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Hi mastodonians(?) I'm Renato, I'm an Italian living and working in Switzerland, I'm a sysadmin/devop by trade, I dabble in game design and like to think and talk about games. And food. And language and languages. And tech.

And a boatload of other stuff.

If you want to check out my only published full game that I wrote with my friend Flavio you can check @Epidiah 's Worlds Without Master issue 6, or go to

and get it PWYW at

Oh, by the way... the Canton's government is in favor of the age limit, but it might soon be subject of a popular initiative referendum anyway (Switzerland's direct democracy at work).

It used to be that at least 3 cantons had such limits, but the others removed them at the request of the federal government, because it's discriminatory (and as such contrary to the federal constitution) and... yeah, that's true, but having grown up in a gerontocracy where people basically die tied on their seat-of-power... yeah, it's tempting to dream.

There is one canton in Switzerland (Glarau) where the voting age is 16... not only that, but there's been a law for the last 30 years forbidding people over the age of 65 to be elected for the highest posts like judge, or federal representative, and so on.

So yeah... it's a strange place sometimes.

Chance sighting of the day: cars of the Orient Express passing by on the railway. Beautiful!

@JoshuaACNewman Hey Josh, this might be relevant to your interests! :-D
(I never got around to watching Legend of the Galactic Heroes, it's super long and complex!)

A car just legit drove by with the multi tone horn playing "La Cucaracha". For realsies.

A very lucky shot I snapped near Torrey Pines months ago: it almost looks staged, but the car was just passing by and I managed to catch it.

Public thanks to Florence + The Machine because lately it's her songs on repeat that help me get into flow state debugging my own code.

It's amazing what a pair of noise-cancelling earphones and the right music can achieve.

New shirt, design courtesy of the nice Polish dudes at Grumpy Geeks (designs are original: I met the artist at a Con in Milan).

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