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Happy New Year of the white metal rat

31 December 2019

2020 starts badly: year of the rat, “animal associated with aggression, wealth, charm and order, but also with death, war, the occult, the plague and atrocities”, and also bissextile year, baleful year. The English definition would seem better: leap year. It will also be the year of Brexit of the...

Merry Christmas

24 December 2019

Also this year the time has come for “you and your family”. I wrote very little this year, I would have liked to write a post on the WordCamp Milano but I postponed so much that it was Christmas. Maybe next year. I take this opportunity to thank all those...

Happy #blogversary

22 November 2019

Today this blog is 15 years old. How time passes when you have fun. (I’m not in the psycho-physical condition of writing something sensible, bare with me.)

Settlement Scheme

16 October 2019

For those who do not know it yet, if you are a European citizen who lives in the UK, to maintain your rights after the Brexit (because if you first have jumped the queue, now instead you must do it) you have to apply (not register, apply and hope for...

Dover and its cliffs

06 September 2019

Yesterday and the day before we took two days off from London, in the beautiful town of Dover. In short, the loot of these two days, in no particular order: We walked 17 + 12 km and peanuts, a good part uphill The white cliffs of Dover are entirely white....

Things I learned today

08 May 2019

If I’m so stunned that I forget my cell phone at home in the morning, it’s not a problem, phone calls aside, since I can do everything else from the browser. Sometimes being very lazy pays you. I finally understood what it is really for the Find My Device functionality...

The perfect square

08 April 2019

Like all numbers ending in nine, forty-nine is a bit of a step number, a prelude to the new integer. It is also a bit the figure of this year, year of transition, of expectations, of limbo. In short, this 49 is by no means perfect, despite the nature of...