Thursday, April 13, 2006

Two Days in The Eternal City

At the beginning of the last week I was contacted by a new customer asking me to provide a two days OFBiz training to its development team. They were in a hurry and so we scheduled the training for the end of the same week.
The nice thing is that the customer's site is in Rome and it was a long time since my last visit to the Eternal City.
Since the offices are located in a central part of the city, near the railway station, I went there by train (a comfortable 4 hours trip from Padova).
Unfortunately, even if I spent there two nights, I had very few time to play the role of the tourist so I don't have good pictures for this post, sorry.

Maybe next time.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

A vote for A

During the last weekend, the Italian parliamentary elections were finally held after a very harsh political campaign.
The center-left coalition led by Romano Prodi won a narrow victory (25,000-vote margin out of 38 million votes cast) against the conservative party led by the billionaire Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
Though the Interior Ministry has approved vote totals, Berlusconi refused to concede defeat and has already called for a recount of the Chamber of Deputies votes (43,028 had been disputed).

Let's see what will happen in this struggle for power... as usual, I'm calm because I know that no one will ever rule thanks to my vote:

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Tortoises' awakening

Spring is finally arrived and my three tortoises have woken up from their four months long sleep.
Here is a picture of one of them: