Sir Arthur’s Den lost its users…

September 20, 2009 · Filed Under Babel fish, Sir Arthur's Den · Comment 

Babel fish - A mental interface between Sir Arthur's sensibility and the events from the outer world. And for all the rest, too Hello there. This is a little service message to announce that from now on Sir Arthur’s Den won’t allow new user accounts registration anymore. The accounts of the few registered users have been removed and I apologize with the concerned people for this, but frankly speaking I don’t think it be much of a loss considering that until now I haven’t found the way to make the account creation a somehow useful procedure.

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Sir Arthur’s Den - one year later

July 25, 2009 · Filed Under Babel fish, Sir Arthur's Den · Comment 

Babel fish - A mental interface between Sir Arthur's sensibility and the events from the outer world. And for all the rest, too One year ago, a month more or a month less, Sir Arthur’s Den was born. At that time I wasn’t fully aware of what could mean to manage a blog in two languages, to have to update the back end code every few months and to deal with DDoS-alike traffic peaks on an hosting service sold as a “premium” one but that clearly is worth just the few bucks it costs. The webmastering experience was zero but the desire to manage a personal project largely compensated the lack of familiarity with WordPress and its issues.

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Zoundry Raven has gone open source

February 19, 2009 · Filed Under News, Software · Comment 

News - A succession of fresh, quality news, from inside and outside of the WebIt was mentioned earlier and now, one of the best WYSIWYG editors for off-line blogging has finally landed the FOSS and community-driven development world. In the past days Zoundry Raven has officially become an open source software, ready to accept contributions from coders willing to improve a product that already offers remarkable qualities as to code stability, ease of use and compatibility with various publishing platforms and CMS.

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How RIAA and Silvio Berlusconi plan to ditch P2P

December 23, 2008 · Filed Under Civil & Digital Rights, In Depth · Comment 
This entry is part of the series The industry vs. P2P

In Depth - A merciless lens pointed on the hot topics, passionate and detailed retrospectives, reflections beyond the appearancesIn what sounds as an unexpected and dangerous development of the lasting industry’s war against the P2P users, last Friday the Wall Street Journal has reported that RIAA, after years of intimidations, mistakes, twistings and abuses of the USA judiciary system now wants to change strategy, dismissing its mass lawsuits campaign to focus on the “next level” of the prearranged plan with which the majors would like to survive to the technological progress while keeping forever the privileges from a past (anyone should have this clearly in mind) that will never come back.

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Zoundry Raven 1.0, blog editing grows big

August 15, 2008 · Filed Under News, Software · Comment 

News - A succession of fresh, quality news, from inside and outside of the WebAfter several months of development and bug-hunting, the Zoundry programmers have released the first official version of Raven, a client for off-line management of blog contents endowed of several features that make it an interesting option for publishers and micro-publishers as well. First of all, the software usage is free.

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Malware has put down roots into Google Blogger

July 24, 2008 · Filed Under News, Security · Comment 

News Google Blogger, the blogging platform available since 1999 has turned into a privileged spreading tool for computer infections, going as far as hosting 2% of all the malware currently circulating through the connected world. So say Sophos security enterprise, that with numbers in its hands raises the alarm and states that the fault is not entirely of Google. Maybe.

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Italy? Not a country for (old) bloggers

July 5, 2008 · Filed Under Civil & Digital Rights, In Depth · Comment 

In Depth When I confessed to him the will to open my own blog, Paolo De Andreis - accountable director for Punto Informatico - kindly offered to me the availability of the zine’s servers to let me have my own domain and with extremely favorable conditions too. I decided straightway to refuse and open an on-line space on a foreign server because, putting it into simple and straight terms, as I see it Italy isn’t a civil country neither outside nor inside the Net and the facts of the last days confirm this.

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