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.
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)
1975first brother born
1986(about) first personal computer (Commodore 64)
1990(about) switched to Amiga
1991second brother born
1993(about) switched to PC (486 DX2 50MHz with 4Mb RAM, DOS)
1996first time on Internet (with 14.4bps modem)
1998first job (as SAS programmer)
2000university degree (in Statistics)
2001switched to GNU/Linux
2005first son born
2008second son born
Open Source contributions
- Italian geo data for symfony
- An unobtrusive datepicker for symfony, written in jQuery
- Another unobtrusive datepicker for symfony, written in jQueryUI
- An integration of symfony with Google maps API
- sfSphinxPlugin: a symfony plugin to integrate Sphinx search
- sfSocialPlugin: a symfony plugin to build a community
- a MOD to integrate tinyMCE into phpBB
- all my symfony noise on trac
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.