Paul Atlan

2019-07-16: Dipping back my toes into m.b means rethinking my blog setup - again. Then again, what are vacations …

2019-07-15: Pays Basque - La Rhune

2019-01-15: Après Noël

2019-01-01: At this point in 2018, I was getting ready to slog back into a no-prospect job. Despite the absolute …

2018-12-26: Watching “Springsteen on Broadway”. “Those whose love we wanted, but didn’t get, we emulate. It’s …

2018-12-14: These Walls Bear Our Marks. The prison in downtown Orléans was shut down after more than 100 years to make way for a waterpark, …

2018-11-27: This is brilliant - the text says « This time, I’ll register and I’ll vote ». It’s the ultimate …

2018-11-21: From xkcd via kottke: spaceships are older than airplanes were when we flew the first spaceship I …

2018-11-20: I have dorky coworkers.

2018-11-20: I’m going to start compiling a list of pet commuting peeves, at the risk of sounding curmudgeonly. …

2018-11-19: When your wife’s friends go on a week end trip to Dubai…..

2018-11-19: There should be a special place in hell for people who walk up the length of the commuter train to …

2018-11-19: Colors are the only things warm today. 4° outside!

2018-11-17: Yup. Definitely getting close to Christmas. • • La Défense, early morning

2018-11-16: Growing up, I thought my two countries, France and the US, where allied forever, and that …

2018-11-15: Remembrance on the Champs Elysées. November 11th wreath at the foot of the statue of Charles de …

2018-11-13: Je cherche des recommandations pour des podcasts/newsletters en 🇫🇷. 99pi et dd c’est bien, mais je …

2018-11-12: Is it just me or is the Discover 📸 tag stuck on two weeks ago?

2018-11-11: France just beat the US and Russia to snag the first leg of the women’s Sabre World Cup in two …

2018-11-11: This lovely young woman from Hungary just won the women’s Sabre World Cup stage that’s hosted yearly …

2018-11-09: Paris photo

2018-11-09: My boss had a vip pass to Paris Photo and snuck me in with her. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many …

2018-11-09: Mount Orgueil castle on Jersey has some really weird pieces. A flayed man depicting all the ways to …

2018-11-08: I’m slowly starting to learn how to organize myself when I’m working from home. The first few off …

2018-11-07: Re reading book 1 of the Laundry Files by Charles Stross. Palm pilots are the latest in technology …

2018-11-06: Just saw John Scalzi do a signing in Paris. He’s impressively gracious with hosts, fans and his …

2018-11-05: I’ve been commuting for three months for 4 hours each day. It’s less tiring than I thought, and it’s …

2018-11-03: There’s a legend that it always rains in Brittany. I suspect the locals spread it to keep tourists …

2018-11-02: Nobody Else Is Awake (She’s entered that phase when you have to physically pry her from her books)

2018-11-02: I think I like the Flickr announcement, but the talking points are shoddy: “the free TB brought in …

2018-10-29: Watching « Norsemen ». Thanks to @jack for the recommendation - which goes to show Netflix …

2018-10-27: And just like that, winter.

2018-10-27: Somebody recently posted about lack of sleep, and I stupidly didn’t favorite it to read later. As a …

2018-10-25: Started playing with Live Photos a little bit and I think I can finally understand some use cases. …

2018-10-25: 📚 Currently reading In the Vanisher’s Palace by Aliette de Bodard. An excellent, engaging story.

2018-10-25: 📚 Finished - The Consuming Fire by John Scalzi. Does a decent job of being the middle installment in …

2018-10-23: I’m guessing my train isn’t leaving in time.

2018-10-20: My daughter getting ready to win her first fencing competition.

2018-10-16: The Guardian wins the Internet today with their take on Fendi’s faux-pas : Fendi’s £750 ‘vulva’ …

2018-10-15: There’s a weird sculpture called “Throne” sitting high in the lobby of the Louvre, under the …

2018-10-15: A Day At The Louvre A few hours soaking up world treasures….

2018-10-14: This is the oldest piece in the Louvre. It’s 9000 years old. What I like about these really old …

2018-08-24: I thought my hometown was boring, but obviously some people have interesting nights. 6:30 am — …

2018-08-21: One thing I didn’t miss from consulting: idiots who think graphs are just decorative. Average - good …

2018-08-18: Towers of nothing (Paris - La Défense)

2018-08-16: Astronomy paleo style – every morning the sun will be lower and lower at this particular point in my …

2018-08-14: After catching up on current conversations for a few days, I’ve firmly changed my mind: I’m in the …

2018-08-08: Very good guerrilla art on the train this morning. Stickers (spotted them on a couple windows) are …

2018-08-08: I’ve started my “real” (i.e non teaching) job. It’s great, but commuting 4 hours a …

2018-07-29: After a fairly long dry spell, I’m finally getting some images done, and dipping my toes back in …

2018-06-18: What better way to start the week than with coffee and a little pruning? Warning: they make it hard, …

2018-06-16: With my (French) wife and kids, we speak in a mixture of English and French that has long annoyed my …

2018-06-16: With my (French) wife and kids, we speak in a mixture of English and French that has long annoyed my …

2018-06-11: I’m getting reasonable in my old age. I just read an article reviewing three apps and I didn’t even …

2018-06-09: Anthony Bourdain s’est suicidé en Alsace hier. Encore un rappel que les souffrances psychiques …

2018-05-31: Have accepted new position. Won’t be teaching again next year. I’ll miss some of it, but …

2018-05-12: L’île aux moines is a cute little island in the Golfe du Morbihan, a micro climate inside of …

2018-05-12: Cuisine française: my son enjoying roasted bone marrow, to the amazement (disgust?, couldn’t tell) …

2018-05-09: I’ve believed for 40 years - as I was told in school - that this was the western-most point in …

2018-05-09: Brittany is an amazing discovery. The weather and the light are constantly changing.

2018-05-09: Vacation day whatever (you know your vacation is good when you can’t count the days anymore). …

2018-05-08: Oysters in Brittany (« À l’abri du Kraken ») - achievement unlocked. Merci @kapsa et @xtof pour les …

2018-05-08: Almost the end of the world. Pointe de Pen Hir, Finistère (Bretagne)

2018-05-05: Vacation - day 1 Quiberon (Morbihan)

2018-05-03: for techies: I bought a USB HD for my HS 2016 MBP, formatted in APFS. Randomly, macOS will complain …

2018-05-03: I feel like I “interact” less with m.b than with FB/Tw - but the signal to noise ratio is higher …

2018-05-03: Lobe reminds me of the Arthur C. Clarke aphorism: “any sufficiently advanced technology is …

2018-05-01: Can’t really talk about it yet, but I’ve gone from down in the dumps, “I’ll …

2018-04-22: Loire Art Show 2018 - Orléans -

2018-04-14: On the one hand, we’re starting to take seriously the idea that we don’t need everyone to work …

2018-04-13: Shiny Sf-day: 📺 “The Expanse” season 3 just dropped, “Lost in space” drops tonight on Netflix, and 📚 …

2018-04-13: Explaining the Peter principle to a friend, I realize there’s a generalization of Thayer’s law at …

2018-04-11: Flashback to early 70’s animation: [Linea](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Linea_(TV_series)

2018-04-11: Ready Player One 👍 - It’s far from perfect: the online vs offline moral exploration boils down to …

2018-04-11: This guy showed up on my building’s wall yesterday.

2018-04-09: I feel most of my middle school students have an extremely passive attitude towards learning. I see …

2018-04-08: Yes: Molly Ringwald’s brilliant essay about John Hughes is a superb exploration of what it …

2018-04-07: Nothing says welcome back to your social networking life like this early Saturday morning screen. …

2018-03-30: Cathédrale Saint Etienne - Bourges The St Etienne cathedral in Bourges, at the cusp of Romanesque and Gothic styles: they already used …

2018-03-30: This week has been very roller-coastery; thanks to the people who’ve reached out with a kind word. …

2018-03-29: Dusting off my photo blog involved a long trip down memory lane (I had to manually move most of the …

2018-03-27: Feeling very blue and having to contend with the mediocre unthinking assholery of petty bosses …

2018-03-25: This is one of the most intricate ceiling I’ve seen. It’s the intersection of two “curly bracket” …

2018-03-25: Palais Jacques Cœur - Bourges 2018-03-24 In the early 1400s, Jacques Cœur became the principal money lender to the king of …

2018-03-24: Opening MB is a bit like dropping by your favorite hangout and renewing your connection to humanity …

2018-03-24: My son turning a teenager yesterday was cause for celebration, but also some somber reflection that …

2018-03-23: My son becomes a teenager tomorrow. Mixed feelings about that, even though I love the person he’s …

2018-03-22: Living in a different timezone from the majority of micro blog users is nice. I can catch up with …

2018-03-21: Learning To See - Daido Moriyama Edition A big part of “learning photography” is looking at pictures. But for people like Moriyama who’s …

2018-03-21: One of the reasons Charles Stross is a favorite writer of mine is the way he sees the nightmare …

2018-03-21: I have to assume this thing was planted in the middle of the path on the Orléans university campus …

2018-03-21: My Brain Hurts Maths and experimentation - using soap bubbles to solve minimal surface problems…

2018-03-20: We should spread good stories because the world is not just a dumpster fire. I’m a cynic, but if the …

2018-03-19: Holding homework-help period at 8am on a Monday may not be the most efficient use of my time.

2018-03-17: I sat down and graphed the state of my publishing hub. I finally think I understand what I’ve …

2018-03-16: Pour les francophones, un superbe podcast - des petits bijoux d’une demi-heure. Merci à Lucia …

2018-03-14: Spring is nigh le Manège du Martroi.

2018-03-12: A Sunday in Orléans This town is depressing.

2018-03-12: Yet another take by Dr Drang on infographics (or the lack thereof) in the WaPo

2018-03-11: 📚 Trying to finish reading Provenance 👎 by Anne Leckie, but I’m finding it a slog. It feels …

2018-03-11: Bombino really is very good music to grade papers to.

2018-03-11: It’s getting harder and harder to figure out how to be healthy: turns out Omega-3 aren’t …

2018-03-10: 📷 Tasneem al Sultan is a female Saudi photographer documenting the evolution of women’s rights in …

2018-03-09: Oh the rabbit hole! - my NewsBlur subscription is coming up and I want to renew my RSS system before …

2018-03-07: Halide on my 6s+ is buggy to the point of being unusable. Capture fails with weird error message …

2018-03-07: Seriously. Lost in space is coming to Netflix in a month and nobody thought to tell me? Sheesh, …

2018-03-07: I’d never read anything by Teju Cole. Now I have, and man, can he write. I still like the …

2018-03-06: Je découvre que le mot calepin est l’éponyme d’Ambrogio Calepino, lexicographe Italien, …

2018-03-06: I finally have a web site that’s almost acceptable to me. A blog for longer posts, a micro.blog page …

2018-03-05: Made the mistake of reopening my twitter today. The same exact battles still fought by the same …

2018-03-05: It took the opening of a horrendously expensive / not-so-good ramen-ya downstairs for me to realize …

2018-03-04: Checking Games Sorting through our games to see which ones go out to the next yard sale. Found a vintage card deck …

2018-03-04: Someone doesn’t like having their picture taken (Orléans)

2018-03-04: Technicolor sunset.

2018-03-04: Black Panther (2018) - 👍 - (unfortunately had to watch it dubbed in French.) - this gripped me from …

2018-03-04: Today in weird bugs: Alto’s Odyssey has been freezing on me at the same distance marker every time. …

2018-03-03: Speaking of owning your stuff, John Scalzi is celebrating 20 years of owning his own domain and his …

2018-03-03: I was going to write a small post targeting my Facebook friends about how micro.blog and …

2018-03-03: This evening’s bedtime story (via Kottke.org) how a retired couple games the lottery

2018-03-01: So Amazon will adapt Consider Phlebas to the small screen. People seem to be cautiously optimistic …

2018-02-28: "Le Sens de la Fête" (2017) - 👍 - 🎬 - 🇫🇷 “Le sens de la fête” - un film magique, très français. Un bonheur qui ne cherche pas à …

2018-02-28: Shamelessly used @kitt ’s technique to customize my micro.blog template. Happy to have the …

2018-02-27: I’m so happy this will happen, but so apprehensive. There is sooooo much to screw up.

2018-02-26: What flavors of emacs are people using on their Mac these days? Asking for a friend.

2018-02-25: Dr Drang takes the WaPo to task for fumbling perfectly straightforward infographics. I may use the …

2018-02-25: Bad customer service is frustrating. Beyond the facts, in most cases I end up feeling petty for …

2018-02-25: Does anybody else see alto’s odyssey freeze on their device. It happens more than 50% of the time on …

2018-02-24: Listening to old(ish) standards. I’d forgotten how much I used to like U2’s Van …

2018-02-23: Field-trip-drying film when you have no clothespins not clothesline.

2018-02-20: Bon, y a-t-il des francophones ici? Histoire de développer la diversité … (Any francophones around? …

2018-02-15: Things like this make me giddy: New language discovered in the Malay peninsula

2018-02-14: Ce soir, Jean Teulé à la Librairie Nouvelle d’Orléans. Mes premiers souvenir de télé, c’est lui à …

2018-02-14: There used to be (maybe still is) a Usenet community called (IIRC) “Callahan’s saloon”. Folks where …

2018-02-13: Second thought on the Techo is that I should have gone with my first impulse and gotten the Japanese …

2018-02-12: So I’ve got my Techo. And of course I’m too paralyzed by angst to write anything in it.

2018-02-12: It’s still Micro.monday here: @rdodson. I love seeing all these random pictures up in my timeline.

2018-02-12: one minute art history is an experimental film retracing … the history of art. Each frame of …

2018-02-10: Snow in old Orleans

2018-02-06: I just realized that all of the companies I’ve worked for are defunct. Only exception is one …

2018-02-06: Just saw tha Kronecker Wallis is planning a new, completed, edition of Oliver Byrne’s illustrated …

2018-02-05: Altered Carbon - the book was good, and the Netflix series is really nicely done. Impressive …

2018-02-01: The lottery of heredity A surprising contraption mimicking the lottery involved in getting each of our 23 pairs of …

2018-01-30: Trying to figure where to host / post short picture sets. Adobe sparks looks nice: normandy Anybody …

2018-01-30: Mont saint Michel Between sky and sea

2018-01-30: Does anybody have a Hobonichi Techo. Debating whether or not to buy one when their spring sale …

2018-01-24: Winter colors 📷

2018-01-21: Fallen Angel [1/365]📷 (Gare d’Orleans)

2018-01-14: Somebody on 4chan has made a naughty list of « degenerate » authors. Actually pretty much reads …

2018-01-07: Last day before facing my students again. Not completely ready for tomorrow, but I’m NOT in …

2018-01-06: [6/365] preparing lecture - the digital way.

2018-01-06: [5/365] a day late but taken yesterday. i keep forgetting Corto Maltese was my favorite comic …

2018-01-04: [4/365] muddy walk

2018-01-03: [3/365] ghost of christmas newly passed.

2018-01-03: 2/365

2018-01-02: L'heure du bilan Il y a deux ans, Lucia Sanchez m’invitait à participer à son documentaire “L’heure du …

2018-01-02: Image 1/365 Moonlight shadow

2018-01-02: All right. Let’s see if this microblog thing cross posts to twitter and facebook.

2017-07-29:

2017-07-23: Yèvre le Châtel 2017 #bestplacestogo #travelphotographer #traveldeeper #letsgosomewhere …

2017-07-22: Paris 2017 #paris #streetartparis #streetart #graffiti streetphotography #photostreet #bnw_street …

2017-07-22: Paris 2017 #paris #streetartparis #streetart #graffiti streetphotography #photostreet #bnw_street …

2017-07-22: Paris 2017 #streetartparis #streetart #graffitiart #streetphotography #photostreet #streetview …

2017-07-22: Paris 2017 #oneframestory #streetphotography #photostreet #bnw_street #streetview #streetportrait …

2017-07-18: “Dans le camp adverse, on estime que c’est Bercy qui brouille l’écoute … “ Le Monde qui …

2017-07-06: Paris Metro - “your gates have been delivered”

2017-07-05: I don’t love Paris to live in - but I need to get back for some art time once in a while #streetart

2017-07-03: La polémique sur les petites phrases de Macron me fatigue. Ici, une analyse dans laquelle je me …

2017-07-01: Depeche Mode sunset -Paris - Stade de France

2017-07-01: Dépêche Mode concert - halves and halve nots. #concert #depechemode2017 #depechemode #monochrome …

2017-07-01: Dépêche mode concert - Paris - Stade de France. Halves and halve nots.

2017-06-29: Bac 2017 - les PV de surveillance sont des copies de copies de trucs imprimés dans les années 50! …

2017-06-27: Sérieux les gars, je veux bien “professionnaliser” certains aspects de la vie politique, …

2017-06-25: @macgenie @manton am i missing something? - i see many @name formats not treated as mentions (i.e no …

2017-06-25: Oh yes … twitter.com/Jonahlobe…

2017-06-22: I’ve been playing with zapier, IFTTT and other cross posting functions a bit too much. Now …

2017-06-22: “Dryad” Hôpital de la Pitié-Salpêtrière. The artist reveals the nymphs dancing in tree …

2017-06-22: “Dryad” Hôpital de la Pitié-Salpêtrière. The artist reveals the nymphs dancing in tree …

2017-06-22: @manton Is there a “draft” function in the iOS app? I seem to have lost a post when I …

2017-06-21: Je n’aime pas beaucoup Villani, qui en fait trop, mais le climat anti-scientifique entretenu …

2017-06-20: Annonce SNCF: “Mesdames, Messieurs, je rappelle qu’en 2017 les trains sont …

2017-06-20: I’m going to ride the bus all day: it’s the only place where there’s enough air …

2017-06-19: The local StartUp incubator calls itself “The Lab”. And yes, it does feel a little …

2017-06-19: The local StartUp incubator calls itself “The Lab”. And yes, it does feel a little …

2017-06-19: Hot day in Old Orléans. #jeannedarcdoesntliveheranymore #martroi #monochrome #bwphotography …

2017-06-19: Hot day in Old Orléans. #earlysummer #jeannedarcdoesntlivehereanymore

2017-06-16: The center rises again? Interesting view on how the far right has been defeated in the past 6 …

2017-06-14: “Mister Teach” - Bronze by Li XiaChao - Montargis Ironically, locals call it …

2017-06-13:

2017-06-11: Ok apparently I’m a stupid noob. I’d never heard of Richie Havens. Now he’s on my coding playlist. …

2017-06-10: Dining outside in the last rays of the sun. One thing I’m really missing from Abu Dhabi

2017-06-10: Nothing to add to the heaps of praise about this beautiful movie. It’s a complex, thoughtful …

2017-06-09: Does this post to my WP ?

2017-06-09: Just discovered that Sense8 has been cancelled. I guess I’m having Firefly emotional …

2017-06-08: “Useless sacrifice” War has changed since “Flanders field”, yet the …

2017-06-06: Same student came back - to touch up the drawing … #chalk #art #blackboard

2017-06-06: When a student has a few spare minutes and a chalkboard. Some people have all the talent :-)

2017-06-01: A neat little piece on improvisation, with this truth: > Failing is a major aspect of …

2017-05-25: Visiting the center of France. Old castles and (much) older volcanoes.

2017-05-24: I like Caribbean sci-fi, if only because the food seems so appetizing. Cue doubles and Chana from …

2017-05-12: Test again cross post to FB with image

2017-05-12: Testing FB cross posting from Microblog using IFTT

2017-05-12: Random #streetart in Amboise

2017-05-07: Le cabinet de curiosités de Léonard de Vinci - #bestplacestogo #travelphotographer #traveldeeper …

2017-05-07: Hanji paper sculpture exhibited in da Vinci’s last home #closlucé #leonardodavinci …

2017-05-06: Monochromatic street painting - late anthropocene - function unknown (probably religious ritual) …

2017-05-06: Le vrai échec de l’éducation nationale, c’est d’avoir permis à cette dame …

2017-05-04: Excusez moi, vous … #monochrome #bwphotography #instablackandwhite #flair_bw #bnw_captures …

2017-05-02: Discovering rain #pursuitofportraits #quietthechaos #way2ill #urbanromantix #moodygram #latergram …

2017-04-30: How I feel about Orléans. #jeannedarcdoesntliveheranymore #filmisnotdead #canona1 #provia …

2017-04-29: My old high school’s main gate. A few spikes are cut out to allow boarders who’ve …

2017-04-29: So, posting from MarsEdit to micro.blog - testing all the pipes

2017-04-28: It’s spring out there - #dailyart #illgrammers #nature #workhard #schooltime #orléans #pothier …

2017-04-27: Orléans - Rue de la République

2017-04-27: I don’t believe, but I find peace and tranquility in deserted places of worship. It’s …

2017-04-26: Welcome to my micro.blog

2017-04-21: Rocamadour- one of the most important pilgrimage sites of medieval Europe. In the heart of Périgord. …