Author Archives: Stefano

FOCOS: foto e ritratti con profondità di campo (iOS)

Tra le tantissime (quasi troppe) app di fotografia/fotoritocco etc per iOS, ho scovato FOCOS. Le caratteristiche sono quelle ‘solite‘ di scatto/ritocco più una parte relativa alla scelta del punto di messa a fuoco dopo lo scatto e la selezione del … Continue reading

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Come aggiungere un’immagine di sfondo per Skype

Come aggiungere uno sfondo su Skype? Domanda banale? Mica tanto, visti alcuni tentativi malriusciti cui ho dovuto porre rimedio. In questo periodo, molti di noi vivono (praticamente tutto il giorno) dividendosi tra call su Skype, Zoom, Meet, Webex e simili. … Continue reading

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#StayAtHome

The message is quite clear: these days, if you can, #StayAtHome! “The times they are changing”

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ChesSkelet Vs. Psion MasterChess: compact programming chess gaming on Sinclair ZX Spectrum

How about a nice chess game? (between two ZX Spectrums)? War Games Joshua GIF from Wargames GIFs Some vintage chess game programs are usually regarded as software masterpieces since programmers have been able to crank into very small amount of … Continue reading

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A secret text adventure game is hidden into Google Chrome – and it’s compelling!

Fancy a nice old-style text-adventure game? Look no further than Google! It’s quite simple, all you need is Google Chrome (updated). Type in search box “Text adventure” then open the developer console with: CTRL-SHIFT-I if you’re a PC user, CMD-Option-I … Continue reading

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Movies set in the (near) future: has the future in film delivered?

As 2018 unfolds I’ve been asking myself how this year has been represented in past movies – namely SF movies and TV shows. It seems that most of the time, script writer were wrong – luckily, since most alternative futures … Continue reading

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Ever wondered how the Internet travels across the Oceans? Check this interactive map

Travelling around the seven seas may seem too inadequate these days. The guys at TeleGeography charted the Internet undersea cable courses with incredible detail – and depicting the whole map as an Indiana Jones journal! Image source: TeleGeography According to … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update deletes Trashcan after 30 days (and how to change this setting)

Windows Fall Creators Update (AKA 1709) has been recently deployed to some million PCs around the world; one of the default settings about disk space and storage management may be hurting the way you think about your files: let’s take … Continue reading

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Cestino vuoto dopo 30 giorni grazie all’aggiornamento Fall Creators Update per Windows 10

È una delle novità di Windows 10 1709 (AKA Fall Creators Update): la gestione dello spazio su disco e le relative impostazioni di default. Cosa succede Mi capita molto (troppo) spesso di vedere sui PC di clienti ed amici una … Continue reading

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October 4th 1957: Sputnik launched, Space Age began

Sputnik 1 launched on October 4, 1957. Besides cold war speculation, this was one of the greatest events in space race that sparkled competition, scientific/technical achievements and – eventually, led to 1969 Moon Landing. The satellite was 58 cm (about … Continue reading

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