Who am I?

Who am I?

By training I am a Mathematician, I studied at the University of Michigan (M Go Blue!). My interest in computers have made me choose a Mac over Linux or Windows and with Mac OS X, I was in computing heaven, for a while. Now I am thinking on moving on to Ubuntu Linux. I also worked at the, now defunct, e-commerce site Patilla.com. Until the end of 2004 I worked in the technology area (Web, Intranet, Internet, data security) of InverUnion. Now, I'm the executive systems guy for an overseas investment group. But I'm open to new interesting opportunities. My Curriculum Vitae is here.
I am interested in technology, especially as they relate to computers and the internet. Send interesting links to alfredo@octavio.net
I have two kids (twins, a boy and a girl).
I am a Fan of Formula 1 Racing and cars in general.

I am a correspondent for The Mathematical Intelligencer. It is also my favorite math journal. If you have an article that you think is appropriate for it, please, send it to me (aoctavio@ivic.ve). I am specially interested in Latin-American Mathematical issues and the History of Mathematics in general, though, jokes are also welcome.
Tyromaniac is a name I invented from the following definitions:

Tyro Ty"ro, n.; pl. Tyros. [L. tiro a newlylevied soldier, a beginner.]

A beginner in learning; one who is in the rudiments of any branch of study; a person imperfectly acquainted with a subject; a novice.

Maniac Ma"ni*ac, a. [F. maniaque. See Mania.]

Raving with madness; raging with disordered intellect; affected with mania; mad.

So, Tyromaniac = Mad Novice. And that's how I feel most of the time. And no, the other definition didn't occur to me, but it has been mentioned by certain spanish speaking females fans of the site...

I've been blogging since 2002.

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