samples, pieces and experiments
"Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of tapes hurtling down the highway."
"If enough of us dream, if a bare thousand of us dream, we can change the world. We can dream it anew! A world in which no cat suffers from the malice of humans. In which no cats are killed by human caprice. A world that we rule."
"Tenho-te no entanto em mim como um gemido
De flor; tenho-te como um amor morrido
A quem se jurou; tenho-te como uma fé
Sem dogma; tenho-te em tudo em que não me sinto a jeito
Nesta sala estrangeira com lareira
E sem pé-direito."
"We are told to remember the idea and not the man. Because a man can fail. He can be caught, he can be killed and forgotten. But 400 years later, an idea can still change the world."
once upon a time there was...
I'm comfortable with every aspect of a project from requirements survey to deployment strategies.
Coding is what I do best and
I always strive for clarity,
simplicity and effectiveness.
Spatial partitioning and graph algorithms are my favorite topics
I've already practiced many methodologies: structured analysis, RUP, XP, scrum... you name it.
I speak english and portuguese. Hopefully, in the near future, I'll be able to speak french, we'll see.
When I have to communicate ideas to my team the language of choice is always UML 2
I praise for good documentation because generally 'future me' is
going to be the reader
SVN, git, Perforce... I'm familiar with most used source control systems
word has it that when the planets are aligned, programmers can have some spare time. But it's just legend... right?
I enjoy both books and movies, so I tend to value original ideas in the plot more than exotic settings or special effects. One of my favorite series is Frank Herbert's Dune.read more
These amazing beasts always stimulated people's imagination. For a great reflection on how dragons would fit in the real world check out "Dragons: A Fantasy Made Real (2004)"read more
Whenever I have a hard decision to make or just need a few moments to relax I look for places like this to reconnect with nature. Good for inspiration, good for thought. This view is from the top of Vista Chinesa (Chinese Belvedere) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.read more
My radio station of choice for years. The most diverse music selection with songs from all over the world.read more
There's nothing like reading a good graphic novel while gently bouncing on a hammock! One of my teenage passions that luckly remains very much alive. There are many great publishers out there. Personally, I have a lot of titles published by Vertigo (DC Comics)read more
Yes, I have a corgi! He is the smartest, funniest little guy and he's got his own page!read more
When I was a kid I dreamed about unearthing dinosaur bones. Things didn't actually go that way for me, but I still read a lot about it and internet makes it even easier than ever. Here in Toronto, the Royal Ontario Musem (ROM) has a great permanent fossil exhibit.read more
I like reading, of course, but I also love books themselves (brand new and old!). This picture is from a great library in Rio, the Real Gabinete Portugues de Leitura . And if you're curious about that one quote that is in portuguese I took the liberty to write a personal translation.read more