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My 1st Mac Mini

I am a Geek: I cannot deny it: I bought an Apple Watch Series 6 just after Keynote, I bought a Mac Mini M1 beginning of December. Today I am talkin about the Mac Mini

Let me say the impression so far is quite positive.I have ended up picking a 8 GB RAM — 512 GB internal disc size. I had been tempted to go for the 16 GB RAM configuration , remembering the sluggishness of my iMac experiences so far; however the larger delivery time and a conversation with Apple customer support pushed me to eventually pick the 8…


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Emotions are the element that makes a speech memorable

Memorable speech: a speech you have heard and keep remembering for ages. What remains is not the whole speech: it is a key phrase, a concept but mostly the emotions that the speech stirred on you.

Memories are always bound with emotions. The most memorable events of your life are events filled with deep feelings: the wedding day, the birth of a child, the loss of a loved one, graduation at university. We remember things because they were exceptional, unique events that appealed to something inside ourselves.

The same truth applies to speeches; if we are incapable of transmitting emotions…


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Sound of silence is a famous song by Simon & Garfunkel and you probably know the film “The Graduate”. as well. It is a typical paradox quote, how can something that is the opposite of noise have a sound?

Let’s step back a little. I am a member of Toastmaster International. When I or somebody else in our club delivers a speech there is somebody, the “Ah counter” who counts all non-verbal sounds such as Aah, so, but, and,..). I am usually among the winners in this category, the ones who use them the most.

I do really want to…


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Statement of the problem

In my profession I develop libraries of tools (mainly Python scripts). Flexibility to reuse scripts across different projects results in a large number of switches/options.

In Python options are normally passed:

  1. from the command-line,
  2. from a configuration file
  3. by a combination of the #1 and #2

In my case the large number of options makes solution #1 impractical; solution #2 might look a better choice. However I eventually opted for #3 so that command-line can be used to override values of configuration file.

Defining requirements

The order of priority (lowest to highest) in which parameters values are taken into consideration should therefore…


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Governments are pushing for an electrification of car transportation and for good reasons: electric cars plays an important impact on environment and climate.

However most of electric cars are now owned: when I am saying “owned” I mean that either the person actually bought or he committed to a long-term rental, such as leasing.

The potential buyer is faced with a long-term binding choice that has a significant financial impact on her/his budget. The obvious question one may ask himself: am I making the right choice in term of car model? …


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Esperanto flag (source Wikimedia)

Foreword

I am not Esperanto guru, in fact I do not even speak Esperanto; this article is therefore not meant to teach any Esperanto. I would rather share concepts and idea behind. For a long time Esperanto for me had been nothing more “an attempt to create an universal language”, a curiosity, . Then a day I got to know a person who is an expert and decided to learn a bit more…

Since,as mentioned, I am not an expert if you think something is incorrect, wrong or ever please feel free to comment!

Historical background

Maurizio Spadari

Electronic Engineer with a passion for programming, Wireless communication, Internet of Things and others…

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