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Hit me

World of Coding

Hello. Thanx for stopping by. :-) This is my personal page (if you hadn't guessed...). That up there is my nickname, Shana. 'been using it for more than 10 years now, so if you're thinking of using, it's mine, and that's that.

My real name is Andreia Gaita. I'm a programmer and all around computer nut, currently working at Novell Xamarin on Mono, more specifically on Moonlight Mono for Android. My interests range widely, though, as you can see from the assortment of links there on the left (the other left... yes, those green things... *sigh*).

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I could tell you I'm 25, but then I'd have to update this every year... so I'll just say I was born in Lisbon, Portugal (no, it's not in spain...) somewhere in the merry year of 1970 + 6, during the smallest month, on the 0 hour of the 9th day, give or take 5 minutes (it seems all the clocks went on a strike at the time... I wonder why?)

And the rest is history... what more could I say? hmmm...

well, I have a house, a (very cute) boyfriend, two (one gone, one new) cats, you can see their pics if you care to click on the link (cute pics too) (sorry, haven't gotten around to upload them yet, so no pics...) (oh wait, there are pics after all! :) ), I develop open source software, bindings, libraries, games, web sites (backend) and other stuff, using whatever OS I need at the moment (you know, Linux, OSX, OS/2, Windows...), I read Tarot cards occasionally (wink wink, click link) (04-2012 not anymore, but links still up for histerical reasons ;) ) and am into (2010) literature, translation and various historical, philosophical, mystical and mythical studies, haven't decided where to go from here yet, I love books and have blown my budget several times with them (reminder: invent a better of carrying them around...), I ocasionally get annoyed at society's stupidity, or otherwise have an inspirational flash (vaipe, in portuguese) and out comes a rant, and no, I'm not bothered to putting the links on the text. Sheesh!

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Still there? Cool!

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Ocasionally I can't be bothered to translating the stuff I write, so if you find things in english that are not in portuguese and vice-versa, tough.

If you've just fallen down a staircase, or otherwise have had you neurons misplaced, and consequently believe you really, really want to have something of mine translated, just say so. I can be nice. 8-)

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This site is made for Opera. If you use Internet Explorer, my condolences. But you can still be saved: just download Opera and delete your IE shortcuts. If you use Netscape, in version 4 there are a series of problems that prevent this and other pages (particularly with photos) to display correctly. Netscape 6 appears to follow the standards, so no big loss there. Anyway, it's minor stuff, you won't miss it.

The words in this site are my own, and my responsability, bla bla bla.

If you have suffered above-mentioned accidents and therefore have an interest in using my words elsewhere, please just let me know so I can enjoy the fame and fortune of being a quoted™ person and tell all my friends about it. Really.

If you find broken links, please let me know thru the Hit Me link thingy. Don't forget to take out all the uppercase stuff and substitute with the real charactes from the email so it is valid, eh?

If you happen to find material that you believe is yours, let me know so I can put an acknowledgment thingy on it.

For you anal-retentive people out there, yes I know the tags are invalid because they have spaces in the names, but they look really good, and this is my site, so there. Hmmpf!

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