26 Apr 2015
Hello everyone -
As I am sure you are all well aware by now, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit Nepal yesterday. Rescue efforts are ongoing and aid is flowing into the country.
Four of my friends – Matt Ambrogi, Martha Hoffman, Lili Bierer and Sophie Abo – are in the the region. All are safe.
For updates on the situation, see the New York Times live coverage here.
Sending hope and prayers to all those affected.
28 Mar 2015
It is 11:22AM on a sunny Saturday, and I sit at the ‘Centralino’ at the residence here in Genova as I write.
I’d like to digress from my topic before I even begin, to remark that the word Centralino in Italian is just so much better (in my opinion) than its supposed translations in English; neither front desk, reception, nor switchboard capture similar connotations of snugness and smallness. Centralino has this wonderful texture and feel to it, thanks to its diminutive suffix modifier “-ino.”
01 Mar 2015
Last week I had the unexpected chance to travel to Cagliari, Sardinia by cargo ship!
06 Feb 2015
Here’s a screenshot from a robot simulator I am working with. I can send commands to the simulator and it responds as if it were the real robot!
25 Jan 2015
Late last night, stepping out from Ravenna’s Alighieri Theater with a good friend of mine, I happened to spot a small mosaic located high on a nearby street. I froze in disbelief, unable to process what I was seeing.