Merry XMas

This post is to write down some thoughts before Christmas, along the lines of what I have written yesterday in an email to a lot of colleagues (and I definitely forgotten some of them because there are too many great people I've worked with… so if you are one of the forgotten ones and you are reading this: I'm sorry!).

The last few months have been very busy with work. As much as I enjoyed them anyway, and learned a lot in the process and from the people I worked with, I now really want to enjoy these few coming days of Christmas holidays and RELAX and spend some quality time with my family and friends.

So I wish the same for all of you: that you may spend a Merry, relaxing Christmas, and have a great start for a grand, brilliant new year!


As a side note, having been very busy I have blogged a lot less. Blogging implies that I already have a sort-of-well-formed thought, that should span a few lines or paragraphs, otherwise I don't find it worth it. That does not mean I don't have small ideas or other things I like to share when I come up with them. That is why I am using microblogging and Social Networking a lot lately, so I remind you that even if this blog's builtin feed only includes the REAL FEW blog posts, then I also have another (very "chatty") feed that you can use to "follow me" and that one includes all of the following combined feeds: my status messages from Facebook, my Twitter messages, my pictures on Flickr, the stuff I read somewhere else and then share on Facebook, the places I visit and mark on 43Places and the goals I achieve, want to achieve, or I simply talk about on 43Things, as well as the REAL posts on this blog. It is my implementation of what has been called a "lifestream" by other bloggers.

Luca | in the Wind

Luca | in the Wind

Luca | in the Wind, uploaded by Daniele Muscetta on Flickr.

One of the best portraits I took lately.
On Flickr it has been on Explore:

Who said the Sigma 28-300 is crap ? You need to know how to use it 🙂

Past and Future

Luca on the Swing

Luca on the Swing, uploaded by Daniele Muscetta on Flickr.

We've passed the sunday visiting my grandparents in the village where I've used to spend my summers for many years.
Seeing Luca playing and having fun on the very same swings I've used as a kid showed me part of myself. As I was. Probably as I should still be.

Luca is loving Purble Place

Luca is loving Purble Place

Purble Place is a new educational game that ships with Windows Vista (even with Starter and Home Basic editions) that can help teach colors, shapes, and pattern recognition.

My kid absolutely LOVES it, especially the section of the game where you have to make and decorate cakes :-).

LUCA is Born Yesterday !

A post, this one, that has Nothing to do with Information Security.
I do post it anyway, because it is much more important to me: I am a father, yesterday my son Luca is born, and he weighted 3660 grams then.
He's healty, and cute with those tiny little feet of him….. and I am just floating for the happyness !
This has been the greatest miracle I experienced so far in this life.

BTW, some crazy guys who are friends of mine also published this info as NEWS on their IT sites, which can only make me more proud: