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Paul Graham – What Doesn’t Seem Like Work?

January 17, 2015


Paul Graham suggests that, when we find a task that entertains us to the point that we are eager to do it, and when people around us doesn’t seem to approach that same task with the same enthusiasm, then we have found a clue. It’s a clue that points towards a direction that could very well […]

Micron Technology laying off 419 employees in Italy

March 7, 2014


Micron is a healthy and growing company. During last quarter it had 4 billions of revenues, more than doubling last year results, and they’re in good shape with 300 millions of net income. Micron is laying off 419 employees in Italy. It started a “procedure of mass lay-off” that, if it’s not stopped before April, […]

Interesting upcoming courses on Coursera

March 2, 2013


The online “university” organizes its courses with limited time frame, to give the students a sense of urgency to complete the studies. These courses, which are relevant to the content of my blog, are about to start: VLSI CAD: Logic to Layout; start date: 2013-03-04 Pattern-Oriented Software Architectures for Concurrent and Networked Software; start date: 2013-03-04 Information Security […]

Getting Things Done: David Allen talk at TEDx

November 2, 2012


Getting Things Done, commonly known as GTD, is a method created by David Allen for dealing with stuff in your life; I already wrote about its benefits before. He recently gave this talk to a TED audience about its way of working. He exposes many deep concepts and uses a peculiar jargon, so if someone […]

Nomads Marocco project at LinuxDay

October 25, 2011


Sunday I went to a LinuxDay 2011 event organized near my city. There were presentation from the world of academics (Polytechnics of Turin and Milan) and the industry (Google, Canonical, …), but one talk was different from the others, in the sense that it was less technical and more human. A small girl approached the […]

Goodnight Steve

October 6, 2011


The world just lost a leader and a dreamer, a rare visionary with the feet on the ground.

Blog stats for 2010

January 2, 2011


[Generated automatically from] The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow. Crunchy numbers The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 89,000 times in 2010. If it […]

Getting Things Done

May 27, 2010


GTD (Getting Things Done) is a system created by David Allen to manage work. After reading the book and starting to implement the system, I can say I am impressed and I’d wholeheartedly suggest anyone to (at least try to) adopt it. Here is an introductory video of David lecturing at Google: David Allen: Getting […]

Memento code comments

January 25, 2010


Code comments are equal to flossing: you need to floss regularly or else… But how should a developer approach writing comments? As a personal technique I associate code comments with memento. What does memento mean? Memento is the Latin imperative “Remember!” A memento is an object that serves the purpose to let us not forget […]

Free relax in an open plan office

October 19, 2009


Tips to relax at the office using the power of nature sounds.