About me

A Short Introduction of myself

I am an IT Infrastructure Manager in a big automotive manufacturing company.
I have a very strong technical background in Unix Administration (mainly Solaris), Linux, Oracle, LAN, WAN and Internet/Intranet technology including Cisco routers, Apache web server, CGI scripting with Perl, MySQL, PHP etc.
I was involved in Unix Administration since 1989 and in Internet technology since 1992. I installed Linux on my home PC in 1993, ran a Linux Based BBS in 1994, introduced the first Linux server in my Company in 1999. I live in Italy, near Bologna, I am married and I have three daughters (23, 19 and 15 years old).
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My italian podcast "Notizie Digitali" is nr. 2

iTune top 10Thank you very much to the listeners of my italian language podcast "Notizie Digitali" (Digital News), you have been so many that my show has reached the second position in the "Top 10" of the italian iTunes Music Store.
For me this is a great and unespected result. I never expected to see that in so short time I was able to be head to head with the briallant journalists of "La Repubblica" and with the italian podcast pioneers like "Radio NK" and "Toilettecast" or with the very popular italian singer Max Pezzali.
This success will push me to improve my show, but will also create some problems; the first one is that the available bandwidth with the hosting company is not enough.


My first podcast is online

My first podcast is online. It is in Italian langage (my mother tongue language), his title is "Notizie Digitali" ("Digital News") and it is available on www.audiocast.it.
The content of the podcast is technological news that, in my opinion, are really important. Few weeks ago I registered the domain audiocast.it with the purpose of using it for publishing my podcasts and to put there informations and links on how to make and listen to podcasts.
Everything, however, is in italian language.


Improving english with podcasts

English is not my mother tongue language so I tried to learn it, possibly having fun in the process. At the beginning there was no fun, I studied it in high school but I didn't have occasions to practice it, so it was quite boring. Later, when I moved to the University of Ancona to study Electronic Engineering, I found that computer/software related documentation and some textbooks were available only in English. Later, when I starded working in a big corporation, I was forced to use english to communicate with non Italian speaking collegues, customers and suppliers.

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My technical bookshelf

I think good books are the most important thing to put in your own professional toolbox.
All the books listed here are my own books, often buyed after suggestions by someone in the online community. Unfortunately part of the books listed here are a bit outdated.

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