About me

Hi, I'm Riccardo

Who I am

Nice to meet you! I'm Riccardo Paolo Bestetti, a software developer & a musician.

What defines me is my obsessive curiosity: whenever I see something I feel the urge to deconstruct it and understand how the parts works together to give act to the thing itself.

I'm currently getting a Double Master's Degree in Embedded Systems and I&E at KTH Stockholm and Università di Trento.

What I do

You can see a small subset of the projects I worked on in the Projects section of the website.

My past work experiences go from administering small computer networks, to working as a software architect, to teaching mathematics and computer science to high school and university students. I have a keen interest in embedded computing and love the challange of working with constraints. I also love reverse engineering, and I am in the process of gathering more knowledge and experience in it.

I have contributed to various Open Source projects, including CraftBukkit (now maintained by Spigot), the Linux kernel, and Duplicati. For more details, you can visit the Open Source page.

My musical experience comprises playing guitar as a soloist and in various ensembles and orchestras. I also currently play guitar in a theater band for a show called "La Mia Trinacria", by actor and writer Giuseppe Sinatra. It is a musical about a Sicilian immigrant to Northern Italy who is going back to visit his Sicilian relatives, with many fun and grotesque stories and traditional songs reinterpreted as Rock pieces.

Contact me & Donations

If you feel the need to contact me, you can send me an email at pablo@bestov.io (remove all the vocals, or the non-bold letters, from the word "pablo" to get the actual address). You can also leave comments below blog articles.

Snail mail is also appreciated! Please use the following address (note: I do not work there nor I am associated to them in any way - they just kindly offer to receive my mail):

Riccardo P. Bestetti c/o Elettrogal Srl
Via Ticino 36
28066 Galliate (NO)

If you want to donate some money towards the furthering of this blog, you can do so through the following EVM-like chain address:


I monitor this address on the Ethereum, Binance Smart Chain, and Crypto.com chains; so you can send donations using any of those chains, using any cryptocurrencies you might like. If you wish to make a donation using more traditional payment systems, or different crypto-systems, please send me an email!