Notes on a web journey

posted on: 19 July 2009

Paolo Borsellino

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Seventeen years ago Paolo Borsellino was killed.

Car bomb image - Palermo

Following new evidence seems like the investigation has been opened again. Mafia, politics, secret services, the history of Italy is filled with unexplained killings and their unnamed, untouchable masterminds. As usual, the indifference makes the difference. When all of us, the people, will finally wake up then things may start to really change, but until then...we get what we deserve.


posted on: 08 March 2009

2009 International Women's Day

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Mimosa flower

In the 21st century too often women are treated as if it was the 12th century. It's a crime that we haven't been able to change this incredibly stupid reality with a minimum of common sense yet.

2009 International Women's Day


posted on: 12 February 2009

Darwin 200

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Today is the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth :



posted on: 18 July 2008

The birthday of Mandela

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Nelson Mandela, the man credited with ending apartheid in South Africa, has marked his 90th birthday by calling for the rich to do more for the poor.
“If you are poor, you are not likely to live long”, he said at his village house in Eastern Cape province for a birthday interview.

Mandela celebrates 90th birthday


posted on: 11 September 2007

Joe Zawinul passes away

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Jazz Legend Joe Zawinul Dies at 75


posted on: 08 March 2007


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Mimosa flowers

It's always necessary to remember the struggle of women for their rights. The International Women's Day is not a commercial recurrence but a reminder of the necessity to be together , men and women, to build a better life for everybody.

As Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, we know there is a direct relationship between peace, justice and respect for human rights. As long as women are denied human rights, anywhere in the world, there can be no justice and no peace. Recognizing women's equal rights, therefore, is an essential requirement for the creation of strong, sustainable and stable societies and ensuring that women enjoy equality with men in all areas of life is a key step to making human rights a universal reality.


posted on: 25 December 2006

James Brown passes away

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Soul star James Brown dies at 73


posted on: 16 August 2006

15 years of WWW

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Amazon used to be a large river in South America - but that was before the world wide web. This month the web is 15 years old and in that short time it has revolutionised the way we live, from shopping to booking flights, writing blogs to listening to music.

Websites that changed the world


posted on: 02 August 2006

1980: Bologna

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Bologna's train station bombing - 1980 - Italy

On the 2nd of August, 1980 a bomb exploded in the train station of Bologna at 10:25 am, killing 85 people and injuring two hundred more.

Today, on the 26th Anniversary of the massacre, the masterminds behind the bombing are still unknown.

1980: Bologna


posted on: 19 July 2006

Remembering Paolo Borsellino

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Fourteen years ago, in 1992, Paolo Borsellino was killed by a car bomb.

Car bomb image - Palermo

In a Country where all kind of political prevarication goes unpunished but the World Football Cup gets thousands of people on the street there is a strong need to remember and regain some sort of dignity and understanding of what is important in life.


posted on: 12 July 2006

Syd Barret passed away

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Syd Barret passed away:

Remember when you were young, you shone like the sun
Shine on you crazy diamond
Now there's a look in your eyes, like black holes in the sky
Shine on you crazy diamond


posted on: 10 July 2006


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Timeline is a DHTML-based AJAXy widget for visualizing time-based events. It can be used with zero software installation, server-side or client-side and you can populate it with data by pointing it to an XML file.

Today is Nikola Tesla's 150th birthday.


posted on: 20 March 2006

Third anniversary

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20th of March 2006, third anniversary of the war in Iraq:
the start of the US-led campaign

As in any war, killing and torturing: Secret Unit's "Black Room"


posted on: 08 March 2006


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Mimosa flowers

In these times of confusion is more then ever necessary to remember the struggle of women for their rights. The International Women's Day is not a commercial recurrence but a reminder of the necessity to be together , men and women, to build a better life for everybody.
As it is now:


posted on: 06 August 2005


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Maybe to remember could help to change. The thinking behind the bombing it's still alive and kicking, let's hope that it's possible to learn from mistakes..


CSS,Javascript and Php studies

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Photo gallery
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PHP menu
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RSS feed
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Tag replacer
The Tag replacer explained and a link to it.
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A search form build and powered using Javascript and the DOM
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