About Me


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 here. Since January 2022 I've been sending ADS-B data (collected with a Piaware receiver) to various sites (Flightradar, Flightaware, Radarbox and Airplanes.live).