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A not good experience in EFI

I had a short not good experience at a small site Reggiani, just acquired by a multinational named EFI. I think that LinkedIn should be also a place to talk about what didn't go as expected, as this is a valuable info for the community,...


My Contribution To The NUM Navigation System Bug Fixing Project

Scaling up from 3 to 33 people in less than a month. [caption id="attachment_614" align="alignnone" width="521"] Cavour Aircraft Carrier[/caption] I was called to support the embedded project of a large IT company that won the job of bug fixing for the navigation system of the Cavour Aircraft...


The Oldest Italian Cultural Website I Manage Gets 22 Years Old

I was honored by the founder Enzo Antonio Cicchino, to get the role of webmaster for the oldest italian cultural website, www.larchivio.com online by 1995, so getting 22 years old. The website covers many views but is more about the fascist period, and it is a...


Latest Version of Wireshark Available on Launchpad

Add the launchpad repository to get the current (now 2.2.5) on 16.04 LTS sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wireshark-dev/stable sudo apt-get update Setting dumpcap permissions After the update remember to change back permission to dumpcap to be able to capture with a not root user: sudo chmod 755 /usr/bin/dumpcap...


Understanding Business Cultures

Different ways to close business transactions This is something well known to cross countries' large companies, but it should be known to all people because, sooner or later anyone of us could find that the his or her rules, were not the same in other countries,...


Ideas Value More Than Techie Knowledge Alone

Ideas get sold where knowledge is not We found, on our direct experience, that large companies hire more people bringing ideas, enthusiasm and a pleasant personality than only knowledge when involving small external people in their commitments. It is unlikely that a 10.000 peoples company cannot find...


Team Scaling Up By Virtualization Leverage

Team scaling is a recurring need, when companies, especially large ones, get a new project and get started, by a small group of explorers to setup the base and create the development environment. One typical scenario is a bug fixing project, where a weekly number of...


Welcome pfSense

pfSense is a firewall, based on freeBSD 64bit, it is a simple solution for small companies that need a perimeter firewall to get access using VPN and protecting against external attacks. Also it is not comparable with high rate solutions, as Fortinet, proudly supplying the US...


Working For Production Not The Latest Version

I got a comment to my post on building Insight on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, reporting that a later version, github cloned, seems to have some issue with the GDBTK part of the building. As I commented, I will try to get an idea of the issue,...

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