Archive for July, 2011


Interesting artcle by Emma Barnett on The Telegraph.

Which country  has the highest number of companies listed on the NASDAQ after America?

Also Mercury, now an HP Company, comes from there….

… Amazon is the second, Apple is the 5th and Google the 7th



keyboard shortcut

Wow! Just discovered how to change keyboard layout:

[ALT] + [left SHIFT]





An amazing Gothey abbey in the middle of Italy… the myth of  “The sword in the stone”

A great book (in Italian) by Mario Moiraghi describing it: “L’enigma di San Galgano: la spada nella roccia tra storia e mito”



Even Faster Web Site, by Steve Sounders, O’Reilly Media

Some interesting case study by The Next Web about calculating ROI on social media posts, mrkt campaigns, ads, … Cisco one is very interesting…

“AppDynamics: Why is SQL always slow? Appman’s thoughts on a Usual Suspect.”  –

An interesting article about J2EE Code Monitoring/Profiling tools (sometimes called Diagnostics, APM, code inspection, … ) history, evolutions and acquisition… powered by one of the “not-acquired-yet” tool: AppDynamics:



It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set. [ J.R.R. Tolkien – The Lord of the Rings ]



Another step in the APM “Risiko” game …