Weak Points

Today I went to the Vietnamese embassy to get a visa for the upcoming ICPC contest. On my way there, I fell and caught myself quickly enough with my arms. However, my left arm is still hurting. This is not the first time that a relatively minor thing makes me lose my breath or hurt […]

All our online personas

I think the first time I “blogged” was back in 1999, when I was 19. I had recently joined college (UNICAMP – Brazil), and found out that I could make a personal webpage. I set up a bare bones green HTML page, added a list of favorite links, and started writing short text called “rants” […]

My Game Computer Broke

My gaming computer broke just before Steam’s Summer sale. The timing couldn’t be more perfect. I arrived home that Summer Friday, thinking about what games I would like to add to my backlog, and the computer didn’t turn up. No beep, nothing. Dead. It was a long summer… This computer was my first major purchase […]

Taiwan Trip Thoughts

This week (24 thru 28) I’ve been to Kaohsiung in Taiwan for some Rest and Recuperating. Some thoughts off the top of my head about the trip: It was really good to unplug. I did no gaming, youtubing or redditing, and minimal twittering during these days. My brain feels rebooted and resetted. I also had […]

Blindsight

I have recently read the blood Blindsight, a “hard scifi” about modified humans meeting aliens species for the first time. I don’t remember exactly, but I think Jon recommended it to me. He’s just cool like that. The book was fun, if a bit hard to get into at first. I wrote a review thingie […]

Maker Faire

Last week I went to the Maker Faire at Odaiba, Tokyo From what I could see, In most of the stands people were presenting their hand-crafted electronics. Half of the presenters were showing some sort of robot (My favorite was the guy with the “hand extender” – a phone would film your hand, and the […]

Ludum Dare 39

A few weeks ago, I did a pretty neat game on Ludum Dare! The game is called “Shy Gladiator”, and can be played here. The theme this time was “Running out of Energy”. As usual, I tried to find a unique interpretation for the theme. Most of the other entrants used the idea that the […]