Category Archives: Projects

In the past 20 years I worked on a huge set of projects.
Here the one I think are useful

Commodore 16: the misundestood, l’incompreso

Nel 1984, dopo il successo del C/64, la Commodore lanciò sul mercato il Plus4 ed il Commdore16, due macchine quasi identiche che si differenziavano per il quantitativo di RAM a bordo e per la dotazione del software in ROM. Il … Continue reading
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C/64 Ads from 80s still have some to say on 2021?….

The Commodore 64 is a fascinating machine. It is the single best selling computer model in human history. The fact that the C64 still holds that title in 2021 — close to three decades after being discontinued — is nothing short of … Continue reading
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K8s done right Part 1: start from helm charts

K8s is a very complex beast. But it give you a very good set of security defaults, and it is also a very well done implementation of a microservice application. After installing Docker Swarm on some Customer, we are giving … Continue reading
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Nice Vic20 Articles

VIC20 Roooocks! Some nice article I found on this site, and done by Lawrence Woodman, a very smart guy in our humble opinion… 40-Columns on Vic20 Adding Basic STUBS to Machine Language Code SUBLEQ on VIC20
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Turbo Rascal rulez!

Turbo Rascal is a development environment for the Commodore computers but also for others like NES and so on. It is a bit different from other IDE because it is based on a Pascal-like language. It is not easy to … Continue reading
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Smart Sync

On 2002, I was forced to build a small java class to “sync” two databases (sorry for Italian): SmartSync used the Metadata offered by JDBC API to be able to copy data between two tables. In the last years I … Continue reading
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HP 42s the BEST calculator and its FAST MODE

The HP 42S accompanied me throughout my university career, secretly designed for me some function graphs and with its 7KB alphanumeric also managed to make me keep some secret notes. I bought it on December 5, 1992, paying it 229,000 … Continue reading
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