Sviluppare su Media Center, guida per programmatori oberati 1: i Rudimenti

Hi again. As announced, I’m going on with some introductory posts about Media Center development. I’m going to provide a condensed view of what can be found in the standard documentation of the product. As announced, the post will be in Italian: if you want details of an English version let me know via comments….


Sviluppare su Media Center

Hi all.This is going to be the first of some posts about developing for Media Center: I had the luck to contribute to one of the very first applications in Italy, and I believe that it deserves to be discussed a bit. Media Center was just released in Italy few weeks ago, while in other countries it reached the…


Do Klingons use namespaces?

Every SF fan, sooner or later, goes through a phase in which he/she questions the plausibility of what goes on on the various book/shows. Well, I guess I’m going through mine right now.I’m slightly bothered by the classical “Captain, we’ve been hailed” or “Hail them!” when the other endpoint is, to use the understatement of the year, implemented…


WiFi Adoption & commuting in Tuscany

The beauty of managing to go to work by train is that you can happily keep your tablet on, ehr well, your lap, and do your stuff (unless there’s a pack of children on an excursion that force you to make a demo of the tablet, of course 🙂 ). That has the side effect…


Our Presence Services offer increases

Hi all. It may not be WS-related, nor a crazy musing as the ones I’m used to send: nevertheless, this stuff is more than worth mentioning!Meet I’m SO happy it’s being publicly released, I’ll now be able to use all those features with a wide base; so far I was playing just with an…


Retail madness & ws-discovery

[Long and of doubtful practical use, you’re warned.] Last Saturday I went to visit a town entirely made out of brand outlets. That place is amazingly confusing to browse; the sheer amount of input would induce cognitive overhead in everyone. My girlfriend, despite being a fine computer scientist in everyday life, in front of a…


Addictive technologies

There are things that are striking with their pure usefulness, and leave you wonder how you managed without in the past (and makes you panic to the idea of find yourself without in the future!). In fact, the last 10 years were especially rich of those things: here I’ll list (in random orderr) some of the technologies that I’m…


Web Services and Italianity

[warning: may contain generalizations and/or traces of careless simplifications. Read cum grano salis] This evening (that’s to say about 1 hour ago: GMT+1) I was dining with a colleague consultant, and we were reasoning about how us Italian tend to cope better with bureocracy trickeries, or in general with processes that don’t follow the original…


Near-pantheon experiences and other stories

I deserted my blog for a loooong time.The reason is that this summer something flabbergastingly (there is such a word or I’ve just made it up?)  great happened to me, and I waited to put my hands on evidence before blogging about it. In fact the evidence eventually arrived, but then I had doubt about…



Clemens introduces FABRIQ. From the GDN FABRIQ workspace home: > FABRIQ is a high-performance, one-way, queuing-network like messaging architecture with accompanying reference implementation. we will watch its career with great interest![who gets from there the quote was adapted from?:-)]