Interview at RAI Bolzano Radio on our study of little kids’ creativity for smartphone requirements

Today I was interviewed at the regional RAI radio Bolzano by Paolo Mazzocato in the program Zeppelin. We talked about our recently published study In Need of Creative Mobile Service Ideas? Forget Adults and Ask Young Children. The interview should be playable below. The interview is in Italian.

There is never enough backup

I am a PhD student in computer science, and this is how much I am paranoid about losing my PhD dissertation. To clarify on the implementation, I am using these instructions to synchronize between Overleaf and my computer, and between my computer and the two other Git servers. And, I am using duply on a … Continue reading There is never enough backup

Suddenly having a slow Internet connection on OS X? Disable Boom 2 Remote

I am a heavy user of Boom 2 for Mac, which is an awesome virtual amplifier and equalizer for OS X. With version 1.2, a new feature called Boom Remote lets you control Boom from an iOS device. I am not using this feature, but I guess that it is very welcomed by iOS users. … Continue reading Suddenly having a slow Internet connection on OS X? Disable Boom 2 Remote

My OS X-friendly Docker LAMP, MySQL, and Apache-PHP images now support Vagrant-based boot2docker boxes

As of today, my three Docker images osx-docker-lamp, osx-docker-mysql, and osx-docker-apache-php support boot2docker run through Vagrant. In short, when running boot2docker through Vagrant, you should add the following three environment variables VAGRANT_OSX_MODE="true" for enabling Vagrant-compatibility DOCKER_USER_ID=$(id -u) for letting Vagrant use your host user ID for mounted folders DOCKER_USER_GID=$(id -g) for letting Vagrant use your host user GID for mounted folders Grab … Continue reading My OS X-friendly Docker LAMP, MySQL, and Apache-PHP images now support Vagrant-based boot2docker boxes

How to synchronize an Overleaf LaTeX paper with a Github repository

As a happy PeerJ user, I found out that I was eligible for a complimentary account at Overleaf (a.k.a. writeLaTeX). Overleaf is a collaborative writing and publishing system built around LaTeX. Strictly speaking, Overleaf is a Google Docs for LaTeX writers. It is neat and simple to use, to the point that it awakened my … Continue reading How to synchronize an Overleaf LaTeX paper with a Github repository

Announcing osx-docker-lamp

I am glad to announce osx-docker-lamp, an out-of-the-box LAMP+phpMyAdmin Docker image that *just works* on Mac OS X (and on other operating systems, as well). osx-docker-lamp, which is published as dgraziotin/lamp in the Docker Hub, is an open source Docker image, which makes sure that Apache and MySQL have proper write support, also when mounting … Continue reading Announcing osx-docker-lamp