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

Contact information. Please see the relevant page.

About this website. It was in the early years of my adulthood (circa 2006) when in Portugal it became fashionable to subscribe to so-called “social media” websites, to (ostensibly) connect to others, and express your voice, and be informed about the world. I have always been sceptical, but after being peer-pressured to join the herd—and of having, to my shame, caved in three times—I have concluded I prefer to have none of that. And to instead keep only a simple website, where I can write about what have been doing—and perhaps longer essays about things that for whatever reason, end up stewing long enough in my mind.

I hope only the ensuing pages 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.»