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The Privacy Tax

In the 1980, privacy was a lot easier to acquire. Banks can harvest information on us, but the limited computer power was a big limiting factor to their analyzing dreams.  For years Banks have computed the best credit options (for them) to sell to customers. Now the problem is on privacy. Google Plex can crunch …

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Gioorgi Seeearch (updated)

We are happy to announce a Solar-powered search engine on our web site. The search is integrated with the site, so click on the right upper icon to open the search box, type your words and the search will be far more relevant. Use “+” and “-” to do precise searching like this example focused …

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Come farsi buttare fuori

Sembra che il governo a trazione “Legista Stellare” voglia farsi buttare fuori dall’Europa. Show come la scarpata di Ciocca oppure sperare che la Russia ci paghi il debito, sono goffi tentativi di nascondere una incompetenza notevole, che peraltro traspare da pasticci multipli, manine e altro. Ora è ovvio che Savona è un anti europeista, ma …

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Z80 Retro Computing with Arduino

The ZilogZ80 CPU is an 8-bit based microprocessor. It was introduced by Zilog in 1976 as the startup company’s first product. The Z80 was conceived by Federico Faggin in late 1974. The Z80 was software compatible (!) with the Intel 8080 machine language. It added several extensions and was the heart of the ZX Spectrum. Zilog Z80 is the chip who powered half of the ’80 microcomputers. …

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Gioorgi.com migrated! (updated)

We moved gioorgi.com to WebFaction on 15 Jul 2011. WebFaction served us well but with somewhat suboptimal performance. Uptime was never very good, and perfromance suffered from a very slow servers. We have plenty of disk space but little ram (512Mb) to play with. For instance on April 2018, we got at 99.93% uptime, which is …

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Why Arduino UNO rocks

After some years in IoT, I tried a bunch of different platform like esp8266 but Arduino remains a must. Simple reason to choose it for your first (or second :) IoT project: Arduino works at 5V and can accept as input voltage 7-12V, but with limit up to 20V (avoid it! :).This mean you can …

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SQLite Oracle Compatibility Layer

It aims to provide a minimal compatibility with Oracle. The need was having some regular expression functions, and I do not like to work with risky C code, like this university project did

Emacs Repeat complex command

A very useful friend to make a elisp function starting from your….last command C-x ESC ESC (translated from C-x <escape> <escape>) runs the command repeat-complex-command (found in global-map), which is an interactive compiled Lisp function in ‘simple.el’. It is bound to <again>, <redo>, C-x M-:, C-x M-ESC. (repeat-complex-command ARG) Edit and re-evaluate last complex command, …

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Thinking in Angular 4: Templates

To understand Angular 4, after the “Hero” tutorial you should start from the Template syntax.  We highlighted some statement in red below: Data direction Syntax Type One-way from data source to view target {{expression}} [target]=”expression” bind-target=”expression” Interpolation Property Attribute Class Style One-way from view target to data source (target)=”statement” on-target=”statement” Event Two-way [(target)]=”expression” bindon-target=”expression” Two-way …

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