22 Mar 2005 esteve   » (Journeyer)

What's up Doc?

It has been a long time since I posted an entry, and lots of things happened since then!

Back pain prevented me from seating in front of a computer during long periods, one of the reason for my temporary departure from Advogato. 23 years old and already suffered lumbago, woohoo!

Will code for food... or better offer!

Next: I quitted my job, couldn't stand there anymore. My first feeling was uncertainty, I was unsure if I could find a new one. You know, when you have to pay bills, it's hard to do things like this. Well, one week after I quitted I had four job offers :) This should make me feel more self-confident I guess, don't know why I lasted so much after all.

I chose to work for Auna, one of the biggest telcos in Spain, working in a new secret project: *cough* giant killer robots for the army *cough* ;) Just kidding.

It's near (20-30 minutes walking from home), this gives me the chance to ride my bike everyday and get in shape (right now I'm too skinny).

Ruby Evangelism

Next week, I'll give a talk about Ruby at the monthly Barcelona Perl Mongers meeting. Let's see if I get some conversions ;)

Games: it's a child's play!

On the academia side, I'm working in my final year project. Reading anything related to game theory. cerquide has sent me lots of papers about this topic and we're testing several tools. Gambit was the first one to review, but we're unsure to use it since its development seems stalled. Next one, SSEL/CASSEL by none other than Dr David Levine, is a very ambitious project, sadly its funding ended and we don't know if it will continue. Last resort would be to write a framework from the ground up, since cerquide already wrote a library in Ruby. I played a bit and began to build a mini application in QtRuby around it, but my back pain didn't let me finish it.

Now I must ask, Advogato community, do you know about good game theory free/opensource software? Freshmeat doesn't seems to contain much info.

As a side effect, I joined a game theory group in UB, I won't be able to contribute much, but this will give the chance to learn many things! :)

Obligatory spam

Oh, I almost forgot this, Lagwagon has released a new album: Live in a Dive. I've listened to it, and I liked.

It has many songs I love: Violins, Island of Shame, May 16th, Coffe and Cigarettes, Razor burn and several other ones. Though being a live album, sounds good and well recorded.

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