I am Michele Beltrame, I love computer programming, Unix systems, languages, hiking in the mountains and playing the bass guitar.
This personal web site contains a blog with mainly tech-related articles, plus some extras. Most blog posts (all the tech stuff) are in English, but there's also the occasional Italian language writing.
Latest blog posts
As every Flickr user knows, a year ago or so the service became subscription-based. Initially I decided to stay with them as it was an handy service, but then I found myself not using it that much. Moreover, they recently increased the monthly fee, so I opted to download the photos and store them locally.
This post aims at pointing out some of the difficulties that arise when writing software and dealing with dates and times, and with storing them in databases.
In this second blog post I’m showing how I implemented objects - things the player can interact with - for a text adventure written in Rust. As usual, the full code is available on GitHub.
I’m attempting to write a (very simple, at least initially) text adventure in Rust, so I’m going to share progress on my blog starting today. This first post is about the sections, that to day is the rooms of a house for example.
I just published a Rust crate for European Union VAT IDs validation. It performs a syntactic validation of a VAT ID, without querying the VIES database: this is what most developers need, actually, because sometimes you can’t find a VAT ID (especially if it was just assigned) in the VIES database.