Date Archives settembre 2015

Changin’ the OS – A Month Later

One month ago, I decided to switch my OS, from Windows to Ubuntu. 14.04, to be precise. I promised that I would write a post one month later, to draw some conclusions about it.

So… What happened? Generally, everything was ok.

Cool Things:

  • Some people warned me about some issues with drivers installation… but nothing happened and everything worked (and works) as expected;
  • Every software I use is available on Ubuntu. I had some doubts about Gimp, but it has awesomely improved from the last time I used it (many years ago);
  • Less mouse, more keyboard: last month I was thinking about buying a new mouse. Today I look back to these days and think “lol wut”;

Bad Things:

  • Sometimes you can stumble upon some little bugs here and there. However, nothing really serious after all… and if you like to experiment, it will be absolutely satisfying;

Ubuntu/Linux, you have my sword.

Poems #2 – San Martino

San Martino, by Giosuè Carducci (Italian Version)

La nebbia a gl’irti colli
piovigginando sale,
e sotto il maestrale
urla e biancheggia il mar;

ma per le vie del borgo
dal ribollir de’ tini
va l’aspro odor dei vini
l’anime a rallegrar.

Gira su’ ceppi accesi
lo spiedo scoppiettando
sta il cacciator fischiando
su l’uscio a rimirar

tra le rossastre nubi
stormi d’uccelli neri,
com’esuli pensieri,
nel vespero migrar.

Poems #1 – O Terra, Aspettami

During the last week I decided, with my girlfriend, to begin learning poems. To be more precise, one poem every two weeks. I will chose mine, she will chose another one for her. After the two weeks period we will repeat each other the chosen poem.

Why?

I need to train my memory. Being a programmer means being very good to use Google. However, this is not so healthy for my memory. I made some research about that and I discovered that a good way to deal with this “problem” can be to start learning some poems.

That’s all!

Ok, so?

Here’s the first poem I choose for this first two weeks period.

O Terra, Aspettami, by Pablo Neruda (Italian Version)

Riportami, o sole,
al mio destino agreste,
pioggia del vecchio bosco,
riportami il profumo e le spade
che cadevano dal cielo,
la solitaria pace d’erba e pietra,
l’umidità dei margini del fiume,
il profumo del larice,
il vento vivo come un cuore
che palpita tra la scontrosa massa
della grande araucaria.

Terra, rendimi i tuoi doni puri,
le torri del silenzio che salirono
dalla solennità delle radici:
voglio essere di nuovo ciò che non sono stato,
imparare a tornare così, dal profondo
che fra tutte le cose naturali
io possa vivere, o non vivere: non importa
essere un’altra pietra, la pietra oscura,
la pietra pura che il fiume porta via.

Laravel API Boilerplate – JWT Edition

I have just published on Github my new side-project, made in the last weekend: Laravel API Boilerplate – JWT Edition.

I often found myself in the need of build an API to test an idea. I don’t like to repeat boring operations and, in this last period, I am often using three awesome packages:

So… why don’t work on a simple integration, to solve the problem once for all?

I shared it because I am not the only one to have this needs. Quite sure about it 🙂

So… feel free to take it, PR new features if you want and give my some feedback!