Simone's Computer Blog (no JS mode)

10 months later...

I recently went back to my steps and reconsider the initial idea of the one post blog, so you can now navigate the posts by using the buttons at the bottom of this window ←|→.

It's been quite a while since my last post in fairness, many things happened in the meantime like breaking a humerus first and a glenoid twelve weeks after, I really pushed my rollerblading skills a tad too much the past summer!

Lately I had some inspiration to develop stuff on this website. Needless to say, this whole project is one big toy, and it's filled with a plethora of easter eggs and little Web APIs experiments. One of the things that got me hooked the past few weeks was adding the ScheduledTV component.

Everything began when I started suffering from insomnia caused by tinnitus on my right ear, this happened for the entire month of October until early November. When suffering from insomnia I would wake up at 6am after going to sleep at 3/4am, it's very awful. But in the morning I would find myself quite happy that I made it through the night, even when feeling completely stoned. To celebrate this wonderful moment of the day, the breakfast, I decided to add a new nostalgic treat to this website, something that many Italian readers will remember as the "Sigla di Unomattina".

kid surfing

I don't think I've ever seen a single episode of this morning show, but I'm pretty sure some of you will recognize the picture on the side :)

The intro song would be played in the background when having breakfast before going to school/uni/work, it was part of the morning routine of many compatriots I'd say.

So I decided to experiment and create a new component that would play automatically that video every morning at 6:50 AM sharp!
The experiment was quite successful and if you find yourself on this site at that time of the day you'll most likely see it. Shortly after I decided to add three more videos that if you're lucky enough will be able to spot while navigating; or you can just spoiler yourself by reading the source code up to ye...

Hopefully RAI will not send me a lawsuit for playing this video, but until then, I guess you can enjoy your morning espresso while driving down memory lane and crying about how good our past days were.

For all non-Italian readers, do you have something similar that reminds you of your childhood breakfasts? Feel free to shoot me an email, I'm very curious!

Posted on 12 November 2021