Archive for July, 2005

Quick Updates

Friday, July 29th, 2005

Appunti Universitari was just updated.
I also updated the Links page, adding links to some RSS feeds. If you have a website, you should really consider publishing a feed, in my opinion ;)

Breathe

Thursday, July 28th, 2005

Last exam this morning! After a loooong july I’m finally free. More on this topic soon.
Now I’m going to collapse somewhere… g’night…

/dev/random

Tuesday, July 26th, 2005

What I said yesterday wasn’t exactly true. Yes, I’m not too worried by these last exams (just want it to end ;)), but it still seems I can’t take a low grade…
Mind you, when I say low I mean low taking into account what I expected, hoped and the time I spent studying.
The fact that these grades seemed to entail a high degree of randomness isn’t helping, either.
I will get through it eventually but, for now and as usual, I’m just a little pissed off :|

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Monday, July 25th, 2005

Yeah, I know, i forgot to update the counter… it jumped from -7 to -2 :P
Tomorrow’s exam is quite atypical for an engineer; it involves a lot of memorizing and you know I’m not too good ad it ;)
However, I’m starting to feel the urge to end my exams and relax for a little… not too strange, considering I’m still here studying after 25TH OF JULY!
This sort of summer laziness is helping me worry less than usual, however. As long as it doesn’t affect my performances (not so likely ;)) it’s almost welcome. You’ll notice this by the lack of negative smilies in this post :P Unbelievable! :o

Only in Kenyaaaaa!

Monday, July 25th, 2005

OMG! It won’t go away!
http://www.weebls-stuff.com/toons/kenya/
And goes on and on and on and on…

Funny WebPages [1]

Saturday, July 23rd, 2005

Car maker Honda introduced their new car “Fitta” in the Nordic countries during 2001, only to find out that “fitta” is an old word, currently used in vulgar language to refer to a woman’s genitals in Swedish, Norwegian and Danish. It was renamed to “Honda Jazz” for the Nordic market.
According to newspaper articles, Japanese ads said that “[Fitta] is small on the outside, but large on the inside”. It’s now called the Honda Fit in Japanese markets.

Click here for more Marketing Mistakes. :D

Journalism or Advertising?

Friday, July 22nd, 2005

La Repubblica.it was featuring an article on the upcoming Windows Longhorn some days ago. My guess is the article was written by a 5 year old child… anyway, here‘s an interesting analysis of the article (in Italian).
It’s long but it’s worth reading ;)

Ask a question!

Thursday, July 21st, 2005

SELECT DISTINCT *
FROM monaco
WHERE magro AND NOT barba
AND nome IS IN (
SELECT DISTINCT nome
FROM monaco
WHERE templare OR novizio)
ORDER BY panza

:D

Oh my god…

Thursday, July 7th, 2005

This world is screwed up. Real badly.
Metro Londra, bombe: 20 morti e 90 feriti
Anyway, I think we need to know more before saying something about it.

SW Patents Stopped!

Wednesday, July 6th, 2005

English: EU parliament rejects software patent bill
Italian: Europarlamento, no ai brevetti per i software