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Experimenting with my Sketches and ControlNet

Saturday, April 1st, 2023

Lately I’ve been spent some time using ControlNet to process some of my sketches, the results are quite interesting and show the potential of the technology even when the starting sketch is very low quality and noisy, due to being on squared paper.


Can we show causation between a book genre and its quality?

Saturday, May 14th, 2022

Quality is subjective, true, but can we show that no matter the audience a fantasy book is always better than an horror book? If this would be the case it’d mean that even readers who prefer horror books should give higher ratings to an horror-fantasy book than an horror book of other sub-genres.


Do some books categories receive on average better ratings than others?

Sunday, May 8th, 2022

Do fantasy books on average get better ratings than sci-fi books? The answer seems to be yes, according to this little data science project I’ve build from Goodreads data.


NoQueue: an experiment with Service Worker and The Physical Web

Sunday, April 26th, 2015

Lately I found myself spending a considerable amount of time playing with Service Worker. This is an insanely interesting new HTML5 feature that basically allow us to define a JS file as a ‘proxy’ between the actual page and the server. The so defined Javascript file is then marked as Service Worker for the current domain (or a part of it) and this is where the magic begin


A wiki engine in 40LOC with Service Workers

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

Service Workers are cool, a new technology that give you the power to write a proxy in Javascript that sits on your browser between the document and the server.


Handling thousands of pics from a mobile device

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

Lately I’ve been involved into a fascinating project called PepperTweet which consist in extract and visualize streams of pics from twitter starting from some search keywords.


Euruko 2010 and some CSS3 experiments

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

update 14/07/2010: featured my speaker showcase ! Here’s the post !

update 19/06/2010: my speakers showcase gets a dedicated post at euruko2010 official blog from Ela. Thanks guys !

Euruko 2010 is over. It was a great week-end spent among cool people having fun and talking about Ruby. As Matz said “we have a nice community”, and that’s absolutely true. To honor this conference (and to test some CSS3 features ^_^ ) I’ve developed a page showcasing the speakers and their talks. For each of them you may find a short summary and some resources (slide, etc..).


Matematica e carte da Briscola

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

Ho trascorso la scorsa settimana in Kenya, durante il soggiorno ho avuto modo di assistere ad un interessante gioco eseguito da Salvo, uno degli animatori del villaggio.


Biomimicry: apprendere dalla natura

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Biomimicry è una nuova disciplina scientifica che si pone l’obiettivo di implementare tecnologicamente alcune strategie tipiche della natura, la quale si dimostra essere nella maggior parte dei casi di gran lunga più efficiente di noi. Dopo essermi interessato all’argomento sono rimasto piacevolmente colpito dalle opportunità che questa studi promettono di offrirci.