Serait-ce vraiment plus facile d’entreprendre aux US ?

This is a french post because it is about a french article I just read.

Je viens de lire un article d’un entrepreneur qui raconte les choses comme elles sont et non pas “le discours à donner pour vendre ma success-story et faire mon buzz” : Interview de Patrick Merel, Fondateur de Portable Genomics à San Diego.

Le plus épatant c’est cette partie: “[…]j’ai vite compris que le passage, hélas, obligé pour un projet émergent innovant, était le concours “OSEO”. […] Bien évidemment, OSEO m’a dit non.[…]Ce qui m’a pourri la vie quand même, c’est que par la suite, toutes les institutions françaises d’aide à la création que j’ai pu rencontrées, m’ont toutes demandé, avant de me fournir de l’aide, “Avez-vous été lauréat du concours OSEO?”, la question qui tue.”

Mise à jour 28/08/2011:
Un article sur son histoire et la génèse du projet: “Bioéthiquement incorrect”.

C’est mon papa qui m’a parlé de ça.

Google, the cloud and WebKit

The cloud

Just in case, you still haven’t understood, the future is in the clouds. The more I use online product, the more I feel it. I’m now typing all my documents into google docs. Ok, I copy/paste them to Word for my retarded friends that live bellow the clouds, but soon I won’t. Even the important things that I have to do on actual files are synced by Dropbox (still on the cloud).


Have you noticed that WebKit, the engine behind the Google Chrome browser also powers the Apple’s iOS (iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad), Google’s Android phones, RIM’s BlackBerry, Nokia’s phones and our french Freebox v6. So basically all the current phones and tablets. You can build web apps and make sure they will work with all the current desktop browsers and phones.
But wait, wasn’t it the idea behind the J2ME. And wasn’t it a total failure? Not really, because J2ME is about phone, WebKit web apps are about every connected things (there’s no reason to stop at computers, tablets and phones, advertising space would be much easier to handle with browsers). Porting J2ME to one environment to an other was painful, with a web browser it’s much more simple.

Google Chrome OS

I just saw a facebook friend wall page:

BTW, I applied too.

So Google actually started his Google Chrome computer test program.

There’s just one thing I don’t understand here. The iPad (I’ll buy the next version) is centered on the usage: Your read your mails, play and stay informed on your couch. Android is about making better phones to reduce the gaps between the iPhone and the stupid phone constructors OS. Desktop computers are here, well because we sometimes do have to work.

But what is Google Chrome OS about? Will we be able to use it on our couch? will we be able to work with it? Because it’s clearly centered on the new Chrome Web Apps Store. Is it about consuming or producing content?

If you are wondering how do perform the Chrome apps in the real world: VERY WELL. Take a look the Chrome Web store with the Chrome 9 browser (currently bêta), you can take the last fm music player or test a graphically amazing 3D app., cooliris:

History of WebKit

Cinterion development materials removed

WARNING: All the Cinterion related content from this blog will be removed to go to the javacint wiki soon. Please get used to going there.

Hi the Cinterion community,

Cinterion France asked me to remove all the Cinterion TC65 / TC65i development materials I published on my blog. The good news is you can contact the Cinterion office of your country and sign a <a href="" onclick="_gaq achat viagra 50.push([‘_trackEvent’, ‘outbound-article’, ‘’, ‘NDA’]);” >NDA to get the latest version of their manuals and SDK.

TC65SH for Cinterion TC65/TC65i development

Hi the TC65 community,

There’s a new software in town, after JOBexFTP from Ricardo Schmidt, Christoph Vilsmeier decided to create the TC65SH tool which apparently does the same thing but faster.

Best regards,

Here is the mail that brouht the good news:

Hello Florent,

I’ve done some TC65 development recently and found your site very helpful, especially your articles about TC65 development. Thank you for that!

I ran into some problems with the Cinterion SDK, especially the Module Exchange Suite (MES). Basically, it didn’t work for me. Cinterion support told us that MES doesn’t work on Windows 7 and they are working on a solution, well… (I tried it on WindowsXP too. There, it worked better but was still very unreliable.)

In the meantime, I checked out JObexFTP from Ricardo Schmidt, which I found via your blog. That tool did help me quite a lot, as it let me (after fixing it a little bit) upload files to the device via a USB-serial port adapter. But i missed an interactive mode. And I wasn’t too happy about the fact that for each file upload or download, JObexFTP does a complete connect-upload-disconnect cycle, which I found was pretty time-consuming.

Inspired by JObexFTP, I started to write my own Java tool for communicating with a Siemens/Cinterion TC65 device: TC65SH lets you upload, download and delete files, navigate the directory structure of the device, create and remove directories and completely erase the device’s flash memory.
The program provides both an interactive command line (like a unix shell or a Windows command prompt) and a batch-processing function, which makes for easy integration into development build scripts.

I wanted to let you know that TC65SH is available free and Open Source from my web page at:

Thank you for your attention and thank you for your great site.

Christoph Vilsmeier