In search of the “Philosopher’s Code” Aug 16, 2014 Alchemists and programmers share many things in common. First of all, we both claim to be able to create anything starting from the fundamental elements of our world. For alchemists, these are the seven “roots” _fire, water, air, earth, sulfur _and mercury;while, for us, they are the fundamental essence of information: bits. Second, we need a lot of effort and study on dusty books in order to practice our art. There is no “complete knowledge”, just a continuous life of study. ...
Lazy, Bloody Summer (starting again) Aug 13, 2014 I don’t know if my life is starting to be more interesting or just more hard. Anyhow, in this bloody hot August summer I really feel the need to recollect my digital goods and finally put all of them in a single place. Unfortunately, it is too hot here and my will is at historic lows so this “restyling” is taking longer than expected. As I said before, my life is just increasing in complexity and, as a consequence, I need some place for my academic things, a place for my artistic side, a place for my gamedev ambitions, a place for my work, a place for my spare time, a place for my nerdy things. ...