Archive for March, 2009

Spam and eggs


I was very astounished today when I read that the well-known term “spam” probably comes from a Monty Python’s sketch.  The first sense of spam was a ” canned precooked meat product made by the Hormel Foods Corporation” it comes from Shoulder of Pork and Ham (cf wikipedia article). By watching the sketch one understands better why this […]



While I was looking for python scripts on Aaron Swartz’s site I’ve discovered Jottit.  Well, Jottit allows you to get “a website as easy as filling out a textbox“.  I decided to test it and edited some  posts quite easily.  Indeed one good point is the possibility to use Markdown syntax. Another advantage is the simplicity and […]

First post


Hi, I’m Damien. I’m just beginning a new blog on WordPress. I’ll probably put some thoughts, snippets, notes on it.

Blogit plugin


I’m testing blogit, a Vim plugin written by Romain Bignon at If you’re reading this then I managed to post from Vim. If you’re interested, have a look at this.