Óscar Pereira

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

↪ To get in touch with me, use email.

I sparingly use github and twitter, but other attempts to find me on so-called “social media” are futile.2

About these pages…

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. The pen being mightier than the sword, and all of that…3

Happily though, there is more to life than venting complaints — 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. Links for github and twitter. But moderate use of these is as far as I go. Below is just one of the reasons why (Snowden dixit):

    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.

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

    But while social media is lacking, here’s some other stuff.

  3. While I strive to not be rude or offensive towards the reader, sometimes such an outcome is simply inevitable. Caveat lector. For some additional good reasons for blogging (and, I would say, writing in general), see also this.