Monday, December 31, 2007

Last post of 2007

Last one, very funny. See you in 2008. Ciao a tutti.
http://www.isitchristmas.com/

One of the many great Christmas gift I did not have this year.

All info here. In case you're curious, I had the usual shirt & tie.

Time to make a gift to my venerable Minilux...

New skin (maybe), new films and new battery!

You can find everything on the Net

Literally true. See here. I love cobra skin.
"Welcome to cameraleather.com, makers of pre-cut custom body coverings for classic and contemporary cameras. We strive for accuracy in our patterns and providing a product that is easy to apply for the hobbyist and the repair professional."

Friday, December 21, 2007

The venerable Jedi master of programmers

You would be hard-pressed to find a programmer who does not consider him the discipline’s Obi-Wan Kenobi, the venerable Jedi master who is too humble to make a big deal out of being a big deal. More on the man here.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

The PERFECT gift

A lot of ideas. Too late? Hopefully not. Here.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Suggested Readings

Fred Vargas novels. Here.

Friday, November 23, 2007

La Fontana di cioccolata!

Regala a te ed ai tuoi ospiti un momento di piacere e gusto !

La Fontana di Cioccolata è un elegante e divertente apparecchio che, abbinato alla frutta, sarà l’attrazione delle tue serate e feste tra amici.
E' facilissima da usare: basta porre il cioccolato fuso nella base riscaldata, e come per magia, dopo qualche minuto, si creerà una vera cascata di cioccolato denso e perfettamente amalgamato.
Scatena la tua fantasia usando la fontana anche per gli aperitivi o per gli antipasti. Here.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Zugakousaku

Yes, Zugakousaku. See here. Tiger required.

Cattiva cattiva

"I hate InstallShield" on Google

I know why. I'm not alone. See.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Saddest-Cubicle Contest

Don't Miss The 'Winners' of the Wired News Saddest-Cubicle Contest. Here.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Suggested Readings (3)

Baltimore,: Or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire (Hardcover)
by Mike Mignola (Author), Christopher Golden (Author)

Hellboy Volume 7: The Troll Witch and Other Stories (Paperback)
by Mike Mignola (Author), P. Craig Russell (Author), Richard Corben (Author)

Don't miss the excerpt.

Monday, October 29, 2007

End of a brilliant piece of software...

To prevent cross-site security problems, browsers enforce the same origin policy in the javascript object model: scripts running in one frame can’t access any objects inside another iframe, unless both pages came from the same server.

Suggested Readings (2)

L'originale: Gli Eterni - Jack Kirby
La nuova versione: Gli Eterni - Neil Gaiman & John Romita Jr.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Next toy?

Maybe.

NoKappa



Z-Gallery Art

Check out their free wallpapers. Here.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Friday, September 28, 2007

Fumettopoli

Fumettopoli invitation with discount price! You're welcome!

Uncertain

Uncertain (The Dictionary of Image)

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Xmas is closer!

And don't miss the rest! Here.

Friday, September 21, 2007

The World’s Best DSLR Camera Has Just Gotten Even Better

And it comes for only 37.000 US$! Check the promotions page here.

The Encyclopedia of Action and Adventure Comics

To buy or not to buy? This is the dilemma. See it here.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Top Ten Luxury Cars Gearing to Burn the Road

Nice article, with videos, but number #1 is, frankly, ridicolous.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Friday, September 7, 2007

A dangerous place

Enter at your own risk (of spending money). Here.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

PICK YOUR NOSE PARTY CUPS

And don't miss the rest. Here. And here.

FLY Fusion Pentop Computer


A pen that will help students finish their homework. Can you believe it?

Virgin Galactic: Let The Journey Begin

Take a journey on the next generation of space travel. Here.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Hugo 2007 Winner - available for free!

I can't believe it, but Hugo-winner novel "Rainbows End" by Vernor Vinge is available here. Full list of Nippon 2007 Hugo Nominees (and other titles available online) here.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Is this cool?

still wondering if this Weblin stuff is something cool or not. Check it yourself here.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Reminder (for myself)

Card-reader multiformato per MacBook Pro - here.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Dream of the rarebit fiend

I won't buy it, but...

Monday, August 6, 2007

Don't miss this too.

Here. It's an amazing maze game...

Don't miss.

Here

Friday, August 3, 2007

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Spook Country

Already ordered.
Check website.
Buy here.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Urania

All the numbers of Urania - ALL - can be found here

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Anacronismi

Ancora se ne vedono, alcune, vicino alle autostrade. Sono sempre più stinte, le scritte “EMOSCAMBIO” sui muri di certe vecchie cascine o capannoni. Quando eravamo bambini ce n'erano molte di più. Se non siete giovanissimi ve le ricorderete: erano grandi, rosse, e con una sigma al posto della “E” iniziale. Quando chiedevamo spiegazioni, allora, ricevevamo vaghe e confuse risposte su associazioni di volontariato per la donazione del sangue che avrebbero fatto così propaganda per le loro buone intenzioni. Di recente, ho scoperto invece che esisteva tutto un fiorire di leggende e interpretazioni sul fatto che le scritte fossero disegnate da sette religiose che incentivavano lo scambio di sangue tra i loro adepti; oppure che servissero a indicare i luoghi dove si praticava lo spaccio di eroina. Ho trovato queste e altre articolate elaborazioni su internet, dove tutto ritorna e rinasce. Altri si limitano ad associare la frequenza di quelle scritte e la loro vaghezza anacronistica ai testi - più dilettanteschi - che sostenevano che “Dio c'è”. Comunque, ne ho vista una di recente: una scritta “EMOSCAMBIO”, rossa, un po' scrostata. Mi ha fatto tenerezza, ricordo di cose misteriose divenute lontane e inconsistenti.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

An Italian Classic

You can find it here. Be aware that you will spend a lot of time in this place...

Thursday, June 28, 2007

See you in a couple of weeks!

You can find me here.

9.9 GigaPixel - stunning!

See It Here

Summer readings (per Sted)

Accelerando - C. Stross
Universo incostante - V. Vinge
L'occhio del tempo - A. C. Clarke e S. Baxter
L'occhio del sole - A. C. Clarke e S. Baxter
Ultime della notte - Petros Markaris
Difesa a zona - Petros Markaris

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The Top Ten Sci-Fi Films That Never Existed

Read it all here. Ciao!

Much better of Google Maps (if you're French)

If you travel to a French territory, don't miss Geoportail

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Monday, June 11, 2007

Image Mosaic Generator

If an image is worth a thousand words, an image mosaic is worth a million words!

A plasma screen staircase?

In new Louis Vuitton store