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Videos Pierre Dukan

If you're following Dr. Dukan's Diet I have found these videos (in French)

If you understand French and you want to see and hear Dr. Dukan answer questions and give hints about his diet, check out this Dailymotion link!

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The Geek Stuff - Can You Top This? 15 Practical Linux Top Command Examples



Thanks to Denis for the tip on top ;-)

This article on top 15 Practicle Linux Top Examples has a few options that I didn't know about and perhaps you as well!

Note that not all of these work on all UNIX system for example Mac OS X will be slightly different!

This article is part of the on-going 15 example series where 15 examples will be provided for a specific command or functionality. In this series, earlier we discussed about find command, crontab examples, grep command, history command, ping command, and wget examples.

In this article, let us review 15 examples for Linux top command that will be helpful for both newbies and experts.

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Joyeuses fêtes, prettige feestdagen, Happy Holidays!

Joyeux Noel et Bonne Année.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Zalig Kerstfeest en Gelukkig nieuw jaar.
Geseënde Kersfees en 'n gelukkige nuwe jaar.
Felices Pasquas Y felices ano Nuevo.
Boas Festas e Feliz Ano Novo.
Vesela Koleda i chestita nova godina.
Vesele Vanoce.
Bon Nadal i un Bon Any Nou.
Glædelig Jul og godt nytår.
Jutdlime pivdluarit ukiortame pivdluaritlo.
Felican Kristnaskon kaj Bonan Novjaron.
Haeid joulupuehi ja head uut aastat.
Maligayang Pasko.
Hauskaa Joulua ja onnellista uutta vuotta.
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Best of Unix / Gnu Cheat Sheets Quick References


Thanks to Denis for this one!

Best of Linux Cheat Sheets

Links to Unix Quick Reference and Cheatsheets

I like to see the links all on one page and particularly like the tcpdump, wireshark and Netcat sheets.

Perl is missing, but I'll rectify that!

And Regular Expressions:

In the mean time, there's quite a few to read here!

What else is missing ?

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"Quel est le régime qu'il vous faut?"

This is the second episode of "Quel est le régime qu'il vous faut?" from France 2 Toute Une Histoire.

An interesting look into 4 different diets, 3 of which I've followed in the past and know very well.

4 people desperately needing to lose weight are followed by 4 nutritionists 3 of which are well known to me!

Continuing in French!

France 2


Episode 2 Jeudi 17 décembre dans Toute Une Histoire, à 13h55 su France 2, retrouvez Nathalie, Geneviève, Yazid et Mireille dans leur lutte contre les kilos ! Chacun de nos invités a été pris en main par un grand spécialiste : le Dr Pierre Dukan et Alain Delabos, nutritionnistes, Jérôme Blum, coach sportif, et Sybille Montignac, diététicienne. Après un mois d'efforts, où en sont-ils ? La réponse très bientôt dans l'épisode 2 de notre série spéciale "Quel est le régime qu'il vous faut?".

France 2 First show

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Menton Here We come!

Thanks for Jilly for Menton Daily Photo , Menton one of my favourite cities in the whole world brought to me one picture at a time every day !

This photo really made me envious and is just what I needed because in two weeks I'll also be walking or riding my bike along the Promenade du Soleil thanks Jilly!

Menton Daily Photo

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Les Flamands diront encore que les Wallons ne font pas d'efforts !...

Merci a tante Ruth et Yvan, c'est tres comic!
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Herman Van Rompuy President of the European Council !

So how do you pronounce his name ?

If you don't understand French this is probably not one for you but if you do, it is quite good!

Pour aider nos amis français à bien prononcer le nom du premier président permanent de l'Europe;

Merci à mon parrain Léon
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Roadcraft from Aerostich

This is still my favourite suit, Roadcraft from Aerostich 

You can put it on in less than a minute, breathes, lots of pockets, highly recommended!

Two pictures, 2002 on the left, 2009 on the right!


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Lose 40 kilos in 5 months - PROTAL Pierre Dukan

Protal Pierre Dukan Those of you who know me and or are my friends on Facebook know that Joelle and I have been following the Protal diet since June 17.

Between the two of us, Joelle and I have lost 60.7 kilos on the diet!

I've not spoken about this before on this site but as I've spent a lot of my time trying to lose weight over the last 30 years I thought I'd just post a bit of information and say that it is possible to lose weight on a diet and feel positive that you can keep off the weight.

Some photos, graphs and more details of my progress in numbers and pictures

I'm not at the stage where I can say I can keep it off because it has only been 5 and a half months  since I started the diet and so I'm still at the Weight LOSS stage but over the next year or so I'll update this site with information on the progress and I will answer any questions if people have them.

First of all I'm not going to repeat what the Protal Diet is here. Many people have done that and a simple Google search will give you all the information you need to get started.

I think that if you are going to follow the diet seriously that you should buy the book however the web has enough resources to get you going if you just want to try it out. The most difficult part is starting and staying at it for a week, once you see the weight fall off it should keep you motivated to keep going. There is a lot of support on the web, especially if you also understand French!

Quick overview

Some resources, this is a non official site in English and this site explains it very much like the book does

How much do you have to lose, how long will it take you ? This is very easy, simply go to Pierre Dukan's site:  this is in French so if you don't understand here goes:

  • Votre Prénom - Your first name, fill in a name
  • Vous êtes Une Femme, a women un homme a man
  • Quel est votre poids actuel?- What is your current weight?
  • Quel poids souhaitez vous Peser?-What would you like to weigh?
  • Avez-vous dejà suivi des regimes pour maigrir?-Have you dieted before ? Aucun non, 1 to 3 or plus?
  • Fill in an email address and click Go

Voila, on the next screen you will have some figures and text, Google translate is great  but point 1 will tell you what weight he thinks you should be and point 2 will tell you more or less when you get there point 3 is to pay him for a program etc if  you're interested.

That's how to get started, but how did we do it, well exactly by NOT eating what he says you can't eat and that is fats and sugar. I also started biking every day, I commute to work most days and so I spend 4 to 6 hours on the bike or at the gym every week. Joelle didn't follow any exercise plan at all.

A lot of people have lost a lot of weight on the Protal and other diets and a lot of those people put the weight right back on. The reason for this is that these people did not follow the stabilisation phase! This is most important and that is what I'll tell you about. I will start on the stabilisation phase the weekend of December 5, Saint-Nicolas weekend ;-)

In the meantime you can read how Doug is doing on Doug on Diet you can follow his weight loss stories, read his recipes.