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Andrea Riva
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Although it goes against the importance and value of diversity, the answer is a good thought experiment.

What do likable, pleasant people do differently? http://qr.ae/Eqo31
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This just in...

Pushbullet isn't bad at all, I expect Google to copy or buy them quite soon.
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Wishing luck to these guys, who are trying to introduce a mobile payment system in Italy, which can also be used for person-to-person transactions.

Let's hope 2015 is the year things start moving.
 
Auguri a chi è stato con noi nel 2014 con la Beta e a tutti coloro che ci accompagneranno nel 2015 (e oltre!).
Buone feste da tutto il team di #Satispay

[live long and cashless]

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Just caught a spam mail with an attached phishing bait, which apparently has just been released in the wild, with Italy as target.

True: technically speaking this is NOT a virus, but it IS malware, and it's frightening that after an hour only 1 antivirus out of 56 raises the red flag :-/
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2012 WiFi Nexus 7, Lollipop update roundup

(Please:

- reshare and/or +1 this survey if you are curious about the results, or ping your friends who own a 2012 WiFi N7
- only answer if you have the 2012 WiFi version

Thanks :-) )

Which official Google ROM is your device running?
25 votes
KitKat
56%
Lollipop 5.0 (OTA)
20%
Lollipop 5.0 (sideloaded)
8%
Lollipop 5.0.2 (OTA)
4%
Lollipop 5.0.2 (sideloaded)
12%
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I'm talking about 5.0.0 on my N5 
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Just installed, so this is in no way a long term opinion, but...

this app rocks!
Pushbullet mostra tutte le notifiche del tuo telefono direttamente sul tuo ...
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No need to pick up my phone when I get a notification...

You know, I don't have any Android Wear watch yet... ;-)
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Answer by Nicholas Snyder to Is it possible to buy a country? http://qr.ae/3Q3j5
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Italians do it better? 

Well, not when it's time to develop a companion site to Expo 2015: starting from the pitiful name, and going on with supported languages language: Italian!

Not to talk about the client, which is the Ministry of Cultural Assets and Properties itself.

Not to talk about the cheap price, which is said to be around 5m Euros... (EDIT: the Ministry reports that the real implementation cost is 35.000€+VAT)

Not to talk about the social internet's reaction: to have some good laugh, use a translator and look for #verybello  tweets :-)
The website design? Sloppy and anonymous, like a blog with a low cost design. Simply don't waste your time and money investing on an awful website.
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For the lazy ones :-)
I'm a horizontal separator. Drag ─────────── to your bookmarks folders. For a vertical separator, click here. :). Made by @manski83, based on work by @VorteXLP ...
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Early start... 0°C, sunrise, everything is in order... Let's begin again :-)
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Come sempre... ma in inverno faccio bella figura, perchè sembra che sia molto presto, e in realtà erano già le 8.00 :-)
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Inbox: Calling it quits

I've forced myself to use Inbox since I got the invite some months ago, but now I've decided to give up, at least until the next major revision.

The interface is nice, snoozing and reminders are useful, but the overall experience makes me feel like I'm doing things slower than with GMail.

Even worse, it makes me feel that I'm at risk of losing some important message, hidden in the mess of bundles. With GMail, I've never felt like I was getting something out of sight and control.

Bundles are probably the main culprits. Ideally, they are a fantastic way to organize and keep mail sorted. In the real world, they tend to turn into bunches of messages, with no true logical coherence.

Because:

- for automatic bundles: Google's classification is far from perfect. 

- for filter-based bundles: a filter can hardly catch the complexities of what fits into a bundle, and they end up creating bundles of the "just a bunch of messages" kind 

- for human-managed bundles, the lack of "multi-bundling" (i.e., Gmail's multiple tags) can be limiting for same use cases

- the visual rendering of bundles can be terrible. See image below, where a parade of images taken from various signature should represent the content of the bundle!
A much better visualization for a bundle would be a three line "summary" of the first 3 conversations in that bundle. Wait! No graphics? So ugly? Yes, but far better than the attached image!!!

And then there are a lot of small but annoying things:

- no signatures
- the Trash is a click too far
- snoozing a message needs too many clicks
- the interface loses its charm quickly, and then one starts to think: do I really need ALL of these special effects and white space? 
- the quest for the perfect iconic language, which includes icons which move and/or appear/disappear based on context (and even mouse position!!!), has led to a product which I still can't use blindfolded after months. Call me old, but I'm still on the nerd side: I can't even think of some of my friends, not so computer literate, using it.

So I call it quits for the time being. I still rate Inbox "Exciting", but being excited doesn't turn someone into being productive.

I'll wait, excitedly, for the next version, meanwhile... back to GMail.
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Quora was such a great site until they ruined it turning the chronological stream into the current Top Stories mess...

Why don't they (and G+!!!!), offer chronological order as an option? Can't they understand that its lacking makes some kind of users run away from the platform?
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  • Agostini Group
    IT Manager, 1990 - present
  • Ligabue Catering srl
    IT Manager, 2009 - present
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    1990 - present
  • ULSS 9 della Regione Veneto
    Freelance consultant, Project Management, 1990 - 2006
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