You’re here because you know something. What you know you can’t explain, but you
feel it. You’ve felt it your entire life, that there’s something wrong with the
— Morpheus, The Matrix
Welcome to my turf on the internet, a unique place because it is mine. It isn’t
inside a walled garden from an Internet monopoly. Here, I get to do on it what I
want. I set the terms and conditions.
I’m a profoundly curious person, hunting after every new thing. I studied
Physics because it was fun. It allowed me to explore the only universe I’ll ever
life on. And in its vastness, I found myself most captivated by the small
things, the things you can grab with your hands, the things that are close to
My journey unfolded when I moved to a foreign country(France) to pursue my PhD
in Strongly Correlated Electrons Systems. Those were amazing and crazy days. I
worked to understand how the interactions between electrons affect their
Computers have been the most precious tool and weapon on my journey. Computers
aren’t bound by the scarcity of nature, nor the constrains of shape and space.
They are a universal simulator and within them you can have anything you want
with zero materials cost. Everything is the same distance away, everything has
the same manufacturing process, you only have to put the work.
I’m incredibly happy that computers can be in the hands of everybody. Yet it
saddens me that we don’t fight to keep ownership of them. Proprietary Software,
Vendor Locked Hardware, captured spaces on the internet(the cloud platforms)
take the endless possibilities away. You can only do what they tell you to do,
and then they make it mandatory to do as they say. I’m always fighting back.
Everything I know, originated by following my curiosity on the Internet. Which
is why I believe in keeping it open and free for everybody. Which is why I use
and contribute to Freedom and Privacy respecting software. Which is why, at
great personal expense, I self host my email, online backups, file shares and
source version control system. I have to do it.
Software is more than stuff, it is more than information, it is executable
knowledge. If having unread books lying around is a wasted of opportunity, not
running software you control is a crime against your intellect. You are a
follower of what it does, and you have no idea of how to do it by yourself. That
makes it really dangerous.
When I’m not in front of the computer, you can find me dancing. I like to dance
West Coast Swing and Salsa the most. Dancing is the most amazing recreation form
it is Art and Sport, it is a challenging craftsmanship.