Amanita pantherina in the wild.

This mushroom contains the psychoactive compounds ibotenic acid and muscimol which can cause effects such as hallucinations, synaesthesia, euphoria, dysphoria and retrograde amnesia. The effects of muscimol and ibotenic acid most closely resemble that of a Z drug, like Ambien at high doses, and not a classical psychedelic, i.e. psilocybin.

For anybody close to Alessandria (Piemonte), this evening I'm at the Beer & Shout festival of Ovada serving food, all made using homegrown vegetables by La Rapa Bendata.

Found this nice bookmark inside a book I had bought in a library in Rome.

"Ogni onda del mare ha una Luce differente, proprio come la bellezza di chi amiamo"

"Every wave in the sea has a different light, just like the beauty of those we love".
[Virginia Woolf]

Met a couple who like traveling Europe aboard this lovely turquoise volkswagen t2 van.

Yesterday's Paolo Nutini concert at Auditorium Parco Della Musica, Rome, was one of the greatest experiences in my entire life. It's insane to think about what a mature musician he's grown into. And his voice, his control, almost unparalleled. A mesmerized audience was applauding in delight and asking him not to stop.

I was recently pointed to eMWM [1], the Enhanced Motif Window Manager. As a fan of traditional stacking wms, I decided to package it for . It's available in wip. Really lovely.
RoboNuggie made a nice review [2] of EMWM running on FreeBSD.


Getting things ready for Green Day concert at Florence Rock festival. Picture by a common friend.

Sleep paralysis is most closely linked to rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, as opposed to non-REM (NREM) sleep.
For a a recap of the key differences between REM and NREM sleep, see the chart below.

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