François Beauducel

Private Stuff

Email: YFB [AT] bigfoot [DOT] com

Civil status

    Born: 1968 at Conflans-Ste-Honorine (78).

    Nationality: French.

    Married: Triyanti Hartowiyono, April 11-16, 1994, at Kartasura (Indonesia).

Hobbies and Extra-Professional Activity

    Musique: piano forte (since 1976, advanced course in Paris), my references: Keith Jarrett, Erroll Garner, Thelonious Monk, Dave Brubeck, Claude Bolling, William Sheller, ...

    Drawing: advanced course in Paris, my references: François Schuiten, Sandrine Follère, and european comics (Pilote, Spirou & Tintin journals), especially my favourites André Franquin and Marcel Gotlib. I am also the great grand-son of the impressionist painter Thomas William Marshall [1875-1914].

    Sports: hiking (glacier, rocks, trekking), walking competition (Paris-Mantes), lauréat of the first "Bourse Expé" in 1993, bike every day / ngontel (I own a hybrid urban Marin San Anselmo californian bike since 1997).

    Electronics: High-Fidelity audio systems development (creation of preamplifiers, amplifiers, active & passive filters, three-way speakers).

    Computing: Development of software utilities for data processing (very small and optimized programs), see for instance µGRAPH. I'm also using Matlab since 1991 (v 3.0 under DOS), and sharing some of my scripts. At home, I have started computing in 1980 with my first pocket calculator HP-33C, then in 1981 with a Sinclair ZX81, then Amstrad CPC464, and CPC6128... and various PC under Windows and/or Linux... now I have an Apple iMac 20" (Core 2 Duo mid-2007).

    Sharing experiences: I have created this blog (in French): Gouffre Tarissan.

    Coffee: I'm owning a Rancilio Silvia espresso machine (with unpressurized portafilter; take a look to this extensive review in French), with a professional coffee grinder Ascaso i-Mini I-1 (54-mm Ø flat steel burr with electronic timer, doserless), and original 1-cup and 2-cup Bialetti moka for travel.

    Photograph: I started with a Zenit, then a Nikon F601 (1993), a Minolta DIMAGE Xt (2003), a Nikon D50 with Nikkor 18-55 mm + 55-200 mm f3.5-5.6 (2005). Now I have a Nikon D300 with Nikkor 18-200 mm f/3.5-5.6 VR, and a Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8. See a selection of my personal photos or see Panoramio's map below (last taken pictures). Most of them have been selected by Google Earth.

    Language: a small French-Indonesian dictionnary for technical words (especially used in geophysics and volcanology): Petit dictionnaire technique Français-Indonésien