Domenico Giusti


Archaeologist, FreeSoftware user

  • Marco Trotta at 2014-02-16T12:59:49Z

    Un mio caro amico greco ha risposto al mio annuncio della candidatura per la lista Tsipras con #Tsipras con queste parole. Le trovo bellissime e cariche di significati nei quali mi riconosco.

    "Nell'Antigone Sofocle usa la parola deinós (δεινός), cioè la stupefacente capacità degli uomini di essere terribili e allo stesso tempo meravigliosi, di costruire e di distruggere. Di essere determinanti. Deiná è il suo plurale, perché l'uomo è sempre al plurale, e perché le strade della memoria e del futuro che noi vogliamo percorrerle insieme, ci portano a pensare:
    - L'Europa. Le aperture fra umani attraverso la conoscenza, il con-essere che diventa con-essrci. Noi cerchiamo di costruire un Europa Aperta, Entità sovranazionale e ne facciamo memoria delle due Guerre Mondiali e dell'Auschwitz.
    - Abbiamo un riferimento forte ai valori che ci muovono verso questa direzione Europea. Il primo è la constatazione che in questa Europa dell'apertura e della conoscenza, il figlio e la figlia non sono proprietà dei genitori; la moglie non è proprietà del marito e il cittadino non è proprietà dello Stato. Nella lista Tsipras, il pragmatismo comunicativo e relazionale non è un opportunismo che fa meno dei valori.
    - In questa Europa esiste una minoranza transnazionale e ben radicata ai territori locali, sono gli "zingari" i rom. Maltrattati, ignorati e perseguitati in epoche di guerra e di pace sociale da i loro nemici
    ma anche dai loro amici. Gli "zingari sono oscurati dalle sinistre per motivi di populismo radicale. La lista Tsipra non è una lista populista e in questa Europa che cambia con la lista Tsipras, i rom diventano soggetti di diritto. La presenza rom in Europa non è necessariamente subordinata ai servizi sociali o ai nazionalismi: nel contesto locale e internazionale, essa è una presenza generatrice di inter e transculturalità, di interessanti e singolari forme sociali e politiche di convivenza.
    Spero ad una tua condivisione rispetto a questi tre punti, a mio avviso indispensabili per la partenza, il percorso che stiamo realizzando, e, spero, il buon esito dei risultati
    un abbraccio,"

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  • We don't follow the easy path, but it's fun! (and better, IMHO)

    Laura Arjona Reina at 2014-01-12T18:11:18Z

    We (my husband and me) try to educate our son on that when something is broken, first we try to repair it, if it is not possible, then we try to give it a second life, etc. We (broke* and) repaired together clothes, toys, books, computers... We have used broken things to make new toys, created costumes... When we want to do something we look first at the materials we have at home.

    ( * sometimes things break accidentally, other times, when trying to figure out new ways of playing or trying to open them to see their parts. Toys are for playing and learning, and that includes a bit hacking too, isn't it?).

    I don't buy a different type of biscuits or flakes or whatever until he finishes the last one he chose. If he's bored, we play with combinations or decorations to make them more fun.

    When we go to do the shopping, first we make a list at home. If there are temptations in the mall, then I can say "we didn't come here to buy that, it's not in the list. If you want it, next week, when we make the list, we talk about it".

    We borrow books and films from the library, handle them with care (no hacking allowed with those ones!), and return them back, almost every week. I wish there were similar places as libraries, but for toys! (well, we have the park, where everybody must share the toys he/she brings, but it's not the same).

    These may look like small things, but it's incredible the pressure of our culture: "is it broken? Throw it and buy a new one" or "We need to buy this in order to make that", or "I don't like this anymore, let's buy a different thing". You don't realize until you try to follow a different path! Or until you have a son/daughter and he/she comes with those ideas, and you wonder "from where did he/she learned that?".

    We'll see for how long we can resist. Anyway, every day I give thanks, because our son means a daily opportunity for rethinking our world, and trying to do my best at explaining it, and making it more similar to the world that we would like to live in!

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    Really nice post and way to educate your child :)
    But I more wanted to comment about the "library for toys". I'm not sure it's the kind of "toys" you're searching for, but for board games, you can find a lot of stores where you can play in the shop or rent them. That's usually not to expensive and most of all, you can have advices from the people working there to discover new board games which are not very popular or even not translated in English (in this case, play in the shop to be sure to find someone answering your questions about the rules ^^ ) .

    Guillaume Smith at 2014-01-13T00:10:26Z

    depends what you call "easy"

    sometimes its easier to improvise with something lying around at home than to go to the hassle of going to a shop and possibly not being able to afford it anyway! I don't really like shopping and absolutely hate waiting. :-)

    if its a choice between trying something TODAY using whatever I find lying around or waiting (to buy/afford/have shipped) the former is is the one that is far more likely to result in anything worthwhile! - if there is more than a day's wait (usually the case for online shopping), my motivation evaporates! (and that ends up being put off .. and put off .. and forgotten)

    often for me doing/making something myself is the only way to actually get it done!

    I really find it hard to understand why so many people are so obsessed with shopping and throwing out stuff. I don't see any fun in either!

    michaelmd at 2014-01-13T03:36:47Z

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    That's a great way to raise a child.  My creative parents raised us similarly, and I still believe I can make pretty much anything I set my mind to.  It is economical and fun, but I think figuring out how to make things also helps children to learn critical thinking.  
    When my child was small, we used to go to a drop-in centre near where we lived in Toronto.  There were lots of toys and kids to play with there. I heard of at least one toy library that I believe was organized by a parent group, but we only found out about it when we were moving, so I really don't know how it worked.

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  • Stefano Zacchiroli at 2013-06-21T11:52:06+00:00

    copying is not stealing, pretty much as lighting a fire is not stealing one # #

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  • Richard Smedley at 2013-05-17T20:06:45+00:00

    How to Learn !Emacs: a Hand-written One-pager for Beginners by @SachaC

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  • Popa Adrian Marius at 2012-11-08T08:58:20+00:00

    !Debian and # = love , a small ARM !Firebird Super Database server

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  • Karsten Gerloff at 2012-11-01T16:39:37+00:00

    Analysis of UK's new # principles Impressive piece of work by UK govt # !fsfe

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