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Monday September 04, 2006
07:16 AM

First Technical meeting

Thursday the 28th. of September, Firenze Perl Mongers are having a technical meeting, hosted by

Dada Spa
Viale Giovine Italia, 17

We're going to have lighting-talks on the following topics:
  • IPW2006 debriefing: how it went, and specially why you shouldn't miss the next one
  • Perl::Tags
  • Test-driven programming

There's still room for new talks, so we encourage you to submit a proposal. If you want to have details, or to submit a proposal for a lighting talk, visit or contact Stefano Rodighiero (

Thursday July 14, 2005
04:41 AM

IPW2005 Acts online

I'm finishing the process of putting online the acts of the second Italian Perl Workshop. There's some stuff in English, also. Cheers for that!
Friday August 08, 2003
03:16 AM


Not that I was a prolific author of journals here, but I decided to try to maintain a personal blog. There's some evidence I'm not the blogger-type, though.

Anyway, in case you were among my fans (!), you're probably interested in Surely you're joking, Mr. Larsen!. You'll discover I'm not in the "customize Movable Type"-part of the blog experience, yet ;)
Thursday December 05, 2002
03:41 PM

D.Film Moviemaker

Monday November 25, 2002
09:52 AM (reprise)

Finally we managed to bring up again. Not much content, but some (IMO good) ideas about graphic layout and future development.
The Linux Day (a "distributed" italian Linux event) took place last saturday. I spent some time talking about Perl with two or three guys; the situation is quite sad. I'm with gnat about being advocates and not assholes: I'd just like that people could choose between development languages knowing them, and not following hype. But I think the set I measured was not significative.
Thursday October 24, 2002
08:32 AM


Friday August 02, 2002
03:15 AM

You know that is Friday...

...when, at work, you type pub instead of put using ncftp :)
Sunday July 21, 2002
07:32 AM

It's a lot of time that's site is down. Not that you were supposed to notice it (mostly, it hosted a weblog with contents in italian).

The problems started just after switching to a new provider. We spent a period waiting (and hoping) that our provider could manage to solve his problems, but now we're going to move another time. I'm disappointed. I hope we'll soon be able to bring up again.

Thursday May 16, 2002
02:19 PM

Second meeting

Saturday, May 5th, second meeting has been held. We met in Venice, one of the most famous italian city (you know, the city where there's water instead of asphalt, and, instead of cars, there are boats).

A note of interest was the presence of Mattia Barbon, wxPerl's author, who explained me his ideas about how to compile wxPerl under the MacOS X architecture.

You can see some picture here.

Thursday March 14, 2002
02:27 PM

Bad news, good news

First, bad news. wxPerl 0.10 compiles on MacOSX, but it doesn't work. Here some of the output during the test phase:

t/1_load............ClassInfo initialization failed 'wxProcess' at /System/Library/Perl/darwin/ line 200. Compilation failed in require at t/1_load.t line 6.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at t/1_load.t line 6.

By the way, this can't really be considered "news": it's well known by wxPerl users.

Now, good news (for me, at least). I posted on Perlmonks a link to some stuff I wrote about Perl, music and creativity. I had good feedback. I hope the same could happen here.