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Torna alla Blogging

Come avrete notato, Non ho scritto molto negli ultimi due mesi. Fu a causa di uno dei blocchi del mio scrittore regolarmente programmati. Quando sto bloccato, Io di solito trovo altre cose da fare, e convincermi che sono veramente importanti e urgenti. Una cosa del genere questa volta è stato un revamping del mio blog backend. Il progetto originale era datato, ed è davvero bisogno di un aggiornamento. O così mi sono detto e ha lavorato su di esso per un paio di settimane. Se stai leggendo questo post, si possono vedere i frutti del mio lavoro. E spero che vi piaccia lo.

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Torna alla Blogging…

It has been a while since I wrote anything on my blog. That doesn’t mean that I wasn’t writing. Infatti, I was very busy with il mio secondo libro. I managed to send in the draft manuscript to John Wiley & Sons a couple of weeks ago, but only after the associated sleep deprivation had become a more or less habitual insomnia. I also finished everything I wanted to do on the plugin front. Ora, I am ready to blog again.

The habitualization of insomnia is probably not in vain. John Wiley and Co will get back to me with their comments and suggestions, which will keep me busy for a couple of months again working on the book. The book, Principi di sviluppo quantitativo, is an attempt to find the niche at the intersection of computer science, mathematical finance, and the business of trading and making money. I felt that this niche was being neglected, and the void thus created may have been the proverbial straw on the camel’s back that precipitated the current financial meltdown. In setting its sight at such a large problem from its lofty soapbox, the book indeed starts with an ambitious goal, but perhaps a timely one.

On the plugin development front, my latest contribution is a translator for other plugins. It will be of interest to fellow plugin authors and their international users. It is a fairly nifty piece of software, if I may say so myself. If you want to take a quick look, here it is. Easy Translator and my other gem, Tema Tweaker, may not become as popular as my other plugins (which help bloggers make money through AdSense), but they showcase ideas and programming wizardry that few other plugins do. As you can tell, I’m rather proud of them.

Back to blogging now, coming up in the next few days will be an analysis of the philosophy of money (an idea for my next book), the reasons behind quantitative professionalsfailings, and a comparison of the work-culture in a corporate machine and the idyllic (but poorly compensated) academic life. Ah, how I miss those days. There is an old Chinese saying: Be careful what you wish for; you may get it!