1. My list of things for a better world

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    Here is a list of things, in no particular order and without much explanation, that I think could make, for various reasons, the world a better place.

    Please note that, as I seem to be a human being, I'm prone to errors and I sometimes change my mind about various …

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  2. Endless Computer, code dumps and free software

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    On the libreplanet mailing list, a user recently asked for opinions on the response the members of the Endless Computer project gave when asked why they are not releasing their whole software stack as free software. One paragraph in particual caught my attention:

    Finally, any successful free software project needs …

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  3. Why permissive licenses miss the point

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    Recently, I came across the Occupy GPL website (now redirecting to choosealicense , here is a mirror), that was aimed at exposing reasons against the use of the GNU General Public License (GPL).

    Their manifesto starts by saying "The GPL is not a free license". This is because, in their opinion …

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  4. How I became a Mozillian

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    As I promised myself in my resolutions for the new year, I decided to become an active member of the Mozilla community. But with a twist.

    I thought the better way to participate to the project was by coding, specifically helping with the Firefox OS code base. Instead, I decided …

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  5. Resolutions for 2014

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    Another year has passed. I learned a lot. At my day job I learned how to code full-stack Java applications, from JSF pages straight to EJB taking data directly from a database or from a JAX-WS web service. I used both JBoss and IBM WebSphere. I used Eclipse. I learned …

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  6. Going on information diet

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    This (possibly cringeworthy) article is very old and part of Project Necromancy. Many of the opinions I held back then have changed. I'm keeping this only for "historical" interest, not necessarily because I agree with what I thought back then.

    Also consider that many of the included links (even the ones to the Internet Archive) are dead.

    After reading On Minimalism by Chris Eidhof, I decided I should slim down my computing experience. So I made a list of things to do to go minimal on my computer, to have less distraction and to find stuff I look for more easily.

    These are the steps I implemented …

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  7. On productivity and learning

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    This (possibly cringeworthy) article is very old and part of Project Necromancy. Many of the opinions I held back then have changed. I'm keeping this only for "historical" interest, not necessarily because I agree with what I thought back then.

    Also consider that many of the included links (even the ones to the Internet Archive) are dead.

    My girlfriend is on vacation, so these days I have a lot of time to devote to my personal projects.

    So I decided to make a web application, and I decided to use Common Lisp for this task. That’s because I really want to learn Common Lisp and apply …

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  8. Jumping on the boat... too late

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    This (possibly cringeworthy) article is very old and part of Project Necromancy. Many of the opinions I held back then have changed. I'm keeping this only for "historical" interest, not necessarily because I agree with what I thought back then.

    Also consider that many of the included links (even the ones to the Internet Archive) are dead.

    I think 2011 will be remembered (or not…) as the beginning of the Android market success era.

    I mean, after the Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona last February, more or less monopolized by Android devices, the open handset operating system seems to be on the way to becoming the …

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  9. Considerazioni sul C

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    This (possibly cringeworthy) article is very old and part of Project Necromancy. Many of the opinions I held back then have changed. I'm keeping this only for "historical" interest, not necessarily because I agree with what I thought back then.

    Also consider that many of the included links (even the ones to the Internet Archive) are dead.

    Penso di essere stato esposto al linguaggio C per un periodo sufficiente da permettermi qualche considerazione basilare sul linguaggio e sul suo uso.

    La mia qualifica è, al momento, tecnico programmatore ma, ahimè, mi ritrovo ad essere più un tecnico che un programmatore. Ovvero devo solo aggiungere qualche pezzo e …

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