L'optimisme, ce n'est pas le refus de voir ce qui ne va pas, c'est le désir de ne pas s'y attarder. // Donne moi le courage de changer les choses que je peux changer, la sérénité d'accepter celles que je ne peux pas changer, et la sagesse de distinguer entre les deux. (Marc Aurèle) // Don't raise your voice; improve your argument. (Desmond Tutu) // Be the change you want to see in the world. (Gandhi)


I would like to die on Mars. 
Just not on impact.
(Elon Musk)


Toute idée révolutionnaire est forcément ridicule
...  attention l'inverse n'est pas forcément vraie.
(Idriss Aberkane)
Toute révolution passe par 3 étapes : Ridicule, Dangereux, Evident
(Idriss Aberkane)

When people start telling you that you're crazy, 
you just might be onto the most important innovation in your life. 
(Larry Ellison)

When you innovate, 
you've got to be prepared for everyone telling you you're nuts.
(Larry Ellison)

Si tu veux construire un bateau, 
ne rassemble pas tes hommes et femmes pour leur donner des ordres, 
pour expliquer chaque détail, pour leur dire où trouver chaque chose...
Si tu veux construire un bateau, fais naître dans le coeur de tes hommes et femmes le désir de la mer
(Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)


Quand l'injustice devient loi, 
la résistance est un devoir. 
#gabon #injustice

 ... Toute ma vie j'ai voulu conquérir un nouvel univers, 
alors qu'il fallait le protéger.
(JY Cousteau dans le fim l'Odyssée)

Les hommes politiques, on devrait les faire souffler dans le ballon
pour savoir s'ils ont le droit de conduire la France au désastre. 

J'ai peur de mourir pendant son quinquennat. 
La pensée qu'Hollande puisse me rendre hommage me terrifie !
(Jean d'Ormesson)


A good strategy recognizes the nature of the challenge 
and offers a way of surmounting it. 
Simply being ambitious is not a strategy.

A good strategy does more than urge us forward toward a goal or vision. 

A good strategy honestly acknowledges the challenges being faced 
and provides an approach to overcoming them.

Ambition is drive and zeal to excel. 
Determination is commitment and grit. 
Innovation is the discovery and engineering of new ways to do things. Inspirational leadership motivates people to sacrifice for their own and the common good. 
And strategy, responsive to innovation and ambition, 
selects the path, identifying how, why, 
and where leadership and determination are to be applied

An attack on any one of us
is an attack on all of us. 
(Michelle Obama)

Quand mon ordinateur me demande si je souhaite "quitter le système", 
je me vois déjà dans le Larzac produire du fromage de chèvre.

Les belles paroles sont rarement franches
et les paroles franches sont rarement belles.


Ne prenez pas vos désirs pour des banalités. 

 Tu es comme le "H" de Hawaï : tu sers à rien
(Brice ... de Nice)
En matière judiciaire, il vaut mieux avoir un passé qu'un avenir.
(Alain Juppé)


Because at product launch time, 
the code delivering the new functionality is already in production. 
Months prior to the launch, Development has been deploying code into production, 
invisible to the customer, but enabling the feature to be run and tested by internal staff. 
At the culminating moment when the feature goes live, 
no new code is pushed into production. 
Instead, we merely change a feature toggle or configuration setting. 
The new feature is slowly made visible to small segments of customers,
automatically rolled back if something goes wrong.

(In The Phoenix Project, about DevOps)

With DevOps, there is a hypothesis-driven culture, 
requiring everyone to be a scientist, 
taking no assumptions for granted 
and doing nothing without measuring.

Racism is not getting worse. 
It's getting filmed. 
(Will Smith)

Je me lève / Et je te bouscule / Tu ne te réveilles pas / Comme d'habitude

Ne se mettre à genoux
que pour cueillir une fleur. 


Le bonheur des uns
ne nuit pas au bonheur des autres.


L'illusion est trompeuse 
mais la réalité l'est bien davantage
(Frédéric Dard) 

Well, we need to start. 
We can’t make new commitments to other people 
when we don’t even know what our commitments are now!

Studies have shown that practicing five minutes daily 
is better than practicing once a week for three hours. 
And if you want to create a genuine culture of improvement, 
you must create those habits.

And so far, we’re basing everything on hearsay. 
That doesn’t work for solving crimes, 
and it definitely doesn’t work for solving outages.
It’s not the upfront capital that kills you, 
it’s the operations and maintenance on the back end.
Life in IT is pretty shitty when it’s so misunderstood and mismanaged. 
It becomes thankless and frustrating as people realize that they are powerless to change the outcome,
 like an endlessly repeating horror movie.
Understanding what technology can and can’t do has become a core competency that every part of this business must have. 
If any of my business managers are leading a team or a project without that skill, they will fail.
This should be your guiding principle:
You win when you protect the organization without putting meaningless work into the IT system. 
And you win even more when you can take meaningless work out of the IT system

What differentiates a good day from a bad day for you? 

Boite à l'être.

It's not about "having" time. 
It's about "making" time.


Bear kiss. 

People don't want to hear the truth 
because they don't want their illusions destroyed. 
(F. Nietzche)

To tell the truth is an act of love. 
To withhold the truth is an act of hate. Or worse, apathy.

(In The Phoenix Project)

Vous allez vous aimer les uns les autres, bordel de merde!

L'homme jeune marche plus vite que l'ancien
mais l'ancien connaît la route !


“I need the business to tell me it’s no longer being held hostage by you IT guys. This has been the running complaint the entire time I’ve been CEO . IT is in the way of every major initiative. Meanwhile, our competitors pull away from us, leaving us in the dust. Dammit, we can’t even take a crap without IT being in the way.”

(In The Phoenix Project)

But that’s like throwing gasoline on the fire. Developers are even worse than networking people. Show me a developer who isn’t crashing production systems, and I’ll show you one who can’t fog a mirror. Or more likely, is on vacation.

.... my deep suspicion of developers: They’re often carelessly breaking things and then disappearing, leaving Operations to clean up the mess.

CIO stands for “Career Is Over."
(In The Phoenix Project) Wait ... wait ... wait 

Elle est si sublime que c'est presque un crime
de vouloir l'enfermer parfois entre mes bras. 
(Jacques Higelin)

sans boussole et sans voile, 
avec toi pour étoile.
(Léo Ferré, les gares et les ports)


Let us not take this planet for granted.
I do not take tonight as granted.
(Leonardo Dicaprio, Oscar 2016) #BlueMarble


"Tout fout le camp" ... déliquescence  de la politique  (ici et ailleurs)


The only thing we have to fear is fear itself 
(Franklin D.Roosevelt)

Ask not your country can do for you, 
ask what you can do for your country. 
(John F.Kennedy)


Grab them by the pussy. 
(Donald Trump).

Etre rebelle, c'est refuser l'idée que le monde est figé. 


En bref, tu veux "privatiser la marge et nationaliser les coûts" ..;


Les bonnes idées n'ont pas d'âge, 
elles ont seulement de l'avenir.
(Robert Mallet, Apostilles)

Arrêtons d'être des copies qu'on forme.


Et l'on voit de la flamme aux yeux des jeunes gens, 
Mais, dans l'oeil du vieillard, on voit de la lumière. 
   (Victor Hugo, La légende des siècles)

If we unite nobody falls.


In life have a friend that is like a mirror and shadow:
Mirror doesn't lie and shadow never leaves.
Il faut toujours semer derrière soi un prétexte pour revenir, 
quand on part.
(Alessandro Baricco, Océan Mer)

Life is not qualified by fluent english, 
branded clothes 
or  rich lifestyle.
It is measured by the number of faces 
who smile when they hear your name. 


There is perhaps no better a
demonstration of the folly of human
conceits than this distant image
of our tiny world.
(Carl Sagan)

Nodding the head does not row the boat. 
(Irish Proverb)

Like the band of Titanic, 
I will play until we reach the end. 


L'art de vivre consiste en un subtil mélange 
(Henry Ellis)

Les berges sont à vous 
(Mairie de Paris #contrepreterie)

White bear looking at sun going down


Ils ne se révolteront que lorsqu'ils seront devenus conscients 
et ils ne pourront devenir conscients qu'après s'être révoltés. 
(George Orwell, 1984)


Everyone's fighting over the same pie and ignoring the crumbs.
 I live off crumbs.

All the money is made between the lines.

(War Dogs movie)

What do you know about war? 
They'll tell you it's about patriotism, democracy... or some shit about the other guy hating our freedom. 

But you wanna know what it's really about? What do you see? 
A kid from Arkansas doing his patriotic duty to defend his country? 

I see a helmet, fire-retardant gloves, body armor and an M16. 
I see $17, 500. That's what it costs to outfit one American soldier. 
Over two million soldiers fought in Iraq and Afghanistan. 
It cost the American taxpayer $4.5 billion each year just to pay the air conditioning bills for those wars. 

And that's what war is really about. War is an economy. 
Anybody who tells you otherwise is either in on it or stupid.

(War Dogs movie)

Le temps dissout l'inutile et préserve l'essentiel. 
(Alejandro Jodorowsky)

A herd of sheep is leaving the stall. 
There is no fence, only the gate. 
"The Trap of thinking"


En Angleterre, tout est permis, sauf ce qui est interdit. 
En Allemagne, tout est interdit, sauf ce qui est permis. 
En France, tout est permis, même ce qui est interdit. 
En URSS, tout est interdit, même ce qui est permis. 
(Winston Churchill)

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else 
is the greatest accomplishment.
(Ralph Emerson)
François Hollande a un bilan a son actif.
(Najat Vallaud Belkacem, France 2, 02/10/16)

ou bien un passif à son bilan ?
.. de bons mois de sémantiques devant nous ...

The earth does not argue, 
Is not pathetic, has no arrangements, 
Does not scream, haste, persuade, threaten, promise, 
Makes no discriminations, has no conceivable failures, 
Closes nothing, refuses nothing, shuts none out.
(Walt Whitman)

Paradis pour les uns, 
Pas un radis pour les autres.

White bear and her cub. 


Intelligence : 
not because you think you know everything without questioning, 
but rather because you question everything you think you know.


We generate FEARS while we sit. 
We overcome them by ACTION
(Dr Henri Link)


Note to self:
Let shit go.



La droite et la gauche sont deux détaillants qui ont le même grossiste, l'Europe.
(Philippe Séguin)
La politique aujourd'hui, 
c'est comme un match de football 
où les deux équipes jouent encore 
mais il n'y a plus le ballon. 
(Philippe Séguin)


Qui veut marcher droit, vite et sûrement, 
doit regarder ce qui est devant et non ce qui est derrière.
(Émile de Girardin)

MVP : Minimum Viable Product
a better version of  POC (Proof Of Concept)


A physician once said  ;
"The best medicine or humans is love". 
Someone asked :
"What if it doesn't work?"
He smiled and said  
"Increase the dose"


In 1825, the great French gastronom Brillat de Savarind said, 
“Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.” 
Today, in America, we can safely say, 
“Tell me what you watch, and I will tell you what you are.”

The French may love food. 
The Italians may love opera. 
What we love is TV. We are TV culture. It defines who we are.

Quelle est la différence entre un animal et un humain ? 
L'animal s'adapte à la nature.
L'humain exige de la nature qu'elle s'adapte à lui. 
(Nassrine Reza)

Aspire not to have more
but to BE more


Ships don't sink because of water around them.
Ships sink because of the water that gets in them. 
Don't let what's happening around you get inside you and weigh you down.