A Short Introduction

I love freedom.

I use C, AWK, sed, bash, Python, TOX, and GNU Ring.

I belong to the church of Emacs.

Not f'd — you won't find me on Facebook


  • 1998 -- 2003 MSc Physics, Bari University (IT)
  • 2005 -- 2008 PhD Physical-chemistry, Edinburgh University (UK)
  • 2008 -- 2009 Research associate, Vanderbilt University (USA)
  • 2009 -- 2011 Research associate, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (USA)
  • 2011 -- 2013 Research associate, Leiden University Medical Center (NL)
  • 2013 -- 2015 Research associate, Radboud University Medical Center (NL)
  • 2015 -- 2016 Software Developer & System Administrator, Leiden University Observatory (NL)
  • 2016 -- now Software Developer & System Administrator, Lorentz Institute Leiden University (NL)
  • 20YY Retirement


Please feel free to contact me for

  • Web development: PHP, Django, Plone, HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery
  • Mobile apps development: Android, Cordova, and Ionic
  • Shell scripting : BASH
  • Data analysis: C, Fortran, Gnuplot, Xmgrace, R, Python
  • Custom programming: C, Fortran, Python
  • System administration: GNU/Linux, Puppet
  • Cluster management: slurm
  • Free software: Free as in freedom (not as in free beer!)

status.fsf.org updates from everyone!
  • Richard Stallman in the @NewLeftReview: "With any program, there are two possibilities: either the users control the program, or the program controls the users." https://u.fsf.org/2pm
  • The FSF is hiring! We're looking for a full-time program manager, who will take charge of, among other things, the # conference, and our twice-annual fundraisers. If you're a talented communicator & care about #, see details here! https://u.fsf.org/2ou
  • We don't know for sure if Apple's boot restrictions are at fault. It
    could just be Apple's typical practice of preinstalling nonfree software
    and refusing to reveal how their hardware works, causing free software
    for Apple hardware to often be incomplete.

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Interesting links

The International Obfuscated C Code Contest Great place to start with C programming..

Free Software Foundation Free as in freedom (not as in free beer!).

GNU AWK manual A very powerful scripting language.


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