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Vinyl, Cassette, CD, MiniDisc, MP3 & Co.

I started writing this article in Italian during February 2022, but I never managed to complete it. It was destined to be published on, an Italian online magazine codirected by my dear friend Francesco Sorino.

On this very magazine, Francesco had dedicated an amazing article to my personal music project Nothence – I will never thank him enough for that! – and I had published an article describing how to build a high-quality streamer using the popular Raspberry Pi single-board computer, a DAC for the Raspberry Pi manufactured by HiFiBerry, and software developed in collaboration with none other than Bang & Olufsen.

Unfortunately, in November 2022, Bebo Moroni, who had founded the magazine in 2003, passed away, and Francesco decided to cease the publications.

Today, I have found the time to translate the article to English and decided to publish it here, even if still incomplete: the section about the vinyl records is complete, the section about the cassette is almost complete, the section about the compact disc is complete, the section about the MiniDisc is barely introduced, and the one about MP3 & Co. is completely missing.

Nerdiness alert!

August 20, 2023

How Software Excellence Fuels Business Performance

I have recently read the article Developer Velocity: How software excellence fuels business performance, published by McKinsey & Company on April 20, 2020, which describes the dimensions and drivers that are used to measure what they call the Developer Velocity Index (DVI).

The article highlights that the four dimensions with the greatest impact on business performance are tools, culture, product management, and talent management.

In my article How Software Excellence Fuels Business Performance I put in my two cents on these four main dimensions, based on my experience.

September 9, 2022


Conduits is the sequel to Hidden Memories.

Written as a letter from the protagonist of the first story to her psychiatrist, who has now become her mentor, it recounts three visions she had and she believes them to be of utter importance because they relate to the first hidden memory the psychiatrist chose when she started treating her.

April 18, 2022

Hidden Memories

Hidden Memories is my first supernatural horror story about a gifted girl, haunted by some malign entity, who is helped by a psychiatrist blessed and cursed with the same gift.

September 5, 2021

Holiday Readings 2021

During the week of vacation I have just spent in Sardinia, I read five books.

July 18, 2021

My Grandfather Used to Know How to Fly

Here is the story of a man who claimed he was able to fly in his youth and then he forgot how to do it as he grew up: My Grandfather Used to Know How to Fly.

Almost five years ago I released a song with the same name.

February 23, 2021

Diary of a Hospitalization

I wrote my new story Diary of a Hospitalization with an Orwellian-inspired society in mind. It is a story of loneliness and profound grief, of addiction and haunting ghosts.

I had previously expressed some of the ideas shared by the protagonist about society in my song Outcast.

December 27, 2020

My newest story is called The Von Neumann Link and it revolves around a science-fictional technology I humbly dedicate to the memory of John von Neumann. It is a story about pandemics and the consequences of lockdowns on people’s mental health.

October 31, 2020

My Requiem

I wrote a weird tale called My Requiem.

Here are a couple of songs of mine that might do well as a soundtrack:

September 11, 2020

7 Novellas for 7 Days of Holiday

During my summer holiday in Mykonos, Greece, I read and reviewed seven horror novellas.

July 27, 2020

Son and Father

I wrote a weird tale about a “Son and Father” based on the lyrics of my song with the same title.

You can read the tale here and you can listen to the song and read its lyrics here.

July 18, 2020


Fabio Scagliola,