Today, I created my own marketplace with Stripe

Today, I created my own marketplace with Stripe

Today, I created my own marketplace with Stripe and it was fun! As part of GitHub’s student developer pack, Stripe comes with a transaction fee waiver for the first 1000$ processed (or so I thought). Now, I can use this marketplace to sell my stuff to my neighbors at École polytechnique… and they can pay me by credit card! As a matter of fact it actually is easy to use Stripe’s API: it comes with snippets of code that you…

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How to create a Chrome extension

How to create a Chrome extension

It actually is really easy. Like really easy. All you need to know can be found on Chrome’s tutorial. I don’t even know why I am writing this blog post for. Today, I developed a Chrome extension to display the lyrics of a YouTube music video. Hope you enjoy it 🙂

How I “hacked” into RATP’s API

How I “hacked” into RATP’s API

Jan, 3rd 2017: La RATP (the company in charge of Paris’s underground train network) has finally opened its API for real-time traffic. Jan, 5th 2017: I email my subscription form in order to be able to use it. Jan, 17th 2017, 2pm: RATP’s Open Data team eventually answers me and my IP is allowed access to the API. Jan, 19th 2017, 2am: Finally! After hours of going crazy over the technology used by WSIV (Web Service Information Voyageur), after a…

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How to create a chatbot for your Facebook page using Heroku in 10 minutes

How to create a chatbot for your Facebook page using Heroku in 10 minutes

It is now a very popular thing for organizations to own a “Page” on Facebook. Users are now used to communicate directly with a Facebook Page and they expect a quick answer to their questions, 24/7. Hopefully, since April 2016, Facebook allows us to create messenger bots. Here’s how. Note that everything that follows can be found on Facebook’s documentation. First, create a Facebook Page This is an easy step. Simply follow the instructions here: Create a page Then, create…

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How Technology Will Help You Reach Your Goals

How Technology Will Help You Reach Your Goals

Last Sunday, I ran the Paris-Versailles. The Paris-Versailles is a 16km race. You start from Paris, in front of the Eiffel Tower and you arrive at the Palace of Versailles. It is known to be quite difficult especially because of the altitude difference between kilometers 6 and 8. Now, I am not a a very good runner. And I think I would not have managed to run through all this race without Spotify. Spotify has a feature that helps you…

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Why every sysadmin should know about nmap

Why every sysadmin should know about nmap

The other day, one friend texted me in panick because her computer could not connect to my school’s local network anymore. Until recently, when we set up a DHCP server for them, my school relied on manual IP addresses (with hardware filtering). But in some specific places in the campus, we still use manual IP addresses, without any filtering. And sometimes, like in the present case, people steal each other’s IP. Well, it’s not really stealing. People just don’t know which IP…

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What I Learned After One Year of Productivity-tweaking

What I Learned After One Year of Productivity-tweaking

Getting work done is difficult. I am a geek with computer skills, and I am no exception: I am lazy as f*. If you want to be a good programmer, you need to think lazy: what is the best way to create the maximum value with minimum effort? And this is where my productivity journey started. Everyday I wake up with this question in my mind: how do I make best usage of this beautiful day? Now, I am giving…

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The Secret of Getting Ahead…

The Secret of Getting Ahead…

  One of the most difficult things in life is setting your own goals. Whether you want to become a billionaire, to live on Mars, or to figure out the cure for cancer, what matters most is to have a strongly conscience of why you do what you do: to achieve this goal. It is not who you are that matters, it is what you want to be. Because what you want to be defines what you do. And what you…

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