Archive for the ‘about’ Category

About the content

March 22, 2006

I’ve been delaying this post since I started this blog, and the reason is that there’s not a single subject. The idea is really to put up some quick comments for discussion – “fast food for thought”. Given my technology-Internet-marketer background, it will most oftenly read about one of these things, or better yet, all of them together.
One might think I’ve got this title from Murdoch’s saying that media will become fast-food. Actually I came up with the idea one day before I read the quote. Maybe he’s right, media will become fast-food. But he misses to add: fast-food, self-service and do-it-yourself.

That’s it, folks, now done with the “about” posts. Hope you enjoy the next posts more then these first ones. “Grab” it, take it with you give it some thought. And if you feel like, come back to comment or trackback once in a while.

About me

March 20, 2006

I thought it would be a good idea to provide some background information so that you can filter what you’re reading.

My first Internet connection was back in 1993, on a Brazilian BBS and still using terminal on DOS. After that I played around with some graphical-interfaced BBS programs like FirstClass, but didn’t really got the grips for this net stuff. Finally on 1997 I bought my first Mac (a Performa 6300, old stuff) and was completely clueless on how to use that damn thing. It took me at least 10 minutes to figure out how to turn it on. None of my friends knew anything about Macs, I was completely lost and lonely…but then I found an installation CD for Internet connection, and besides the BBS clients I found one great little new thing: Netscape. And the Web. And e-mail. And IRC. And ICQ. And I found some great people who helped me on getting started to the Mac and the WWW world, even though I have never seen the faces of many of them. Four months later I learned HTML, and next JavaScript. One year later I learned RealBasic programming and even developed some popular software pieces with friends I had met on IRC. On 1999 I was invited to contribute to Macmania, the only Brazilian magazine about Macs, at the same time I joined my first job on an ISP. But this is getting too boring, so let’s shorten this: after working 4 year as a developer I decided to move to Internet Marketing (or whatever you may call it) and I’ve been here for 3 years now. Why? Well, call me stupid but I still prefer people over machines. 🙂

About the language

March 16, 2006

I was born at Brazil, 23 years ago. My grandfather came from Lebanon and met my Italian grandmother here. My mother’s grandmother was Spanish. I love Japanese food and I currently work for a Korean company.You may ask, then…why the hell are you blogging in English?

Well, I could think of so many good reasons about this being more “democratic” and spread to a wider audience, which are not completely false. But there are 2 other reasons. The first is that it’s easier to talk about technology in English, since everythin else is already in English. I’m not that great a translator when it comes to translating technical terms or commonly used expressions from the tech world. And least, but not last, I need to practice my English since it’s getting worse every day.

Of course some of the links and RSS feeds might be in Portuguese. If you can’t read them, try Google translation or drop me a line.