Huginn e Muninn

Blog del Centro Studi La Runa

Mese: Luglio, 2007

Plugin per WordPress ‘Categories Autolink’

17 Luglio, 2007 (08:33) | Plugin WordPress | Di: admin

I just created an easy script for WordPress which automatically converts categories names, when cited in posts or pages, into links to the same categories. So I called it Categories Autolink.

It means that if writing an article you cite a category of your blog (for instance “Storia“), that word automatically changes into a link to the cited category.

It’s a pretty easy plugin, written in PHP/SQL, which I release with the GPL license. It is very useful for the search engine optimization. When I upgrade it, I’ll publish all the news about it in this post.

Here you can download the .zip file for wordpress till version 2.2 included or the .zip file for version from 2.3.


1) unzip the file;

2) upload it in the wp-content/plugins/ folder;

3) active in WordPress -> Plugin;

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La necessità mi ha spinto ha creare un piccolo script per WordPress che svolge in automatico un lavoro noioso: trasforma le singole occorrenze dei nomi delle categorie all’interno di articoli e pagine in link alle stesse.

In parole più semplici, se mentre si scrive un articolo si cita una categoria del proprio blog (per esempio “Storia“), quella parola si trasforma automaticamente in un link alla categoria stessa.

E’ uno script piuttosto semplice, scritto in PHP/SQL, che metto a disposizione come plugin per chi voglia utilizzarlo con licenza GPL. E’ molto utile per l’ottimizzazione dei risultati sui motori di ricerca. Se farò delle migliorie allo script, “rilasciando nuove versioni”, le pubblicherò qui.


Qui si possono scaricare il file .zip per le versioni di wordpress sino alla 2.2 compresa oppure il file .zip per le versioni di wordpress dalla 2.3 in avanti.


1) decompattare il file .zip;

2) caricarlo nella propria cartella wp-content/plugins/

3) attivarlo in WordPress -> Plugin;

Tema Daleri Dark in italiano

12 Luglio, 2007 (16:01) | Questo blog, Temi WordPress | Di: admin

Come si può constatare, ho deciso di utilizzare un nuovo tema grafico per il sito. Ho tradotto in italiano e installato Daleri Dark 1.01 di Andreas Viklund, un tema che mi pare molto ben fatto. Ha una sola barra laterale, ma con la possibilità di inserire ulteriori elementi a sinistra e a destra della testata. Daleri Dark Da parte mia ho modificato l’immagine della testata, inserendo Odino contornato da Pensiero e Memoria, ossia Huginn e Muninn. Ho poi aggiunto l’elenco delle pagine statiche in alto a destra nella testata; per ora ne è presente una sola. Rendo disponibile il tema grafico per chiunque lo voglia utilizzare sul proprio blog con wordpress. Si può scaricare il pacchetto di file in formato zip o rar. Come negli altri casi, per installarlo si devono seguire questi semplici passaggi: 1. scaricare il file; 2. scompattare il pacchetto, zip o rar che sia; 3. caricare i file nella cartella wp-content/themes/ del proprio blog; 4. entrare in wordpress e attivare il tema in "Aspetto".

Omero a Toija

9 Luglio, 2007 (18:16) | Manifestazioni, Nord | Di: admin

Lo scorso 6 aprile avevo segnalato un seminario su Omero nel Baltico, organizzato dall’Università Roma Tre. Adesso, a ulteriore riprova della crescente diffusione della rivoluzionaria tesi di Felice Vinci, vengo a sapere che anche in Finlandia è in programma un ampio seminario sulla tesi dell’ingegnere romano, che riconduce l’origine dei poemi omerici alle regioni del nord Europa. logo2.png Ecco un estratto del programma, che si può leggere nella versione completa sul sito internet kiskoseura: INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR Toija, Finland, 10 August 2007 Toija and the roots of European civilization Scientific workshop chaired by Giuliana Bendelli (University of Milan) The workshop takes place in Toija in South-western Finland, where the oldest traces of human habitation have been found in Finland. The workshop aims at discussing the theory expounded by Felice Vinci in Omero nel Baltico, a book (translated into English with the title Baltic Origins of Homer’s Epic Tales: The Iliad, the Odyssey, and the Migration of Myth) in which the author assumes that the real scene of the Iliad and the Odyssey can be identified, not in the Mediterranean Sea where it proves to be undermined by many incongruities, but in the north of Europe. The sagas that gave rise to the two poems came from the Baltic regions, where the Bronze age flourished in the 2nd millennium BC, and many Homeric places, such as Troy and Ithaca, can still be identified. The blond seafarers who founded the Mycenaean civilization in the 16th century BC brought these tales from Scandinavia to Greece after the decline of the “climatic optimum”. There they rebuilt their original world, where the Trojan War and many other mythological events had taken place. The memory of the heroic age and the feats performed by their ancestors in their lost homeland was preserved and handed down to the following ages through many generations. This oral tradition was given a written form in the VIII Century BC, when alphabetical symbols were introduced into Greece. Vinci’s theory proposes a different perspective on Homeric geography and has suggested to a group of scientists of the University of Pavia (Italy), who have been studying archaeological material by means of multi-analytical techniques, the chance of carrying out multidisciplinary research in order to verify this challenging hypothesis. Such research is led by Professor Bruno Messiga, a geologist who is also the Director of CISRiC (Inter-departmental Centre of Studies and Research for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage). Workshop programme 13.00 Giuliana Bendelli (University of Milan) The slow melting of the “Hibernated” Ulysses 13.30 Felice Vinci (Author of Omero nel Baltico) Homer in the Baltic 14.00 Piero Boitani (University of Rome) The Shadow of Ulysses 15.00 William Mullen (University of New York) Vinci’s Homotopes: Clusters and Analogies 15.30 Ilze Rumniece (University of Riga) The Greek "kouretes" and the Baltic "kuri" 16.00 Giacomo Tripodi (University of Messina) Considerations on Charybdis 16.30 Federico Di Trocchio (University of Rome) New Ideas and their Destiny: An historical overview 17.00 Alessandra Giumlia-Mair (archaeologist) Bronze Age in Northern Europe: ores and metal objects 17.30 Final panel chaired by Professor Bruno Messiga and Professor Maria Pia Riccardi, geologists at the University of Pavia (Italy), who discuss the importance and opportunity of further investigating the theory with the cooperation of local experts. This hypothesis has already aroused a worldwide interest: in 2004, the Academy of Science of Saint Petersburg presented the Russian version of Vinci’s book; in 2005, an English version was published in America and the book, whose title is Baltic Origins of Homer’s Epic Tales: The Iliad, the Odyssey, and the Migration of Myth, appears in the current syllabus of the upper level "Homer" course at Bard College, New York. Many are the scholars who have already expressed their favourable opinions and several are the Italian University Departments of Classics which have invited the author to expound his theory: Vinci held a series of lectures at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Rome “La Sapienza” within the course of geography whose title was “The travel and the myth”. As one can easily understand, the approach needs to be interdisciplinary and all scholars ought to offer their expertise in order to scientifically test such hypothesis. The final aim is to highlight those aspects of the European Bronze Age which can provide a meaningful contribution to identify the origins of European culture and to detect with more precision the contacts between the different areas of Europe at that time. This proves to be a propitious occasion for European scholars to compare their data available so far and, maybe, to draw some shared conclusions. Starting from the available data, the project aims to collect them systematically and to further investigate the Bronze Age in Northern Europe by highlighting the possible cultural links such as the transfer of knowledge and technologies at that time. We know that commercial exchanges took place along precise ways such as the well known trade of Baltic amber developed on the River Vistula’s course, and it would be interesting to understand what were the other aspects of material and non-material cultures involved. The research project would involve: 1) the study of metals, the technology employed to work them and their places of origin 2) a deeper study of European literature and history in order to identify the cultural setting of the Homeric texts 3) the archaeological excavation of Baltic and North-Atlantic cairns. The areas which are particularly interesting are the Salo area in Finland and the Kleppe area in Norway