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Welcome to, and thank you for stopping here. I am a writer, freelance translator and Mac consultant. My main interests are literature, art, photography, typography, Macintosh computers, Newton PDAs, vintage technology, design, user interfaces and usability. These are also the topics you will read about here, for the most part. But this place is always open to whatever falls into the category of interestingness.

You should be able to easily explore the site and find your way around, but here are some pointers anyway.

First of all, to find out more about me and what I do, you can follow the various menus and submenus in the row at the top of the site. To have a quick overview of what I’m currently working on, just go to my Office.

My weblog is divided into six main categories:

  1. Under Tech Life you’ll find articles on technology in general and on the Mac/iOS platforms in particular. I have a love-hate relationship with technology, my approach being somewhat a mixture of enthusiasm and wariness, especially towards all the things that are forced before our face and we should accept unconditionally as ‘progress’. I believe in a more critical attitude and perspective, and this is consequently reflected in how I write about this ‘tech life’ we live today.
  2. Software is quite self-explanatory. Here you will find software mentions, reviews, and articles revolving around certain applications and how they can make our life easier and better.
  3. Et Cetera is a container for articles and writings about other subjects I may occasionally cover, like creative writing, translation, design, usability, or even thoughts and musings of a more personal nature.
  4. In Handpicked I post links to other articles I find particularly interesting and thought-provoking. Much like John Gruber’s Linked List, anything I link to may be accompanied by a personal remark or reaction.
  5. Mele e appunti is the Italian section of the site, a sort of ‘blog within a blog’. Since it’s rather hard to have a full bilingual website using WordPress, I had to resort to this solution for the Italian audience. If you subscribe to the All posts RSS feed, you may encounter articles written in Italian every now and then. If this annoys you, you can have a sequential view of just the updates in English by clicking the English tag at the end of any article written in English. You’ll get a listing like this.
  6. In Briefly I typically publish short pieces and observations, sometimes in reaction to some article I’ve read over breakfast, or to provide a brief commentary to a particular topic du jour, without necessarily having to write an essay about it.

The front page shows only the most recent articles. To browse older articles, simply click on ‘Older’ at the bottom or click a category’s label on the right sidebar.

On the front page at the bottom you can also find the feed stream from other two places I edit — System Folder and Minigrooves (more information on the Projects page).

Thanks for your time and attention — enjoy your stay.