Oxford for Tolkien fans

TL;DR: When traveling to Europe, I decided to take 2 or 3 days to visit Oxford. I will describe how was the experience of a J.R.R. Tolkien fan there. I’m a big fan of J.R.R Tolkien. Have read most of his books, the ones released when he was still alive and other edited by Christopher Tolkien. After attending FOSDEM I decided to travel around some countries in Europe and UK. The most expensive...

FOSDEM survival guide

TL;DR: It was my first time at FOSDEM and it took some time to feel comfortable, this post may help newcomers. As I mentioned in my previous post, I spoke at FOSDEM this year. It was my first time there (in the whole Europe, btw!) and it took some time to get used to the way the event goes. This post will show some tips that may help FOSDEM newcomers and maybe some veterans as well. What is FOSDEM...

My presentation at FOSDEM 2017

This year my proposal to speak at FOSDEM was accepted and I spoke at the Desktop devroom! :) It was my first talk in English, so I decided to do as many rehearsals as I could. I was 8 in total, but as expected, it was still a little bit faster than expected. :P I had 30 minutes to present and I did it in 26. I usually speak fast and this presentation was made to be fast because I had a lot of...

Escrevendo o Desconstruindo a web

TL;DR: Escrevi um livro em 315 horas, geralmente aos fins de semana durante 2 ou 3 horas consecutivas. O processo completo durou 8 meses e foi lançado oficialmente na Rubyconfbr2016. Como muitos já sabem, eu lancei um livro chamado Desconstruindo a web pela Casa do Código. Eu sou meio maluco (retardado, segundo o George Guimarães) por produtividade e organização pessoal e resolvi escrever sobre...

Rubyconf 2016

TL;DR: A melhor Rubyconf que eu participei Nos dias 24 e 25 de Setembro de 2016 aconteceu a Rubyconf Brasil. Assim como eu fiz um post sobre o primeiro Rails Summit que o Akita participou da organização, resolvi também fazer um post sobre a última rubyconf que ele resolveu organizar. Essa Rubyconf teve vários pontos especialmente importantes para mim. O primeiro deles foi logo no início quando...

Ouvir livros (audiobooks), o futuro da leitura

TL;DR: Ouvir livros é o futuro. Quem me conhece sabe que há muito tempo eu ouço podcasts sempre que eu posso, principalmente no caminho entre a minha casa e o trabalho. No fim do ano de 2015 eu vi a quantidade de livros que o Rafael Rosa leu e fiquei abismado. Ele leu mais de 90 livros em um ano! Tudo bem que ele estava em um período sabático, mas mesmo assim ainda é uma quantidade bem absurda...

Experiences of almost two years using colemak

TL;DR: I like colemak, and it is a very good layout. I found some equivalent pros and cons, so I can’t recommend it to anyone without a little bit of philosophy. :) For those who don’t know Colemak, it is a keyboard layout created to make the most used keys stay in the home row as well as make you swipe between your right and left hand. There is a keyboard layouts heatmap for you to understand...

As escolhas do desenvolvedor

Esse ano fui chamado para palestrar em todas as edições do Encontro Locaweb que acontecem por várias cidades do Brasil! Palestrei em 6 cidades de estados diferentes, e aconteceram na seguinte ordem: Belo Horizonte Curitiba Recife Porto Alegre Rio de Janeiro São Paulo Adicionei os links para as fotos dos eventos na listagem acima. :) Minha palestra se chama “As escolhas do desenvolvedor” e fala...

OSCON 2015

TL;DR I’ve been at OSCON this year (thanks to Locaweb) and this post will summarize my impressions about the conference. I spoke at Locaweb Tech-Talks about it and you can find my slides here (in portuguese). OSCON (Open Source Conference) is one of the most important open source conferences of our time and happened in Portland this year as usual. Portland is a great city, the one I liked the...

New layout of PotHix blog

Welcome to the new blog layout of PotHix.com! :) I decided that the time has came to change not just the layout but the blog engine as well. I’m now using middleman instead of wordpress. Just to be clear, I don’t think wordpress is not good at all, but I want to publish static files instead of keeping the wordpress “infrastructure”. I’ve divided into 3 feeds: Only english posts: http://feeds...