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Hi, I'm Stefano Marinelli.

I was born on December 19, 1979, in Ascoli Piceno, Italy. After completing high school, I pursued university studies and graduated in Computer Science at the University of Bologna in December 2003. Since then, I've been actively engaged in the digital world, technology, and everything related to my field of study and interests.

Professional Background:

I work in IT consulting, training, research, and publishing, with a primary focus on operating systems and the application of new technologies in the IT sector. I run ProdottoInRete and collaborate with other businesses in the development of systems, designing networks, and optimizing structures. I have also authored articles for major Italian magazines, including Linux Magazine and Linux&C, with a special focus on GNU/Linux.

I have a daily hands-on experience with *BSD systems, especially FreeBSD, as well as NetBSD, OpenBSD, DragonFlyBSD, and their derivatives. Additionally, I work extensively with Linux, with my main choices for servers being Alpine Linux, Debian, and Ubuntu Server (LTS). You can find some of my technical insights and discoveries on my blog, IT Notes.

Personal Life:

I currently reside with my wife in the picturesque city of Ferrara, a place that offers an exceptional quality of life and countless breathtaking views.

Projects and Interests:

  • I'm the Barista at BSD Cafe, where I actively participate in the community.

  • 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. You can view a cached version of the website on the Internet Archive.

  • Beyond my professional interests, I have a wide range of hobbies. These include a passion for cars (both owning interesting ones and staying informed about them), motorcycles, genuine music, extensive travel (a true love of mine), and composing music (though this requires the elusive commodities of time and concentration). I also have an affinity for capturing the world around me through photography, focusing on details and preserving them for posterity.

Contact Information:

If you'd like to get in touch with me, please don't hesitate to write to stefano@dragas.it.

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