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Is Diaspora a Failure? Tech Review

Abut Diasopra, we read from Ars Technica (underline is our): Diaspora emerged as a response to the privacy concerns raised by mainstream social networking services. The aim of Diaspora is to create an open source social network alternative with decentralized architecture, giving end users more control over their private information and how it is shared with …

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Configurare Procmail per filtrare le mailing list

In questo secondo articolo che illustra come configurare la posta elettronica sui propri sistemi, vedremo come gesitre le mailing list in modo molto flessibile, servendosi di opzioni usate raramente in procmail. Una delle nostre esigenze è quella di creare dei filtri automatici che identifichino le mailing list e creino automaticamente delle cartelle separate.

La libertà non ha prezzo: come liberarsi di GMail

In questo articolo voglio illustrarvi le ragioni che mi hanno portato ad abbandonare GMail, ed i pro e contro di tale scelta. L’alternativa che ho scelto è di gestirmi “in casa” le email, su una macchina Linux appropiatamente configurata (postifix, dovecot, procmail e spamassassin lato server, e squirrel mail per la webmail). Questo è il …

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Gioorgi New Look (Italiano)

A Gioorgi.com abbiamo deciso di rivedere profondamente il look&feel del sito, per sfruttare appieno l’aggiornamento alla piattaforma di publishing WordPress 3. Benché il layout a due colonne laterali+ centrale sia sempre stato considerato migliore per leggere, rubava troppo spazio ai listati e impediva di allegare immagini. Per questa ragione siamo passati al nuovo tema. Abbiamo …

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Mailing List Options

If you need to set up a mailing list, I will suggest two choices: http://www.phplist.com/ An open source email campaign manager, with an hosted option The Free account has an unlimited number of contacts,  but a 300 message per month limit. http://www.mailchimp.com Commercial hosted solution. Very nice site, with a strong appeal. Free Up to …

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Asus EEE-PC better then Mac Air?

Finally I managed to buy a Asus EEE PC 700  this week. I would thanks a lot Next Store and its kindly clerks, which I will prefer in future to Mediaword :)If you are at Milan and you plan to buy it, Next Store is a good choice. There are a lot of sites and …

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The Valueteam PDFGenerator

Per un importante cliente, abbiamo sviluppato una applicazione chiamata PDFGenerator, che è stata pacchettizzata come un vero e proprio prodotto.
Vediamo come è stato possibile…

Apple as hardware only company

In the last year, "Apple Computer" has changed a bit its focus. First of all, Apple has erased the  word "computer" in the company name. Then,  has shifted its focus on new products like the iPhone. iPhone is a GSM telephone, and so it is quite different product for a computer company. I see a …

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Javascript and Smalltalk

There is a future for SmallTalk? I was a very strong fan of the SmallTalk language, but in the last five years I have seen more and more contraction of its usage in the IT field. The OLPC project, which uses also Squeak Smalltalk and its done by the core team fo Squeak, is not …

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Dynamic languages troubles

I have read http://www.manageability.org/blog/stuff/chandler-failure and I think it is very danger way of exposing concepts.

In the article pointed out, the quite dead Chandler project is compared to the multi-billion Eclipse project. And then a too easy analysis is done against dynamic languages, where Java is the absolute winner.

I will try to fix some of the things said there, and to add also my two cents here :)