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busy weekend

Packing and preparing to leave to Porto. Saturday I have a whole-day-skype-meeting. Sunday morning I’m going to a short-concert of Igudesman and Joo‘s “A Little Nightmare Music”. I’m sure it’s going to be great :) After that, back to Lisbon for more meetings, hope to have time to watch the world cup final! And on monday should be back in Covilhã… phew!

Going through some old stuff (my ancient homepage and blogs), found this valuable piece of advice:

And really, what you are looking for is just a happy moment, a happy moment, a happy moment, a happy moment! A happy life is just a string of happy moments. But most people don’t allow the happy moment, because they are SO BUSY trying to get a happy life, you see.

Bonus stuff

This is a sea slug, and if you can find a cooler looking animal, let me know

selling my soul… again :p

One thing I love about being a mac user is the quality with which all apple products integrate with each other. However, I’m finding that my life is more and more in the cloud (for common mortals: that means the internet) and less offline. Sadly, Apple’s MobileMe service has a heavy cost.
GMail and Google Calendar are a crucial part of my life and work on a daily basis. Today I decided to make a switch and rely “only” on Google, so I’ve adopted other services like google reader, google contacts, docs (been using for quite a while also) and picasa for photo sharing. Would like to use blogger also, but I’m really attached to this wordpress blog (mostly because of the blog address :P)

I spent almost one hour fixing my whole contact list in Google Contacts, merging duplicates, inserting birthdays(they show up in the calendar), and hopefully if I get an android phone, everything will be in sync :)

my chrome extensions

I also switched my main browser from firefox to google chrome. I really like firefox, but chrome is damn fast and has some really cool extensions.

Last but not least, if you read lots of feeds online (blogs, newspapers, etc) check out this awesome service called Feedly. Feedly organizes your favorite sites into a fun, magazine-like start page. Reading is a pleasure :) (and it syncs with your google reader account)

Ok, that’s it for now… off to Aveiro!

smells like Xmas

Christmas spirit is spreading everywhere. If you live in the US check out “Happy holidays from Gmail“, which allows you to send some really cool snail-mail postcards to your friends, for free :)
This year I want to give Gimp a try and do my own christmas and new year postcards and emails to send to family and friends. I’ll post it here and in deviantART when its ready :)

Speaking about computer graphics, I’m kind of frustrated that I can’t have my ATI X1250 working properly with Ubuntu 9.10. Seems its too old for ATI to release proper drivers.. so I can’t get my 3d skills trained :'( Would really love to get back into 3d, and participate in the CG Sphere contest. Oh well… waiting for a Mac to come… someday :P

Totally unrelated, but still very cool, check out “Wolfram Alpha Teaches You Math, One Step at a Time“.

By the way, I’m adopting tags for the posts from now on. Makes more sense than using categories. I’ll try and make the transition nice and smooth =)