Great people meet at La Sorbonne

Imagine Cup Paris-La-Sorbonne jan.29 2008A few weeks ago I posted the pictures of the Imagine Cup conference that took place in Paris and during which I had the opportunity to interview Bill Gates.

An event like that was of course filmed and now the videos are also available for online viewing and for download from the web site of Microsoft France.

There are six videos:

Click on « Voir … » to view the video online or « Télécharger » to download.

Have fun!

Bionic monkey-talk at TED

OK, maybe the title doesn’t mean much, but I couldn’t think of anything better. So how about you just watch the videos?

I was barely finished with last week’s TED post when I stumbled upon the first of this week’s recommendations. I know I said that TED videos were only 18 minutes long, but I guess when you’re Jane Goodall you’re inherently expected to need a little more:

As inspiring as Mrs. Goodall might be, I would have preferred a longer talk from Alan Russell, the speaker on this video called Why can’t we grow new body parts?:

The Devil Wears Prada to the next Live Meeting

the_devil_wears_pradaFor a long time I’ve followed the same routing on Christmas day:

Wake up, unwrap presents, have breakfast, watch a movie, visit relatives.

Of course, over time, things have changed slightly. Most notably, the time I wake up, that fact most presents are actually opened the night before, breakfast became brunch and most of my relatives now live a 14-hour flight away.

Movie time didn’t change, though, and today’s was The Devil Wears Prada. I actually enjoyed it, But I’m not going to discuss movies tonight. After all, the blog’s supposed to be « mostly tech » 😉

It just so happens that sometime later I was catching up with some of the RSS feeds I subscribe to (well, I did have extra time with the relatives living far away and all) and stumbled upon an entry from Eileen Brown with a couple of parodies of the movie I’d just seen. They’re made by Microsoft to promote the Unified Communications suite. They’re funny by themselves, even funnier if you’ve watched the movie. Here they are:

Recherchez à la manière Firefox sous Internet Explorer

Que vous utilisiez Internet Explorer en tant que navigateur principal ou simplement comme un dernier recours, si vous avez déjà utilisé Firefox, sa fonctionnalité de recherche vous manque probablement lorsque vous “travaillez” sous IE.

Plus maintenant ! La IE team a publié sur leur blog une liste de Must Have Add-Ons for IE7 (add-ons indispensables pour IE7, mais ils marchent aussi avec les versions précédentes ;) ) et parmi eux se trouve Inline Search, un add-on qui remplace Ctrl+F (mais pas Edit > Find on this Page) avec une barre à outils avec la même fonctionnalité de Firefox. Lire la suite « Recherchez à la manière Firefox sous Internet Explorer »