Philippe's Blog

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Mosquito net

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at 3:37 PM

I just stapled a mosquito net to the inlets and outlets of my A/C unit.

This way, bees and mosquito are not going into my bedroom :)


Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 6:52 PM

We always record the shows but never the ads.

I thought it would have been interesting to look at was advertised in the past.

Same thing with spam.

Taking notes

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 6:51 PM

When I was in school, I never knew how to take notes.

I would listen but not know what to write.

Circuit breakers

Monday, June 27, 2022 at 12:56 PM

A few months ago, me and my dad made a plan that says which outlet/light is connected to which circuit breaker.

It's really useful.

We also made changes after making the plan.

For example, the bathroom outlet was on the same circuit as my computers.

This means that whenever my mom was drying her hair, the breaker would trip and my computers would turn off.

Now the outlet is on its own breaker.

Since then, I've also installed a UPS for my computers.

Air conditioning

Monday, June 27, 2022 at 12:51 PM

Yesterday, we installed our 3 A/C units.

As usual, we are careful to plug them on different circuit breakers.

Mine is connected to the kitchen lights circuit, my mom's is on the one breaker that feeds half the house and my dad's is on the bathroom lights circuit.

Futuristic transparent screens

Sunday, June 26, 2022 at 11:53 AM

I always thought that transparent screens were stupid.

I'm pretty sure that being able to see what is behind the screen would make it harder to see what is displayed.

Are elephants afraid of mice ?

Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 4:40 PM

I don't think so.

I saw an episode of MythBusters where they went to Africa and put a mouse in front of an elephant.

The elephant backed away and they concluded that the elephant was afraid of the mouse.

I disagree. I personally think that the elephant simply doesn't want to hurt the mouse by stepping on it.

"Oh no, a little mouse. Better be careful not to step on it."


Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 3:34 PM

When I was studying at Cégep Ste-Foy, the chemistry professor was going over the questions of an exam we had a few days earlier.

I remember one question :
"All of you answered this question correctly, except one who didn't know how many microseconds are in a second."
The whole class started laughing.

I was that one.

As of today, I still don't know how many microseconds are in a second.

(Well, I'm not sure if they were microseconds or nanoseconds anymore, but you get the point)

Toy Story

Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 3:04 PM

I really don't get why Disney did not release Woody and Buzz toys when the movie came out.

I think they would have been very popular.

Static IP address

Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 1:31 PM

I found out that the company I work for has a static IP with Vidéotron.
(The PTR DNS record for the IP address ends with "")

But they are still using a * domain name instead of a subdomain of their own domain.

I don't get it.

I wonder if this could be related to the fact that I very often get an error when accessing this domain.
(My guess is that maybe dynalias momentarily forgets the IP address but I'm not sure)

(The domain is used for the MySQL database which is hosted at the office)