Prince, the day after

It’s Saturday morning. The house is empty and I’m streaming a radio from Minnesota that has been playing every Prince’s song alphabetically (Alphabet St., pun intended) for the last 36 hours! Musicology, the song that made me fall in love with him again, is playing now. No better time to wrap up my thoughts. Flashback to when I was […]

Back to blogging

A few days ago, I read posts from Joi Ito and Dave Winer. At the end, this sentence/tweet kept buzzing in my mind. It reminded me about the importance of the Open Web. The difference between owning your content vs keeping it in a walled garden. And most importantly: how do we keep the open web relevant? What […]

My Adidas (November 2006)

This is an old post from my italian blog that I will try to translate. Why? Because it talks about running, one of my passions I discovered in NYC. I wrote this post after my first run: “This city is corrupting me. I’m doing things that I would have considered embarrassing just a few months […]

In Search of Stupidity

You have to read this book! (From wikipedia) This book explores, in a humorous tone, the art and science of management used by high-technology companies. In Search of Stupidity is a parody of In Search of Excellence. Its central thesis is that the most determinant factor for success in the high-tech market is avoidance of […]

Arpino – Holiday in Italy

This is Arpino, the land of Cicerone and Roman civilization. In the picture the most ancient (and still standing) “sesto acuto” (pointed) arc. Two more shots from the small village: The Cicerone’s tower: This place is worth a trip! Arpino on Wikipedia Cyclopean masonry

The Housing Chart That’s Worth 1000 Word

Snippet from an article by Henry Blodget Instead of allowing the housing market to correct to its fair value, President Obama and Barney Frank will attempt to “mitigate” foreclosures. Mr. Frank has big plans for your tax dollars, “We may need more than $50 billion for foreclosure [mitigation]”. What this means is that you will be making […]


I just realized that I’m responsible for: 10 servers 4 SVN repositories 1 Bug tracker system ~100k Lines of code 6M requests / day 1 Intranet 1 Wiki Make pesto is much easier….