Hi and welcome on my blog.
The name’s Eric Cestari and I am thirty-something.
I usually go by the cstar (or c* where possible) handle.
What’s this blog about ?
It’s mainly geeky and technical stuff about web and XMPP development.
My favorite programming languages are erlang and ruby, though I am somewhat fluent in Java and PHP.
I usually work on the excellent XMPP server ejabberd, and recently most of my posts have evolved around it and the XMPP standard.
HTTP also never stops amazing me, as I always discover new things.
Cloud services also interests me a lot, so expect a few posts on Amazon Web Services.
Also I tend to be that Apple fanboy since 1984 and my parents’ Apple //c.
I see posts in French !
Yes, that’s because I am Français. I started blogging in French – until I decided to fully immerse myself and this blog in the global village (thus using English).
Still once in a while, I’ll post in French – if you don’t speak the language, just skip it. The next one will be in English.
During the day
I work for Ohm Force, the company I cofounded with friends a while back in 2000. We do the best audio plugins. (that’s what our clients say)
But don’t be mistaken, I am no musician, just the geek-in-charge over there. I do sysadmin stuff, back-end code for the website and the occasional support.
Projects I maintain or participate in
OpenSource software helps me everyday running the business, so I try to contribute. I don’t care too much about licensing, so it’ll usually BSD-style by default or GPL if necessary.
I wrote a few patches for ejabberd.
The opensource projects I work on are hosted on github.
The important part
I have two sons, Martin and Sacha, a cat, Boulette and live in Montreuil, FR with my Very Significant Other, Hélène.
Getting in touch
twitter is good