Happy birthday mr. GNU

It was the early eighties, a day like any other at the MIT. And a printer was not working. The Artificial Intelligence Laboratory programmer Richard Stallman did his best to fetch the source code of the driver from the manufacturer to fix it, but there was no chance. The code was closed, and this was … Continue reading Happy birthday mr. GNU

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The City, the Rainbow, the Science. And Mafia. A story from Rome.

An half- circle, shiny and huge double rainbow towers the cloudy sky above Rome, in an early December afternoon. A truly heart-breaking view, that lovers and photographers have surely enjoyed. And the landscape of the Eternal City fits wonderfully with the pastel colours of this autumn sky. But the rainbow is not the only dome … Continue reading The City, the Rainbow, the Science. And Mafia. A story from Rome.

Protocols.io, the online open repository for lab protocols.

As many others, I have collected my fair amount of profiles on professional and Science social networks. LinkedIn, Academia, ResearchGate. The real limitation all these web sites share, is that they basically provide you a showcase, in which you can expose yourself to sport your achievements, share your professional profile, and show up as cool … Continue reading Protocols.io, the online open repository for lab protocols.