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bio website sam.zoy.org
location Paris, France
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I live in Paris, France.

I work on video games (computers and consoles) for a living. I write free software and all kind of crazy shit for fun. My interests: image processing, video coding, rendering, game development, maths, physics, compression, cryptography.


Apr
3
comment Is there a Windows keyboard shortcut to combine accent marks with other characters?
You can get a fully working compose key with WinCompose. (I don’t feel like posting this as an answer, because I’m the author, but honestly it’s pretty good)
Apr
3
comment AllChars compose key doesn't work in EmacsW32 and mintty
@ak2 by the way, since I had too many issues with AllChars I have written my own compose key software for Windows, and it is a lot more robust — if you want to have a look at it, it’s called WinCompose.
Mar
11
awarded  Yearling
Oct
7
awarded  Necromancer
Sep
4
comment Compose key on Windows
I humbly suggest you do, yes. I wrote WinCompose because no other alternative in your list satisfied me. I kept it as simple as possible but am totally open to suggestions for improvements.
Sep
3
comment Compose key on Windows
Hi. I think the problem with WinCompose was that it only shipped a 64-bit executable. This was since fixed in version 0.4.4.
Aug
21
awarded  Commentator
Aug
21
comment Real Compose Key on Mac OS
@febeling Thanks for mentioning it; I had it fixed.
Mar
11
awarded  Yearling
Jan
10
comment How to delete all files in a directory except some?
I am downvoting this because while it can be handy, it also is non-atomic and effectively removes all files from the directory during a short period of time; this would not be acceptable if, for instance, the files are being shared on the network.
Jul
21
awarded  Constituent
Jul
9
awarded  Caucus
Jun
18
answered Real Compose Key on Mac OS
Mar
11
awarded  Yearling
Dec
9
awarded  Student
Dec
8
asked Why would TaskScheduler start tasks at the wrong time?
Dec
6
awarded  Critic
Oct
18
comment AllChars compose key doesn't work in EmacsW32 and mintty
@ak2: sure, I was about to, but I'm not sure what additional information to provide. Maybe the difference is that I am using RightAlt instead of the default RightCtrl? The issue is at code.google.com/p/mintty/issues/detail?id=298.
Oct
17
comment AllChars compose key doesn't work in EmacsW32 and mintty
I am using mintty 1.0.1 and AllChars does not work either. There seems to be a regression.
Apr
13
comment Why do we use ./progname in *nix systems to execute a program?
The energy spent nitpicking here could have been spent replacing $path with $PATH thus helping write a comprehensive answer. Just saying :-)