New Website

Posted on 06 April 2016 under Personal.

I’ve been neglecting my blog for over a year now. When I published my latest post a few days ago, I noticed that the site was a bit outdated (code, web framework, layouts, etc.).

Fan Fiction. Or Is It?

Posted on 26 March 2016 under Personal.

I’ve always been conflicted about fan fiction. A mix of having so much stuff to read from well known authors and not bothering to look for high quality fan fiction (it’s out there if you look long and hard) has led me to ignore it almost completely.

The Long Halloween

Posted on 23 December 2014 under Personal.

On the eve of Halloween, an early e-mail notified Coriant employees that a town hall meeting would be held at the company’s premisses that same afternoon with one of our German overlords. I was working from home that day and couldn’t attend, but everyone sort of knew that bad news were coming our way. The last financial reports were pretty bad and extreme cost saving measures were on the pipeline.

Friendship

Posted on 09 May 2014 under Personal.

I’ve been thinking about the meaning of friendship. Although it initially felt like being kicked in the chest by Leonidas, it actually clarified the role that some of my friends play in my life and I ended up figuring out how to react to these new findings.

New Life

Posted on 09 April 2014 under Personal.

A home away from home. That’s what London will be for my wife from now on. She’s writing a new page in her career as a registered nurse by taking up a position at the Great Ormond Street Hospital. The thick of it is that I’ll be living in Portugal with our young daughter for the time being. Since she’ll be doing most of the traveling, the first sentence seems like a perfect fit for her life style from now on.

The Shackles of Social Networks

Posted on 19 February 2014 under Personal.

Social networks can be a blessing for information hungry people like myself. When Google announced that Reader was going to be buried six feet under, I couldn’t have cared less. Twitter and Google Plus had been my news feeds for some time and, as an added bonus, I was able to follow some pretty interesting people that could be considered experts in their fields.

Being Ignored

Posted on 02 July 2013 under Personal.

I hate being ignored. It’s one of my (many) pet peeves. Unfortunately, it’s precisely the kind of antics seen in many technical recruiters.

The Times They Are a Changin'

Posted on 14 January 2013 under Personal.

The New Year is upon us and it’ll certainly go down in history as a year of hardship and sacrifice in Portugal. And here’s why.

Codebits V

Posted on 27 July 2012 under Personal.

I’d been planning to do this since the beginning of 2012, but so much happened over the past eight months that it sort of slipped down the pecking order on my ToDo list.

First post!

Posted on 01 June 2012 under Personal.

After months of hesitation (due to both work and personal issues), I finally went ahead and created this modest web site. It was the perfect excuse to have a crack at WordPress, since the goal was to roll out its first version in the smallest possible time frame. It’ll surely go through some changes in the near future (structure, content and presentation wise) as I explore what WordPress has to offer and come to terms with the kind of content I want to share.