I’m a geek… and give a Tesla to a geek and he’ll want to develop tons of things to pimp his Tesla.

The first thing I wanted to do was to be able to easily view the dashcam of the Tesla. I’m really not the first one to do a Tesla camera viewer but I was not really happy with the existing solution so I decided to write my own one.

Now it works pretty nicely for me so I wanted to share it with you… and here is lemcam:

So, what’s so cool in lemcam ?

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With lemcam, you…


(This content was for a guest post for the Twilio blog)

There’s an iconic scene in Portlandia where Fred Armisen spirals downwards, trapped in a technology loop. The chime of a SMS alert takes Fred from his Netflix queue to his phone, which takes him to Facebook, until his email calls his attention. This probably sounds familiar. But, for customer service reps, this likely feels familiar. You bounce from one platform to another, tracking down pieces of the same pie in different places.

Talkus built a customer helpdesk platform using only two things — Twilio SMS and Slack. When a…


In this post I’ll tell you how I came to discover Algolia and use it in more and more projects.

Living in Paris and being active in the startup scene, I discovered Algolia for the first time in April 2013. They invited me to the housewarming party of their new office. The small studio could barely hold 4 to 5 people working.

A lot has changed since then — including the size of the office — however, one thing that has remained true was their dedication towards building a good product and solving search.

I’ve been involved in the Meteor


In this post I’ll tell you how I came to discover Algolia and use it in more and more projects.

Living in Paris and being active in the startup scene, I discovered Algolia for the first time in April 2013. They invited me to the housewarming party of their new office. The small studio could barely hold 4 to 5 people working.

A lot has changed since then — including the size of the office — however, one thing that has remained true was their dedication towards building a good product and solving search.

I’ve been involved in the Meteor


Today, Slack released their new message buttons and as everybody knows, a button is worth a thousand characters, hell yeah! In a nutshell, Slack now offers buttons right inside the chat windows, so that you can replace some commands (that’s certainly more user-friendly) — which also means richer integrations.

Here at Talkus, we’ve been lucky enough to get our hands on this awesome new feature before it was released in order to integrate it to our product. …


For years, iron:router was one of the packages everybody used. It was no brainer; you created a new Meteor app and immediately installed IronRouter.

But it was before… before Arunoda decided that IronRouter wasn’t good enough (for good reasons). So he created a new router called FlowRouter.

Today, everybody (even MDG) says you should use FlowRouter.

I used both and to be honest, it’s not so easy. Yes, IronRouter has some drawbacks. The main one is that everything is reactive and when the app becomes big, it’s hard to control the rendering/reactivity and can become slow. …


illustration by Adrien Griveau

I have been working on Meteor projects for more than 2 years now. I already shared the reasons of this choice in a previous post. Today I want to address the question of file structure.

Unlike frameworks such as Ruby on Rails, which has clear instructions on how files should be organized, Meteor lets you decide how you want to structure them. It only sets a handful of rules on files priorities.

For instance, files inside a directory called lib are always added above all other files. Also, Meteor sorts all files in alphabetic order.

But this autonomy leaves first-time…


illustration by Adrien Griveau

a comparison with the REST API method

As a Hacker in Residence at eFounders (which is a startup studio, a startup that builds startups), I develop internal tools to help our startups grow faster and better. One of them is an app that enables our marketing team to build curation newsletters very easily: users can curate web pages using a bookmarklet or a Slack command line, format the newsletter — or create templates — and send it (we use Mailjet to send the emails). …


By default, the amazing Meteor Up tool (also called mup by lazy people like me) setup everything you need to deploy easily a Meteor app on your own server.

But for the moment, it doesn’t setup oplog tailing to optimise mongo data updates.

I found lot of articles on how to setup oplog tailing but they are often out of date, incomplete or not really easy to follow. …


Using the Alexa ranking to sort Meteor apps, we saw that best-ranked domain was http://royanews.tv with 14066.

But there’s a Meteor app with a better rank (994), but it’s because alexa only rank main domain, so all subdomain has the same ranking. In this case, it’s a subdomain of mit.edu.

Pantheon (rank: 994)

Pantheon is a Meteor app developed by the Macro Connections group at The MIT Media Lab. The goal is to visualize and rank most globally known people born in a specific country.

The app uses a quite old version of Meteor, 0.7.0 but fortunately they add the security patch 0.7.0.1.

betfair (rank: 2412)

Vianney Lecroart

Founder at http://talkus.io. Your help desk. In Slack

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