ao2's blog

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Can I clone it, Ma?

In the attached picture you can see Betty Lou, the cat living in the garden here.

Betty Lou on National Geographic

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ssh tunnelling with Telepathy and ssh-contact

I needed to connect remotely to my brother's computer to help him fix something, in the past I relied on the X Windows protocol for these things: the people I was helping just needed to open a remote xterm on my screen (with $ xterm -display my.public.ip.address:0.0) to let me operate on their system , it was insecure —no encryption in the communication— but it was one simple command for them to copy and paste as I were putting on my end all the boring details about port forwarding and access control, but this time I wanted to try something different.


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Mapquest: these maps are different. Hell yeah, they are!

It's just weird to see that Rome or Naples are not rendered on these maps at certain zoom levels while Avellino and Vatican City are.

Mapquest: these maps are different.

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Migrate from gitweb to cgit with URL rewrite rules

Harald started migrating the gitweb installation on openezx.org over to cgit, because gitweb was eating up too much resources when stressed by web crawlers; there were still some details to take care of and I put some time into that.


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On git clone failing and tweaking object repack

I had been experiencing errors when cloning the OpenEZX kernel with git and I was finally able to solve the issue on the server, I am putting some notes here to save some time to someone else.


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Lemon Italian Ice

Here's the recipe for Lemon Ice (“Sorbetto al Limone” in Italian) we use in the family, it is quite famous amongst our friends and sometimes we are asked for it, so I thought I could share it here before the summer comes.


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0x20

Thinking in hex does make you feel younger: I am in my early 20s, my body is in its best shape ever and I can see my hobbies turning into my passions.

And there was a time when I was even thinking to my age in octal, how silly I was.


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out.alice.it Delivery Failed and MX records

I was getting messages like the following form the MTA of my ISP(Alice/Telecom Italia) when sending email to some addresses:


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The IPv6 Greeter Drupal module

I've added an IPv6 Greeter block on ao2.it in order to greet the IPv6 users, and to inform the others about the existence of the new protocol.


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On RAI, access neutrality, and how to download Smooth Streaming content

RAI, the Italian public radio/TV broadcaster, is using Silverlight and Smooth Streaming to serve most of the media content on its website, Smooth Streaming is the Microsoft interpretation of Adaptive Streaming technology over HTTP, which was firstly introduced by Apple for its mobile platform; check out the IIS Smooth Streaming Technical Overview for further details on Smooth Streaming.