Welcome to my personal page

garakkio (a php man)

About me

What is this? Well, it's just a presentation page about me. It's in english, while my native language is italian. I think it could be useful to have something like this page, to allow people from all over the world to know a bit about myself. If you understand Italian, you can find more info on my blog.

Why Garakkio?

Garakkio is after Garak. Garak is a character in TV series Star Trek Deep Space 9. It was around 1995, when I started to surf the Internet: in those days, the first episodes of DS9 were airing on italian TV, and I liked so much Garak that I chosen his name as my nick. Since then, I always used Garak and often Garakkio as nick (since it happens that Garak is already taken: Star Trek is a very popular series in the world!)


Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality.
Make it idiot-proof and someone will make a better idiot.
The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.

I'm a Geek!

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Mini-bio (of life and geekness)

  • 1974
  • 1975
    first brother born
  • 1986
    (about) first personal computer (Commodore 64)
  • 1990
    (about) switched to Amiga
  • 1991
    second brother born
  • 1993
    (about) switched to PC (486 DX2 50MHz with 4Mb RAM, DOS)
  • 1996
    first time on Internet (with 14.4bps modem)
  • 1998
    first job (as SAS programmer)
  • 2000
    university degree (in Statistics)
  • 2001
    switched to GNU/Linux
  • 2002
  • 2005
    first son born
  • 2008
    second son born

Open Source contributions


You can contact me as garak at following domains: libero.it, garak.it, despammed.com; and as garakkio at following domains: gmail.com


Please support me by donating me one dollar or one euro.

How to build a good site

Just get these:

  • Linux
  • Apache
  • mySQL
  • PHP
  • Symfony (was PEAR)
  • PHPStorm (was Komodo, previously ViM)


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