that one where I take action

I’ve just added a new page to this place, the “action” page.

After all this time on the Internet, I had several opportunities to help people, companies, startups. Some years ago, I decided to save some money to support some of them. Here, I’m gonna tell you about three of them.

  • Because I’ve seen Wikipedia pages/definitions used everywhere (on the newspaper, on formal documents), I’ve started a couple some years ago to support Wikimedia foundations.
  • Because I live in Italy, I’m an atheist and I think Vatican City rules Italian society too much, I’m part of the UAAR (Italian Union of Rationalist Atheists and Agnostics).
  • Every month I support Liber Liber, and Liber Liber‘s The Manuzio project , Liber Liber is an Italian “non-profit cultural association whose aim is the promotion of any kind of artistic and intellectual expression”. And The Manuzio project “(named after the famous publisher who in the XVI century improved the printing techniques created by Gutenberg) has the ambition to make a noble idea real: the idea of culture available to everybody. How? Making books, graduation theses, articles, or tales available all over the world, any minute and free”.

Maybe you could ask, why do you support them? Because, I’m a humanist.

Read more about my actions here.

that one where Tim Peake went for a spacewalk

Diary #6

Yesterday, British (or European) astronaut Tim Peake (about him) with his Nasa colleague Tim Kopa (The Tims) left the International Space Station for a spacewalk. They replaced a failed power regulator and install cabling (read more here). I didn’t have any chance to see live feed from the space, but I’m reading about European astronaut walk today.

Spacewalk

Tim Peake has an amazing photo gallery on Flickr, where he’s uploading photos from the space. Like this one, I can’t recognize Milan or Turin, but he wrote that is about Alps.

Alps in winter

BTW, did you check my Flickr gallery?

Diary #5

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Saw Star Wars – The Force Awakens, I’m waiting for the end of January when The Hateful Eight will open in Italy. Samuel Jackson told the 70mm story in this video.

I’ve just translated the “now” page of this website, it’s pretty fun to read other people’s “new” page. During the Holidays, I’m focusing on some good music (sometimes very good, must say). HITnRUN – Phase Two is a surprisingly funky. For the future, I’d love to add some interviews in this website.

Diary #4

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Happy Holidays I must say – this part of year takes us to Winter, to get ready for a new important year. It’s not yet time to write down what I want for the 2016.

In the meantime, here is a playlist with some good tunes for Xmas, Winter or whatever. Thanx to my friend Tommy for helping me.

Even Julie Lim, I don’t know who is she, but thank you, did a great playlist with BBC music, that’s why I’ve just included in this post.

Diary #3

I said something earlier about the Berliner. I’ve just received their programme 2015/2016 in a cute little piece of paper/a sort of book. This is gonna be another wunderbar season. A concert with Anne-Sophie Mutter for last day of the 2015 and Maurizio Pollini with Schumann and Chopin January 16th 2016.

Here is a playlist from Youtube with K 503’s Mozart and Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No.9, getting ready for this Sunday concert. Continue reading

Diary #2

We’re getting closer to the premier “Teatro alla Scala” (la prima della scala in Italian), the great opening of the Milanese opera house. The opera will be Giuseppe Verdi’s Giovanna D’Arco next monday. About this topic, one year ago I subscribed to the Berliner Philarmoniker‘s Digital Concert Hall, and I suggest it as a gift for Xmas (if you know someone who likes music/opera like myself). Again about music (and movie) In Niger someone (re)made Prince’s Purple Rain. Good idea? Maybe. Check out Brian Venth’s videos, like “Don’t like Mondays? I have the solution“. Do you know which are the 15 most polluted cities in the world? Here is the answer. I’m very curious about Iot (Internet of Things) so this is an article about the “Top 9 Companies Leading The Digital Health In 2015”, same videos different companies, privacy topic to think about, but some good news as well.

Diario #1

Aspetto l’ottavo film di Quentin Tarantino  thehatefuleight.com (febbraio?). Il Guardian parla dell’uomo che ha incontrato 100 sconosciuti suoi follower di twitter e li ha fotografati (la galleria di foto è qui). Pare che nessuno dei 100 fosse poi così strambo, o differente rispetto al suo account twitter. Ieri al Museo del Fumetto di Milano, Mediaset Premium, in collaborazione con ColonneSonore.Net, ha gentilmente offerto un incontro dedicato alla musica composta dal giapponese Joe Hisaishi per i film di Miyazaki. Ecco il video completo del concerto di Hisaishi per i 25 anni dello Studio Ghibli.