I work as an anthropologist, I play and compose music, I design websites and experiment various things with free software.

On this site you’ll find things about my research, some music I’ve recorded, links to my web projects, and some geeky hacks I’ve found useful.

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  • Control VLC through DBUS (for shortcuts etc.)

    This is a handy way to control running instances of VLC from external scripts (if you invoke vlc in the script, there are better interfaces like rc). It’s also useful if want to control VLC through keyboard shortcuts while it’s running in the background. If your window manager doesn’t pass the shortcuts to the background process (xfwm4 at least doesn’t), you can start by issuing this in a shell: dbus-send --type=method_call --dest=org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.vlc /org/mpris/MediaPlayer2 org.mpris.Med...
  • Welcome Martin!

    Martin joined us on 24th of February 2017! Sadly, your browser seems unable to play this HTML5 video :-/ Lyrics and tune adapted from a popular Russian song. Estelle (voice), Victor (voice & piano), Arthur (comments), and a couple nice koloboks.
  • Event images into jevents module

    Jevents is a Joomla addon to manage events in a calendar. Jevents comes with a module used to display selected events (forthcoming, latest etc.) on any page of the website. The module can display the title of the event, its description etc. However, it cannot natively display however an image inserted in the event’s description. My plugin allows for this.