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Rennes, Bretagne, France

About Me

I am a 23 years old French developer. I am currently working as lead developer for a web start-up called Aladom (home services sector) in Rennes (Brittany, France). I started developing websites at the age of 11, which, bit by bit, led me to programming and GNU/Linux. I moved to Gentoo in 2010 and then Funtoo about three years later, in order to become the master of my computer and not the opposite. I am especially enthusiast about getting rid of features I don't need/use.

How I met your mother Funtoo?

I don't remember.

Why I stick to Funtoo?

In my childhood as a wee developer, I moved from distro to distro by curiosity, without understanding, fundamentally, the difference between them. This is the day I moved to Gentoo that I had a click. Well... the day... I must say the first time I booted on Gentoo Install CD, it was like "OK... Where are fancy windows and OK buttons... Am I really supposed to type some text here? Hmm... looks like this CD is buggy, let's try another distro.". But eventually I came to it again, and went through the famous handbook. I remember, It took the night to compile Gnome 3 and the nearly 200 "dependencies" and I had to wait until the early morning to get my fancy interface. A month later I had the feeling I had learn so much (and totally screwed up my system with my newbies commands) I had to reinstall Gentoo, and this time decided to build my own kernel thanks to Miraculously, it worked. Well... actually, I chose vanilla-sources, and as a total ignorant of what "vanilla" meant, I thought it would be a good idea to turn on USE=vanilla in /etc/make.conf to optimize packages for my kernel... No need to tell you it did not take a month to screw up my system. So I tried again, I loved it.

All of this is funny but this does not tell us why I moved to Funtoo and why I'm not ready to move away. As I said I don't remember how I have known about Funtoo, but I guess I had still this desire to discover new horizons. Funtoo Installation and first steps required me to ask for help on #funtoo IRC channel. At that time, to me, IRC was a place where one could ask for help. But here I found a community, an atmosphere in good shape, and people happy to include newcomers as if they had always been around.

My Projects

  • chuse - Portage tool to change USE flags and keep history of changes done
  • Sapher-BT - A tiny bug tracker I developed to fit my needs as lead dev at Aladom
  • Pi-Flavor - OS from scratch in ARMv6 assembly for Raspberry Pi (sounds cool said like this, but actually it just blinks the ACT LED for now)
  • mycfg-vim - My Vim configuration (If you want to get inspired or suggest me some stuff)
  • mycfg-awesome - My Awesome WM configuration (If you want to get inspired or suggest me some stuff)
  • prettress-sm - The project for which I actually only wrote the README

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