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Eric Belanger (Bilange)
System Admin & Hobbyist Photographer


I'm a geek technology enthusiast, based in Victoriaville, QC

I currently work for a manufacturer as a one-man army: coding a few applications, websites, reports, and managing many Linux servers. I like tinkering around, and have many self-hosted webapps, both professionnally or personally. I am also on my way to get a few certifications, namely RHCSA / RHCE.

Besides work, when not I'm keeping myself up-to-date in whatever IT skills crossing my mind, i'm a music fan (listening to many genres inside the big EDM umbrella. To name a few: Trance, Eurobeat, Hardstyle, Liquid Drum & Bass, …), spend too much time gaming online (cough Rocket League)…

…and sometimes I do photo too. I explore possiiblities (landscape, astrophotography, …) and do that purely out of curiosity. I like to go « Under the hood » and see the mechanics behind the picture taking process.

About this web site

This domain has been put to many usages in the past (mainly blogging), but now has a VCard-style website. I also use(d) that domain for image hotlinking and for development purposes. If you are reading this because of (and coming from) an HTTP 404 link, chances are that content was only temporarily hosted and is not available anymore .

I also host some fediverse services (as of now: Pixelfed, Peertube) for testing and personal use. These are to prevent tracking from the Big Five. If you are curious about such move, read on here.

What about the name 'Bilange'?

It looks like your last name, or resembles to your combined First and Last Name? In true Canadian fashion, I am sorry! Let me explain.

This name was given as a nickname by friends way back in high school. I started registering this name as a nickname and e-mail addresses onto popular e-mail providers on the internet in the mid 90's, thinking I had a rather unique nickname. Boy I was wrong! I never considered it would overlap with equally fair use by other people on the globe.

Software used for this website

  • All pages were composed from GNU Emacs and OrgMode
    • Emacs packages ox and ox-html to publish my orgmode files into an HTML project.
    • I based my blogging needs from this tutorial.
  • A heavily somewhat modified Sakura CSS preset
  • The splash screen front page in business card format is based on an idea from Florian Pichler, along with a few CSS bits from his implementation.
  • In photography…:
    • Darktable for photo collection and fine-tuning. Highly recommended free (as in speech) Lightroom alternative
    • GIMP for image retouching
    • Sequator for astrophoto compositing. Also, DeepSkyStacker may do the job but ONLY for pure star photos (no landscape).