Thursday, March 16, 2006

A good reason to start a blog?

I have been thinking about starting a blog for a while. Funambol is getting a ton of traction and mobile + open source are going to be two of the hottest topics in the months to come. I guess I have some stuff I could talk about, being the guy who tried to register the term "mobile open source" some time ago ;-)

However, I never made it. I have a personal blog that my mom reads. If there is no posting on it for a week, she assumes I am sick. I know what it means to be a slave of your own blog. I did not want to do it.

A few days ago, my friend Matt challenged me on one of the few topics I really get excited about (soccer, the other one being my family). I saw comments on other blogs saying "hey, Fabrizio did not respond"... I have to. And I have been forced to start a blog. Matt, I will always think of you when I will be writing at midnight.

Anyway, I accept the challenge. When Arsenal will get kicked out of the Champions League, I expect a delivery of a gold copy of Alfresco. On top of it, I want a real picture of you wearing a Juventus jersey (that you will have to buy and keep for your kids). I will provide you with the Funambol code and my picture in an Arsenal jersey, in the unlikely case we lose against a team which is trailing Chelsea by 28 points in the Premier League.

Left, you see a preview of the picture, so that you can get used to it. By the way, did you ever notice that the Juventus jersey looks similar to what jail prisoners wear? I believe it fits Alfresco ("in jail", in Italian) nicely.