Do we ever cease to be children?

My passion for KDE, the popular graphical user interface for Unix, started in 1997.


I love music. I listen to music continuously. I especially appreciate the likes of Bobby McFerrin, Vangelis, Enya, Bach and sons, Erik Satie, Serguei Prokofiev and Antonin Dvorak, but also Apocalyptica, Metric and Holograf. My parents encouraged me to sing and play since I was two, legends say. It's a definite delight for me to listen to music, or to play the violin or the guitar when I get a little time.


I became interested in red wines and green tea through my work as a oenology researcher a few years ago, when I learned about their seeming physiological effects. I also learned to like coffee and I still search for the perfect espresso.


Before becoming a father, I used to read a lot. While a child, my preferred author was definitely Jules Verne. Later, I was reading a lot of science fiction, with a strong preference for Arthur C. Clarke and Isaac Asimov. Strangely enough, given the cultural conjuncture in my country of origin, I only managed to read Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings"only in 2001. Breathtaking.


I learned photography when I was very young. Communist era hobby clubs for children were a great thing and functioned very well. Still, I actually started to shoot for the sake of shooting only a few years ago. Here are some of my photographic tribulations.