Free short stories from Brian Herbert

I found those two free novels on the site of the Frank Herbert son…Brian Herbert who wrote the “Prelude to Dune” Trilogy :


Whipping Mek

Hunting Harkonnens

Here is the rich and complex world that Frank Herbert created in his classic series, in the time leading up to the momentous events of DUNE. As Emperor Elrood’s son Shaddam plots a subtle regicide, young Leto Atreides leaves his lush, water-rich planet for a year’s education on the mechanized world of Ix; a planetologist named Pardot Kynes is dispatched by the Emperor to the desert planet Arrakis, or Dune, to discover the secrets of the addictive spice known as melange; and the eight-year-old slave Duncan Idaho is hunted by his cruel masters in a terrifying game from which he vows escape and vengeance. But none can envision the fate in store for them: one that will make them renegades-and shapers of history.

Training on PORTAL

I am attending a 4 days training on Portal Infranet Wireless Pricing and Rating (Version 6.5). So this means : no time for me… no time for this blog ! 🙁

At the beginning I should have attending this training in England. I managed to have it in Belgium… 🙂

Dune Series

Frank Herbert’s Dune series is one of the grandest epics in the annals of imaginative literature. Selling millions of copies worldwide, it is science fiction’s answer to The Lord of the Rings, a brilliantly imaginative epic of high adventure, unforgettable characters, and immense scope.

Ace/Berkley has reissued the original DUNE novel in hardcover. DUNE and the additional five novels will also be reissued in paperback, with a distinctive and “upscale” new look.

For any information on DUNE, just have a look at :

This list will be updated soon… You will get the full list in the “Link Management” area (to be defined and implemented)

Why IDahoCline ?

The answer is easy ! Cline for Jacqueline, my wife and IDaho for Duncan Idaho from Dune (Frank Herbert). I am a fan of Frank Herbert and his saga “Dune” !

Introduction to the Dune saga :
Dune Saga

A beginning is a very delicate time. Know then that it was the year 10,191. The known Universe was ruled by the Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV, my father.
At that time, the most precious substance in the Universe was the spice, Melange. The spice extends life. The spice expands consciousness. The spice is vital to space travel. The spacing guild and its navigators whom the spice has mutated over 4,000 years, use the orange spice gas which gives them the ability to fold space. That is . . . travel to any part of the Universe without moving.

Oh yes, I forgot to tell you. The spice exists on only one planet in the entire Universe. A desolate, dry planet with vast deserts. Hidden away within the rocks of the deserts are a people known as the fremen who have long held a prophecy that a man would come . . . a messiah, who would lead them to true freedom.

The planet is Arrakis . . . also known as, Dune

To busy to work on Categories

I have to apologise….I am too busy at work to develop something…..I know it is a pity but that’s life…. 🙁

This weekend, I also have to work. So may be current next week… 🙁

I am still at work for the moment, I have a big issue to fix…By the way, if you want information on the company where I work, just click BASE

Categories with Icon

I am new with WordPress, but I think I can put my contribution to the hacks….
I am going to develop a small change in the code of WordPress.

Let imagine for each category an associated icon (a kind of what *Nuke calls Topics).
This will required an update of strcuture of the table wp_categories
Few new template functions will appear as the_category_icon()

I am going to work on it tonight so normaly it will be availble for download tomorrow morning (GMT+2)

WordPress chosen !

I finally choose WordPress. I tried a lot of Blog tools, I even think to write my own but finally my choice is WordPress. The famous successor of B2. A lot of advantages, not complicated, a lot of users, good support (forum)….

Galleries back on-line !

All the galleries are back online as promised ! Even more, our last trip in Bretagne is in ! I cleaned a bit the Tunisia gallery. Now they are less photos but I think it is better.
Just have a look at http://galleries.arewel.com or http://idahocline.info/gallery/ (sometimes, the DNS has problems….. ;o)

Welcome back !

Finally back online ! Not too early ! Anyway…Let’s start with a good news : as you can see we are back !
It is no used to explain during hundreds of lines the “why, what, how” and so on…So just look at the future ! ;o)

Be positive ! Give a chance to everybody !