Dark Resonance

This track of mine was inspired by various movie soundtracks and i’ve produced it with no reference to any in particular. The mood is kind of spy-thiller and builds up nicely and smoothly. I hope you like it as much […]

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Dark Renaissance

This track is my renaissance because it’s the first one i’ve produced after 14 years of break from music. It represents my first attemp to produce something with new gear such as Ableton Live 9 and Ableton Push. After 18 […]

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Bubble Bobble (1986)

1986 – Taito. Originally composed by Tadashi Kimijima, the main Bubble Bobble theme has accompained my childhood like no other videogame soundtrack. It’s been years since my last game with this arcade but as soon as i listen to it’s […]

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Agony (1992)

1992 – Psygnosis. I’ve loaded Agony’s disk on my old Amiga 500 literally a countless number of times, but I can’t recall the game itself. Why? because i didn’t load the game to play the it, but just to listen […]

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The New Zealand Story (1988)

1988 – Taito. This was one of the cutest games i’ve been playing as a child. Who wouldn’t love a little yellow kiwi (but i thought it was just a simple chick) that needs to defeat enemies in order to […]

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The great Giana sisters (1987)

1987 – Time Warp Productions – Rainbow Arts. This game was a perfect clone of Super Mario Bros videogame, but i remember it for it’s nice intro soundtrack by Chris Hülsbeck. This is my own remixed version where i’ve used […]

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Super Mario World (1990) – Castle level

1990 – Nintendo My favourite game on the Super Nintendo console, by one of my favourite videogames music composer, Kōji Kondō. This is my own “orchestral” version, where i’ve managed to change the whole sound mood while keeping all the […]

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HangOn (1985)

1985 – Sega. The simple yet engaging soundtrack was accompaining the player while virtually riding the motorbike in 5 leverls of adrenalinic racing and breathtaking overtakes. I remember playing this game more for it’s engaging soundtrack then for the game […]

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Doom (1993)

1993 – IdSoftware. I’ve played Doom for days and days. I’ve created also my own mods. But i’ve lost all the files. Sometimes i wonder if i would have become a game programmer if i was born in a different […]

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Double Dragon (1987)

1987 – Technos Japan Corporation / Taito. This game was one of the first co-op games i’ve played. I still can feel the pain in my right-hand’s fingers that reminds me the thousend times i’ve pushed that kick red button […]

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Tagging is tagging… right?

One page tagged, 6 Web Analytics tools configured… one table comparing results So, tagging is tagging, right? If i tag a page with multiple tags i expect the Analytics reports to be in-line, and if not that at least the […]

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Castells and teamwork

A “castell” is a human tower built traditionally in festivals at many locations within Catalonia. At these festivals, several colles castelleres or teams often succeed in building and dismantling a tower’s structure. On November 16, 2010, castells were declared by […]

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Web Browser’s History

Here is an interesting infographic to visually see how Opera doesn’t grow nor shrink over time… will it be like in the Highlander movie? “There can be only one!” ??? 🙂

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Eames Lounge Chair: how it’s made

Eames Lounge Chair Manufacturing in the Vitra Atelier We have visited the Vitra Campus at the end of 2010 while being in Basel for New Year’s evening and it was worth the journey. Really worth it! But now that i’ve found this […]

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Nintendo 3DS and the useless/useful 3D view

I was reading this article on Gizmodo and had an epiphany: third dimension “revolution” is or it’s not comparable to the color vs B&W revolution in visual arts? If we consider gaming part of visual art, i think it is. But i […]

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Zombie Cookies

“Zombie” Cookies are a perfect example of a badly used technology I’ve recently found this news on Wired about a USA lawsuit against some major USA websites that seems to use Flash cookies to re-set browser’s cookies (the standard cookies […]

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what a coincidence!!!

I was surfing on an italian well-known website the other day and i came across something that dragged my attention: there was a video preview of the Nintendo 3DS. So i’ve started watching and i’ve noticed something funny: on the […]

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Madrid and the World Cup

So, just in time to be back from down-under and here i am again, flying to Madrid for a 2 days trip. Happens that Spain have just won the World Cup. Happens that it’s the first time they win the […]

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Melbourne: Bicycle Race

I want to ride my bicycle I want to ride my bike I want to ride my bicycle I want to ride it where I like When i left the hotel i was going to visit the Tim Burton Exhibition, […]

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Melbourne: walking

So i made it to Melbourne. Flight had a slight delay but I’ve made it. I spent the entire saturday walking around (mainly to keep me awake). Walked from 7am until 2pm: Southbank, then back to the Yerra river, then […]

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Singapore: 30 seconds layover…

So the delay due the French strike made us land in Singapore with 3 hours delay. The good thing was that due bad weather conditions there was an air traffic conjestion so also my connecting flight was delayed and u […]

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Newspaper 2.0

Just a year ago I wouldn’t imagine the future of print to be so close. Am i talking about the iPad? noooooo, that’s way too old… this is the real new technology to read newspapers! I wonder how they are […]

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LaCie Little Disk

Yesterday i was window-shopping and i’ve bumped into this cute little thing. I couldn’t resist and i had to buy one. It’s a 30 GB external USB 2.0 hard-drive. Still I couldn’t make up my mind: is it a large USB […]

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Where do you go?

http://www.wheredoyougo.net/ is a nice tool that you can youse in conjunction with your foursquare account. What? you don’t know yet what http://foursquare.com/ is??? you better go and do your homework because people believe it’s TNBT (the next big thing) and i tend to agree… […]

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…more on the Bit.ly post

Following up on my previous post about bit.ly not checking for click-fraud and as i’ve recieved some comment about the “proof-less” post, here is a screenshot i took this morning. It’s clear (and i hope you’ll trust me on this […]

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About QR codes

So, what’s this and why is it interesting? So this is called QR code. Here is the official denso-wave website dedicated to the QR code (as they have invented it, it’s the best place to get its specs from http://www.denso-wave.com/qrcode/index-e.html). Maybe […]

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Is Bigger Always Better?

I’ve decided, instead of writing hundreds of words about the theory, i’ll just paste here a couple of graphs. Here is the first one: Which days of the above week is better? The bigger one is the 4th, that’s the […]

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Dear Support…(ACME company!)

OFFICIAL ESCALATION PROCESS (e-mail / ticketing system):  [me] dear support, today i’ve tried to login to my laptop and it tells me that my username / password is not correct. Could you please help me? Please reply to this mail […]

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Lego Stats and Facts

I’ve always been a Lego fan, since when my grandmother gave me my first lego back in 1979 (this one!) Then i grew up, and as a teenager there is no way you’d admit to anyone that you still like […]

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If you travel a lot…

.. you can’t miss the opportunity to get yourself a fully working mouse that is also small enough to easily fit in your desktop case without making it look oddly shaped…. So far until yesterday i thought the only solution […]

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Madrid and eBook readers

Here I am… after 2 hours flight and few kids screaming in the seats behind me i’ve finally landed and reached the hotel. Didn’t take any picture yet, mainly because i have been very busy playing with my new toy, […]

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About media tracking and tagging

Nielsen//NetRatings – Scott Ross talks about Video Tagging In this interview gave to beet.tv Scott Ross talks about Nielsen//NetRatings Video Tagging and how to track properly the long tail with more depth. He describes both top-down and bottom-up approaches, and explains how VideoCensus works.

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Dimmi cosa cerchi e ti dirò…

…se hai trovato quello che hai cercato. Prendendo spunto dall’ultimo post ho fatto alcune considerazioni sulle informazioni che si possono trarre da un report che mostra quali sono le parole/frasi che hanno portato traffico al mio blog. Certo i numeri […]

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Web Analytics Metrics – Glossario #1

Page Impression / page view (o pagina vista per dirlo all’italiana) Per cominciare diamo un occhiata a quale definizione viene riportata nel glossario del sito IAB a questo indirizzo: http://www.iab.it/formati/glossario/detail.aspx?TRS_ID=1667000&ID=2591 “Pagina richiesta da un visitatore di un sito che viene scaricata interamente dal […]

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Google Analytics… alcune riflessioni

Ho ricevuto alcune domande da parte di conoscenti e clienti in merito a Google Analytics e ho deciso che il blog fosse la sede più adatta a questo tipo di riflessioni. Nel mio ruolo professionale devo essere aggiornato sul mondo […]

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