After reading this post I went further investigating this matter and discovered there are western countries that declare themselves secular and yet fail to stick to it, to the point that in some cases religion is more or less mandated by law! Read the rest of this entry »
In case you are a stock trading geek like me, or if you just want to monitor the stock of some company while working on your linux server, this is a very useful configuration you can put in your
.bash_profileThank you Yahoo!
PS1="\[\033[01;32m\]\`GET 'http://download.finance.yahoo.com/d/quotes.csv?s=$TICKER&f=sl1d1'|cut -f2 -d,\` \u@\h\[\033[01;34m\] \w \$\[\033[00m\] "
While talking with a friend this morning, at some point he mentioned he saw a statue of Guglielmo Oberdan in Venezia. I recalled streets and squares named after him in several Italian cities but didn’t know who he was, so I decided to look it up on the Internet and I was impressed by what I found.
Guglielmo Oberdan was born in Trieste in 1858. Back then, the Italian nation struggled to reunite under a single kingdom and Guglielmo lived his youth during Garibaldi‘s legendary fights. Garibaldi couldn’t conquer Trieste, so that remained domain of the Austrian-Hungarian empire. People from Trieste strongly felt they had to fight to become part of Italy. The revolting movement was know as irredentism. Read the rest of this entry »
Grom is a gelato place in Florence. Well, they actually had their main shop in Turin and then opened branches in some other Italian cities. I think it’s one of the best gelato places in Florence, if not the best, and in fact I go there frequently.
One month ago I remember they announced the imminent opening of their new shop in Manhattan and I thought that was surely going to be a big success and now reading some blogs I know it is. Go Grom go!
Last summer in Haarlem (The Netherlands) I attended a concert of a group that back then was named Mayday. Since I loved their music I even bought their CD and now I believe I have the one and only copy in the whole Italy! Recently I visited their website and discovered they changed their name in Fifth Lane, apparently because they had a trademark conflict. Read the rest of this entry »