Hi there and welcome to my website.
I’m Rodrigo Copetti and I live in Scotland. I graduated in 2020 with a degree in Computing Science from the University of Glasgow and I’m currently working as a software engineer (mainly with iOS and Android).
I’ve built this website in 2019 to write about topics I like to investigate during my free time, this includes computing architecture, mobile user interfaces and some pieces of software that I wrote. This is what I have so far.
Apart from those two, I don’t use any other social media platform. Although I’ve got a LinkedIn profile, but I don’t use it unless I need to update my current employment.
Here I’ve compiled answers to questions people have asked me in the past, just in case you are curious:
I always had some sort of personal site but never manage to build a proper space to write on. After being made aware of the potential of static website generators (my last attempt used Wordpress on top of a slow hosting) and the multitude of free and easily-customisable themes, I decided to give it a go.
I originally planned to write about personal projects, but wanted to get some some practice first. Also, before the website I used to write down notes about particular inner workings of consoles that I considered worth to remember. So, after setting up the site, I decided to ‘digitalise’ my notes.
Because it’s the best way I will comprehend present (and future) technology. Current advancements don’t pop out of nowhere, they may even carry past technology that only became popular many years later. Moreover, learning the fundamentals also allows me to filter misinformation out (which I’ve seen plenty).
Apart from that, it’s food for thought.
It’s preferable but that shouldn’t stop you if you are curious about the topic. Take your own time, everyone learns at different paces.
Chances are I’d like to, however, time and budget are my main constraints.
The point of the articles is so you can form an educated opinion by yourself. Although, nothing beats the Nintendo Switch U 64 OLED!
Yes, from Gemona del Friuli.
I was actually born in Argentina, but all of my family’s ancestry is Italian (one part came to Argentina during the Italian Risorgimento and the other during World War 1). Curiously enough, before the Italian unification, Gemona del Friuli was part of the Austrian empire. It so happens that my distant-grandparents left after it became part of Italy.
In any case, I hold Italian citizenship and I consider it a very precious inheritance.
If you are looking for new stuff to watch on telly, here’re some of my most respected shows:
Additionally, these comedies may help you pass time if you happen to be stuck in a plane:
I wish some TV channel (or streaming service) would broadcast any of these:
Alternatively, if you’re looking for new music…
Finally, here’s a super-curated list of 80s tunes that will make you lose any remaining respect you had for my good taste in music:
### Years of listening to 80s radios came down to this Only proceed with caution! #### Catchy / To-play-in-the-car type - A Flock Of Seagulls - Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You) - Down under - Men At Work - Hall and Oates - Private Eyes - Hall and Oates - I Can't go for that - Rod Stewart - Some Guys Have All the Luck - Talk Talk - It's My Life - Luther Vandross - Never Too Much - Michael McDonald - Sweet Freedom - Musical Youth - Pass the Dutchie - Thomas Dolby - She Blinded Me With Science - ABC - Poison Arrow - Wham! - Everything She Wants - Billy Ocean - Loverboy - (Many from Level 42, Tears For Fears, Pet Shop Boys or Depeche Mode... Ok ok... and Duran Duran) #### Soft Pop / Good for multi-tasking - Don Henley - Boys of summer - Eagles - One of These Nights - Prince - Raspberry Beret - Nik Kershaw - Wouldn't It Be Good - Joe Jackson - It's Different For Girls - Joe Jackson - Steppin' Out - Hall and Oates - Out of Touch - Billy Joel - Allentown - Olivia Newton-John - Magic - Oran "Juice" Jones - The Rain - Paul Carrack - Don't Shed A Tear - Mr. Mister - Kyrie - Eddy Grant - Electric Avenue - Fat Larry's Band - Zoom - Scritti Politti - Wood Beez - The Specials - Ghost Town - The Stranglers - Golden Brown #### 'Hard' Rock (Van Halen style) - Def Leppard - Photograph - Bon Jovi - Bad Medicine - Belinda Carlisle - Leave a Light On - Van Halen - Jump (indeed) #### Dance / Workout ? - Madness - Our House - Chaka Khan - I Feel For You - Kajagoogoo - Too Shy - The Human League - (Keep Feeling) Fascination - Genesis - Land of Confusion - Milli Vanilli - Baby Don't Forget My Number - A Flock of Seagulls - I Ran - Mel & Kim - Respectable - Billy Ocean - Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car - The Communards - Never Can Say Goodbye - Gloria Estefan - Rhythm Is Gonna Get You - Gloria Estefan - Dr. Beat - Black Box - Ride on Time - Inner City - Good Life #### Bored / To wake up - Matthew Wilder - Break My Stride - Big Country - In A Big Country - Animotion – Obsession. - Howard Jones - Pearl In The Shell - Exposé - Come Go with Me - Howard Jones - Things Can Only Get Better - Janet Jackson - When I Think Of You - King - Love & Pride - Huey Lewis & The News - Jacob's Ladder - Erasure - A Little Respect - Erasure - Chains of Love - Go West - Don't Look Down - The Sequel - Donna Summer - This time I know it's for real #### Follow-up / Ran out of tunes - J. Geils Band - Centerfold - Steve Miller Band - Abracadabra - Gary Numan - Cars - Eurythmics - There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart) - Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers - Islands In the Stream - Paul McCartney - My Brave Face #### I don't know where to put this - Rod Stewart - Infatuation - Thompson Twins - Lay Your Hands On Me - Deniece Williams - Let's Hear It for the Boy - Sheena Easton - 9 to 5 (Morning Train) - Murray Head - One Night In Bangkok - Elvis Costello - Veronica - Ultravox - Vienna #### It's not strictly 80s but I _must_ leave it written somewhere - Barry Gibb, Frankie Valli - Grease - Captain & Tennille - Love Will Keep Us Together - The Kinks - A Well Respected Man - The Doobie Brothers - Listen to The Music - The Youngbloods - Get Together - Steppenwolf - Born To Be Wild - The Rolling Stones - She's A Rainbow - The Windows 95/98 OST: - The Rolling Stones - Start Me Up - Edie Brickell - Good Times - 10cc - I'm Not in Love
Don’t judge me! 🧐
Thanks! Don’t forget to check out my writings, I like to collect lots of research.