suggested reads for February 17, 2019

Two months later after the last post of this category, here we start again with my suggestions for an ‘informed sunday’…


less Facebook == more Feeds

One of the most pleasing aspects of having consciously stopped logging on Facebook and of educating myself to ‘kill time’ disposing the list of items in my Feed Reader is to have resumed to populate my notebook for the Linklog posts’ Category started (officially) in May 2015.

Also, while sometimes I was wondering to start a newsletter with that selection of links to read (and there are many tools that would help with that) I am now convinced that personally I don’t have nothing to earn, and my readers would not have anything different that subscribing (via RSS or email) to the specific category’s feed. So no newsletter from me.

So, in the end, all this means that this week-end my linklog column will restart!

Safety warning: if you use Skype, your contacts may now be exposed

As of a couple of days ago, the new Skype tells other people how many contacts you have in common. It also offers your contacts as potential new contacts to everyone else in your contact book. This is a surprisingly serious privacy breach.

Danida_U’s response from Microsoft: there’s no way to disable this short of opting out from being contactable at all. And no, there are no plans to remove the “feature.” They want to make it easier for friends and family to find you. My suggestion: if you want your friends and family to find you, tell them your Skype ID. Problem solved.

Stever Robbins

I ‘have’ to use Skype at work … but my intolerance against it has started to grow up more and more. This latest feature is frankly embarrassing.

What keeps me from deleting my profile is that I use it only for work, and nothing personal goes under the Microsoft chat system. If you want to know who my contacts are on Skype, you just can have a look at my LinkedIn profile and obtain much more informations…

On quitting

… and the relative impossibility to do that!

Once again I find myself reading out an article on quitting, changing life, changing perspective.

Once again the author is a really talented guy. Nor the average one.

Once again the person quitting comes from a Country on the north of the world. Where everything is really based on merits and where professional profile is very well paid.

I read with amazement, envy, curiosity this behaviour and keep wondering “what about the average person?” … and the below the average person? Does he have to kill himself? In a global competitive world “weaks” do not survive. If I have to live a shitty life as a dishwasher in a big city abroad why bother to chance and go through all the sacrifices?

In these days somebody is warning us of the perils of automation and points to an universal income as a social solution for the masses. I’m not sold to this idea … this is a hypothesis for the far future, I need a solution to my precariousness today.


Quitting is easy if you got no boundaries. No mortgage loan on the house you’ve chosen to live in. No partner with extreme difficulty to leave the current job, or do the same one in an all new — alien — place. Parents in good health (or none or with which you have no relationship for any reason), weak family ties.

If you’re young and you can run away, run away from places were meritocracy, honesty, responsibility, good behaviour and respect for the “public thing” are derided. Run and reach the place where you can get the bare minimum you can live with.

If you’re struck here, begin to choose wisely your fights … avoids the ones you can’t win, fight the daily fight to improve the things you do for your job and your immediate vicinity, and try to make this place of yours the best you can.


Those are my conclusion to quitting the life I don’t like. Until something broke or drastically changes … and you have to re-evaluate everything once again.

Originally posted on Medium.


announcing WordCamp Bari 2019

It’s with immense pleasure that we can finally announce to the world the forthcoming of the second edition of the WordCamp Bari.

We’ve launched the new website, with a refreshed graphic made by Antonio Trifirò and our “social media & marketing” team has begun the promotion on the various channels. Very shortly we’ll launch also the Call for Speakers and the Call for Sponsors. Are you coming to say hello next May 17 and 18 ???

removing Google+

I, like many and many others, in these days have being receiving some emails from Google telling me that G+ is finally closing April 2nd.

So I begun the cleaning from my social profiles, exporting my contents from them (here) and generally thinking about what I am spreading all over the web.

And you?