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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Me and my employer in the Elektor magazine!

In late september (the 29th to be more exact) PDMFC's online store Microsensus was officially launched. This event gathered a lot of people from the portuguese microelectronics community. And is needless to say it was a success. It was an opportunity to expose our work to many relevant people, from universities to SME's and large companies. The event also captured the media attention, in particular the portuguese version of the Elektor magazine. I had the chance to talk about the products and what motivated PDMFC to enroll in the hardware business.

As it was published, it felt good to see my face and the rest of the team printed in the pages of a magazine that for me and many people in the electronics world is legendary for its articles and its role at stimulating young minds towards creativity through the use of technological artifacts.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Looking back to the pre-blog era

I guess back in 2002 the blog concept wasn't yet broadly disseminated. Recently I thought of taking a peek to a long unattended website I have created almost a decade ago. This web site, which you can readily access here:

has a few interesting projects which pretty much remind me of how I am consistent as a person, even after 10 years. This helps me understand that a person tends to have a reasonably stable mindset, regardless of how life worsens in complexity, challenges, problems, pain, isolated events of joy, etc.

The sense of loss is many times compensated by other gifts. Wouldn't there be a catch, as so many times is the case, these would be two vectors that cancel each other. Life, however isn't black and white. A good thing sometimes conceals a price to pay. So many times greater than simply denying it.

In life, taking the default option tends to have a costly outcome. Failing the be more actively involved in the decision process is most of the time a regretful scenario.

Anyway, after 10 years you can't help putting your life in perspective and realizing
how precious time is when compared to some many pointless things that come and go, and one way or another cause you to consume some of that precious time.