Markdown

After a while without writing documents I have to write one, using MS-Word.  I still remember that I never liked it, in true I dislike it.  Today it is clear to me that is was designed to other kind of people, not me.

Since I was … I don’t know… really young and used MS-Word to type school work, a lot of things changed on my mind. I became minimalist, my main focus is on content and this comeback to MS-Word was way worse than I could imagine. 

Boy, it sucks.

Using markdown or any other kind of markup language just make the whole thing of wysiwyg obsolete to me. To me.  The way that it presents doesn’t matter anymore, for whatever reason leave the formatting to other step, likely a template and processed by a machine.

This goes to another aspect of modern computing, each time less people uses any kind of office suite. By example these days I see more and more people using R or Minitab like programs with Excel only as a database for them. Also there is the OneNote that I used a lot, is way closer to content focus than MS-Word. A lot of times I use it to write down information and just past it on any other means.

Even slides shows is losing space, presentations are starting also became content centric and focused on the message and in the messenger rather than slides.  I lot of people that I know prepare small videos and pictures to use, instead classical slide shows with a lot of bullets.

Version Control with Git.

The last thing, that became unbeatable to me, is that using markdown together with git, version control is plain easy, simple.

I see the solutions used on my work to control versions of word documents, many of them based on abstractions of real world, archiving, indexing, etc.  I wonder if these people do not wish a better live at work.

To keep my library of documents with git and markdown, my effort is almost zero and way cheaper than any of this gigantic software to manage documents. 

iMac retina 5k, starting from R$ 13,999  ( 5745.95 U$$ ).  I hope Apple accepts my car on a exchange.

How do I consume music these days..

Have been a long time since I discovered the Naspter.  If one day I have to enumerate the top programs that somewhat changed my life, napster will be one.

Just before I discovered it, I managed to get a dsl, 256kbits. Business class, 80% crc, etc…  The initial spike took like, six months, I filled all my discs with mp3 and barely listened to half of that. Let’s be realistic, up to today I didn’t listened let’s say 10% of it.

The days passed, Napster passed, discs became cheap and I manage to get 2Tb of music. Became a trouble to manage it in a lot of senses. Two things happened this time, I got stressed, the need to download more and more music but also of course I didn’t listen that.

After I moved to Netherlands, I manage to understand better the artists and how my pals make money. Not only that but also the capitalist system itself. And the way that I was doing is clearly simple wrong, the music had almost zero value.

More or less in the same time, iTunes became really good to buy music. So I decided to drop 99,99% of my ilegal music and started to buy the songs.

Oh boy, this was good. True value of music. Since I can’t buy all the musics that I had, now I have to choose better, otherwise I’ll end with crap songs. This also removed the stress to listen all shit that I downloaded one day, and in the end, choose a music or album to buy became a pleasure and not a stress.

Today I have 5gb of music, all of them listened thousand of times, with cloud backup and I really like almost all of them.  Makes me happy to know that after the hours of pleasure that Daft Punk gave to me, at least I returned some pennies to them.

Iron Maiden, Ki-theory, Loch Lomond, Pearl Jam, Sergio Mendes :). Many others. This is a way to say thank you for all this time of happiness together.

31 years…

  • It is about more or less two years that for each three phrases I say, one starts with “ My son …”
  • This month, October, I complete 5 years married, 10 years together.
  • I learnt to ignore a lot of stuff but I still a bit moody
  • Health is the more important stuff
  • I`m kind of ok living in Brazil
  • I miss the people I met around the world
  • Perl is my community
  • Usually I see my friends at marriages, software events or graduations
  • I have no discipline at all
  • Sometimes I wonder about open a company and hire my friends, but the item above says everything
  • I need to stop to say that I will implement the software on five minutes
  • I need to go around and see my friends around, here in Brasil, Campinas, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte. Take my son and show to him that I`m not the weirdest from my friends.