Pedro Leite

words – an empty shell, a lack of meaning

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Meu novo blog pode ser encontrado em http://pedroleite.org/.

My new blog can be found at http://pedroleite.org/.

February 15, 2009 Posted by | me, meta | , | 1 Comment

Officially Dead

If there’s anyone following my posts on this blog, I’m coming here today to announce that this blog is officially dead. It’s not that I won’t be posting anymore. It’s just that, once again, I’m moving to another blog. Furthermore, this isn’t the last post in this blog. The last will contain the new address of my new blog :)

So, stay tunned to the new announcement that hopefully I’ll be posting soon.

June 17, 2008 Posted by | future, me, personal | 2 Comments

Random thought #6

Sometimes I feel like I really changed (in some aspects and extents, and for good), but people don’t realize it and everything stays the same (English Summer Rain, from Placebo). Well, since such change was “for good”, I try not to care so much about people’s mind status quo.

May 31, 2008 Posted by | me, random thoughts | Leave a comment

How Software is Built: Wade Olson from KDE

This interview is really worth reading. It talks about the KDE itself, the acquisition of Trolltech by Nokia and some of its impacts on the community, the synchronization between open source and closed source developers on KDE code (and QT code).

Wade expresses exactly what I feel about working in a company: the get together with people, discussions about our work itself, etc.

Some people spend their free time doing it, and some people get paid to do it. But either way, it’s the emotional connection, and it’s the passion, and it’s the community that builds around it, and the friendships. Trust me, KDE’s code is exciting, but it’s not that exciting. People love to work on it because they love to get together and talk about it, and they have the same passions and interests. That’s where companies really need to look. They cannot screw up that ecosystem.

Source: How Software is Built.

May 2, 2008 Posted by | interesting, kde, open source | 2 Comments

Random thought #5

The art of exchanging sentiments: I was used to change sadness or stresses for angry. I became insupportable. But this is not happening anymore. The “key” (there is no such thing, this is just something I believe, so I don’t feel too much sad) is to ignore bad sentiments, when they haven’t an apparent cause. Or just thinking in something else.

That is what I actually do. These random thoughts writings help me to think in those something else’s.

May 2, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Os Mutantes

Yes, for those who know they, I’m talking about music once again.

My last addiction so far. Psychedelic music (brazilian psychedelic one, I mean). Os Mutantes represent nicely this genre. I advice Tecnicolor for it being sung in English (almost all songs).

April 20, 2008 Posted by | fun, me, music, personal | Leave a comment

Random thought #4

There’s nothing so bad that couldn’t get worse. I like this quote because of its truthfulness. And I’m not in a really bad mood or state. Just remembered it, so this need to write before I forget that (a reference to Slipknot anyone?).

April 20, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Random thought #3

Keeping focused is the key to succeed in on going tasks. Maybe I have ADD (it’s a good excuse uh?) or I’m just a lazy person (the most probable answer). Anyways, I lost my previous focus and decided to write this quick random thought.

Now, trying to regain my focus back!

April 2, 2008 Posted by | me, random thoughts | | Leave a comment

Infinite Looping?

I know that is not true. One day I’ll stop hearing this song, even if that day is the day I die, or became deaf, or else.

I am talking about Dancing Behind My Eyelids, from múm. Just hear for yourself (this is a fan video, so focus on the song):

Well, my last.fm profile says that I listened to such song 120 times (by the time of this writing).This happened onlylast week, and i think this number will jump to about 200 or so.

It’s a dumb music indeed with dumb lyrics, but I like it anyway.

April 1, 2008 Posted by | me, music, personal | Leave a comment

Perhaps the world is polynomial

So today is a historical one for mathematicians, physicians, computing scientists and much more people. Here in Recife, at the Federal University of Pernambuco, there is a man (Sóstenes Lins) which claims to have proven that P = NP. Hyperbolic plane and quantum computer are his words to motivate people about this extraordinary breakthrough. Well, I wasn’t at the presentation, because I was teaching PhysX… But I’m waiting to see available (i.e. in some video sharing site) the recording made by one of our teachers.

Just repeating: the day March, 27, 2008 is a historical day.

March 27, 2008 Posted by | future, interesting, science computing | 20 Comments