I'm a male, 43 years old italian, living in Mantua, a small town in northern Italy. Want to know more about it? Click on  for some infos on Vergil's homeland!
I'm a professional developer, and my career is chiefly focused on IBM zSeries Mainframe programming, i.e. lots of COBOL, SQL through the DB2 RDBMS and other platform-specific stuff. I'm currently working for the IT Company of a financial group. But don't take this too seriously as I'm nothing but an ordinary employee... ;)
How comes that I'm involved with Linux, then? Well, IT became an hobby far earlier than a job for me. I started playing with a Sinclair ZX Spectrum 16K long ago, in the golden age of 8 bit machines, walking through many winding paths and ending with Ubuntu, which I really enjoy as the best compromise between my beloved Debian and the needs of a grown family.
Yes, I'm married, and I've got two daughters, aged 16 and 11 respectively. They are the very interest of my life. And like all teens, the worst menace for Debian, requiring games, and an up-to-date GUI, and funny apps, and smart printing software, and multimedia, and so on. And my wife is a teacher, so a good office suite is a strong requirement for her.
Other things I find of interest are, in random order: music listening (especially that great prog rock of the 70's, Genesis amongst all); sci-fi (with an insane obsession for those b-movies of the 50's); reading books; Mantova FC (the football team of my town); astronomy; archery; Subbuteo and probably many others I can't remember at present.
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