The ultimate programmers showdown

Quora asks: Who would win a coding competition between Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Mark Zuckerberg, Linus Torvalds, Steve Wozniak and Bill Gates? Here is my answer…


Paul Graham recommends doing things that don’t scale

As usual, Paul Graham writes an interesting piece about startups. He recommends doing things that don't scale. Thinking like a big company is a sure way to fail. It's a reassuring piece for the startup creator that I am, because at Taodyne, we are indeed in this phase where you do everything yourself and you'd … Continue reading Paul Graham recommends doing things that don’t scale

Everything is broken and no one cares

Everything is broken and no one cares This post from Dear Apple is just so true, and so clearly on topic for Grenouille Bouillie! Have we reached the point in complexity where we can't make good quality products anymore? Or is that some kind of strategic choice? The original post is mostly about Apple products, … Continue reading Everything is broken and no one cares

When Google oversteps its authority

Recently, a user of Tao Presentations informed us that Google Chrome displayed a dire warning after he downloaded our software: "Tao Presentations may be malicious software". Uh oh, for the average Joe, that's a big no-no. Google locks out "unapproved" programs It's not just us. Recently, I tried to download some of the amazing demos created … Continue reading When Google oversteps its authority

Moi Président de PME

Quel "président" j'aimerais être? Un président de PME qui, d'abord, respecte la France, qui l'aime. Je suis le président d'une petite société, je ne peux être que président de pratiquement rien, chef de rien, mais en définitive responsable de tout. Moi, président de PME, je ne suis même pas le chef d'une minorité. Je n'ai … Continue reading Moi Président de PME

Apple started decaying before Steve Jobs’ death

Many have wondered what would happen to Apple after Steve Job's death. I'm afraid things started to go south at Infinite Loop long before Steve passed away. Case in point: Mac OSX Lion, which I think is the worst version of MacOSX ever (and I've used all of them since Rhapsody). What's wrong with MacOSX … Continue reading Apple started decaying before Steve Jobs’ death


No little thing is to small for grandiose words chiseled by some marketing war machine. Seen on a Lampe Berger anti-mosquito product this morning: Parfum "Absolu de vanille" Vanilla Gourmet Scent Not only is this ridiculously hyperlative, but they also have a different "tint" for the Engish and French version. English reader will notice that … Continue reading Hyperlatives