Here I am in Finland. Long time no blogging. The last three weeks were very intensive and demanding (in all aspects) for me and Carol: apartment search, initial work-related activities, first zero-degree weather, first snow, first days in a totally strange place. It’s been a tragicomic experience (much more comic than tragic!). Finland is the exact oposite of Brazil in terms of culture (cold, quiet, silent, extremely organized, “self-service society”), economy (developed country, excelent social benefits for everyone, very expensive life, no poverty), politics (the least corrupt country of the world), weather (very cold, windy, and snowy). We’re are living in Espoo, very close to Helsinki, 15 minutes from office. Our neighborhood, Matinkyla, is beautiful and near to everything we need in a daily basis: supermarkets, drugstores, clothes stores, fast food, restaurants, etc.
Work is great! Office is cool, people are kind. The coolest thing is that I’ll be working on the Desktop UI Framework Team which, as Karoliina has already mentioned, will try to get even closer to the GNOME community as our work has lots of similarities (I’ll write more about it in the next days). It’s just wondeful to be able to work on cool things as your official job!
I’ve been posting lots of pictures in Flickr from my N93. Also I’ve been posting some videos to YouTube with some daily frivolous activies in Finland but they are private, just for family and friends. If you want to watch them and you’re a not a stranger, send me your YouTube login and I’ll give you permission to watch them.
I hope to get back to my GNOME activities as now I have computer and internet connection at home. EOG has 186 open bugs! Normally I keep this list with less than 90. Lot of work to do! Cooool!
That’s all for now! A brazilian GNOME developer is back. And now with much more ice!