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Introduction: I'm a software engineer/musician/oceanographer, passionate about open source, data, and the environment. Originally from Brazil, I live in California since 2012, and have also lived in the Netherlands back in 2004.

"You would prefer not to spend your money on a company that avoids paying taxes, or treats the people who work for them badly, or is damaging the environment.

We want to make it as easy as possible for you to buy your books from a reasonably ethical supplier."


Some of my online musician friends made this great instrumental track:

I need to remember to bring my Chromecast next time I stay at a hotel. And maybe a wireless hotspot.

My company is hiring for a #python focused Sr. Data Engineer, #Remote (US Timezones). We maintain an #OpenSource project that ingests legislation from all 50 states and help some very cool nonprofits advocate for change. We'll have more positions opening soon as well; would love to chat via DM!

#FediHired #CivicData

When I was a kid I loved The Beatles, but this being Brazil in the 90s it was rare for their songs to play on the radio.

Too shy, I begged my sister to call the local radio station and request a song for me. She agreed, and asked me what song I wanted.

"Love me do", I told her.

She called the radio station, also very shy, and when asked what song she wanted she blurbs: "Love me do"


4 years ago I rented storage space and the woman asked for my id and phone:

- Sure, here's my driver's license, and my phone is six five zero, seven-
- No, not your phone number. Your phone.
- ... huh, why?
- So I can leave our store a 5 star review.
- Yeah, that's not going to happen.

I'm still angry today about that incident.

One of my pet peeves is people who say "I'm 110% in" (or any X > 100%).

I dislike it because the person thinks they're making a strong statement, but it's actually weaker.

While 100% means "I'll do the theoretical maximum", with 110% you no longer have an upper bound.

Why stop at 110%? Why not be 120% in? Or 200% in? Maybe someone else will be 1000% in!

When you say you're "110% in" you're implying you could be even more committed if you wanted.

Thanks for coming to my TED talk.

"If you try to solve a problem by declaring the type of a Python object as `Any`, you didn't solve any problem. You just made the type checker happy."

This video finally made me understand the beauty of modular synthesizers:

Since I write my blog posts in the gemtext format (before HTML conversion), I find them more readable. No inline links avoid hidden links within a text.

Gemtext is the format of the Gemini protocol, like HTML is the format for http protocol.

What is the #Gemini protocol? Here is a good explanation and introduction

Never read Dracula before? Would you like to read it.... over RSS? Dracula is entirely made up of letters, telegrams, newspaper articles. Each has a date, between May 3rd and November 10th, Last year, and now this year, Dracula Daily has offered people the ability to read the classic novel "in real time". It just started, so if you add to your newsreader, you can follow along this year. #rss

A blog post documenting the process of building a redesigned #RSS feed in human-readable form.

Things I'm happy to have added to my feed, besides the styles:

- author contact information always visible at the top.
- a 'reply via email' link always visible at the bottom.

Several people are using the latter in their feeds, very few are using the former.

The source code is up for grabs. Built with #Jekyll, it should be fairly easy to adapt to #Hugo and other SSGs.

Good ambient music is when you have to double check to see if you did actually press PLAY.

- How do you know if someone's vegan? Don't worry, they'll tell you!
- Yes, because we live in a society where eating and cooking are a HUGE PART of what we do, and people talk about food ALL THE TIME. So it the fact that someone's vegan will quickly come up BECAUSE YOU CAN'T STOP TALKING ABOUT FOOD!

#feditips Just remember, don't think of fedi like Twitter. I made the HUGE mistake of doing that when I migrated from there.

The fediverse is not about likes, reposts and gaining follows. It's about having real organic human conversations. And being a nice person is how you gain clout on here, not being a douchebag or a political fuck-all.

I know fedi has a different culture than twitter and it can be jarring to adapt, but just be you and you'll alllllllright.

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