Vittorio Bertocci

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  • Blog Post: 8 Years of Blogging

    As it is by now tradition, here there’s my annual checkpoint on blog activities (former years’ digests: ( 2004 , 2005 , 2006 , 2007 , 2008 , 2009 , 2010 ). This is my 514th blog post, which sounds like a pretty unbelievably high pile of blabber… until you look at the numbers of certain overzealous tweeters...
  • Blog Post: Detachable Lenses Give Your Smartphone the Gift of Supersight

    [Yes, another non-identity and non-cloud related post about gadgets: after all, it’s Saturday! But the next one will be a serious post, I promise] Being able at any time to pull out from your pocket a phone capable of capturing megapixel pictures & videos is awesome, but oftentimes I do miss the...
  • Blog Post: Unboxing of the Zotac ZBOX ID34

    [warning: no identity or technical content here] It’s so long that I don’t write a post about gadgets that the term disappeared from my tag cloud. Well, tonight after dinner I took a break from the usual grind and decided to pay homage to this ceremony that gadget lovers seems to have grown accustomed...
  • Blog Post: 7 years of blogging

    The anniversary is in fact in April, but every year ( 2004 , 2005 , 2006 , 2007 , 2008 , 2009 ) I am drifting forward. In fact I am tempted to skip this altogether, but a tradition is a tradition… So, let’s make a quick digest of the notable posts from last year. The very first Identity Training Kit...
  • Blog Post: [funny (if you are as sick as me)] Danger: Token Issuance!

    Last week I was in Belgium, today I flew to the UK… it just made sense to spend the weekend at home in Italy. Yesterday I was walking home and I stumbled upon this road sign, indicating that part of the hill crumbled down on the road. I have seen that iconography all my life, but I never realized until...
  • Blog Post: [funny] Stolen Identity Video

    PDC is slowly wrapping up, and it has been an awesome one. Identity was all over the place, and the interest you guys have show for the topic makes the months of behind-the-scenes hard work well worth it! Before resuming the “serious” steams of news around the content (there’s more to come!), let me...
  • Blog Post: An example of trusted subsystem fail in meatspace

    Here I am, stuck in Sydney airport for various cascade delays but awarded with the Gift of Free WiFi. I am coming back from a awesome 2 weeks in Australia and Nw Zealand, where I met great customers & partners, enjoyed the company of amazing friends & colleagues and drew few chuckles (while hopefully...
  • Blog Post: HTC * ( Touch Pro2 vs Universal )

    [warning: no identity in this post] Ahh, immense joy. Today coming back from work I found a nice surprise: a brand new HTC Touch Pro2 . Well, not exactly a surprise, since I spent every idle moment refreshing the FedEx tracking page; but it’s always a nice feeling to unbox a new gadget (as long as it...
  • Blog Post: 6 years of blogging

    Usually ( 2004 , 2005 , 2006 , 2007 , 2008 ) in April I “celebrate” the anniversary of my blog creation with an anthology of posts from the last year. This time it just slipped through the cracks, April was an insanely busy month, hence i am doing it late and in reduced form; since i am doing it mainly...
  • Blog Post: Identity pun

    Sorry guys, this will make you cringe but I can't help myself: this came out while I was reharsing a presentation just minutes ago. Ah, and you'll get it only if you're identity-sick :-) A passive client enters a shop, and starts looking around. A salesperson approaches: "Sir, can I help you...
  • Blog Post: Bookshelf

    [warning: you won't find any useful identity related info in this post] I recently moved to a new apartment, and while unboxing the books I had to decide on a criteria for shelving them in our wonderful black billy . Hierarchies sucks, because they force you to choose a single criteria for slicing...
  • Blog Post: How did you get started in software development?

    [I suggest my usual readers to skip this post altogether, you won't find anything useful here :-)] Romeo tagged me with this "How did you get started in software development?" quest. I was already feeling guilty, because given how swamped I am I knew I was not going to have time to reply to the tag...
  • Blog Post: Live Mesh: ...because I can

    I am sure you already fell in love with Live Mesh : I know I did. Today I did a little experiment, which probably shows how desperately I need to go in vacation ASAP: I wanted to do a mega-remote session that would go through pretty much all the physical machines I am using there days. The sequence is...
  • Blog Post: 5 years of blogging

    2:35AM. I landed few hours ago in Seattle, back from a successful week in Kuala Lumpur & Singapore , and of course I am totally jetlagged and I can't sleep at all. Hence I'll kill some time writing the customarily post I do every April for this feed's birthday (former installments: 2004 , 2005 ,...
  • Blog Post: I smuggled a neologism... or did I?

    Back in October 2005, few weeks after I moved to the US, I wrote a blog post in which I introduced the idea of a collective name for the federated resources accessible to a company. One of the names I proposed was federnet . At the time I made a quick search on the Internet to see if anybody was already...
  • Blog Post: Waiting for a physical copy...

    ...here there's the best approximation I found (short of a printout, of course, but that would be cheating:-) ). My wife just got a Sony ebook reader ; once we discovered it reads SD cards, we wanted to test it with a prerelease PDF of the book . Looks pretty good, though it's a tad too small with the...
  • Blog Post: Year's end blabbering: Omnidirectional Identities

    On the Paris-Seattle flight, coming back after 2 weeks spent stuffing myself with all sorts of food with the excuse "after all, you can't find this in USA" :) Before hurling myself back in the vortex of daily work, and celebrate the end of the year with something crazy, I want to take some time writing...
  • Blog Post: My new Fujitsu U810

    [warning: this post does not feature any identity related content, and it's probably useless] I feel for the UMPCs an unhealthy (walletwise) attraction, since the very moment they came out. In fact, if you dig in the early years of this blog you'll see I am a gadget freak: I am still proudly going...
  • Blog Post: USB Pumpkin

    [warning: this post contains 0% of your identity/connectedystems RDA (that is to say, no technical content whatsoever)] Well, in the last weeks (months?) I really worked on an extremely heavy schedule. This Saturday I felt like I needed to relax and do something with my hands (other than typing and...
  • Blog Post: [OT] The incredible care for details in Japan

    This post is totally off topic: nothing to do with Identity, WS-*, Orcas, the cloud, technology in general or any of the usual subjects. I'm just sharing with you something I find pretty amazing :-) It's few months that I have this box on the counter, and my wife has had it. I bought this box back in...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth gets many new detailed maps (including Genova!)

    When I was living in Italy, I looked with a bit of envy all those websites & services that worked just in the States. Once I moved to Redmond, everything started to work right away: traffic services on the smartphone, bird's eye imagery, 3D models... everything worked right away in the area that...
  • Blog Post: 4 years of blogging

    As tradition requires (see exhibits a , b and c ), here there's the canonical, eigencelebrative post about the fact that it's n years that I mantain this blog feed (where n=4 ). I could comment on how everything changed in this last 4 years, but for the time being I'll spare you :-) I'll just remark...
  • Blog Post: Can I have 2 Kg. of SOA?

    During this week in Singapore I visited many enterprise customers, and of course when you talk about WCF/WF/CardSpace the three letter word that begins with "S" and ends in "OA" eventually come up. For enphatizing my position "SOA is an Architecture, not a product" I adapted an old joke (is it an Italian...
  • Blog Post: Sleepy in Singapore...

    ...and here there's photographic proof. In the below picture I am testing the theory for which if you expose yourself to natural light you fool the circadian cycle into believing you're not really entitled to feel drowsy. This night my old friend sleeptracker will verify if it worked, if I'll remember...
  • Blog Post: I've got the power!

    That is to say, my router works/all my battery powered gadgets are recharging/the food moved back from the balcony to the refrigerator/I don't havt to do the most trivial activities at the light of pieces of swag gathered in my years of showing up at events & conferences. As you've probably read...
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