“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.” — Albert EinsteinA friend of mine once pointed out that these pages were poor and I could do better even without using FrontPage. See the HTML Hell page before you dare saying something like that yourself.
I work as a computer programmer in a firm that develops AutoCAD® applications, so I happen to use a PC running Microsoft Windows® 8 hours a day. That's not to say that I enjoy using Microsoft products: in fact, I completely agree with Frank Willem van Wensveen's "Why I hate Microsoft" and am actively doing my best to support alternative systems and free software. See also the open source page (under construction) and Alan Cox's note on free software.
My favorite programming languages are C and C++; I can also write M68k assembly, Pascal, Delphi and, if forced, Visual Basic and i86 assembly. Please see my informal resume if you want a detailed list of my skills.
Here you can find miscellaneous documents related to Linux (mostly intended for personal use), some Debian packages I've built which you may find useful and patches to various programs.
You can still find some of my shareware/freeware utilities for the Amiga on Aminet.
References to hacker's terminology from the Jargon File.
(picture courtesy of Kundun)
I'm sitting here doing nothing but aging, as George Harrison once said; with my thirties behind my back, the time has come to get a BMW. My poor Ducati MonsterDark 600 is gone after a car cut me at a crossing, so farewell ugly Monster and welcome GS.
I would have bought a BMW some time ago if I had the money, but then the big ones are not really my business, in spite of their outstanding handling. When I saw the 2001 F650 GS I said: "That's it -- everything I want from a motorcycle." After recovering from the aforementioned crash and feeling like I was missing something, I saw this orange thing in the used bikes park of a store and it was love at first sight.
Fellow motorcycle riders, here is a short list of my favorite trips around Trento (sorry, Italian only for now).
I live in the Italian Alps (you can see the Brenta dolomites on the left and the Ortles live on the right, click for more images) so I can ride in some of the best ski resorts in the world, for example the Dolomiti Superski area. I can also ride during summer: the best places for summer skiing are the Presena glacier at Passo del Tonale and the Val Senales glacier.
If you want to learn more about snowboarding, check out Transworld Snowboarding Online. Also, make sure to have a look at Burton snowboards, the biggest manufacturer of snowboarding equipment (and also one of the best, in my opinion).
I got a Nitro sticker on the back of my car with a nice motto:
|Burn all your GIFs!
(gif2png is pretty good at that)