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Diaspora in the wild

Today Diaspora is releasing its code. In short diaspora is a social network which takes the privacy of the users really seriously, given the possibility to control the information, the hosting and the way is delivered.

On top of that, contents created with Diapsora remains with the user and it’s not property of Diaspora.

The software is in still alpha mode, however I really like the idea and the vision of the developers.

As already noted several time, digital personal identity is something which should be taken more seriously and people should be more aware what that means, how to use it  and what they can do with that.

This is a moving target field, where things change rather quickly, so the dust is not yet set to understand what are the big innovations taking place.

I hope diaspora will make it big, and I hope it would be one of the gateway to make the net-citizen aware that their digital personal identity is important and should be protected.

One or two things you should know about the desire

Htc Desire - a Droid with power. A lot of power.

It works.

It works very well.

After upgrading to the latest Android system (2.2) and resetting the phone with a data connection (I’m on O2 bolts on for internet, 7.50 £ per monthe for 500 Mb) the phone works very well.

This morning I just transferred a Pdf file from my computer (which runs ubuntu 10.04.. I mean GNU/Linux …) to the phone using bluetooth.

Just start the service, making the pc and the phone discorevable and then it was done. No black magic.

Now I’m back home, one of my job failed at the cluster. (Read my mail on HDSPA.) My internet is down ’cause virgin is having troubles for two days, right now.

So I’ve just shared the connection from my phone and I’m using it to go online, submit the failed job after correcting the problem and writing this post.

I don’t know what do you think, but I think this is sweet 🙂

Te lo racconta Piero Angela: Kitegen a superQuark

Kitegen mobile

Prototipo mobile per sperimentazione. Tecnologia Kitegen. Si quello è l

Stasera (29/07/2010 – settima puntata SuperQuark, stagione 2010) ci sarà un servizio sul kitegen a superquark.

Ricordo che la WOW sta facendo un aumento di capitale, quindi se siete interessati ad investire nella tecnologia kitegen date un occhio al sito.

Altrimenti chiedete a me

Update: il video della puntata è su youtube


Beware of ℵ0 (aleph zero)


Volevo segnalare la rubrica di matematica tenuta da Maurizio Codogno sul post.

Oggi la storia è su ℵ0 e l’albergo di Hilbert. Se l’argomento vi incuriosisce c’è sempre Wikipedia per approfondire.

Se la trattazione matematica non vi suscita grandi emozioni allora pensatelo in maniera letteraria, attraverso il capolavoro di Leopardi.


Sempre caro mi fu quest’ermo colle
E questa siepe che da tanta parte
De’ll ultimo orrizonte il guarde esclude.
Ma sedendo e mirando interminati
Spazi di là da quella, e sovrumani
Silenzi, e profondissima quiete,
Io nel pensier mi fingo, ove per poco
Il cor non si spaura. E come il vento
Odo stormir tra queste piante, io quello
Infinito silenzio a questa voce
Vo comparando; e mi sovvien l’eterno,
E le morte stagioni, e la presente
E viva, e’l suon di lei. Così tra questa
Immensità s’annega il pensier mio:
E’l naufragar m’è dolce in questo mare.

Lucid Lynx is pretty slick

I’ve just upgraded to Lucid Lynx. Pretty slick!

The upgrade worked out quite well and I was really surprised. My system usually runs a lot of beta/alpha softwares. One way to avoid any problem is to do a clean install. If you have all your data in your home and you have partitioned in a convenient way you can do it in a light heart way.

Unless you had to install tons of scientific softwares in /usr/local for some kind of reason.

It took me one day to get everything up to date, from to add the new slick indicator applet  to the panel, to check out the new stuff. (I gave a go to GNOME shell, but didn’t really get into it too much yet!)

gnome shell

If you just installed Lynx and don’t know what to do, check out this post.

Github project support soon?

It seems github will be supporting project accounts soon:

This would be very cool. Right now Neuronvisio is hosted under my account name, something not personal, but project centric make a lot of sense. Especially when you have more than one developer.

On top of this there is this amazing plugin for mercurial, which will make git user very easy if they want to collaborate with those.

Maybe Sumatra is going in this direction, maybe not. Back on this soon.

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