Ok, I’m (more or less) ready. Tomorrow I’ll fly to London, and then to Cambridge, to spent a few days (till Saturday) working with collaborator on the pipeline for the software of the satellite GAIA, to be launched in a couple of years.
Hope that the days I’ll spend in Cambridge will be useful for my work, and even (why not) I hope to have also the possibility to walk around a bit and to explore the landscape… To Cambridge, then!
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 😉
Hello, this is just a little blog where I can freely experiment in writing my thoughts in English. Which, in passing, it’s not my first language, as you can easily understand if you read my posts 😉
My first language is italian, the language of my principal blog, which you can find here.
So, have a nice stay. Do not be afraid of comment to correct my rather poor grammar, by the way!