Óscar Pereira

Lost in 日本-country! Programmer, professional paranoid, clever playfulness enthusiast (computers and beyond!). An engineer by training, quietly morphing into a theoretician.1

↪ To see how to get in touch with me, read this.

For further information, please see my Curriculum Vitæ. There is also a GitHub account (and a very sparingly used Twitter one), but other attempts to find me on so-called “social media” are futile.2 And since we are on that subject…

Businesses that make money by collecting and selling detailed records of private lives were once plainly described as “surveillance companies.” Their rebranding as “social media” is the most successful deception since the Department of War became the Department of Defense.
–Edward Snowden3

About these pages…

(If you are wandering about the name “erroneous thoughts”, go here.) I like to write, and plus it usually helps (a lot!) to clarify one’s thoughts. And in addition to helping one “taste life twice” (cf. the quote in the blog page), writing is a also a great way to vent one’s complaints! Or to put it more mildly:

The beliefs which we have most warrant for, have no safeguard to rest on, but a standing invitation to the whole world to prove them unfounded.4

So here is my attempt at proving things unfounded. Should you find something in that process that helped stir your thoughts and/or imagination, you’re welcome!5

Of course I don’t spend all my time venting complaints — Heaven forbid! — so tales about my travellings, mathematics, computers, etc. might also make an appearance. I can only hope they will be as enjoyable to read as they were to write.

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  1. Professional paranoia: see here. “Clever playfulness” was one way to describe the original—rather than the posterior, “Hollywood-esque”—meaning of the word “hacker”. See here and here for details. It also applies beyond computers; e.g. in the words of Schneier, «Richard Feynman was a hacker; read any of his books.»

  2. But if you really want to know more, well then, here’s some other stuff.

  3. Twitter link. The irony of saying such a thing on Twitter is not lost on me; but that does not diminish its truth.

  4. John Stuart Mill, On Liberty, 1859. Chapter 2, para 41.

  5. If, on the other hand, you get offended and/or teeming with indignation after reading something I wrote, then… I’m sorry. It likely was not done on purpose, but sometimes such an outcome is inevitable. For some additional good reasons for blogging, see also this.