Wikimania2016 report 
Wikimania 2016 - My short personal reportage from Esino Lario and surroundings..

Thursday 23
I stayed at the Wikimania preconference, attending to the Wikimedia sessions and the EU advocacy, thinking about digital images attributions, free panoramas, EU members and candidate members copyright laws. Some Hackaton at the Theatre's stage with a bunch of Solitude's lovers assisting in the Silence.

Friday 24
St. John Baptist holiday and Wikimania official opening. Jimmy Wales and the whole Wikipedia/Wikimedia global community had a warm welcome from the Esino Lario people. Over 1100+ people registered from over 60 countries.
Visited Villa Clotilde ant the Museum.
A long conversation with Bengt, a new friend from Wikipedia Sweden, about cross dissemination of pages in different languages and Milanese and Larian cultural heritage issues in the European context.
I've attended research and technical sessions @the Gym Palace and the Theatre.

Saturday 25
Weather isn't so fine and sunny. At ten o'clock a thunderstorm rapidly approached the venue from Switzerland and passed away. Anyway I preferred to stay in Perledo making some offline activity. Too crowded to choose and follow the right thread. :)
The Olive Oil Day is the main event of my after-noon starting from 15h.


Sunday 26
Final day: global perspectives from different solid branches of the Wikitree. After all, maybe free and wise use of images and related metadata is the New Frontier of Wiki systems. Farewell from the village Marching Band to everyone.


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Monodroid: the new hybrid software chimera 
MonoDroid brings the Mono VM to Android, enabling .NET developers to write applications for Google's mobile OS. It seems another morganatic marriage, bringing new stuff to extreme programmers...
It will be a burden for cute, little Android-based smartphones.

Anyway, it's only version 1.0 and I have still some remarks on Moonlight "plugin" on Ubuntu Firefox..

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Tweet me! 
I'm on Twitter
for my short messages R*-template experiments with sets and supersets of info-tokens.

www.twitter.com/hal7001

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Wanna hack the Google phone? :) 
Jay Freeman, a.k.a. saurik, has managed to install Debian on a T-Mobile G1 smartphone. I wrote about it some weeks ago.

In this way, he obtained a device which is capable of running both Google's Android and the Debian install; an unrestricted OS with a huge pack of applications available, and a tweaked mobile phone platform for ant use and experiment.

I know, this is probably only for geek people, but this configuration would give you full control over your G1's filesystem and allows you to install whatever applications you might want.
Uhm, I'd like to be a German phone user!

"If you're interested in getting your hands dirty and playing with Debian-on-G1, Freeman has set up a G1-Hackers mailing list, where you can find like-minded individuals to chat with," writes Ars Technica's Erica Sadun.

Maybe this is the greatest world viral marketing campaign in ICT ever; nevertheless, the HTC Dream will be a valid base for state-of-the-art Linux OS, ARM-based, OSS, all-in-one personal system solution.

I'm already thinking about Chinese/Taiwanese industry developing low-cost G1 clones!

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Android phone 
The Android phone G1ís specs are still unknown but this phone for T-Mobile is rumored to have a 528Mhz Qualcomm 7201 processor; Data kit for USB connectivity in the box; 64-128MB Internal RAM; 256MB Internal ROM, 1GB MicroSD card; Dedicated camera button; 3.1MP camera (no flash) 2048 x 1536; Video playback files - H.264, streaming, 3GPP, MPEG4, and Codec 3GP and a Dedicated YouTube Player.


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