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Hello March!

I've procrastinated on an update since the beginning of the year, and it took me a beat to realize today that we're already 2/3 out of the first 1/4 of the year. Fractions aside, the last two months have been fun and intense.

The dreadful story about Harriet and the matches.

January began and ended with quite some work activities for launching a major release of two software products I work on at HOLOPLOT (Control and OS). This was all in preparation for ISE 2024, the industry's biggest trade show in Europe. The great thing is that it takes place in Barcelona, the not-so-great part is that I spent the entire week indoors in a fluorescent-lit conference hall.

A highlight was that I got to see up close some memorable pieces of equipment from Pink Floyd, David Bowie, and Apple Studios.

Hannah and I had a great one-week off in Lisboa right after Barcelona. The culprit behind this is that Fabio and Flavia are now Europe-based, which shortens our meeting frequency to less than three years 🤣.

On our second day, we had a full-on beach experience with actual swimming–mind–blowing when comparing it to the wet and dark Berlin winter.

For the aching Brazilian living outside Brazil during Carnival, I was gifted these two memorable moments wandering around on a Quarta-feira de Cinzas.

I bumped into some Jorge Aragão at this little corner in Boutique Taverna after a great meal at Tasca Baldracca and was surprised by some Baden Powell-style guitar playing while sipping some Ginjinha.


Boutique Taverna


We were lost in translation. No portuguese or english, but we had Baden Powell in common :)

In case you're wondering, this post's first image is from a German's children book from the 19th century, Der Struwwelpeter. I was completely ignorant to its existence, but it made an impact; and if that art style isn't enough to motivate you to look into it, I'll leave you with some of its great stories:


Until next time! 👋