(the blog of Andrea Tino)

This is my laboratory! In this page you an find info about my public projects. Some of them are accessible and you can use as services for your personal needs. Every lab entry is fully described. Please enjoy.


This page is dedicated to some work of mine that I am developing or that I developed and that I want to share with you all. All lab entries are accessible to public. Every entry you will find is documented by a description and by a report stating development status and updating rates.

Lab entries

The following list can help you access a project, please find description and other information here:

Project name Project description Remarks
Nihongo notes This is a project meant to help people studying Japanese to have a good reference for Japanese grammar. Please be aware that this project is not meant to replace a language course, but to support it. The project consists in XML files (content is ruled by XSD) rendered using XSLT and styled through CSS according to modern web technologies; the file contains many a hierarchy of topics (concerning Japanese language) and sentences with translation. The main goal of this project is to provide grammar reference and grammar learning tips using a sentence oriented approach. Sentences are grouped in books and topics so to get easier their localization.
The project is still ongoing, notes can be sometimes messy or not consistent.
The project uses XML, XSD, XSLT and CSS technologies. The system has been designed to render well on Mozilla browsers. Please use Firefox to use this project. Internet Explorer renders bad.

The laboratory is the collection of my projects. They are, almost all, still under development. I decline every responsability for errors or bugs in lab entries. Please be aware that you access and use services in this page at your own risk.

Time Zone info
This web site uses a time server with the following characteristics.
It is now: 15H 38M
TZ ID/Name: W. Europe Standard Time/W. Europe Standard Time
UTC offset: 0D 1H 0m 0s
Daylight ID/Status: W. Europe Daylight Time/Supported
August 2019
Vulcanus in Japan Programme (over) days counter
Into Vulcanus in Japan for:
366 days
+ 2545 days

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