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Hi, I'm Stefano Marinelli. I was born on December 19, 1979, in Ascoli Piceno, Italy. After obtaining terminating high school, I pursued university studies. I graduated in Computer Science at the University of Bologna in December 2003 and continued to actively engage in the digital world, technology, and anything else related to my field of study and interests. I work in IT consulting, training, research, and publishing, primarily focusing on operating systems and the application of new technologies in the IT sector. I am the CEO of an IT company and also collaborate with other businesses in the development of systems, designing complex networks, and optimizing structures. I have written articles for major Italian magazines on GNU/Linux, including Linux Magazine and Linux&C. I collaborated with the Debian Translation Project between 1997 and 1998, the Ubuntu community, and many other developers.

I work daily on *BSD systems (FreeBSD especially, but also NetBSD, OpenBSD, DragonFlyBSD, and derivatives) and Linux. Currently, my main choices for servers are Alpine Linux, Debian, and Ubuntu Server (LTS), in addition to the aforementioned *BSD. Some of the most interesting technical things I do and/or discover are noted in my other blog, called IT Notes

I live with my wife in the beautiful city of Ferrara, a place that still allows for a good quality of life and is worth experiencing and exploring for its millions of unparalleled views.

On behalf of the University of Bologna, I managed the FreeOsZoo project, which collected and made available open-source operating system images for virtual machines. The website is currently inaccessible, but a cached version can be viewed on the Internet Archive.

By nature, I never get bored. I have numerous interests ranging from the previously mentioned computer science to cars (I like owning interesting cars and staying informed about them), motorcycles, music (real music, not eardrum-breaking noise), traveling (which I love), and composing music – although the latter requires time and concentration, which unfortunately, are scarce these days. I also enjoy photographing the world around me, capturing details, and immortalizing them.

To contact me, please write to stefano@dragas.it

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