Archive for the ‘Personal’ Category

Celebrating 4 years in New York

Posted on 24/June/2013 at 11:11

As of tomorrow, June 25th, I’ll have been in New York for four years. I wrote a little bit about the experience shortly after arriving in the city, as much as a reminder for myself and as a way to explain my point of view to friends. I don’t like the idea of that lingering […]

Farewell Hell’s Kitchen

Posted on 16/September/2011 at 11:20

About 20 years ago, I was reading a Daredevil comic book story and it mentioned the neighborhood where most of the story takes place. It was called Hell’s Kitchen, and it translates to “Cozinha do Inferno” in Brazilian Portuguese (the language of the comic I was reading it in). I thought that was a funny name and had […]

Something I just remembered

Posted on 29/January/2010 at 18:30

Roughly 17 years ago, I was in love with QuickBasic. After a while using GWBasic (not to mention years of using BASIC on other systems, such as the Brazilian Sinclair ZX81 clone TK-85, the MSX 1.0, and the Apple II), QuickBasic was a real milestone in my life. It was when I changed from using […]

The obligatory post-Encontro de Web Design post

Posted on 31/March/2009 at 14:38

Note: this post is in Brazilian Portuguese. Its contents – in which I talk about a presentation I’ve given a couple of days ago – are only important for people who live in Brazil, and as such, I’m opening another exception and writing in my own language. Sorry, everybody else. If you want, there’s a […]

Preparing the next talk… with a little help from my (online) friends

Posted on 16/March/2009 at 18:21

Note: this post is in Brazilian Portuguese. Its contents – in which I ask for suggestions about an upcoming presentation I’ll give – are only important for people who live in Brazil, and as such, I’m opening an exception and writing in my own language. Sorry, everybody else. If you want, there’s a translation here. […]

Attending Campus Party

Posted on 19/January/2009 at 13:47

This week I’ll be working from Campus Party, so for the curious, I’ll be doing small twitter updates (mostly in Brazilian Portuguese) from there. I won’t do any kind of live coverage or public reporting or anything, since I’ll be there mostly to see friends (in the Games area) though, but if anyone else is […]

The end of the end

Posted on 25/December/2008 at 13:59

When I went back to college, 4 years ago, most of my peers thought the decision was commendable but kind of crazy – I had already been working for 11 years in the interface development field, and people who hired me couldn’t care less if I had a degree or not; not that it wouldn’t […]

Sup

Posted on 15/October/2008 at 15:12

I’ve finally finished the last touches to the website’s WordPress template and moved all posts and comments. Welcome to yet another new version of my website. There’s a few navigation things missing, and some files I still have to move, but they’ll get done with time. And hey, go grab Flash 10, it was released […]

The beginning of the end

Posted on 25/June/2008 at 7:54

Well, 87.5% done. I haven’t talked much about it here, but back in january 2005, I went back to college – only 10 years later than usual (I’ve started working when I was 16 and never actually got a degree – I’m 30 now). The plan was to get a bachelor degree in Digital Interface […]

Election 2008: Do the right thing

Posted on 8/February/2008 at 10:16

I don’t live in the United States and obviously I don’t vote there, but I believe the decisions of its leader have ramifications on a global scale and, as as many other earthlings do, I hope the best candidate will be picked by voters. In that vein, I’d like to suggest actual voters to read […]