sábado, dezembro 22, 2007


I guess because god was so unmerciful when he decided just how much intelligence I should have, instead punishing me with absurd curiosity I am always delighted when I perceive it.

Just found this, though of sharing


My favorite thing about computers is that they always do what they're told, even when you tell them bad things =P If there's an error, it's always the programmer's error! Well if not a chip error, but in that case... it's a design error, the machine is still doing what it was told to do.
I just noticed today that I always open the same programs when I start the computer. So I though... why the hell am I doing the same commands when I can just code some shell script to do it for me?
And that's what I did.
Now I came across a little problem. I have several partitions on a sata disk, and an IDE disk working in this system...
And slackware recognizes them and mounts them as told by /etc/fstab. I like this, and do not want to change it, because it's comfortable when I just need to read and not write info to those partitions....
In case the house is on fire and I need to transfer some files to a removable media... you never know, I'm the Murphy's laws in flesh...

# Configuring the sudoers file #

So on to it, we want to use root commands so we'll need special permissions. Such may easily be achieved using:
myUserName@hostName:~$ sudo myUsuallyRootCommand

But in order to use this we must specify the current user has an authorized user for the myUsuallyRootCommand.

We do this by editing: /etc/sudoers file.

So grab your konsole and log as root to edit /etc/sudoers.
root@hostName:~$ kwrite /etc/sudoers &

# sudoers file.
# This file MUST be edited with the 'visudo' command as root.
# See the sudoers man page for the details on how to write a sudoers file.
# bunch of bla bla bla in here...

# Samples
%users ALL=NOPASSWD: /bin/mount /cdrom,/bin/umount /cdrom, /bin/mount /dev/mysatapartition, /bin/umount /dev/mysatapartition, /bin/mount /dev/myIDEpartition, /bin/umount /dev/myIDEpartition
%users ALL=/sbin/shutdown -h -t secs now

uncoment the %users ALL=blabla line and add the commands you'd like.

The ALL=NOPASSWD: detail specifies that users in the users group can sudo to those commands with no password required.

# doing a very simple shell script #

grab any editor, I like Kwrite 'cause it automatically colors the words for me, avoiding certain Parkinson errors (as in Parkinson disease, tremble and press the wrong key without ever realizing it).

the next line identifies the shell you want to use it should be the first line in your file

# grant all is reset , cause kde sometimes does a “save session” thing and keeps opening stuff I left
# open on exit X.
killall amarok
killall amsn


#use sudo to umount your partitions
sudo umount /dev/mySata
sudo umount /dev/myIDE

#Then mount them has your own
mount /dev/mySata
mount /dev/myIDE


#just run your favorite applications.
# you can even run a self welcoming voice file, but I guess that would be kind of sick =P

/usr/bin/thunderbird &
/usr/bin/amsn &
/usr/bin/amarok &

Save it has IlikeThisFileName.sh and then set it to be executable:
myUserName@hostName: chmod 755 IlikeThisFileName.sh

what that 755 is a list of permitions each digit corresponds to the individual permitions of a set, in order: owner , group, and all. Then to interpret it you must translate it to binary, least significant bit means executable, then writable, then readable. So 755 means, (111)(101)(101), owner can read write and execute, group and all the others can read and execute. Always though this was delightfull, wanna grab the guy who tough of this and kiss it. Well or not. =P but it's funny.

Off course you can then write another script for your work environment, say you're working on school assignments, set it to run you're favorite IDE, your favorite playlist to study, so and so. Customize!!!!

I believe more and more that laziness is the mother of invention. \_/

terça-feira, novembro 20, 2007

Human Computation .|. Luis Von Ahn

;) ;) ;) THE ESP Game
A game where you have to guess what the other person is writting to label the same image your viewing.

Human Computation - Google Video

Luis von Ahn

"Luis von Ahn is an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University, ... all » where he also received his Ph.D. in 2005. Previously, Luis obtained a B.S. in mathematics from Duke University in 2000. He is the recipient of a Microsoft Research Fellowship.

ABSTRACT Tasks like image recognition are trivial for humans, but continue to challenge even the most sophisticated computer programs. This talk introduces a paradigm for utilizing human processing power to solve problems that computers cannot yet solve. Traditional approaches to solving such problems focus on improving software. I advocate a novel approach: constructively channel human brainpower using computer games. For example, the ESP Game, described in this talk, is an enjoyable online game -- many people play over 40 hours a week -- and when people play, they help label images on the Web with descriptive keywords. These keywords can be used to significantly improve the accuracy of image search. People play the game not because they want to help, but because they enjoy it.

I describe other examples of "games with a purpose": Peekaboom, which helps determine the location of objects in images, and Verbosity, which collects common-sense knowledge. I also explain a general approach for constructing games with a purpose."

terça-feira, novembro 13, 2007

Fucking 4X4 matrix keyboard

Still don't get it totally, well... based on the code I got anyhow.

The idea of a 4X4 matrix printing in to a 16 keys keyboard seems rather easy if one thinks the numbers are actually written in base 4. Then any number n= (line/4)*4 + (col%4);

now if one intends to save such a result in a counter, one shall evaluate the lower bits to match the col, and the higher bits to match the line. Sounds easy, either multiplexer or decoder should do the job and we'd all be happy. But this implementation I got, makes the cols independent of any input. And this I find at minimum ; QUITE ODD and am going crazy. And simulated the got deamn keyboard on a JAPPLET. And found my own got deamn solution for the problem and it works. So in case your busting your brain against the monitor searching for google on "keyboard 4x4 decoder" "keyboard 4x4 matrix" ... etc sick of reading datasheets and pic code...

Try the JApplet :P 'cause I'm such a nice person I've included the code. (not that I have issues with disassemblers but they mess up variable names anyhow).

well I guess I'm not a genious... but fortunately there are many shades of gray between Angelina Jolie's face and Bush's Ass hole and today I feel rather close to the neck.

need sleep.

root@desktop# shutdown -h -t secs now;

quinta-feira, novembro 08, 2007

ohhh you need to know assembly to hack?

About three mounths ago there was a terrified null assembly coder kid, in a room somewhere at ISEL, asking in desperation for a book with pictures or other fine explanation of memory management, and stack pointers and stuff. [since this stupid kid skipped some classes] Only to receive as an answer I know not of more bibliography than that assigned to this subject. Try INTEL web site.. .I tryed... ohhh my, spear my limited brain of such limited approach. It would take me millions of years to understand the language, and a couple more geological eras to do something funny with it.

Well since I am now brain stopped by the recent loss of my father and need some funny diversion... though it was a nice idea to start learning some serious hacking... (no... not that kind of black hat hacking... you naughty boy) and ended up tripping on this. So to any one looking for a glimpse on stack, function pointers and a general view to what the hell is codding at it's most raw state (assembly) take a look at this book. Especially if you're a nob like me :$
(a nob at hacking... if you're a nob at coding there should be other things more suitable)

The Shellcoder's Handbook: Discovering and Exploiting Security Holes

take a glimpse now:

quarta-feira, agosto 01, 2007

More geek stuff

Well I'm stuck at level 5, in mod-X where I'm suppose to hack in to an FTP using telnet.

Has I know so little on this matter, I'm stuck on Google looking for clues and yes sometimes I get distracted and go on to useless yet funny stuff.

One of them I found on the related videos on this site.

The original animation (in case you don't wanna get in to that command line stuff):
can be found here.


I've been reading so much crap on how hackers, and crackers are "terrorists" I'm beginning to feel like a muslim trapped on the twin towers in 9/11.

"I'm harmless dude!" - she whispered.

And if that's not good enough so sorry... if there's gonna be a law on curiosity and on tech knowledge, just because some idiots use it badly... I hope there's equal effort in to stopping governments to use their resources to do the exact same thing!

terça-feira, julho 31, 2007


Have I told you about mod-X ?
this little baby has been keeping me up late most nights and will make any aspiring geek go nuts.

It ALMOST got me enjoying all those ideas about stack and all that other stuff you don't really need to know 'cause someone already built an API for you...


| "ohh wait a minute I just said something intelligent let me write it down" AHAHAHA


I feel sorry for the fact people can't be decompiled.. Somethimes I'd really love to read the source code.

domingo, julho 29, 2007


ahahaha era mesmo uma coisa destas que eu precisava. =P


% Clocky - Robotic Alarm                                                                                                  %


quarta-feira, abril 04, 2007

ssh .. X11 forwarding

Não vou perder tempo a fazer o que outros já fizeram melhor que eu poderia fazer agora :
Aqui fica muito sucintamente como se faz.

Só temos de descomentar as linhas que dizem respeito ao X :P nos ficheiros

# ForwardAgent no
ForwardX11 yes

# .... bla bla bla

e /etc/ssh/sshd_config

lá para o fim do ficheiro está
#AllowTcpForwarding yes
#GatewarPorts no
X11Forwarding yes
X11DisplayOffset 10 # isto é o que nos queremos que va para fora e vai apareçer no dispay
X11UseLocalHost yes
#... bla bla bla

E garantir que o .bash_profile do utilizador inicia a variavel DISPLAY
# DISPLAY = machine_where_runs:forward_display_from_this_machine.to_machine_where_runs_display

quinta-feira, março 29, 2007


the fortune teller forecasts :
Your mode of life will be changed to ASCII.

helga.homelinux.com up and running hihihi hurray to ssh!! God I'm loving this semester. And my group is all curious and intelligent people, that actually want to explore things. I'm in wonderland. ;)

Maibe I find time these vacations to configure APACHE ;) then I'll post a link to my web page lol

Keep loving linux ;)

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segunda-feira, março 26, 2007

My god!! I just smoked the peace pipe with pointers!!

Few things in life (right now lol) bring me more pleasure then saving a line of code, or a variable. And a pointer does just that! Because it's a variable and an iterator all in one! ;) Well sort of, you can use it both ways.

As an iterator, because it's really a memory index so... if you increase it you go to the next memory index, same if you decrease it , or add a given quantity to it etc. (search for pointer arithmetic) Great to arrays!!

And as a variable, because using the operator * you can access whatever the pointer points to.

Anyway, the hole reason for my excitement is not in pointers. It's I've been looking arround for a magical function that would transform an integer to a char array,but I couldn't find the code!! So I made one :P After stretching my brain a while I came up with this.

char * itc(char *d, int n){ /*int to char binary*/
    char *init;
    int i;
    init = d;
     for(i=sizeof(int)*8 -1; i>=0; i-- , d++ )
       *d= ((n>>i)&1 ) + '0';

    return init;

itc receives a pointer to a char array (one assumes big enough!! Easy peasy say you declare it like : char myLovelyCharArray[sizeof(int)*8]; Remenber: 1 byte == 8 bits) :P

We need to return the beginning of the string so we save it in init.

Then the brilliant Idea is to go bit by bit. But, but ohh my god! How am I gonna do that? int is bytes in memory but how am I going to access that? [that was my reaction when it stroke me anyway]. So then I reminded the bitwise operator. But never really got how to use it and Ritchie wasn't much of a help because the example was way to complicated for strike one :P so I experimented a little till I finally got it.

Do you have your boolean algebra up to date?
say 6 => 011 0
now shift right is an interesting concept if one considers it this way : what's the value of bit in position 1 ? Meaning if I divide 6 by 2^1 what do I get? 2=11 = 0011 .
Here's a visual example:

shift    (0110)>>nBits)&1

0110>>0 => 0
0110>>1 => 1
0110>>2 => 1
0110>>3 => 0

So our task becomes as simple as to translate this int value in to correspondent char. So we take advantage of the ASCII code ;) and just add the shift to it. If zero then = '0' otherwise = '0' +1; meaning 48 or 49. (6) ohh lovely. :P

sábado, março 24, 2007

Linux!! Linux!! linux!!

The goods make the bads worthwhile.

System up!! ;)

Has promised first time hole went for the system. Ended up breaking my pride and formating the system partition... 'cause actually it was the only thing I had to lose.
My strategy of moving all non system files, and some configuration files to a different partition worked like a charm. Saved me days of Google searching, and naturally all of my "sensitive data".
Still took me a couple of hours to get things my way, which tells me the next step is to do a script to do all this for me every time I format the disk. But that's a little more complicated than it seems 'cause there are versions, and kernel stuff to take care of for it to be perfect.
And... that would be a little out of reach for me at the moment.

Still, I'm rather pleased today ;)

sexta-feira, março 23, 2007


Great utility. Perfect for all organization freaks around the world and for busy folks with bad "event memory" like my self. :P

Great layout. Pretty easy to install && use. Available for Linux and windows OS.

love it!! love it!! love it!!

segunda-feira, março 19, 2007

domingo, março 11, 2007




É fim de semana. Parece-me legitimo fazer uma pausa :P

será que um dia vou acabar assim?

just reminded someone I shouldn't. Must go running back to hide inside C.

segunda-feira, março 05, 2007

Yet another C experiment

My weekend flew in between trains and a weeding. Got home with an incremented flue and a huge head ache. Fortunately a few ours Zombie[ing] where enough to get me back on track.

Thought I'd share this with ya just because I'm amazed at how much mental effort can be in three lines of code . The exercise was:

/* write the function any(s1,s2), which return the first location in the string s1 where any character from the string s2 occurs, or -1 if s1 contains no characters from s2. (The standard library function strpbrk does the same job but returns a pointer to the location)*/

now what most students would write should be something like
int any(char[] s1, char s2[]) {
for(i=0; s1[i]!='\0'; ++i)
for(int j=0; s2[j]!='\0';++j)
return i;

return -1;

direct reasoning:
go through firstString, if any char in string 2 == current char in string 1 ,return this index.
If no index is found return -1.

and that's what I wrote at frist. Two hours later at 3 am I had 3 lines of code less.

int any(char s1[], char s2[]){
int i, j;

for(i=j=0; s1[i]!='\0' && s1[i-1]!=s2[j]; ++i)
for(j=0; s1[i]!=s2[j] && s2[j]!='\0'; ++j)

return s1[i-1]==s2[j] ? i-1 : -1;

indirect resoning:
go trough first string only while there are chars in the firstSTring and the last one in frist string is different from the current in second string. This is important because the second cicle interropts if it finds an equal char in the second string and when it returns to test s1, it must stop all cicles.

Finally if last index was an equal char, return it. Else return -1; meaning no equal chars where found.

Deception comes with a much simpler code from standard library... as expected
you can find it together with your sources at:

strpbrk (s, accept)
const char *s;
const char *accept;
while (*s != '\0')
const char *a = accept;
while (*a != '\0')
if (*a++ == *s)
return (char *) s;

return NULL;

This code uses pointers. In fact originally, as stated before: it returns one!
Pointers are the next curve on my so green C path. I'm hopping to be able to explain this one this afternoon. hihihi
It's been fun so far. Let's hope practice makes perfect. ;)

Better than Valium... try it out.

sábado, março 03, 2007

Who framed calculus?

It's 3 Am and I can't sleep... thought I'd do something useful like sharing with you guys this book I just found “Foundations of Differential Calculus” by Euler L. [on good old 1755 ] Translated by: John D. Blanton

can you tell why the hell do you write d/dx , do you know what a diferential is? well... read mister Euler.. never read or heard a better explanation quite honestly. The reasoning that leads to it is so simple it's quite frightening, mostly because no one ever mentioned it out loud in classes before.

Let's go smell the preface:

“What differential calculus, and, in general, analysis of the infinite, might be can hardly be explained to those innocent of any knowledge of it. Nor can we here offer a definition at the beginning of this dissertations as is sometimes done in other disciplines. It is not that there is no clear definition of this calculus; rather, the fact is that in order to understand the definition there are concepts that must first be understood. Besides those ideas in a common usage, there are also other from finite analysis that are much less common and are usually explained in the course of the development of the differential calculus. For this reason, it is not possible to understand a definition before it's principles are sufficiently clearly seen.

In the first place this calculus is concerned with variable quantities. Although every quantity can naturally be increased or decreased without limit, still, since calculus is directed to a certain purpose, we think some quantities as bring constantly the same magnitude, while others change through all the stages of increasing and decreasing. We note this distinction and call the former constant quantities and the latter variables. This characteristic difference is not required by the nature of things,but rather because of the special question addressed by the calculus.

In order that this difference between constant quantities and variables might be clearly illustrated, let us consider a shot fired from a cannon with a charge of gunpowder; then, the angle of elevation of the cannon above the horizon; third, the distance traveled by the shot; and, fourth, the length of time the shot is in the air. Unless the same cannon is used throughout the experiment, we must also bring in to our calculations the length of the barrel and the weight of the shot. Here, we will not consider variations in the cannon or the shot, lest we become entailed in very complicated questions. Hence, if we always keep the same quantity of powder, the elevation of the barrel will vary continuously with the distance traveled and the shot's duration of time in the air. In this case, the amount of powder, or the force of the explosion, will be the constant quantity. The elevation of the barrel, the distance traveled, and the time in the air should be the variable quantities. If for each degree of elevation we were to define these things, so that they may be noted for future reference, the changes in distance and duration of the flight arise from all of the different elevations. There is another question: Suppose the elevation of the barrel is kept the same, but the quantity of powder is continuously changed. Then the changes that occur in the flight need to be defined. In this case, the elevation will be the constant, while the quantity of powder, the distance, and duration are the variable quantities. Hence, it is clear that when the question is changed, the quantities that are constant and those that are variables need to be noted. At the same time, it must be understood from this that in this business the thing that requires the most attention is how the variable quantities depend on each other. When one variable changes, the others necessarily are changed. For example, in the former case considered, the quantity of powder remains the same, and the elevation is changed; then the distance and duration of the flight are changed. Hence, the distance and duration are variables that depend on the elevation; if this changes, then the others also change at the same time. In the latter case, the distance and duration depend on the quantity of charge of powder, so that a change in the charge must result in certain changes in the other variables.

Those quantities that depend on others in this way, namely, those that undergo a change when others change, are called functions of these quantities. This definition applies rather widely and includes all ways in which one quantity can be determined by others. Hence, if x designates the variable quantity, all other quantities that in any way depend on x are determined by it are called it's functions. Examples are x^2, the square of x, or any other powers of x, and indeed, even quantities that are composed with the powers in any way, even transcendentals, in general, whatever depends on x in such a way that when x increases or decreases, the function changes. From this fact there arises a question; namely, if the quantity x is increased or decreased, by how much is the function changed, whether it increases or decreases? For the more simples cases, this question is easily answered. If the quantity x is increased by the quantity w, it's square x^2 receives an increase of 2xw + x^2. Hence, the increase in x is to the increase of x^2 as w is to 2xw + w^2, that is, as 1 is to 2x + w. In a similar way, we consider the ratio of the increase of x to the increase or decrease that any function of x receives. Indeed, the investigation of this kind of ratio of increments is not only very important, but it is in fact the foundations of the whole of analysis of the infinite. in order that this may become even clearer, let us take up again the example of the square x^2 with its increment of 2xw + w^2, which it receives then x itself is increased by w. We have seen that the ration here is 2x +w to 1. From this it should be perfectly clear that the smaller the increment is taken to be, the closer this ratio comes to the ratio of 2x to 1. However , it does not arrive at this ratio before the increment itself, w, completely vanishes. From this we understand that if the increment of the variable x goes to zero, then the increment of x^2 also vanishes. However, the ratio holds as 2x to 1. What we have said here about the square is to be understood of all other functions of x; that is, when their increments vanish as the increment of x vanishes, they have a certain and determinable ration. In this way, we are led to a definition of differential calculus: It is a method for determining the ratio of the vanishing increments that any function take on when the variable, of which they are functions, is given a vanishing increment. It is clearly manifest to those who are not strangers to this subject that the true character of differential calculus is contained in this definition and can be adequately deduced from it.

Therefore, differential calculus is concerned not so much with vanishing increments, which indeed are nothing, but with the ratio and mutual proportion. Since these ratios are expressed as finite quantities, we must think of calculus as being concerned with finite quantities. Although the values seem to be popularly discussed as defined by these vanishing increments, still from a higher point of view, it is always from their ratio that conclusions are deduced. In a similar way, the idea of integral calculus can most conveniently be defined to be a method fro finding those functions from the knowledge of the ratio of their vanishing increments.

In order that these ratios might be more easily gathered together and represented in calculations, the vanishing increments themselves, although they are really noting, are still usually represented by certain symbols. Along with these symbols, there is no reason not to give them a certain name. Thy are called differentials, and since they are without quantity they are also said to be infinitely small. Hence, by their nature they are to be so interpreted as absolutely nothing, or they are considered to be equal to nothing. Thus, if the quantity x is given an increment w, so that it becomes x+w, its square x^e becomes x^2 + 2x^2w + w^2, and it takes the increment 2xw+w^2. Hence, the increment of x itself, which is w, has the ratio to the increment of the square, which is 2xw + w^2, as 1 to 2x + w. This ratio reduces to 1 to 2x, at least when w vanishes. Let w=0, and the ratio of these vanishing increments, which is the main concern of differential calculus, is a 1 to 2x. On the other hand, this ratio would not be true unless that increment w vanishes and becomes absolutely equal to zero. Hence, if this nothing that is indicated by w refers to the increment of the quantity x, since this has the ratio to the increment of the square x^2 as 1 to 2x, the increment of the square x^2 is equal to 2xw and for this reason is also equal to zero. Although both of these increments vanish simultaneously, this is no obstacle to their ratios being determined as 1 to 2x. With respect to this nothing that so far has been represented by the letter w, in differential calculus we use the symbol dx and call it the differential of x, since it is the increment of the quantity x. When we put dx for w, the differential of x^2 becomes 2x dx. In a similar way, it is shown that the differential of the cube x^3 will be equal to 2x^2 dx. In general, the differential of any quantity x^n will be equal to nx^(n-1) dx. No matter what other functions of x might be proposed, differential calculus gives rules for finding its differential. Nevertheless, we must constantly keep in mind that since these differentials are absolutely nothing, we can conclude nothing from them except that their mutual ratios reduce to finite quantities. This, it is in this way that the principles of differential calculus, which are in agreement with proper reasoning, are established, and all of the objections that are wont to be brought against it crumble spontaneously; but these arguments retain their full rigor if the differentials,that is, the infinitely small, are not completely annihilated.
To many who have discussed the rules of differential calculus, it has seemed that there is a distinction between absolutely nothing and a special order of quantities infinitely small, which do not quite vanish completely but retain a certain quantity that is indeed less than any assignable quantity. Concerning these, it is correctly objected that geometric rigor has been neglected. Because these infinitely small quantities have been neglected, the conclusions that have been drawn are rightly suspected. Although these infinitely small quantities are conceived to be few in number, when a few, or many, or even an innumerable number of these are neglected, an enormous error may result. There is an attempt wrongfully to refute this objection with examples of this kind, whereby conclusions are drawn from differential calculus in the same way as from elementary geometry. Indeed, if these infinitely small quantities, which are neglected in calculus, are not quite nothing, then necessarily an error must result that will be greater the more these quantities are heaped up. If it should happen that the error is less, this must be attributed to a fault in the calculation whereby certain error are compensated by other errors, rather then freeing the calculation from suspicion of error. In order that there be no compensating one error by a new one, let me fix firmly the point I want to make with clear examples. Those quantities that shall be neglected must surely be held to be absolutely nothing. Nor can the infinitely small that is discussed in differential calculus differ in any way from nothing. Even less should this business be ended when the infinitely small is described by some with the example wherein tiniest mote of dust is compared to a huge mountain or even the whole terrestrial globe. If someone undertakes to calculate the magnitude of the whole terrestrial globe, it is the custom easily to grant hum an error of a single grain of dust, but even many thousands of these. However, geometric rigor shrinks from even so small an error, and this objection would be simply to great were any force granted to it. Then it is difficult to say what possible advantage might be hoped for in distinguishing the infinitely small from absolutely nothing. Perhaps they fear the if they vanish completely, then will be taken away their ratio, to which they feel this whole business leads. It is avowed that it is impossible to conceive how two absolutely nothings can be compared. They think that some magnitude must be left for them that can be compared. They are forced to admit that this magnitude is so small that it is seen as it it were nothing and can be neglected in calculations without error. Neither do they dare to assign any certain and definite magnitude, even though incomprehensibly small. Even if they where assumed to be two or thee times smaller, the comparisons are always made in the same way. From this it is clear that this magnitude gives nothing necessary for undertaking a comparison, and so the comparison is not taken away even though that magnitude vanishes completely.

Now from what has been said above, it is clear that comparison, which is the concern of differential calculus, would not be valid unless the increments vanish completely. The increment of the quantity x, which we have been symbolizing by w, has a ration to the increment of the square x^2 which is 2xw + w^2, as 1 to 2x +w. But this always differs from the ratio of 1 to 2x unless w=0, and if we do require that w=0, then we can truly say that this ratio is exactly as 1 to 2x. In the meantime, it must be understood that the smaller the increment w becomes, the closer this ratio is approached. It follows that not only is it valid, but quite natural, that these increments be at first considered to be finite and even in drawings, if it necessary to give illustrations, that they be finitely represented. However, then these increments must be conceived to become continuously smaller, and in this way, their ratio is represented as continuously approaching a certain limit, which is, as it were, the final ratio of those increments, is the true object of differential calculus. Hence, this ration must be considered to have laid the very foundation of differential calculus for anyone who has a mind to contemplate these final ratios to which the increments of the variable quantities, as they continuous are more diminished, approach and at which they finally arrive. ”

We find among some ancient authors some trace of these ideas, so that we cannot deny to them at least some conception of the analysis of the infinite. Then gradually this knowledge grew, but it was not all of a sudden that it has arrived at the summit to which it has now come. Even now, there is more that remains obscure than what we see clearly. As differential calculus is extended to all kinds of functions, no matter how they are produced, it is not immediately know what method is to be used to compare the vanishing increments of absolutely all kinds of functions. For example, for the rational functions, the ultimate ration that the vanishing increments attain could be assigned along before the time of Newton and Leibniz, so that the differential calculus applied to only these rational functions must be held to have been invented long before that time. However, there is no doubt that Newton must be given credit for that part of differential calculus concerned with irrational functions. This was nicely deduced from his wonderful theorem concerning the general evolution of powers of a binomial. By this outstanding discovery, the limits of differential calculus have been marvelously extended. We are no less indebted to Leibniz insofar as this calculus at that time was viewed as individual tricks, while he put it into the form of a discipline, collected its rules into a system, and gave a crystal-clear explanation. From this there followed great aids in the further development of this calculus, and some of the open questions whose answers were sought were pursued through certain definite principles. Soon, through the studies of both Leibniz and Bernoulli's, the bounds of differential calculus were extended even to transcendental functions, which had in part already been discussed. Then, too, the foundations of integral calculus were firmly established. Those who followed in the elaboration of this field continued to make progress. ............................................................... blá blá history of calculus..................
No matter what name the mathematicians of different nations are wont to give to this calculus, it all comes to this, that they all agree on this outstanding definition. Whether they call the vanishing increments whose ratios are under consideration by the name differentials or fluxions, these are always understood to be equal to zero, and this must be the true notion of the infinitely small. From this it follows that everything that has been debated about differentials of the second and higher orders, and this has been more out of curiosity then usefulness, comes back to something very clear, namely, that when everything vanishes together we must consider the mutual ratio rather than the individual quantities. Since the ratio between the vanishing increments of the functions is itself expressed by some function, and if the vanishing increment of this function is compared with others, the result must be considered as the second differential. In this way, we must understand the development of differentials of higher order in such a way that they always are seen to be truly finite quantities and that this is the only proper way for them to be represented. At first sight, this description of analysis of the infinite may seem, for the most part, both shallow and extremely sterile, although that obscure notion of the infinitely small hardly offers more. In truth, if the rations that connect the vanishing increments of any functions are clearly know, then this knowledge very often is of the utmost importance and frequently is so important in extremely arduous investigations that without it almost nothing can be clearly understood. For instance, if the question concerns the motion of a shot fired from a cannon, the air resistance must be known in order to know what the motion will be through a finite distance, as well as both the direction of the path at the beginning and also the velocity, on which the resistance depends. But this changes with time... However, the less distance the shot travels, the less the variation, so that it is possible more easily to come to knowledge of true relationship. In fact, it we let the distance vanish, since in that case both the difference in the direction and change in velocity also are removed, the effect of resistance produced at a single point in time, as well as the change in the path, can be defined exactly. When we know these instantaneous changes or, rather, since these are actually nothing, their mutual relationship, we have gained a great deal. Furthermore, the work of integral calculus is to study changing motion in a finite space. It is my opinion that it is hardly necessary to show further the uses of differential calculus and analysis of the infinite, since it is now sufficiently noted, if even a cursory investigation is made. If we want to study more carefully the motion of either solids or fluids, it cannot be accomplished without analysis of the infinite. _Indeed, this science has frequently not been sufficiently cultivated in order that the matter can be accurately explained. Throughout all the branches of mathematics, this higher analysis has penetrated to such an extent that anything that can be explained without it's intervention must be esteemed as next to nothing.

I have establish in this book the whole of differential calculus, deriving it from true principles and developing it copiously in such a way that nothing pertain to it that has been discovered so far has been omitted. The work is divided in to two parts. In the first part, after laying the foundations of differential calculus, I have presented the method for differentiating every kind of function, for finding not only differentials of the first order, but also those of higher order, and those for functions of a single variable as well as those involving two or more variables. In the second part, I have the study of series. In that part, I have also given a very clear explanation of the theorem concerning maxima and minima. As to the application of this calculus to the geometry of plane curves, I have nothing new to offer, and this is all the less to be required, since in other works I have treated this subject so fully. Even with the greatest care, the first principles of differential calculus are hardly sufficiently developed that I should bring them, as it where drawn from geometry, to this science. Here, everything is kept within the bounds of pure analysis, so that in the explanation of the rules of this calculus there is no need for any geometric figures.

sexta-feira, março 02, 2007

C experiments

Alguma vez pensaram em ler um numero da esquerda para a direita? É completamente anti-intuitivo!! Mas um computador é capaz de lhe achar bastante piada.

A ideia base é a seguinte:
o primeiro digito é o das unidades. x1
há mais?
entao o primeiro digito é o das dezenas e o segundo é o das unidades [ x1 * 10 + x2 ]
há mais?
entao o primeiro digito é o das centenas o segundo é o das unidades e o terceiro é o das unidades [ 10(x1*10 + x2) +x3] ...

and in C this would come has simple as

int atoi(char s[]){
int i , n ;
for(i=0; s[i]>='0' && s[i]<='9';++i)
n = n*10 + (s[i]-'0');
return n;

s[i]-'0', justifica-se pelo facto de os caracteres '0','1','2'.. etc terem valores incrementalmente superiores. no meu caso '0'=48, '1'=49...etc

A vantagem?? bom para começar dispensa o uso de uma segunda funçao power, para computar as potencias de 10. Suponto o raciocinio mais comum de x = x1 + x2*10 + x3 * 10^2.... etc
Consequentemente o tempo de execução é menor porque o numero de "contas" que o cpu faz é menor.

Estou deliciada!

more to come soon lol or otherwise get Richie's "The C programing language" and go for it your self. It's fun!! ;)

sexta-feira, fevereiro 23, 2007

chmod 755 /home/helga/H.sh

Just started reading the C programming language ;P SO and PIC are coming up and I want to take the most out of it.

I'm gonna make some hard changes in this blog. Since it's lost it's primary purpose of being mostly about software experiences and other brain damaging adventures I take. ;P

"In the beginning I found Slackware to be almost more work than it was worth, but as time went on I've gradually come to appreciate it. It's speed, stability and simplicity of design has grown on me, while at the same time I realize that I learned quite a lot about system administration just by working with it."

Slackware Linux - Back to Basics

could not have said it better ;P

quinta-feira, fevereiro 22, 2007

Quando for Grande quero uma coisa destas!!

É um moto-carro!! Mas com muito estilo!!.. hã? ;)

terça-feira, fevereiro 20, 2007

O jumento

Tem de ver isto! De partir o coco!

Ahh e tal diz que é delirio!

Mas que dia bizarro. Perdão: noite. Poderia ter vindo para casa a berrar o Elvis...

Only you can make this world seem right
Only you can make the darkness bright
Only you and you alone
Can thrill me like you do
And fill my heart with love for only you

Only you can make this change in me
For it's true, you are my destiny
When you hold my hand
I understand the magic that you do
You're my dream come true
My one and only you

Only you can make this change in me
For it's true, you are my destiny
When you hold my hand
I understand the magic that you do
You're my dream come true
My one and only you

Ao invés disso. Dei-me ao desprazer de deixar escapar mais um desabafo aparvalhado. After all it is not my choice... nunca mais aprendo a não me meter no que não me cabe decidir... que mania de opinar sobre as decisões dos outros. Devia ter dito só a parte do "te necessito".

Passei a noite num bar vestida a preceito, com direito a burka (mas sem rede )Tenho uns olhos pavorosos! Pequenos, de ar timido. Com o resto da face tapada assemelho-me a um rato. Não é uma imagem lá muito agradável, mas entre isto e vestir-me de odalisca, com metade do corpo de fora- pareceu-me um mal menor. Um cocktail marroquino e meia caipirinha depois estava a sentir-me verdadeiramente poetica! (ohhh deus nos salve!!) Foi o fim.

Nunca mais aprendo a ficar de boca calada e deixar as coisas correr. Quem sabe o que vai acontecer daqui a 3 meses? Se calhar até já perdeu o interesse. Se calhar já tenho o meu "problema" resolvido. Se calhar já não me sinto tão pequena e inutil?

Hum... um semestre apetrechado de cadeiras de programaçao... ohhh nobre escolha!! Três meses de absurda felicidade. =))) can't wait!! :P

até lá... vai linux nas horas vagas... há de correr tudo bem.... de uma forma ou de outra.

bebedeira carnavalesca!

Cheguei. Digo estou no lugar fisico onde sermpre volto - agora. Ainda penso no que te escrevi. Precisava dizer.to. Não sabia como. Terei sido infiel ao proclamar aquilo que sinto, sem considerar a parte racional? Digo todas as outras impossibilidades... Provavelmente. Talvez por isso abra caminho ao silencio. É o refugio. Minto: O caminho curto para a dor da realidade. Todos os dias sonho que te vais embora. Acordo sobressaltada. O meu subconsciente ainda foge da ideia como da morte - É uma sensaçao (estupidamente) identica. Estou exausta de habitar este ser sempre putrefacto - Incapaz. Não há uma saida facil para mim. Não há saída imediata. Não há uma saida rápida. É o problema comum de todos os falhados que sabem que são falhados.

É ainda pior ser um falhado com consciencia de si.

Sim estou algo alcolizada.

Ao alcool junto o desprazer da bebedeira de sentidos. O alter-ego está em voga. Esbofeteia-me. Sinto-me vazia.

A mensagem retornou não entregue. Suponho que estejas a divertir-te. Alegra-me a ideia de te imaginar divertida.
Faz parte de quem és. Esse sorriso imenso que parece abraçar o mundo inteiro...

- Entao amanhã levantas-te cedo também não? não tens nada para fazer?
- Estou de férias. Sou assim... uma desocupada de merda.

Que tenho eu para te dar? Más compilações do kernel? Uma curiosidade imensa sobre todo o tipo de coisas que não te interessam minimamente? Uma vida académica deploravel! não... não tenho absolutamente nada para te dar.

Racionalmente era para esqueçer isto de vez. E não consigo... Quando dou por mim. Estou novamente a implorar que me ames. Meu deus como sou patetica! Tanto esforço para nada... (não em relaçao a ti.. a tudo o resto).

Está toda a gente a morrer... ou na eminencia de morrer. Os outros, os vivos sao loucos! Sinto-me perdida.

Isto passa... amanha faço reboot no lfs e tudo o que vai importar realmente é o erro de compilação do lib Gcc..
"TLS support needed"

aparentemente. Pelo menos aparentemente.

sábado, fevereiro 17, 2007

Kernel corners

Ok so maybe I can't be that happy. I had not noticed that the modules where not loaded. In fact on further investigation I found that also the former file was incomplete. There seems to be no end to kernel corners...

Never the less I do not abandon the conviction that it is still worth try. Every error is an error less to do in the future and more knowledge.

I found a better tutorial at linuxquestions.org

Compiling kernel 2.6.10 on a Slackware 10.1

I'll keep you posted on progress. ;)


sexta-feira, fevereiro 16, 2007

Ohhh ohhh ohhh my!!

Bom finalmente consegui recompilar / instalar o novo kernel!

tudo isto graças a um pdf maravilha que acabou por colmatar algumas lacunas. Nomeadamente a substituição do System.map por exemplo que não sabia que tinha de substituir. Entre outras coisas.

Se estão a pensar em fazer um update ao kernel... Façam!! vale a pena.
Recompilando o kernel

Não tem nada de transcendente!! Pessoalmente perfiro o xconfig ao menuconfig. É mais facil de navegar e nao tem aquele aspecto cansativo da consola.

Agora claro há que ter a minima consciencia do hardware que tem no PC e é sempre bom manter um backup para o caso da coisa correr mal [apesar de isso ser muito improvavel se seguir as instruções à risca].

Divirtam-se com o linux ;)

I surely will!!

quinta-feira, fevereiro 15, 2007

swift fox

Hello there all you Linux lovers and friends.

Just found a specially built for Linux Firefox version called swiftfox .

It's even CPU costumed!! I'm :O - trilled.

swift –adjective
1. moving or capable of moving with great speed or velocity; fleet; rapid: a swift ship.
2. coming, happening, or performed quickly or without delay: a swift decision.
3. quick or prompt to act or respond: swift to jump to conclusions.
4. Slang. quick to perceive or understand; smart; clever: You can't cheat him, he's too swift.

sexta-feira, fevereiro 09, 2007

o que os macacos nao pensaram mas podiam ter pensado

porque me apeteceu.

- Dás-me um beijinho? vá lá! não gostas de mim?
- Mas que tipa irascível!! chega-te para lá!! chega-te para lá!!

quarta-feira, fevereiro 07, 2007

e esta?!

what if it rained in hell?

Esta minha mente saltitante e frenética

Fiz directa a ler o Sedra e a tentar consolidar a forma de olhar para as ultimas montagens esquisitas com BJT's que afinal não apareceram no exame que fui fazer ás 10 da manha. Não toquei na realimentação... levei tanto tempo com os amplificadores simples, com os diferenciais, com os espelhos de corrente.. que simplesmente.. não tive tempo de chegar lá.

Ainda não consegui dormir... pensei que já que estava deitada no sofá há quase 8 horas à espera que o sono viesse... mais valia render-me e ir ler umas coisinhas de análise complexa... a ver se a coisa entra para sexta-feira. Mas nisto o cansaço é tanto que ao invés de fazer um processamento directo da informação. A minha mente “deturpada” (tenho complexos com isto, não digam a ninguém lol ) divagava de duas em duas linhas com uma piada. Como eide explicar de que tipo? Uma espécie de meta Matemática. Vim partilhar convosco. Explico.

Numa página qualquer define-se o sufixo meta:
" O sufixo meta vem do grego metá, que quer dizer "mudança", "posterioridade", "além", "transcendência", "reflexão crítica sobre" "

Gosto da parte do reflexão critica / transcendância. Um pouco no seu sentido mais infantil de deturpação. Talvez porque esta sempre tenha tornado as aulas de matemática infinitamente divertidas. [Está explicado aquele ataque de riso, que ninguém percebeu de onde vinha.]

Gosto daquelas expressões características como:
"O domínio é essencial." ( tanto vale para as funções, como para o macho alfa, para os Americanos no Iraque).
"o conceito de prolongamento por continuidade, num ponto , onde determinada função ,f não está definida." ( que é o meu paralelo preferido, para a minha ex-não-relação, o tal ponto que afinal tinha limite diferente de um lado e de outro).

Isto para tentar sustentar que afinal existe uma ponte entre a matemática e a "vida" que não é linear no sentido de :
“o físico acredita que as suas equações aproximam a realidade. O matemático está-se nas tintas. ”

É um pouco como o Xadrez - “um campo de batalha desprovido de variáveis aleatórias”.

Há mais verdade num bom livro de álgebra do que em todos os livros de psicologia - No sentido subjectivo pelo menos. O individuo que lê o individuo e não uma massa uniforme e mediana.

É divertido! Experimentem um dia! Soltem os vossos cérebros e nunca mais vão conseguir calcular o Avc [Ganho de tensão em modo comum] sem largar um risinho maroto. Até pode passar por loucura, mas sempre oferece mais uns segundos de vida.

segunda-feira, fevereiro 05, 2007


Estes pategos nao desistem mas são pouco originais.

Hoje recebi um e-mail a anunciar que uma empresa qualquer que nunca ouvi falar queria que eu
"visionamentalizace" um tal documento word com os detalhes!

Assim que meti o nome do remetente, dei comigo no Catálogo Brasileiro de Fraude.

Sempre ri um bocado.
Publicidade ao Arno Gruen

Pelo prologo do livro "A loucura da Normalidade".

o realismo como doença: uma teoria fundamental da destrutividade humana.

Parece-me um bom aniquilador de pensamentos nefastos. Vai para lista.

Maibe I can't stop it. I'm exaust it of trying

É inacreditavel o quanto a tua falta me faz mover e movo-me com tanta ferocidade simplesmente para não te pensar. Encho-me de afazeres, rego-me nas palavras dos outros. Corro e tento preencher-me, mas ainda assim quando cai a noite, és tu que transbordas em mim.

É inutil tentar esqueçer-te, convercer-me de que porque fizeste isto ou aquilo, deixo de te amar. Não te amo pelas coisas que fazes, mas por tudo aquilo que és.

Quiseste partir e nada posso fazer quanto a isso. Doi e esbracejo, por vezes (raramente) disse-to. Há um ano que não me sinto amada por esta ou aquela razão sucedendo a outra. Tentei arrancar-te de mim. Fazer-te passar por outra coisa qualquer diferente.

Não há longe nem distancia que te apague. Não há ser que te encubra. Não há luz que alumie a tua sombra. Onde estou. Estás. Se fugir- encontro-te.

Talvez seja tempo de ser das palavras. Corpos e almas que os tenham os outros. Tu também se deus quiser para que sorrias em breve.

Eu não consigo. Não sou tua por vontade, mas porque o teu ser me cativa e só contigo existe a plenitude.

sábado, janeiro 20, 2007


Devem lembrar-se desta musica de um determinado anuncio televisivo em que a senhora rodopiava pela casa com a sua esfregona.. Mas detorparam a letra. Enfim. Aqui fica. Um excerto da opera "Carmen". Delicioso. Derradeiro.

Paciencia. Tristezas nao pagam dividas.

L'amour est un oiseau rebelle
Que nul ne peut apprivoiser,
Et c'est bien en vain qu'on l'appelle
S'il lui convient de refuser.
Rien n'y fait menace ou prière,
L'un parle bien, l'autre se tait,
Et c'est l'autre que je préfère,
Il n'a rien dit mais il me plaît.
|: L'amour, l'amour, :|
L'amour est enfant de Bohème,
Il n'a jamais jamais connu de loi,
Si tu ne m'aimes pas je t'aime,
Si je t'aime prends garde à toi.
2. L'amour que tu croyais surprendre
Battit de l'aile et s'envola,
L'amour est loin, tu peux l'attendre,
Tu ne l'attends plus, il est là.
Tout autour de toi, vite, vite,
Il vient, s'en va, puis il revient,
Tu crois le tenir, il t'évite,
Tu crois l'éviter, il te tient.

sexta-feira, janeiro 19, 2007

Estou farta de estar na faculdade, de gastar o dinheiros dos meus pais. Queria fazer alguma coisa. Bom, alguma coisa minimamente inteligente. Não é para agora jogar o esforço fora e largar a faculdade.

Não haverá por ai alguém no ciber espaço à procura de quem saiba
Java / javascript/xml /html/css. Alguém à procura de alguém que code por prazer. Que não se importe de ficar até ás 2 da manhã a trabalhar?

Tive 18 à cadeira de Programação II [ POO – java] 17 no exame e 19 no trabalho final.

Estou tentada a fazer o exame da SUN e mexer os catramelos. É capaz de ser mais eficiente que postar num blog que ninguém lê.... Naquela do “diz que sim”.

terça-feira, janeiro 16, 2007

Não me vou queixar. Até disso estou farta. Acabei finalmente com a minha "não relaçao" e acabo de saber que a minha avó paterna morreu. Não estou nos meus dias.

Oiço a Antena 2... [Escape mil e qualquer coisa. Melodia sem sentido. ]

Houve tempos em que detestei esta musica. Hoje encaixa.

Fácil de Entender
The gift

Talvez por não saber falar de cor, Imaginei
Talvez por saber o que não será melhor, Aproximei
Meu corpo é o teu corpo o desejo entregue a nós
Sei lá eu o eu queres dizer, Despedir-me de ti
Adeus um dia voltarei a ser feliz

Eu já não sei se sei o que é sentir o teu amor,
não sei, o que é sentir, se por falar falei
Pensei que se falasse era fácil de entender

Talvez por não saber falar de cor, Imaginei
Triste é o virar de costas, o último adeus
Sabe Deus o que quero dizer

Obrigado por saberes cuidar de mim,
Tratar de mim, olhar para mim, escutar quem sou,
e se ao menos tudo fosse igual a ti

Eu já não sei se sei o que é sentir o teu amor,
não sei o que é sentir, se por falar falei
Pensei que se falasse era fácil de entender

É o amor, que chega ao fim, um final assim,
assim é mais fácil de entender

Eu já não sei se sei o que é sentir o teu amor,
não sei o que é sentir, se por falar falei
Pensei que se falasse era fácil de entender

sábado, janeiro 06, 2007

Há dias assim, olho para a lombada do “servidão humana” e sinto um arrepio na espinha -Lembro-me de Philip e é como se me olhasse ao espelho.

Um ser encarapinhado e confuso, envergonhado de determinada deficiência física. Curioso mas intrinsecamente inapto, banal!

Algures há um momento no livro onde se raciona que os pobres não podem sofrer de amor. O amor é um passatempo de quem não é obrigado a preocupar-se primeiro com a sobrevivência.

Caem-me lágrimas desajeitadas e pueris. Não há como evitar o inevitável.

Sou absolutamente substituível, absolutamente descartável – irrelevante! Tanto dá como deu o que der.

Não incito felicidade, sou o tédio.


Devia parar de perder tempo com estas trivialidades de “meia tigela” - a falar bem.

Devia não. Devo. Vou. Vou escrever que vou de vez em quando. Pensar todos os dias. Fazer todos os dias.

Água mole em pedra dura, tanto bate até que fura.

O povo sabe sempre. Há de vir o dia.

terça-feira, janeiro 02, 2007


Olá 2007!!

Aqui sentada no meu computador neanthertal ninguém diria com este sorriso estonteante a altas horas da noite que passei uma semana no in(f)Verno algarvio! Tenho a cabeça a andar à roda. Quando abri a caixa do e-mail tinha perto de 500 e-mails espalhados pelas 4 contas mais ou menos com propósitos ou contextos temporais distintos.

Com as “milhentas” newsleters de variados jornais e revistas de diferentes orientações temáticas e ideológicas vi a ultima semana passar-me (literalmente) debaixo dos olhos em segundos.

Achei especial piada ao facto de o banner da manchete que abarcava tantos agoiros jornalísticos acerca do endividamento das famílias ser precisamente um incentivo ao credito!

Quer uma televisão nova? Um carro novo? Uma casa? Anda a comer menos pastilhas? Precisa de umas cuecas novas? Nós temos a resposta! Você merece mudar de ceroulas! Ohh amigo não se iniba, nós não queremos saber se você habita uma barraca e quer instalar a parabólica! Isto aqui é o real facilitismo. Para que você pague 20 % de juros até convencemos um gajo arrojado a posar vestido de coelhinha com maquilhagem a condizer.


Desejos para 2007:

Um conjunto de fato e gravata para Portugal. (não faz mal ainda não termos as cuecas, se todos pensarem que estamos integralmente vestidos a avó de alguém há de nos oferecer pelo menos 2 pares no próximo natal! )
Um chapéu e nariz de palhaço para o papa! Cremos nós que aquelas ideias ... que cito “o aborto, a eutanásia e as pesquisas sobre embriões são atentados à paz ” só podem ser para uma piada!! Diga-se, superada apenas pela existência de armas de destruição maciça no Iraque (será que ele andou a tramar isto com o Buch? )
Mais 5 pontos de QI para a população portuguesa. ( Será que depois disto se eu contar até 3 deixam de cantar a musica da floribela? )
(Des) complicação! Que em 2008 eu reze ao meu altar do Lewis Carrol enquanto o vizinho do lado dá graças a Alá ou Jeová, Xiva, Brama, Cali...
Menos mesquinhice! Quero lá saber se o Pinto da Costa vai ás P*, o homem levou o Porto à gloria e o nome de Portugal ao mundo. A carolina que se dedique ás postas de bacalhau. (parece que as atira muito bem!..) Sejam felizes! Em paz... em paz...

Vida longa e próspera ao GOOGLE e à SUN, pelo facto de terem providenciado a pés descalços como é o caso da minha pessoa, acesso a conteúdos educacionais inteiramente grátis e de elevada qualidade.

Circula por ai um pessimismo arrasador. As pessoas bufam na rua! Galgam os corredores das estações entre arrelias e encontrões e eu também! Nunca me tinha apercebido quanto disso tem a ver com o facto de se fazer tanta publicidade à má disposição. Para onde quer que olhe, sou bombardiada por cartazes, banners, trocos de texto, imagem e som que me dizem que não sou tão feliz como podia ser. Que sou menos que alguém. Que estou errada. Que sou feia. Que tenho pelos a mais, roupa a menos, que estou presa neste pais de eternos incipientes.

Filhos da Pérsia! Não quero! Afinal a liberdade não acaba nos direitos dos outros. O que me estão a tentar vender é que:
a liberdade acaba nos olhos dos outros pois gritem a vossa superioridade absoluta em coisa que nada importa... então?

Não quero as cuecas. Não quero! Larguem-me! Não quero ser católica. Nem quero ser muçulmana. Não quero Deus para nada! Larguem-me! Agora estou de olhos postos nisto, não quero o vosso aquilo. Quando quiser procuro.

Esqueci-me de fazer pé coxinho no ano novo. Entrei em 2007 com os dois pés bem assentes na terra de copo de vinho do porto na mão a brindar numa sala pequena abraçada pelo calor da lareira e o ruído da televisão, mas consegui arrancar alegria há minha mãe, por isto valeu a pena. Foi melhor que passas num jantar de gala. Não tentando sustentar que não seria maravilhoso, mas unicamente porque parece que quanto mais velha fico mais acredito que o que conta realmente para a felicidade, não são as coisas que temos! É antes o que fazemos com elas e como sabemos partilha-las com as pessoas que são importantes para nós.