A new experience

The fourth edition of OpenStack Cookbook is out. I’m delighted to be allowed to read it in advance, I was actually one of the reviewers of the book, I hope I was helpful for the project. I did my best to cope with the timetable, reviewing is not just reading you need to focus on […]

Some improvements to my blog

In the process to update and maintain active my blog, I changed the theme to Hestia and I did some changes to the CSS to match my preferred colour theme that is solarized. Stay tuned as this is just the first step.

A new e-book reader

I’m not the eager reader of the world, but I read quite a few books a year, books about computing, networking, and programming. New updated versions of these books are continuously released so I prefer to read them electronically. I have three sources of e-books: downloaded epub (especially from PacktPub), Amazon Kindle, and Safari Book […]

Thanks Dell

I bought a Dell XPS with Ubuntu (XPS 13 9360) last year and I found a problem with my thunderbolt to HDMI adapter. I was unable to upgrade the flash from Linux, I was not sure which of the payloads available on DELL repository on Github to use, I was worried to brick my adapter. […]

Blog up again

This blog is up again. Some features are currently not working (permalink is an example). In the next few day I’ll correct everything and post how I set it up, now.

Back to SUSE ops to openSUSE

Today I started migrating my workstation from Ubuntu to openSUSE. Every friend of mine knows that I’m not a great fan of Ubuntu, I’m sorry guys but I don’t like the idea that the only way to not having a full desktop environment is to install the server edition. On openSUSE I’m missing some bits […]

Ethernet is 44 Years Old – EtherealMind

Its doesn’t make me feel old. It makes me sad that we can’t change. Ethernet’s 44th birthday is Monday. I sketched this to include in a typed memo on May 22, 1973 at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center. pic.twitter.com/M6rHpO5XCr — Bob Metcalfe (@BobMetcalfe) May 20, 2017 Source: Ethernet is 44 Years Old – EtherealMind

Having a break

I’m on holidays!!! It took me almost 3 days to fully realise that I’m off from work. Wow! I was a little bit stressed, I must admit. I wiped out all the work-related worries and I’m starting feeling refreshed and less tired, I did not sleep as much as I planned but I think my tiredness was […]

OpenStack Summit at Boston

During these days I’m in Boston to attend the OpenStack Summit, actually I’m not just attending but I’m one of the speakers. With the valuable help of Domhnall, I just finished a talk about how to extend Monasca to interact with the external systems. For the braver of you there is a registration on OpenStack […]

I’m happy

Lateky I’m expecting all sort of difficulties, my life is not easy but I’m  happy, yes I’m.  I learnt that you need to get joy from every single small thing that happens in you life and that you cannot stop hoping for the best.  Living in Ireland I learnt that if the sun is shining […]

New life to this blog

This small site hidden in a dark corner of the Internet is back online and I’m taking care of it again. I’ll switch language from Italian to English for most of my new posts as one of the main reason that is driving me to write is to improve my English so what a better […]

Parsing config file with python

Today I was reading python code parsing a configuration file, an easy one with key = value and comment starting with #, I did not like the code so I wrote something just for fun: This code reads a configuration file into a dictionary so that you can get access configuration values easily in your […]

apt-spy: end of life but…

This is just a short post to let people know that apt-spy is going to be abandoned. I know that in my new year resolution I wrote that I’m going to take care of apt-spy but there are at least to good reasons to change idea: command lines switches are managed in a way that […]

2015 – New year resolution

Everyone at the start of a new year makes a new year resolution, someone, like me, decide to publish it. During 2015 I would like to: Start again to manage apt-spy Start again to help Debian Italian traslators Start again to test Debian Installer Apply to become a DM and may be, may be a […]

Cambiare operatore di cellulare in Irlanda

Qualche settimana fa ho deciso di cambiare operatore telefonico per il mio cellulare perche’ con meta’ dei soldi che spendo in un mese ora potremo avere il cellulare io e mia moglie. Al mio arrivo in Irlanda avevo deciso (su consiglio di un collega) di prendere una SIM di Meteor. Ricaricando 20 euro al mese […]