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moving to calepin

I moved my tumblr log to calepin.

The reasons for doing it ? I like the idea of having finally all my posts under control and not having to resort to a web interface. It’s faster and cleaner. I might do the same with my other blog,, where I keep longer and more articulated posts.

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So I’ve been busy shooting some videos with a friend and what I discovered is this: it’s a lot of work to ride hunting for location and constantly stop to shoot a five seconds clip !

Anyway, the idea was to show in 3 episodes the kind of riding you can do around Milano; it’s not Liguria, it ...

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bewitched by his eloquence

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Those of us who were bewitched by his eloquence on the campaign trail chose to ignore some disquieting aspects of his biography: that he had accomplished very little before he ran for president, having never run a business or a state; that he had a singularly unremarkable career as a law professor, publishing nothing in 12 years at the University ...

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the codex

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The codex is built for nonlinear reading — not the way a Web surfer does it, aimlessly questing from document to document, but the way a deep reader does it, navigating the network of internal connections that exists within a single rich document like a novel.”

The Mechanic Muse — From Scroll to Screen -

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running errands

I was out running errands today, walking through the city. I remembered, a mile away from home, that a screw had fallen out of my wife’s favorite eyeglasses over the weekend, and that she was waiting for me to fix them. Walking down a city street, I said, “Remind me to fix Amy’s glasses when I get home ...

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excuse me sir

Excuse me, sir, would you mind taking our photo?”

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amico a chi

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Anche se non sembra, questo è il mio tributo a Steve Jobs.

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beatiful apps

Date Tags apple

I honestly don’t know what the fuck is with these “beatiful” apps for iOS.

Here’s another one that’s getting raving reviews: it’s a simple task management app that focuses on cloud syncing, changing background pictures, being free etc.

But what’s the point in having all these things that makes an app “beatiful” if it’s ...

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she is snoring

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I’ve posted some other shots all on the same theme in this other post to celebrate my upcoming wedding.

And she is snoring in the other room right now.

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Sabato mi sposo! Mi sposo con Giulia.

Ne ho fatte tante con lei, e tantissime altre conto di farne.


In bici e moto:




Parco dei Cento Laghi, Appennino parmense.


Sardegna con la Multistrada.

Al mare:





E in montagna:


Giro del Monte Bianco.

Half Dome

Yosemite valley, Half Dome.


Scialpinismo in Val di Fiemme.

E questo è solo l’inizio. Ne faremo ...

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ultimo giro in bici

Nel senso di ultimo nella mia attuale condizione di scapolo ! Di giri in bici conto di farne ancora parecchi.

Sono andato a rifare il giro dei Lagoni nel parco dei Cento Laghi (Appennino Parmense).

Lago Santo e 456

Caldo pazzesco, ottimo allenamento: rampe impedalabili, facili stradoni da ciclocross, un po’ di hike-a-bike, una discesa banale e ultraveloce su sterrata larga ...

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not jargon

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From a review of a soft-science book appeared recently on the New York Times:

Though the authors occasionally lapse into jargon (their barnacles cling to “substrate” until the animals die and their six-plate shells “become disarticulated”)

Substrate and disarticulated jargon? Maybe I’ve been away too long, but it seems to me that substrate and disarticulated are normal words that ...

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idea per una torta

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Idea per una torta a forma di bici.

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Date Tags apple

Mac OS X Lion, System Preferences/Language, click su “Edit List” e cosa trovi:

Nnapulitano ???

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egypt and the terrorists

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Last Thursday I arrived in the States, and I went through the usual US border immigration procedure. The agent, after careful examination of my passport with lots of Egyptian visa stamps, says:

  • Been to Egypt a lot, ah ?

  • Yes, a few times but it’s been more than a year since my last time.

  • So you haven’t been there ...

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google doodle italy

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Aways enjoyed Google’s doodles. This one is dedicated to my beloved/hated country, so I thought to hold on to it and put it here.

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paper to draw comics

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What kind of paper do you use, what kind of pen and ink?


Well, I use the old Strathmore vellum surface paper, which is the best paper you can get in the Western world for ink line drawing. It has a good, hard surface. I have it mailed from the New York Central Art Supply in New York ...

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First experiments with the Pinwide by Wanderlust. I used it for a few shots last weekend, tried to use it as a normal lens during a bike ride from Milano to Lecco along the river Adda. I soon realized that pinhole photography needs far more care and attention to get satisfying results (for other unsatisfying results see also this flickr ...

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sense of relief

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I felt a sense of relief at his unshaven face and scruffy clothes. I have rarely seen a more disreputable bunch.”

— Ed Hillary (the Everest guy) about Eric Shipton (another great mountaineer and explorer), as reported in the fantastic 2-part history of Everest written by Ed Webster (Alpinist issues 26-27).

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