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The reason I use the international keyboard

On: 2015-04-18 - Reading Time: 2 Minutes

If you think that a keyboard layout can boost your productivity, you should consider the time you will spend to learn a new one, the hassle and the frustration when typing something wrong… but if you love programming, you may consider to buy/switch to the international keyboard. Back in February, I had to switch to a new MacBookPro. My old 2011 13 inch MacBookPro, started being impossible to use… and after 4 years I had to remove all the stickers from its back and turn it off forever.

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Docker + aliases: I don't install tools on my Mac

On: 2015-04-03 - Reading Time: 2 Minutes

I really care about keeping the OS clean and untouched. Sometimes, when I have to develop using specific softwares and tools, I have to modify core and important sections of the system on my Mac or PC, and this can create some problems with package managers (like homebrew for Mac OS X; or like APT, pacman or yum for GNU/Linux)… For example, few months ago I installed node.

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How to use Cache Headers to speed up your website with Django and CloudFlare

On: 2015-02-02 - Reading Time: 3 Minutes

Since I started working at bigger startups, like MinbilDinbil, I had to face the problem of providing pages to a larger amount of users every day. For this reason, it is really important to use a CDN service like CloudFlare, in order to provide a good user experience on our website: we don’t want our clients wait too much to load the homepage! How do we do that? The author of GNU grep once said:

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I wish you a private and secure 2015

On: 2015-01-02 - Reading Time: 2 Minutes

During the 2014 I’ve learned how much privacy and security are important. Apart from my “nerdy needs”, I started observing my habits, considering who reads what and where my important information are stored online. My bank accounts, passwords, email and some private conversations should stay private and encrypted. Some other information should still be available to somebody as other documents could be read by anyone.

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My Bitcoin Experience: Wallets and Debit Card

On: 2014-09-16 - Reading Time: 4 Minutes

I am in the world of bitcoin since 2012 when I opened my first bitcoin wallet on blockchain.info… and a lot of things changed since that moment: new services, growing communities, new alternative crypto currencies, ATMs, Credit-Debit cards, and a larger diffusion of people accepting bitcoin in their shops. After those two years I can see a better view of what Bitcoin means to me and the innovation behind that technology, including Xapo debit card… and some of my friends are tired of me talking about bitcoins :)

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Impossible means: "harder to make it possible"

On: 2014-09-01 - Reading Time: 2 Minutes

Several times, I have heard my grandparents saying “that is impossible” when they are comparing what the young generations do to what they were used to do. According to the dictionary, what is impossible, is “not possible, unable to be, exist, happen, unable to be done…”, but for what I have noticed and experienced, is just a matter of points of view.

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Needs and happiness with Maslow's pyramid

On: 2014-08-09 - Reading Time: 2 Minutes

Before moving to Denmark, when I was in Italy, I was focusing all my attention on the main actions to get material things and physical welfare: I was happy only when I was able to achieve my goals. The truth is that I was able to achieve my goals, but as soon as I got stuff done, after a short period of happiness, I had the same feeling when the tv series I am watching is over, and there are no more episodes to watch: looking for something to re-fill that feeling of nothingness.

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Does Money mean Trust? [Spoiler: Yes]

On: 2014-07-28 - Reading Time: 2 Minutes

Finally, I moved my blog to wordpress.com. The reason is really simple: time. I have a blog that had been for years and years hosted on my own server. This helped me a lot, because is cheaper and it allows me to use custom plugin and design my own theme. But everything is fine until you get hacked! …and sadly I don’t have enough time to find a solution to this… by paying!

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Communication techniques for lovers.

On: 2014-05-18 - Reading Time: 5 Minutes

During the last months, I fell in love with different people. My real problem was that my mind was “acting like a child”, dividing work from loving affairs as two magnets with the same poles attract themselves (hint: they don’t). That’s good, but what happens if you bring “communication techniques” into love affairs? So I realized that, when I am in love, I was not that good in communicating as I am doing while working every day… then I decided to write down some suggestion about the “communication techniques for lovers”.

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Goodbye Roma!

On: 2014-04-03 - Reading Time: 3 Minutes

Dear Rome, I know you are not missing me and I am not missing you. You may wonder why I made the decision to move to another city, well the truth is that I planned to go abroad to live and escape your life-style. Escape from the never-ending life style. When I’ve got 21 I realized that I would no longer be the “smart guy”, the “genius” or the “talented young guy” and I cannot stay in my “comfort zone”. I knew i have to change everything and grow up. Again. So I made a big decision 8 months ago: I started collecting money and waiting for the right moment and the right opportunity…

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