabetic cat, join FDMB. … Continue reading "Survival Mode [en]"

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  • Giardiose: ma copine giardia lamblia [fr]
    Giardiose: ma copine giardia lamblia [fr]

    [en] My friend giardia lamblia has probably kept me company for a good couple of years. Two antibiotic courses later, looking at a third. If you have any kind of tropical parasitic infection, go see a specialist. [fr] Je dis que giardia lamblia est ma copine parce que ça fait probablement deux ans ou plus … Continue reading "Giardiose: ma copine giardia lamb

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  • What Happened [en]

    [en] Beginning of October, I started working in Fribourg, with an hour of commute to get to my office. 45 minutes on the train. I decided to use that time to blog. And I did, to some extent. But not as much as I initially planned. What happened? A bunch of things: mid-November, Quintus was … Continue reading "What Happened [en]"

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  • Some Podcasts to Listen to [en]
    Some Podcasts to Listen to [en]

    [fr] Des podcasts à écouter. [en] Here are some episodes I recommend you listen to. There’s more to say, about these, other stuff, and life in general, but it’ll have to do for today. By the way: if you use the Apple Podcasts app, like me, you probably also cursed the dreadful last update. Amongst … Continue reading "Some Podcasts to Listen to [en]"

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  • They Chose Tears [en]
    They Chose Tears [en]

    [fr] Aimer un animal, c'est choisir les larmes, parce qu'on sait qu'on va le voir mourir. [en] 7 years ago today, Bagha. In less than two weeks, it will be a year since Tounsi’s death. I don’t know how long Quintus has got. I hope it’s longer than I fear. I’m not big on the … Continue reading "They Chose Tears [en]"

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