Wednesday, August 29, 2007

A good hotel in Beijing

I went in China this summer and I spent one week in the Beijing King's Joy Hotel, whose address is : No. 81, Meishi Street, Xuanwu District, Beijing

this hotel is not very far from the Tienanmen place, is very cheap (40$) and there is a very good restaurant in the hutong near the hotel. Hope it can help you...

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Ratatouille : a great great movie

It has been a long time since, since I laughed because of a great comic movie… Ratatouille is a little rat, who wand to become a great chief in Paris. When you watch this movie, you become hungry and this movie is very well realized, there is a good timing and rhythm. The drawings of Paris are marvelous. It is worth seeing this movie, even if you are no more a child.

Simataï: marvellous the chinese Great Wall

After two weeks of holidays in China, some pics of the Great Wall: the part of Simataï. This part is worth be seeing, it has only very few tourists there, it was not rebuilt yet and thus kept any sound charms… Moreover there is low almost no salesman on the run. To make or see absolutly if you pass near it. It is necessary to be in good physical condition to be able to go up in Simataï and especially a good pair of walking shoe…

My week Harry Potter: The Deathly Hollows and the movie

I was in the FNAC (a big french store for books, disks, computers...), and I did not resist to buy the last Harry Potter : “Harry Potter and The Deathly Hollows”. The intrigue puts a little time to set up itself, but one is glad finally to know the fate of Harry Potter. Poor Albus sees its will have put a little at evil but the final he will be rehabilitated… As a conclusion, it is not great literature (good it is true it is written in English…) but that slackens… On the other hand I went to see the same week : “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”

there too the intrigue puts much time to set up itself… certain elements overlooked and others are presented in an unmethodical way! I am fan of the 4 first opus, where the dream and fairyhood are omnipresent… I know the last Harry Potter want to be much darker as Voldemort seizes the power… But that does not want to say that the film must all sacrifice to the darkness. In conclusion, I was very disappointed! A good film: to see in DVD not more

Enough of Google: test Exalead

If you are fed up of the oneself-saying supremacy of Google as "search engine" on Internet, I propose you to test a new search engine, of the new generation: Exalead

this search engine was or is still implied in the European search engine Quaero, if this last is born or not…. The strong points of Exalead are thumbnail previews of the sites

I like also the possibility of making research directly in Wikipédia, the search engine for films is very good and the zapette is a brilliant idea: try it absolutely

moreover Exalead allows you to carry out research with regular expressions, the famous RegEx: the experts will appreciate. To finish and like quality guarantees: COCK-A-DOODLE-DOO, this search engine is French and was founded by François Bourdoncle: a pure product of the best French schools (Polytechnique and Mines)

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Help for your MacBook and other Howtos

I will encourage the blog of a friend of mine : a small blog entirely dedicated to the wonderfull universe of MacBook… Happy guy or girl, who has a MacBook, do not hesitate to visit him
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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

A little walk in Brussels

A small walk in Brussels with some Comic strips on walls. Good walk but be careful to not knock your head against a wall… Who knows what it could happen

Friday, June 08, 2007

Cake with Etorki, prune and Italian ham

An easy recipe for a delicious cake… Again... YES, because a cake is practical, easy and most of the time mine are delicious


  • 3 eggs
  • 150g of flour
  • 1 bag of yeast
  • 8cl oil
  • 13cl of full-cream milk
  • 100g Gruyere
  • salt and pepper
  • 100g of Etorki (cheese)
  • 4 piece of Italian ham
  • 125g stoned prune

Before anything, it is necessary to preheat the furnace on 180°C. During this time, in a salad bowl, mix the flour with yeast then with eggs.
Incroporate oil gradually then the milk heated beforehand in the microwaves (1 minute is sufficient). Add the Gruyere, mix and add salt and pepper.

Now the recipe is quite finish, add Etorki cut in small dice, ham in plates and prunes half cutted.

Pour the preparation inside the moult and to charge during 45 minutes in the furnace.

The recipe is simple and delicious. I am sure you will love it

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

La Butte aux Cailles and its restaurant: "Les Cailloux"

If you walk one day on the side of the Butte aux Cailles and that you start to feel the hunger to come, I advise you a small halt at the restaurant “Les Cailloux”. It is a small Italian restaurant not too far from the place of the Butte aux Cailles (XIII), with a middle-class Bohemian environment… but that's why we like the Butte aux Cailles, isn't it? The decoration is sober although a little sinks, with lamps which do not finish any going down… The reception is cordial and the service is fast. I can simply advise it to you for a meal with friends.

(The picture is borrowed from the site of the Verlaine Institute)

Second Life: my first avatar

Second Life is very hype so I have just created my avatar and plug me to Second Life… I am not yet totally accustomed with the interface, but it is rather easy to move and interact with the objects. The inhabitants of Second Life (avatars) are very cool and never hesitate to guide you and to help you.

Above a small island that I discovered thanks to Zelena (an avatar met on SL), normally it is a beach of nudists, there is some one of them but not every people… The good point of this small island is that it is rather easy to gain Linden (the local dollar, which will enable you to buy new accessories for your avatar, or to take part in other activities of this world). Indeed on this beach, you can gain 2L$ for 10 minutes sunbathing and you can take part in a lottery and gain even more Linden (not later than yesterday, I gained 238L$)

My avatar, on the bath towel which pays you to sunbathe… As you have probably noticed, my avatar is a default one and looks like a first 3D game of Sega, I advise you to seek a news skin (skin) and to modify your avatar a little… Hair flex adds also much to realism…

An air sight of the dancefloor. I hope to find you on SL (do not hesitate to contact me if you want to be escorted)

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Vitaminized salad with banana and apple

A small salad, with banana: a true delight razz Prepared in a few minutes, you will enjoy it

  • 2 bananas
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1 apple
  • 2 big spoons of pinions of pine
  • some mesclun (a salad)
  • a little olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 grapefruit
  • salt and pepper


Prepare salad. Heat the pinions of pine on a frying pan, stop when they start to roast. Press lemon and grapefruit, put the juice in a large dish at salad, cut bananas out of discs and add them to it. Raper the apple and add it, cut cucumber in small pieces and add it too. Finally, it only remains to add all: the salad, pinions, salt, pepper and oil… Mix a little to homogenize the preparation: it is done…

The banana adds a little heat and sweetened to salad: enjoy and do not hesitate to eat this dish again and again wink

Friday, May 04, 2007

Muffins with Parmesan and Parma ham

A receipt of Gordon Ramsay, again… It is the third receipt which we test wink and the third receipt is quite as delicious as the preceding ones… It is a book which I advise you to buy and use to impress your guests at the time of an "aperitif dinatoire", or for a "tête à tête"razz This time it is a receipt of muffins with Parmesan and Parma ham whose preparation is a little strange at the beginning but whose result is excellentwink. Without waiting more, the receipt:


  • 85g butter not salted
  • 100g of flour
  • a pinch of salt
  • Parma ham 100g, (small pieces)
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 sage sheets
  • 40g Parmesan
  • 220ml of water

First of all, put the oven to 200°. During this time, make gently heat water with butter in a pan, to mix them eek … I know water and fat does not mix… But I had not warned you that this receipt is a little strange razz When butter is quite molten increase fire. During this time mix salt with the flour. When the mixture starts to boil, add the salt-flour mixture and to withdraw fire to it. Mix vigorously until obtaining a homogeneous paste. Let cool.

Add eggs little by little to the mixture in order to obtain a homogeneous and flexible paste.

Then add the Parmesan, sage and Parma ham.

On a plate going to the oven, place a greaseproof paper sheet and made small heaps with the preparation (not more than 3 cm in diameter). Let cook during 20 to 25 minutes until muffins take a a little gilded color. Eat them hot or cold. Enjoywink

Monday, April 02, 2007

My banana-chocolate

Delicious receipt of banana-chocolate cakewink only for you wink

  • 3 eggs
  • sugar (brown sugar) 130g
  • 50g of flour
  • 1/2 yeast sachet
  • butter 150g
  • black chocolate 150g
  • 10 black chocolate squares
  • 1 banana

Preheat the oven (180°c). Mix eggs with sugar, add the flour and mix again. Put the chocolate with the butter in the microwaves. Incorporate the butter-chocolate melted in the preparation. Add slices of banana and the black chocolate squares. Pour the preparation in a cake pan (butter it and add some flour) Let cook the mixture approximately 35 minutes. It is necessary to remove the pan when the cake is tepid then let it cool at ambient temperature. Personally I advise you to taste this cake with homemade chantillywink

Restaurant: Les délices d'Aphtodite

A small Greek restaurant not far from the Latin Quarter, forget the kebabs, chips, Coke and other white sauces razz !!! We are very far from the ordinary Greek, the price is there for you to recall it razz for you go there follow the guide. I highly recommend Pikilias to you, the reception is warm and elegant and finally the wines are very good! A mustrazz

My receipt of fajitas

My first tests for the fajitas were limited to buy a prepared sauce… But it is not really funny razz thus I created my own receipt lol:


  • 3 onions (average)
  • 1 large green pepper
  • 2 tomatoes well wall
  • 2 limp of tomato puree (2*70g)
  • tabasco (for those which like)

Cut onions in very small pieces. Put some olive oil on the bottom of a large pan, add onions and make them bleach. During this time, cut tomatoes and sweet pepper in very small pieces… Add to onions, and to let it on the fire during a few minutes. Add the tomato puree finally, cover and let cook a good 10 minutes. Your sauce for the fajitas is ready.

Good appetite biggrin

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Rollmops and its vegetables

Small fast meal but so good smile
The reverse engineering is very simple (for 2 people):
  • a box of rollmops
  • a half cucumber
  • 2 tomatoes
  • a small green pepper
  • a carrot
Peel and cross with love: here it is ready… You can also prepare a small sauce containing soft white cheese, of a little dill and wine vinegar. Good meal wink

Joost: the P2P TV

You probably know Kazaa and Skype… Imagine that their creators started to work on a new service twisted… According to you which will they choose? The TV!!! Thus the old project known under the name of “Project Venice” is beginning its as Beta version under the name of Joost twisted and like many Beta project, you are recruited either directly or by sponsorship biggrin the quality is rather good
The interface looks like an application written in Flash or something from the Internet world, but it does not look like an interface the Windows world. A little annoying at the beginning but you will quickly enjoy the interface.
For the moment there are only few channels… But it is a version beta, I guarantee that when the system will be more widespread, many advertisers will want to take benefit from this new service… Moreover I wonder what that will happen when each one will be able to create its own contents and to upload it in the system… It could be the end of VOD twisted
of course you will have to wait sometimes… and especially at the beginning… but as a whole, it is largely possible to watch an emission without too much annoyance…
On the other hand, I do not know very well which software of compression they use, but it is a greedy resource: knowing that I have Pentium M (1,4GHz), that I have just launched Windows and that the only launched program is Joost (made abstraction of MSN and others…) I have an average consumption of my processor of 70%!!! twisted On the other hand the use of the network remains suitable… I wonder well how that workss… I believe that I will have fun in the following days… and will watch series biggrin