Bio

Posted on Feb 18, 2021

I was planning to write a super long, well-though text on myself, but then I though that would be awfully clichéd. So, let’s just stick to a totally random bulleted list of facts about me, which I might keep updated or not.

  • Almost everyone calls me Ari! Which is a super cute nickname I absolutely adore! Feel free to call me so if you like to!
  • I was born in Argentina, but barely lived there. I was raised in Chile and I live in Spain since 2007.
  • I’m from Italian descent… This means I prepare coffee in a moka pot.
  • C. I love C. I’ve learned to despise Python and similar high level languages.
  • Parlo, escric i de vegades fins i tot penso en català (vaig viure 9 anys a Barcelona!)
  • I currently work as Foreign Rights Manager at Next Door Publishers, an independent publishing house that is all about showing how much science rocks!
  • I love dancing mambo and salsa. I’m one of those weirdos who dance On Bass or On Clave! (If you don’t know what that is, you’re probably a saner person than I am.)
  • No pineapple on pizza, please. Have I mentioned I’m from Italian descent? Well, from Calabria, so don’t stray away from tradition in pizza, please.
  • My first programming language was BASIC on my late granddad’s ZX Spectrum!
  • I love firing up my MS-DOS 6.22/Windows 3.11 VM just to type stuff on QBASIC and play some MS Hearts!
  • One of my dreams is to go to the Caribbean, lie on a beach wearing an olive green bikini, a nice hat, and just chill there.
  • I love spicy food… Bring out all your hottest chiles!
  • I went to Law school for my extra credits when I was an undergrad Philology student!
  • My OS of choice is Arch Linux. I use sway as my WM… and I mostly live in a terminal!
  • I don’t have a driver’s license.
  • But I do hold a PhD in Linguistics.
  • Maybe the two facts above are somehow related?
  • I used to conlang quite a lot when I was a teenager… I might get into that some time in the future!
  • Once I infiltrated myself into an architects meeting and nobody figured I was an imposter!
  • I have the superpower of ending up in meetings with high ranking government officials… without me planning any of it.
  • I also have the superpower of almost always sorting out paperwork and bureaucracy in the most non-standard and unexpected ways possible.
  • I’m a huge fan of Avatar: The Last Airbender!
  • My dream house would be an open concept home, with lots of windows, very bright, and where I could share a nice cup of wine with my girlfriend. I also want a nice swimming pool, even though I can’t swim.
  • I cook rice and pasta superbly!
  • Oh, and last but not least, I happen to have an PGP key!

By the way, this is me:

Ari

I think that’s enough… Stay alert for any updates here! Or not!