Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Fast Guide to IT Humor - a definition

Fast Guide to IT Humor - a definition

here's a happy way to finish 2004!

happy new year!

hope to get to see you all soon!


Thursday, December 16, 2004 - the original daily p2p and digital media news site

Google Library...
You always wanted to read Shakespeare in English, but you had no occasion to find Hamlet in Supelec's Library ? Google is (will be...) there to supply you with the needed cultural material you are looking for... What do you think of that?

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

the netclass site

I've made the index page of our site (
There you'll be able to download some of the presentations (including Edouard's and mine), and many other very interesting things...

Well, I have to admit that my page is quite ugly, but it still is better than a list of files... You are an artist? Feel free to replace it with a creation of yours!

Presentation about anonymity on the Internet


Here is a short description of what we told you about today, ie about being spied on on the Internet:

Many "tools" are used by browsers to make the connection faster or the sites easier to use, like cookies, cache memory, environment variables...

But these contain data that could be used negatively, so you have to be careful of what your browser accept.
Examples of pieces of information that could be found:
- your e-mail address, your location
- your PC configuration
- your habits, your tastes...
- any piece of information that you type on sites...

Conclusion: anonymity on the Internet is an utopia. Stop dreaming, and be careful of what you do.

The Unofficial Cookie FAQ

The Unofficial Cookie FAQ
this is if you want to know where "cookie" comes from (question 1.2)... It is rather disappointing :-(. But geeks can probably find usefull information about cookies in this page anyway...

MPAA to crack down on illegal downloading ...

Reuters reported yesterday that BitTorrent, the well know p2p network, is now aimed at by the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America). More precisely, the MPAA is going to sue the server operators who make films illegaly available on this network. They already took to court two hundred people who where charged with sharing films on other p2p networks.

Through this announcement, the MPAA shows that they clearly decided to follow the record industry example : the RIAA already sued 7,000 people ...

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Xplanet desktop


hi netclass members,

what I'm using is a Mac version based on the xplanet project...

Here is actually the MacOSX version I'm using: Triumph of the Nerds: The Transcripts, Part III: "software celebration hasn't been easy. It has involved huge gambles, passionate commitm"

the text of our video today!

- International Writing Exchange Advanced (IWE Red)

- International Writing Exchange Advanced (IWE Red)

this is that fascinating posting in the IWE that we looked at in class...

Thursday, December 02, 2004

Sorry for keeping you all waiting...

We promised you a short résumé of our presentation.

So here it is, enjoy !

RSS, which stands for Real Simple Syndication, was designed for sharing headlines in 1997. It is based on an XML grammar (see here for more details).

It enables webmasters to distribute news way more easily : the RSS feed is read by millions of people (if your site is famous of course ;p).

It is also really convenient for readers : they are made aware of any changes on the website without having to go and look for them. You just need a news reader.
There are plenty of them, including some interesting ones Didier told us of during the presentation.

RSS can be applied to the news, but also to weblogs. Thanks to it you stay constantly aware.

Remember the wise words of Antoine : Blog is life ! (and RSS is the future of mankind)

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

here's an interesting community website... a community of photographers!
hope you all have a good Forum!

I'll see some of you next week!