mini thinkweek

I spent a big chunk of my week off doing my own “mini thinkweek lite”. (No I am not trying to emulate mighty Bill). I have to say: I LOVED it!   The #1 thing I learned? There are soooo many extremely interesting technology areas that I don’t spend enough time on…I have been concentrating…

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Does your computer play classical music at boot time?

It’s been around since 1997 but I have to confess that I didn’t know that… From http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q261186  SUMMARY During normal operation or in Safe mode, your computer may play “Fur Elise” or “It’s a Small, Small World” seemingly at random. This is an indication sent to the PC speaker from the computer’s BIOS that the…

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Business or Technology?

Today I took my parents (visiting from Europe) and my kids to Redmond Town Center. While they were having pastries whose sizes only exist in the US, I quickly went to Border’s. While I was walking towards the Computer section and see what latest book they had on RoR, AJAX or any other trendy Web…

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gianpaolo’s blog: take 3

After going public on July 12 2004 and a fresh start on June 1 2005 which did not last long, here is my 3rd attempt to start a blog. What was the trigger? 3 things actually:   (a) Classical, late night, New Year resolution type of thinking. Resolution #7: (re)start my blog (but this is…

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