Surrexit Dominus Vere Alleluja

Happy Easter, everyone. 🙂 P.S. I think that remembering and celebrating the fact that Jesus overcame death and that ultimately we will overcome it too is especially important after the last happenings here in Italy.


The last night, at 1:32 UTC (3:32 local time), a very bad earthquake happened in the center of Italy. As official sources (link in Italian) say it was 5.8 (or 6.3) magnitude on Richter’s scale and the ipocentre was 8.8km deep. The epicentre was near the city L’Aquila, a bit more than 100km from where … [Read more…]

ZeroShell autologin

Have you ever had to regularly use a network with Captive Portal-like authentication? If you did, you surely know how annoying it can be, especially if you have some sort of automatic scripts to be executed right after connecting to the Internet. Ok, maybe it isn’t a common situation but this is my case: at … [Read more…]


January the 27th was declared “Remembrance Day”: the memories are these of the Holocaust. That day and during the previous ones I’ve heard and read so many things about Jews and Holocaust that I decided to write down something about it for peace of conscience. I really feel for the Jewish victims of such atrocity; … [Read more…]

System Rescue CD

I’ve been looking for quite some time for a live CD that supported Loop-AES in order to do some system maintainance on my laptop; Knoppix does a very good job at that, but unluckly it doesn’t have a recent kernel. As result, with Knoppix I could mount easily my encrypted root partition but I was … [Read more…]

Django at the Linux Day 2008

In October the 25th I had the pleasure to do a speech at Perugia’s Linux Day. The Linux Day occurs every year in Italy from 2001 most of Italy’s Linux User Groups organizes events like conferences and “install fests” about Linux and free/open-source software in general. Perugia’s LUG, that I am a member of, was … [Read more…]

Software Freedom Day 2008

On Semptember the 20th, in Perugia, I had the occasion to do a speech about Python. The presentation was part of the Software Freedom Day program; the event was organised by the people of Free Software User Group Italy. The speech was just an introduction to Python targeted to technical high school students and professors; … [Read more…]

MOCA 2008

From August the 21st to August the 24th I’ve been at the Metro Olografix Camp (codename: MOCA), in Pescara. Metro Olografix is a no-profit association that promotes free access to computer related knowledge; the camp itself was a north European style hacking camp, with people from all around Italy and some from other countries too. … [Read more…]

Marmore’s Falls

August the 15th is an important holiday in Italy. It has at least Roman origins and its name, Ferragosto, is a derivation of the Latin Ferie Augustæ (holidays of emperor August). Later the Catholic Church decided to remember with this holiday the Assumption of Mary. As usually me and some friends did a little trip. … [Read more…]