I studied at the Université d'Orléans where I got my B.A. in linguistics and at La Sorbonne in Paris where I got my first master's degree in lexicology. I then started my PhD in linguistics at the Université de Franche-Comté before moving to Albuquerque, NM, where I got a second master's in linguistics, specializing in grammaticization.
While studying in New Mexico, I learned a bit about the Unix environment and started building homepages for the department of linguistics. I have worked on Mac and Windows OS for over 25 years. In the last 10 years or so I've been working with Linux and more specifically Ubuntu and Mint.
I spend most of my spare time hamming, riding my road bike, geocaching and learning about technology. I've traveled to different parts of the world (Alaska, Lesotho, RSA, Singapore, Malaysia, China - including Hong Kong - as well as quite a few countries in Europe) as I enjoy learning about new cultures and meet with people of various backgrounds.
I'm also interested in weather satellite reception. You can see daily images of the reception station I have at work here.