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Shell script to connecting to a Shibboleth protected web app with curl

Here’s a shell script I’ve created (reusing one meant for CAS protected resources), which will allow to connect to a Web application protected by the Shibboleth SSO mechanism.

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Offline backup/mirror of a Moodle course, using httrack

I havent’ found much details online on how to perform a Moodle course mirror that could be browsed offline using httrack. This could be useful both for backup purposes, or for distant learners with connectivity issues. In my case, there’s … Continue reading

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BoF “retour expérience enseignement Python” lors de la PyConFr 2014

Nous avons organisé une BoF “retour expérience enseignement Python” lors de la PyConFr 2014 à Lyon. Cette BoF s’inscrivait dans la continuité des présentations du thème Enseignement / Recherche de la conférence. Environ 40 participants ont pris sur leur temps … Continue reading

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Le MOOC Bases de données relationnelles est lancé

Nous venons de lancer la première édition du MOOC sur les bases de données relationnelles de Télécom SudParis. Au programme, de la théorie (algèbre relationnelle), de la pratique (dans SQLite dans les navigateurs basés sur WebKit, et plus tard dans … Continue reading

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Building a lab VM based on Debian for a MOOC, using Vagrant + VirtualBox

We’ve been busy setting up a Virtual Machine (VM) image to be used by participants of a MOOC that’s opening in early september on Relational Databases at Telecom SudParis. We’ve chosen to use Vagrant and VirtualBox which are used to … Continue reading

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Using RDFAlchemy together with RDFLib’s SPARQLStore to query DBPedia and process resources in OO way

I’ve been searching for interesting ways to manipulate RDF graphs in Python, to create an application that would handle Linked Data Resources in an OO-way, i.e. using Python classes and not tables/sets/lists of triples. The data will be persisted in … Continue reading

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Debian docker containers using a modified baseimage-docker

I have been testing Docker for a few weeks now, and investigated the use of baseimage-docker, which provides support for supervising services with runit, and includes OpenSSH, among other things, based on an Ubuntu base system. Of couse, I’m interested … Continue reading

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Tagged a first version of the TWiki to FusionForge’s MediaWiki converter

As announced previously, I’ve been hacking on a migration tool allowing to import into the MediaWiki of a FusionForge project, a conversion of the contents of a TWiki wiki. I’ve succesfully imported a first project (from PicoForge to FusionForge) using … Continue reading

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Working on a TWiki to MediaWiki converter (targetting FusionForge wikis)

I’m currently working on a wiki converter allowing me to transfer old TWiki wikis (hosted on picoforge) to MediaWikis hosted on FusionForge. Unlike existing tools that I’ve found that more or less target the same needs, mine will address two … Continue reading

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Switched from gnome flashback-session to XFCE

I’ve gotten fed up with Gnome flashback session annoyances on Debian testing, so, for a bit more than a month now I’m running XFCE 4. So far so good. YMMV but if you’ve not made the switch to Gnome 3’s … Continue reading

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Generating WebID profiles for Debian project members

I’ve been investigating the generation of WebID profiles for Debian project members for some time.

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Qu’est-ce que le Linked Data

Voici une traduction en français d’un court document introductif au Linked Data, originellement écrit par Luca Matteis : http://www-public.telecom-sudparis.eu/~berger_o/linkeddatawhat/whatislinkeddata.html Bonne lecture.

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Publishing RDF views for tastypie/django resources

Here’s some documentation about a hack I’ve been working on to allow publication of RDF views for Tastypie resources (in Django applications). While working on implementing support for RDF meta-data for descriptions of Debian packages for the Debian Package Tracking … Continue reading

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Experimenting with Linked Open Data about FLOSS projects : matching Debian upstream projects

I’ve been experimenting with Linked Open Data about FLOSS projects harvested from different sources of DOAP or ADMS.SW descriptions. I’ve tried and match upstream projects of Debian packages with upstream projects hosted at Apache, Gnome, or Alioth.debian.org, or catalogued on … Continue reading

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Formation Algorithmique et Python pour les profs d’info en prépas scientifiques

Nous avons effectué deux sessions de formation sur l’algorithmique, Python et les bibliothèques Python scientifiques (pylab), la semaine dernière, à destination de futurs professeurs d’informatique de Classes Préparatoires aux Grandes Écoles (CPGE) scientifiques, dans le cadre du dispositif des formations … Continue reading

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