Óscar Pereira

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

Contact information and CV. Contact information is here. Curriculum Vitæ, here.

I am also on twitter and github. The latter is for the software I develop, the former is where I announce new content. To see just the posts about new stuff, use this link. You may need to refresh the page once or twice, for it to actually display the results, due to some annoying twitter bug…

Other attempts to find me on “social media” are futile.2 And while on that topic… Edward Snowden put it best:

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.3

Two notes. 1) If the top black navigation bar is not visible, move the cursor to near the top of the browser’s viewport, and it will be shown. 2) In what the texts I write are concerned, it is my personal choice to always refer to my hypothetical reader as “he”. The reason for doing so is explained here.

Site contents. Below is the list of the stuff I keep here, to help you navigate the site.

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  1. Professional paranoia: see here. Clever playfulness: it is 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. I should probably mention that I on occasion, also put some videos up on youtube. Usually for my own future reference.↩︎

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

  4. See here for the disgraceful manner in which the Portuguese butchered their own language :-(  ↩︎