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221 Bis —

It might be your new address 🙂
A 50/50 with mint and wood berries aromas


Amazing and refreshing
3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)

A little desert? —

From Liquideo, comes the Tiramisu


In the eGo One the taste is not that great but in the dripper  (derringer) it really different.
I  wouldn’t take it for an everyday vape but it’s ok for the fun.
2 out of 5 stars (2 / 5) in Atomizer
3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5) in Dripper

Double Trouble —

It’s a 50/50 with notes of lemon and ginger.


From the dripper or other clearomizer/atomizer, it is OK without being breath taking.
For lovers of flowers and lemon.
1 out of 5 stars (1 / 5)

My wife loves it 5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

54 Dandy —

Special mixture from Liquideo:


Fruit cocktail  (note I took one with nicotine :/ ) it’s a bit weird to me.

70/30 15ml

3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)

Feeling tropical —

For a nice desert:


Fresh ananas right in your cigarette!
Tasty and fruity.

50/50 10ml

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

Nice cream and coffee —

Next e-liquid I tried and loved is the “tabac café crème” from Phodé:


A tasteful mixture of coffe creme and tobacco.
80/20 only 10ml 😉

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

Glacial Mint —

First e-liquid I tried was the Glacial Mint:


Nothing particular to say, it’s pure mint refreshment. Very nice and fresh.
It’s a 80/20 mix.

Tested on the eGo One with .5 and 1 Ohm coils

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

Entering the Vapmosphere —

Lately I got sick of smelling like an ashtray, so I decided to give the electronic cigarette a try.

After some discussions with friends, ask advice from a shop and reading articles around it I ended up buying an Joytech eGo One (the Mega one with 2000mAh battery).

After a week of usage, I really like this first e-cigarette 🙂 no more nicotine, no horrible breath, just a portable and enjoyable device.


Here is my small review (as it is my first I cannot compare):


  • Easy to use “Plug’n vap”, no real difficulties here
  • The 2 different drip tips and coils give some basic customization
  • It largely last a day or more
  • Its standard connector (510) make it prompt to change the atomizer (I ordered some to test 🙂 )
  • Airflow are adjustable and suitable for direct lungs intake (with 1 or 0.5 Ohms)


  • The tank is quite difficult to fill up, you don’t see the level while filling
  • The coil has a tendency to unscrew itself when opening the tank, so better check twice before a massive leak
  • If you smoke for too long the temperature is quite high
  • I managed to seal the atomizer on the base, I turned on the coil to heat the head and be able to remove it.

This will be my daily e-cig easy to transport and functional.

Linux And Samba —

French version: http://arnaud.fortier-family.com/fr/linux-et-samba/

You know, sometimes I really like to waste my time, so I use Linux. And then I’am well served. Between (more and more) cryptic messages / logs (when they exists!!!) the fun is to change options at each and one version …

Today I was thinking of sharing data between computers … since I had no real will to setup a samba/nfs/whatevercrap server I thought : “let’s use the NAS!”
I have a Synology NAS with samba shares.
So I went directly here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Samba#Client_configuration
I tried to mount it, as user, as root all I got was …
mount error(13): Permission denied
Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g. man mount.cifs)

Which means: (finger) well google it or die …
Result? -> http://tinyurl.com/m8b2hy3

As you can see the SAME error happend since … 2006 minimum but the solution … is absolutely NOT what you can find in these old posts . Same error different solutions!

So by searching more closely in time I discover this thread : http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-p-7314476.html
And yes you need a new option, to mount your share that were working for ages… isn’t that super nice? I hope you enjoyed the time spending on Google/Forums/trying to make it work AGAIN !!!

So in your fstab, on your cifs mounts add “sec=ntlm” to the line and enjoy … the time you wasted tonight! Because of course it won be more secured NOR more quick … it will just work again!

I hope to see you again quickly for the next adventures of the free and open-source world!

Messing around with Layout – Linux —

French Version: http://arnaud.fortier-family.com/fr/galere-avec-les-dispositions-de-clavier-linux/

Working in IT support means you deal with lots of hardware and operating systems. I started my career in France (Home/Office) and therefore was using the default French layout (horrible for coding). I then worked in Switzerland and was in front of the Swiss French layout (well a bit better than French one but still horrible to code) So I decided to change ALL my laptops/PC keyboard to US, and setting all my OS (Windows/Mac/Linux) with the layout “US international”.

This is just perfect, works flawlessly on Windows and Mac OSX ! To type accentuated characters you do: ‘ + e and you get é it’s perfect and easy, you can even do capitalized accentuated characters easily: ‘ + Shift + e = É . The only thing you have to take care is  when you want to use a quote or double quote or tilde (and `) to put a space behind it, otherwise it’ll be composed … -> itś (for example).

On Linux, it was working correctly for at least 4 years when suddenly typing ‘ + c didn’t produce c cedilla : ç but … ć … great. Googling around I found some bullshit explanations on the change and huge hack (incomplete on top!!) to get it back working … as before!

I’m not against evolution or so, but changing a layout and keeping its name unchanged is just amateur work.
I’ve posted a thread on stackexchange : http://stackoverflow.com/questions/17038183/struggling-with-us-international-layout let’s see if I get any answer or better solution!