FeedLine (a fresh start)

I know, I know… This blog has been wandering in cyberspace, lately. It started under Blogspot, than I’ll move it to Altervista.org (inside a WordPress installation) and now we’re here, into WordPress.com ecosystem. I’ll try to see how if this can help to reach more readers, and I’ll take advantage also for experimenting a little more with wordpress.com and its social features.

Overhall, a great occasion for a fresh start.

The original name of the blog was patch panel, but it resulted already taken in WordPress.com, so I was forced  to change. After a bit of reflection and (mainly) with a little help of a friend of mine, I chose this name, FeedLine. I like it since, as the previous one, it evokes a sense of connection. As I wrote some years ago (let me quote myself)

connections between words, between concepts, or even, between different branches of knowledge.

I realize that I missed the most important things… connection between people, and between people and their hearts.

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One of the most venerable “transmission line” …

Quoting Wikipedia (bold is mine),

In a radio antenna, the feed line is the cable or other transmission line that connects the antenna with the radio transmitter or receiver. In a transmitting antenna, it feeds the radio frequency (RF) current from the transmitter to the antenna, where it is radiated as radio waves. In a receiving antenna it transfers the tiny RF voltage induced in the antenna by the radio wave to the receiver. In order to carry RF current efficiently, feed lines are made of specialized types of cable called transmission line

So, here we are. Connection established. All checked. Everything is up and working. Antenna is now linked with the receiver.

We can start (again) to transmit. Stay tuned… 😉

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What’s in a name?


What’s in a name? Well, after some (let’s say) deep thinking (and some tests to discover what’s still free at the rather crowded blogspot domain) I chose patch.panel while I was browsing wikipedia (in English, of course) looking among terms of informatic science. To quote the wikipedia entry “A patch panel or patch bay or jackfield is a panel, typically rackmounted, that houses cable connections. “

Admittedly, there is not particular reason for my choice; I simply stumbled upon this word and I liked it since is a term that can easily lead you to think about connections, even in a broad sense: i.e., connections between words, between concepts, or even, between different branches of knowledge.

If I’ll keep on with this little experiment, in fact, my intention (you guess?) is to talk about my principal interests: among these, in no particular order, I should include the keywords astronomy, computers, linux, mac os, music, creative writing… Other will follow, as soon as I recall them 😉

Briefly, Patch.panel deals with connections. So I felt it could be adequate for my little blog 😉