Author Archives for barisione


Lately, I’ve been working on a web app to learn more about JavaScript, jQuery and other technologies that web developers use. This app is available as a web app, on iPhones/iPads and on Android. Markoshiki is a logic puzzle game, similar to Sudoku, Futoshiki, etc. The user needs to fill the numbers missing from a […]

Bye bye Bromium, hello Undo

In March 2015, I joined Bromium to work on a very cool security product. Unfortunately, my project was put on hold and I was not really interested in the new one, so I decided to leave. In a couple of weeks, I will start working for Undo on their reversible debugger. Imagine how cool it […]

Smart home?

I recently moved into a new home and I started to get it renovated. The first two steps were fixing the heating (I installed a evohome system and I’m very happy with it) and get some old roof Velux windows replaced as one wouldn’t open any more and another had some other problems. Two of […]

Bye bye Collabora

Seven years ago, immediately after finishing my master’s degree, I visited Cambridge for an “interview” with Collabora. I was hired and, shortly afterwards, I moved to Cambridge. It has been seven great years since then, even if there were some low points, like when Nokia cancelled some of their projects. At Collabora I had the […]

WebKit on the new Raspberry Pi 2

Today the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced a new model of the Raspberry Pi! While the new Raspberry Pi looks almost identical to the previous one, it’s much more powerful (and with four cores instead of one) and costs just $35. Here at Collabora we have worked together with the Raspberry Pi Foundation on optimising WebKit […]

A web browser for the Raspberry Pi

As I previously mentioned, Collabora has been working with the Raspberry Pi Foundation on various projects including a web browser optimised for the Raspberry Pi. Since the first beta release we have made huge improvements; now the browser is more responsive, it’s faster, and videos work much better (the first beta could play 640×360 videos […]

Maynard: a Wayland desktop shell for the Raspberry Pi

In the last year or so, Collabora has been working with the Raspberry Pi Foundation on a web browser and on Wayland. See Daniel’s and Pekka’s blog posts about their Wayland work. To make Wayland on the Raspberry Pi actually usable, we needed a shell, but lightweight desktop environments (like LXDE) don’t support Wayland and […]

Empathy chat accounts and GOA

Two years ago the first version of GNOME Online Accounts (GOA) was released and Empathy got the ability to use the GOA accounts that supported chat. This feature was a bit incomplete as you could configure Google and Facebook accounts in the control center (through GOA), but the other accounts could only be configured directly […]

New versions of Message Notifier and Boss mode

I uploaded new versions of my two extensions (Message Notifier and Boss Mode) to To update, just visit the extension pages and click on the update button next to the on/off switch. Notifications coming from Empathy and XChat-GNOME Sorry if it took a while, but Debian (even unstable) is still using Gnome 3.4.

What’s happening in Italy?

I read a few good articles in English about the latest elections in Italy, but they all seemed a bit unclear about what can actually happen and what cannot happen. I hope this post can be easy to understand, not too boring and not too imprecise (I’m trying to simplify a few things and I […]