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Parce que j’aime cette vie, j’aimerai la mort aussi.

—Rabîndranâth Tagore: L’Offrande lyrique [1]

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Here is a list of most recent posts:

  • Jun 21 - Digidoc Open-EID

    This note shows how to install the Estonian Electronic Identity Software on Debian 9.

  • Jun 16 - Java at school / Java à l’école

    This release publishes Java à l’école 2 - solutions (see below).

    Java at school / Java à l’école is a collection of self-learning Java exercises in French for A-level students.

  • Feb 01 - Secure Programming of Resource Constrained Devices

    Slides of a presentation I held in Warsaw, 16 January 2018.

  • Aug 09 - Note taking with Pandoc

    Markup languages like Markdown, ReStructuredText, textile, txt2tags or mediawiki are perfectly suited for fast note taking. Type your notes with your favorite editor, chose your favorite markup language [1] and view them with Chromium, Chrome or Firefox [2].

  • Mar 17 - Tiny and fast ASN.1 decoder in Python

    asn1tinydecoder.py is a simple and fast ASN.1 decoder without external libraries designed to parse large files.

    Another widely used library for encoding and decoding ASN.1 in python is Pyasn1. This implementation covers many aspects of ASN.1, but the API is very complex and hard to learn. Furthermore Pyasn1 is not designed to parse large files. This why I wrote this tiny ASN.1 decoder. It’s design goal was to be as fast as possible (with Python 2). [1]

[1]Rabîndranâth Tagore: L’Offrande lyrique. Because I love this life, I will love death as much. I first saw this epitaph on grave near a chapel in Clairfontaine Belgium. The grave has been taken away many years ago but the words remained in my mind.