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About me

Gender Male
Industry Technology
Occupation Database developer and administrator
Location Modena, Italy
Introduction I started writing programs when i was fifteen on a TI-57, but my favorite calculators were HP's ones. In the early '90 i wrote the first true spreadsheet for a handheld calculator and a self-compiling assembly language for the HP-48 as well as several symbolic matrix functions sold at EduCalc for years under the commercial name of "SmartROM", until the golden age of HP calculators was over. The venerable HP-85A where i taught myself HP BASIC at the beginning of the '80s is still functioning and i owe to its awesome programming user manual the sense of aesthetics that allows me to distinguish between a well written program and an ill designed piece of junk. A quarter of century after the introduction of that horrible hunk of metal called IBM PC AT, i finally became a proud owner of an 8-core Apple Mac Pro on top of which i run half a dozen of different operating systems using that amazing software called VMWare Fusion. However there is another genre of "programs" that i enjoy writing and, guess what, they are best known to the public as cooking recipes. Cheers, Flavio
Interests classical music, tennis, cooking, everything is mexican from the cultivation of chiles to native language poems
Favorite Movies The Party, I soliti ignoti, La grande guerra, L'armata Brancaleone, Brancaleone alle crociate, Il sorpasso, Amores Perros, Dersu Uzala, I sette samurai, One flew over the cuckoo's nest
Favorite Music J.S. Bach, W.A. Mozart, D. Shostakovich, B. Bartok
Favorite Books Il nome della rosa, historia verdadera de la conquista de mexico, Doktor Murkes gesammeltes Schweigen, Nahui, Libros de Paco Ignacio Taibo II, Il caso e la necessità.