Thursday, November 13, 2008

19th World Karate Championships start today!

From today until 16th November will take place in Tokio the 19th World Karate Championships. As you can seen in the Championships banner above Luca Valdesi (4 times World Champioship in kata) is one of the stars and the title holder for both individual and team kata competitions.

Good luck to all the Italian team!

19th World Karate Champioships web site

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

DominoPoint Day 2008: Using and understanding the NSD (italian)

Study: SharePoint, Lotus in for long collaboration fight

Forrester Research Inc. published a report on Collaboration fight between Lotus and Sharepoint. Today one of mine Google alert send me a link on this topic by PC World:

Microsoft and IBM have been duking it out over e-mail and messaging software for years with their respective Outlook/Exchange and Lotus Notes/Domino products. As their product lines have evolved, however, a new fight is brewing between Lotus and Microsoft's SharePoint Server as the platform of choice for enterprise collaboration strategy.
And about the power of Eclipse based client:
However, IBM still has an edge in providing third-party applications that run on Notes and Domino if companies want to use software from more than one vendor, according to the report. Also, Notes, Sametime, IBM's corporate instant-messaging client, and Quickr, IBM's content-sharing application, are built on the open-source Eclipse developer platform, which allows them to run Eclipse plug-ins natively and provides a more open development architecture for third-party applications.
Read the full story.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Soldati La Scolca BRUT Millesimato "D'Antan" 1993

Last Saturday we tried this supreme Soldati La Scolca BRUT Millesimato "D'Antan" 1993. Some day after, I discover that D'Antan is an award winning wine: 4 foglie form Guida d'oro Veronelli Spumanti d'Italia 2007. La Scolca is a historic wineyard in Gavi area (Alessandria, Piemonte, Italy) with a personal style in making wine. D'Antan is one of the reserve, very dry with a very particular personality.

From La scolca Web Site:

Only in the best years, only from the best grapes, is made this prestigious Gavi DOCG "Gavi dei Gavi – La Scolca®" that, after having aged up to 10 years in our cellar, arrive at the bottle in a unmistakable intensity and nobility of feelings that only the time can give to the "Great Wines".

Rare wine, which must be drunk slowly, thanking to the time that made it so special and so unique, meditating on the extraordinary feelings that, like in the Proust's "Recherche", remember the tastes of distant and ancient memories, like ancient are the techniques with which, with patience, this wine is made. In fact only the slowness, the respectful await, the long experience and the patient art, learn in eighty years of wine making, allows to give this intense harmony of perfumes and tastes, where power and fineness join in one splendid equilibrium, brings us again to the nature and to the feelings of D’Antan®. Extraordinary example as a "Great Wine" can become old or "mature", if followed by an experienced "vignaiolo".

Lotusphere 2009: airport shuttel service from Mears

Form the confirmation email:

GROUND TRANSPORTATION: Mears Transportation is offering Lotusphere 2009 attendees a discounted rate of $29.00 round-trip - for shuttle service between the Orlando International Airport and the WALT DISNEY WORLD SWAN and DOLPHIN. The Mears Transportation shuttle service departs the airport approximately every 30 minutes. Mears Transportation booths are located on the baggage claim level of each airline terminal. You do not need to make a reservation for your trip from the airport to your hotel,
but you will need to make a reservation for your return trip back to the Orlando International Airport. You may make the return reservation by calling XXX XXX XXX

World Plone Day, November 7th 2008

No matter where you are, meet Plone and discover the benefits of using it in education, government, ngos, and in business.

World Plone Day site