Tanto per chiarire / Just to make it clear


Tanto per chiarire / Just to make it clear

Più che un blog questo è un diario di appunti, dove spesso mi segno e rilancio articoli ed opinion interessanti trovate in giro per la rete.

Cerco sempre di citare e linkare correttamente la fonte originale. Se comunque trovaste roba vostra che volete che tolga o corregga, vi prego di segnalarmelo a Stef@cutillo.eu
This is a notebook -not really a blog- where I often relaunch interesting stuff I find roaming on the net.
I always try to link correctly the original sources. If anyway you find your stuff and want me to remove or correct it, please let me know at Stef@cutillo.eu


Questo blog, ovviamente, non rappresenta una testata giornalistica in quanto viene aggiornato senza alcuna periodicità e con molta poca coerenza. Non può pertanto considerarsi un prodotto editoriale ai sensi della legge n. 62 del 7.03.2001 e seguenti.
This is just a silly legal note to state that this (SURPRISE! SURPRISE!)
is not a newspaper or a news publication whatsoever.

giovedì 27 gennaio 2011

iPhone 4

Company gave me a choice: either a Blackberry or an iPhone 4.
I couldn't just keep a normal telephone, whose main task would be making and receiving telephone calls, but I had to pass to a 'smartphone', designed for anything else.

I chose the iPhone, for two reasons:
  1. I don't like the 'business-minded' Blackberry and 
  2. I got used to some functions of iPod Touch (the simple web navigation, the Podcast features, some games...).

I'm missing my Nokia already.
  • It worked marvel as a phone.
  • Its GPS was perfect and talked to me.
  • I could not only read email but also manage it (e.g. marking read mail as unread for further processing) on both professional and private accounts.
  • I could set my own ringing tones (the ones I had for years and on several phones along the years) for both calls and SMS.
  • I could customise it much more than the iPhone.
  • I had a one-click command to switch from professional to personal mode, automatically bringing upfront the relevant mailbox, calendar and preferences ...
  • It connected automatically with any bluetooth device I would want (good with handsfree) and in particular 
  • it connected very efficiently with computer, allowing me to 
  • easily choose what to synchronize and what not 
  • easily move files, music, pictures, videos to and from the telephone 
  • easily operate the telephone directly from the computer (useful for calls, a marvel for SMS!) 
  • Very efficient modem, so that in case of need I wouldn't need to do anything complicated to be back online with my computer: no wi-fi? I'd connect via the data of the telephone from anywhere (and via bluetooth, so no cables) and I was back online with the full power of a computer, not a telephone :) 


First impressions with Apple's toy are not positive at all:
a part from the cool design, as a telephone this is really poor:

  • The reception is poor and gets lost according on how I hold it.
  • the quality of sound is extremely deceptive compared to Nokia
  • the dam' Apple white headphones are very bad (I stopped using them years ago on iPods), don't sound good and can't fit in ears and stay there without you keeping your fingers on them to continuously reposition them (call it hands-free!) 
  • The Bluetooth is nearly completely blocked. You can't connect with the computer, you can't move your files from and to it, you can't operate/write from there, you can't use the telephone as a modem... 
  • Even the bluetooth hands free thing doesn't work properly: Should I connect it each time? Can't I pair it just once??? 
  • I need the nightmarish iTunes to do anything (that fucking piece of crap drowned three of my computers already!) 
  • I can't customise my telephone. In order to personalise my ringing tone I had to look for extra software, since the only option given by Apple is buying more tones from them and only among the stuff they have. Anyway this only worked for the calls tone, not SMS. Those apparently can't be customised outside of the few silly tones it has by default. 
  • For changing the desktop picture I had to pass through iTunes again. 
  • the music function works worse than with an iPod. For example in podcasts I can't find out how to navigate back and forth through the audio. :( 
  • It's heavy. More than my big Nokia. 
  • It has no hole for tying a lace to it, both for holding it and for recognising it. I'll have to surrender and buy one of those ridiculous coloured plastic cases that will hide and make useless the cool design and make it even bigger and heavier.  
Only cool thing. The design. But than again, it is so standardised that you will find tens of them at every soiree and you will risk somebody else to leave with yours and you with theirs. 
and... you will need a plastic condom for it, or else it doesn't work properly. :( 



I already miss my Nokia E 72. 
At least I knew what it was... and it knew it too. 

venerdì 7 gennaio 2011

16 anni

Gli ex Fascisti si lamentano di chi gli rimprovera di averci imposto 16 anni di Berlusconi e Bossi. Questa è la mia risposta ad uno di loro:

Stantio sembra l'aggettivo di questi ultimi anni.
Qualunque critica all'establishment viene immancabilmente rimandata al mittente come 'stantia'.

Non che non sia d'accordo, dato che sono anni che da più parti si chiedeva alla destra -quella che si rivendica onesta, liberale, seria- di giustificare -o magari finalmente rivedere- la propria sudditanza a Berlusconi e Bossi.

Anni -16, appunto- che si chiede a Fini e ad altri di imporre agli alleati 'anti-politici- una visione nuovamente più politica, responsabile ed onesta.

L'unico che abbia avuto il coraggio di sbattere la porta davvero è stato quel volpone di Casini, prima che lo sbattessero fuori quelli che non avevano più bisogno di lui.

Quindi sono d'accordo che l'argomento dei 16 anni sia stantio: perché è da 16 anni che l'avete lasciato putrefare!

Lo sai che sono tutte truffe!

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