My blog has been updated to the latest version of WordPress

I’ve just finished updating my blog to the latest version of WordPress (2.3.1) and have updated my theme and plug-ins… So far, everything seems to work great. I’ll continue to do a few tests over the week-end. If you notice anything out of the ordinary (outside the fact that I have posted on my blog), please let me know.

My private web site is (finally) back online

It took me almost a year, but my private web site is finally back online. I’ve slimmed it down compared to previously, and moved from a complete Zope site to a set of web pages created with RapidWeaver. You’ll find my previously available photo galleries. Next step, unify the look and feel with my blog… hopefully I’ll be able to do that within the next year or so :-)

My weblog has moved (yet again)

OK, looks like this is becoming a habit of mine: Moving my blog! Well, this time should really be the last one for quite some time. The new URL to access my blog is, and will redirect you there. And this link include the new RSS feed URL. I am very sorry for all this moving around and really hope this is the last one for quite a while. I few of my posts from my previous server have not yet moved over, and I’ll hopefully get that done in the coming days.

I will now look at how to customize the template of this new blog hosting that I use, and will start working on getting my web site back to life. Stay tuned for more in the coming days :-)

Getting ready for the move to Canada

With the move to Canada, I will need to also move my web and mail server. While I will make sure that my email server stays available all the time, I am expecting my web site, including this blog, to disconnect for a few weeks. I’ll make all I can to have it back online as quickly as possible.

If you have a hard time contacting me, try my Yahoo email address: gerard.metrailler[at]

Slow progress with the update of my web site…

It is taking a lot longer than what I initially expected, but I finally had the chance to make a big first step toward the redesign of my web site. As you can see, the look of my blog has somewhat changed compared to the previous slightly tweaked standard template.

A little background about the new look. It was created using CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 on my Macbook Pro… yes, that’s right, CDGS on Mac OS. I wanted to put Parallels to the test and wanted to use my favorite graphics suite to create the web page layout (with CorelDRAW X3) and the slicing on the images (with Corel PHOTO-PAINT X3). The CSS was then hand-written using Textmate which replaced HomeSite as my web-editor of choice since I moved to the Mac.
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My weblog has moved (again)

Yes, I know, I need to stop that… that’s why there is a simple redirect. My Weblog is now in its final position (until the next move). The full link to my weblog is, but you can also get there by going to For those who have RSS feeds, here are the new links for the atom feed, the RSS2 feed and the RSS feed. I can no longer guarantee that the old links will be available for much longer, so please update your aggregator links :)

First step to the update of my web site

I finally had a chance to start updating my web site. The first (mini-)step has been to slightly adapt the look&feel of this blog. I’ve decided to undergo a major overhaul of my private web site. I am in the process of creating the new look & feel for the web site using XHTML and CSS. Really fun to finally get back into it.

To get started, I’ve slightly updated the template that came with my Weblog software (Blojsom that comes with Mac OS X 10.4 Server). All instructions on how to customize this this weblog engine can be fund on Brendan Berg’s Weblog. Once my web site has been update with the new style, I will give a final update to my blog.

More to come (hopefully) soon. Stay tuned :)