Minarca – The First Public Version

2019-09-14 - by Patrik Dufresne

Minarca, your ultimate Backup solution! After years of behind-closed-doors development on Minarca, we are trilled to publish our very first official public version which is available to the public at large. Minarca has been offered as a Backup Service for a few years already. However, our strateg...

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Rdiffweb release 1.0.0

2019-09-11 - by Patrik Dufresne

After a quiet year for rdiffweb, I'm glad to announce an official release. Version 1.0.0 This new version mark the foundation of an open-source Minarca version soon to be announced. Here what changed from version 0.10.9. Make repository removal more robust Improve performance of librdiff Add new ...

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Our attendance at the CBC Code Print event hosted by COIN-OR


At the request of the COIN-OR Foundation, we participated in the CBC Code Print event held at the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) on the University of Minneapolis campus from August 1st to 9th. Although the COIN-OR Foundation is dedicated to the creation and dissemination of k...

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Linux support for Asus GL504GS


We recently had to buy a brand new laptop because the one we used so far, a Gigabyte P55W v7, has given up suddenly. In hindsight, it seems that it was only the memory that was defective, but in the urgency, we did not take any chance and we bought a new computer, the Asus ROG GL504GS. Yes, anoth...

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Lektor-PythonMarkdown v1.2 shipped with Markdown v3.x support

2019-01-27 - by Patrik Dufresne

Lately we worked on Lektor-PythonMarkdown plugin which is used to build this web site. With this new release we made it compatible with the latest version of Mardown v3.x. This is little improvement and allow you to enjoy all the benefits of this new version within Lektor. Enjoy !

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zfs-format-disk: Replace ZFS Disk on Proxmox server

2018-11-28 - by Patrik Dufresne

Proxmox VE provide really good support for ZFS. Right from the installation, we may install the OS on ZFS. Using the web interface, we may create filesystem or volume to be used by virtual machine. Virtual Machine snapshot make use of ZFS snapshot. It also support some feature that we have yet to...

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Lektor-PythonMarkdown plugin

2018-11-21 - by Patrik Dufresne

Since 2014, we are using a static file generator to build our website. We used Jekyll to start with. It served us very well for a while, but after a year Jekyll proved to be painful to customize and maintain. Adding macro was requiring to write them in ruby. The visual appearance is not completel...

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How to setup Gitlab CI/CD ?

2018-05-23 - by Patrik Dufresne

We’ve been using Jenkins since 2014. Jenkins serves us well for the last couple of years. But with the rise of CI/CD, there are more tools providing rich full feature for CICD integration. Gitlab CICD is a new player from a well-known vendor. This article won’t go into details about the pros and ...

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Proxmox VE: ZFS primarycache=all or metadata

2018-05-23 - by Patrik Dufresne

Awhile back, we benchmark our Proxmox infrastructure in various ways mainly to experiment and to get the maximum out of the hardware we had. We did write two articles on the subject to share our result and conclusion, but we did not take the time to share all our result. In an initiative to conti...

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