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
About this website. I 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 occasionally, longer essays about things that for whatever reason, end up stewing long enough in my mind.2
I hope only the ensuing pages will be as enjoyable to read as they were to write!
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.»↩
If you’re wandering about the twitter icon on the right of the navigation bar, that’s for my twitter account, which I use to announce new content (and very sparingly beyond that). See the contact page.↩