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Alberto Giuseppe Maone
Annuntio vobis gaudium magnum:
Habemus Pupum;
Eminentissimum ac reverendissimum Dominum,
Dominum Albertum Maonem,
Qui sibi nomen imposuit Einstenium.

Timestamp: 201304030735UTC.

Previous releases:

No kidding, this is what I’ve been shown this afternoon by Unicredit’s payment processor when I was trying to make a payment with my own credit card (which, incidentally, is itself fed by a Unicredit bank account) on behalf of my sister:

Unicredit's captcha to demonstrate you're human before paying with your credit card

Of course, there’s always a lot to learn from a big fat financial institution about information security…

Irene Ipazia & Francesco Libero

Irene Ipazia & Francesco Libero

As usual for very ambitious projects, more than one week later than the planned release date.
But definitely worth the waiting, as testified by this exclusive screenshot.
Francesco Libero Maone (click to enlarge)

Davide had no better stuff to do, so here I am (hating him), abiding to these rules:

  1. Link to your original tagger(s) and list these rules in your post.
  2. Share seven facts about yourself in the post.
  3. Tag seven people at the end of your post by leaving their names and the links to their blogs.
  4. Let them know they’ve been tagged.

7 Facts

  1. I don’t consider myself a bearded guy: I shave my face whenever I find 10 spare minutes to do it. That’s once per month on average, therefore for most people I meet I am a bearded guy nonetheless.
  2. I received a fifteen years long salesian catholic education (7 years with nuns, while I was 4-10, and 8 years with priests, 11-18). I suspect this had a big part both in the depth/breadth of my scriptural/doctrinal knowledge, and in my ultimate (consequential?) militant atheism. Which prompts an interesting paradoxical question: what should I better do to raise my soon to be released child as a free thinker?
  3. My first computer was a Commodore 64… wait, you might know this one… OK, but you may not know that when I was 12 I wrote a trilogy of C64 school-themed video-games depicting my priest-teachers as flying horned devils. I sold them among my schoolmates with some good financial success (that was a so called “elite” school).
  4. My first web page, established on Geocities back in the past century and entirely built with Amiga technologies, was the Marxism-Leninism-Prodism-Gargarism home page. I lost my credentials, and even if I did try several times to make Yahoo pull it down I’m afraid it will persist as an indelible stain on my past. It was somehow prophetic about the dissolution of any serious left-wing in Italy, though…
  5. I met my wife, a teacher of Greek and Latin and a published author of school textbooks, when we both were 15, and we’ve been good friends albeit living in two different towns for more than ten years, meeting once every two years or so. Then I had to teach a short course in her town, staying there for a couple of weeks, and when I was about to leave I suddenly asked her to marry me. She just exploded in a loud laughter. But after less than of one month, she relocated to live with me. I punished her offensive initial reaction by making us “live as public sinners” for another ten years, until I decided it was time to perpetuate our genes :)
  6. Both my thumbs can bend backwards by 90 degrees (much like in Andrès Segovia’s right hand).
  7. Since I was 18 I wear an hammer and sickle-shaped piercing on my left earlobe.

7 people I’d like to inflict the same agony

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