About

This is the web log of a guy whose name matches the domain name. :-) I’ve rambled a bit about the blog itself in its first entry.

About the Author

My name is Helder Magalhães. I’m from Gondomar (Portugal) and am currently living with my beloved wife, Carla, in Guimarães.

My day-job is software development at the I&D department of Power Systems Automation, at Efacec. At night, I turn into a super-hero… Well, not really. :-D

My interests include:

  • Computer graphics
  • Web development and underlying technologies
  • Distributed computing

My hobbies include:

  • Jogging
  • Swimming

Although lately I haven’t been able to keep up in good shape much… :-|

You may reach me at helder [dot] magalhaes [at] gmail [dot] com.

About the Site

This is the forth major version of my personal site. The blog section is being built over WordPress; other sections are mostly developed using a plain text editor, usually Notepad++. It’s currently being hosted at 000webhost.com.

5 Responses to About

  1. Deolinda Alves (mama) says:

    Congratulations for your blog,
    I understand the reason you put it in English, but I know a little about English.
    One more time I feel that I need to learn a little bit more English.

    • Helder says:

      Thanks, I appreciate your effort of commenting in English; also, it’s an honor to having you as my first official commenter. ;-)

  2. Miguel says:

    Finally! Let’s hope you really build on this design! For now it just looks like a table napkin or an allusion to cocaine (all white?). I’ll be “trolling” around here and stir things up… such as posting the occasional death threats, rantings and such. Now, for real… I’m glad you decided to start a blog. I see this as an extra way to keep in touch and hear about a valued and interesting old friend more often.

    Cheers mate!

    • Helder says:

      A “table napkin”… :-D

      Well, I tend to focus on content and usually leave the visual candy for later. In some circumstances, this is usually confused with a defect, as many can’t clearly distinguish both (style from content). :-)

      Also, another reason which is stopping me from applying a decent looking WordPress theme is the fact that I’d love to make a few experiments with WP regarding a SVG-in-HTML hybrid theme (for example, I’d consider codedread.com or burningbird.net as good examples for inspiration at the moment). ;-)

      • Miguel says:

        But my friend, medium IS the message! So said the great Mcluhan. Take it from me… And keep in mind that a minimalistic design can also have appeal. However, not this one! I know you’re not a white sheet of anything so why not try adding a personal touch in the style.css? Perhaps a different font and a some minimal graphic changes. Much like the sites you mention. Think about it and it will come to you.

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