Electronics repair projects:
My work and media coverage
Judo - a martial art, sport and philosophy
My writing: Commentary on business, economic and social issues in Italy,
China and U. S.
About me in brief:
As a traveler by circumstances, I lived and moved across three
continents by the third decade of my life. This is my web site to share
what I have done and what I am doing with people who know me and who
don't. In brief, I spent my life divided in China, the United States and
Italy. As a result, I speak both English and Mandarin Chinese at a native
level, my Italian is proficient for working at a professional level.
I am married to a wonderful Italian woman who has been loving and
supportive to me all along the way through up and downs, especially consider
that we had a decade-long, long-distance relationship spanning two
In this decade, I am an high-tech entrepreneur, former professional
judo athlete, and electronic hobbyist. I have been running various
businesses in the computer industry since I was fourteen years old.
Starting with a 14.4kbps dial-up modem over a telephone line, I ran a
Bulletin Board System (BBS) before the internet was available where I
lived. Later I moved to custom-building computers, buying and selling
computer parts. During college I wrote few small shareware. After
college I worked briefly as a contract programmer and project manager
and released few commercial titles.
Being a consultant and contract programmer does not scale well as a
business, so I founded and pioneered a consumer mobile phone service: cell
phone unlocking. This trend eventually became such a force that
legistilative changes were made to give consumers the right to take their
cell phones to any compatible network provider.
In recent years I have been a professional judo athlete, training five to
six days a week to become the best that I can be, despite began in the sport
later in life. I am now retired from full time training to focus on my
business and family life, but I still train regularly and compete
occasionally to stay sharp.