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2013

#54 - Farewell, two thousand and thirteen

2013

Finally, this year too is coming to an end.
I can’t remember for how many years now, the end of the year has tended to be a blessing, a way of saying point, scratch that, let’s hope it gets better.
All in all, it went a little better than in 2012,

#53 - The Hobbit - The Desolation of Smaug

Great film, mind you. Great special effects, some truly marvellous scenes (e.g. when Bilbo climbs the tree in Bosco Atro), the dragon is lordly (it’s a pity, however, that in the original version, he is dubbed by Benedict Cumberbatch, another class compared to Luca Ward’s ordinary dubbing, but that’s another matter).
But no way: I suffered watching it.
The first one was already disappointing enough,...

#52 - Basic make-up

Finding products to use as quick daytime make-up is not easy, and advice in this respect is never enough.
Above all, the main problem is the base, the foundation: the colour, the hold during the day, and the coverage of imperfections.
Although I’ve seen some negative reviews, I am happy with the bareMinerals READY® SPF20 compact mineral foundation: I apply it with a Neve Cosmetics kabuki (any kabuki will do),...

#51 - Sherlock

The film series starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law was good, no question. The TV series Elementary is nice, although there is little left of the original. But if you love Sir Arthur Conan Doyle‘s books, Sherlock is the series for you.
In itself, the idea seems uninteresting: a Sherlock Holmes set in modern-day London. In reality, the references to the original are many and well-orchestrated,...

#50 - The Nutcracker

I had never seen a classical ballet live in my life; I have loved the Nutcracker since I was about two years old, and seeing it on Christmas Eve is perfect, so when I saw the posters hanging in the underground of the show at the Carcano theatre, I couldn’t resist.
Brought to the stage by the Moscow Ballet – La Classique,...

#49 - Urban Decay Naked3

In addition to a cough, Christmas brought me a much-desired present: the Naked3.
It looks much better in person than all the photos one can find online (including those on the official website, which don’t give the idea at all).
Yesterday I tried two colours, the first from the left (Strange) as an illuminant and the fifth (Buzz) on the mobile eyelid: as in general for the colours of the other palettes,...

GitList, the git repository viewer for the lazy

Ho avuto modo di usare git per lavoro, e da allora ne sono innamorata. Ho scoperto con piacere che DreamHost, il provider che uso per i progetti personali, compreso questo sito, mette a disposizione una installazione di git. Ho dunque deciso di importare tutti i miei progetti personali sotto git,...