Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and happy Christmas holidays.
With the hope that 2021 will be better than 2020 (and also than 2019 from which the well-known virus takes its name … )


20th March: Spring has arrived

Today spring officially arrives. Yes, because spring does not always arrive on March 20 but sometimes also on the 21st. It is a strange spring, where the whole world is stopped with the only prospect of getting out of the emergency of the coronavirus. This current condition will likely last for other months, so holidays will probably also skip. It is therefore difficult to speak of Spring. In any case, I remember that the spring equinox brings the daytime hours longer than the nighttime hours.
Here in Italy this year there is a crazy heat .. and the climate changes are now impressive. In a few days maybe it will also be the summer heat. The only consolation of this coronavirus is that pollution is decreasing.

Charlie Brown Christmas

charlie brown christmas

Among the trends of today on google searches there is “Charlie Brown Christmas”.

I remind you that this year the transmissions of the new episodes of the peanuts have begun, which are broadcast on Apple TV.

I remember when I watched peanuts on TV, simple and often silent cartoons, with a profound and also very interpretative meaning.




The best sites of photo hosting service




Flickr is an image hosting service and video hosting service. It was created by Ludicorp in 2004. It has changed ownership several times and has been owned by SmugMug since April 20, 2018.

The Verge reported on March 20, 2013 that Flickr had a total of 87 million registered members and more than 3.5 million new images uploaded daily. On August 5, 2011, the site reported that it was hosting more than 6 billion images. Photos and videos can be accessed from Flickr without the need to register an account, but an account must be made to upload content to the site. Registering an account also allows users to create a profile page containing photos and videos that the user has uploaded and also grants the ability to add another Flickr user as a contact.




500px (pronounced “five hundred p-x”) is the leading online network for photographers with over 15 million members worldwide. Photographers come to 500px to discover and share incredible photos, gain meaningful exposure, make connections in a community that truly cares about photography, compete in photo contests, and license their photos through our exclusive distribution partners




Imgur is a free and simple image hosting service with image editing feature. Signup is optional. The maximum non-animated file size you can upload is 20MB. Non-animated images over 1MB for anonymous uploads and 5MB for account holders will be lossily compressed. All non-animated images receive lossless compression that reduces filesize while maintaining quality. The maximum file size for animated images (like GIFs) and video is 200MB. Video uploads cannot be longer than 60 seconds. GIF and
video files over 2MB will be converted to GIFVs, where the sound is removed. Large GIFs will be converted to GIFV, which shrinks file size while maintaining a high quality, perfect for our expert GIF makers.There is an upload limit of 50 images per hour. Images may be removed if they get no views in 6 months.

File types allowed: JPEG, GIF, PNG, APNG, TIFF, BMP, PDF, XCF (GIMP). The TIFF, BMP, PDF and XCF formats will be converted to PNG on upload.




DeviantArt was created to entertain, inspire, and empower the artist in all of us. Founded in August 2000, deviantART is the largest online social network for artists and art enthusiasts with over 13 million registered members, attracting 35 million unique visitors per month. As a community destination, deviantART is a platform that allows emerging and established artists to exhibit, promote, and share their works within a peer community dedicated to the arts.

Goodbye November [2019]

illustration of Schulz [Peanuts]
November is over, and it’s about to begin December. What is the saddest month of the year? Probably for many it is November. Instead December and January are months of holidays and February is a month of preparation for the spring of 21st March.

In November the leaves of the trees are red, the cold becomes more intense and people stuff themselves with coats. In our mind, the idea that the current year is coming to an end comes into our mind.

In the United States in November there is a Thanksgiving Day, which is considered a very important party. Instead in the other western countries there is the party of November 1 (all saints days) which however is considered a sad recurrence because it is used as commemoration of the dead, that happens just the following day.

Although November is for many the excellence month of autumn, many consider it as a month of reconciliation with the nature. The Danish Philosopher Kierekegaard wrote:

“In autumn everything reminds us of twilight, – and yet, it seems to me the most beautiful season: he wanted the sky then, when I will live my twilight, that there must be someone who then loves me as I loved the autumn.”


The Best IMG viewer for PC (windows)

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The Best Image Viewer Software

When we view images with windows, we can experience heavy slowdowns. The winodws viewer software is not very light and so it is necessary to install third-party software that allows us to open images in a few moments and also to edit images with advanced tools.

Here you will find the best software for the windows viewer alternative:




I think it’s the best combination of lightness and functionality. It is suitable for both professionals and home users. It recognizes numerous files and allows you to modify them and even convert them. The only flaw is that the graphic is a bit spartan. But the software is really lightning-fast and full of features



FastStone Image Viewer


This is also a great viewer. It probably also contains more features than IrfanView but I don’t like the graphics and layout. Although it has the image directories management, at the first click of the file the image will be displayed in full screen and the toolbars are arranged on the various sides of the screen. However, it is still a valid alternative to the windows viewer.



XnView [windows + MAC]


It has numerous features and a discrete graphic. Recommended because it is also available on MAC.

How to insert covers, tags and info to your mp3 files

Very often we see the cover of the album or the single when we listen to an MP3. But other times you may not see it because our music player has not found the artist or because the file has been downloaded ..
To remedy this, you need to use a tag music program with which we can change both the cover and the other data in the file: artist, title, genre, text, etc.
The best music tag program is mp3tag. It is necessary to drag the files into the list and insert the necessary data remembering before clicking on the specific track of the list that interests us. And infinitely save ..



I also list some alternatives to mp3 tags:



MusicBrainz Picard




Migliori software di editing immagini/foto



Ecco una lista dei migliori software (sia free che a pagamento) dei migliori software per l’editing di immagini e foto con le quali potete effettuare modifiche, ritocchi, disegni etc…

01] PAINT.NET [free]

Sebbene il nome possa illudere sulla sua semplicità in realtà è un valido software con il quale disegnare o anche effettuare operazioni di foto ritocco. E’ possibile scaricare anche dei plug-in facilmente installabili con i quali applicare particolari effetti grafici.


02] KRITA [free]


Uno dei migliori software per disegnare. Forse non sarà paragonabile ai software adobe ma per essere un software free è più che soddisfacente.


03] GIMP [free]


Un software dalle potenzialità immense. E’ possibile utilizzarlo sia per il disegno che per il fotoritocco tranne per la grafica vettoriale. Unica pecca è che potrebbe risultare un pesante nella farlo girare su qualche PC.


04] inkscape [free]


E’il software per la grafica vettoriale FREE (GRATIS). E’ l’unica alternativa ad Adobe Illustrator.


05] adobe illustrator [commercial]


Il software per la grafica vettoriale per eccellenza. Si possono creare disegni artistici di notevole fattura ma rimane comunque un software a pagamento, un ostacolo per molti che vogliono iniziare a cimentarsi con il disegno digitale.


06] adobe photoshop [commercial]


Il software più conosciuto al mondo. Include effetti grafici e strumenti di fotoritocco non sostituibile da nessun altro software. Per un lavoro professionale Photoshop risulterà difficilmente sostituibile.