I’m Felix Almeida, also known as Ahriman in some circles. This is techwords.io, where I post the result of my personal research on things (mostly technical) that I found interesting at some point. I hope that other people will find these posts helpful, relevant, or interesting. This blog, its content and opinions are my own.
I live in Toronto, Ontario with my wife where I constantly struggle to find time, between my job and our kids, to study and write about things that I like. I’m currently learning Python and interested in information security. I use Fedora on my personal laptop.
My interest in computers started in 1985 when I got my first computer, the ZX Spectrum. A couple years later I moved on to the Apple //e, where I spent uncountable hours learning everything I could. Finally in the early 90’s I built my own PC (i486DX-50) and it didn’t took long to install my first Linux distribution on it: Yggdrasil (I bet you’ve never heard of this one). Ah, the joy of manually configuring XFree86 and compiling the Linux kernel 1.0! In 1995, while I was still an undergraduate student, I created the Linux network for the Computer Science Department (only in Portuguese) that is still in use by the students there! I got my Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science in the late 90’s and since then I’ve worked on different things for several companies, which by chance were always related to the telecommunications field in one way or another, and this still holds true. I currently work at Rogers, but I’m not speaking on behalf of the company here.
I consider myself a good mix between a software engineer and a system administrator. Despite what other people might say, I am a generalist; I like to know a bit about a lot of things so then I can dig deeper whenever needed. I enjoy reading mainly about computers (obviously), personal finance and science (especially cosmology and biology). I don’t sleep too much. My political view is more aligned with the liberals and I don’t follow any particular religion although I am a spiritualist (there must be a meaning for all this after all).
That’s me, today. I’ll be different tomorrow, hopefully better.