About

  • I am Ernesto Alfonso Bascón Pantoja (oopscene), though all my friends know me simply as Eto, and the latest years as “Viejo”.
  • I was born in Santa Cruz, Bolivia in 1976; all my childhood I lived in Potosí, Bolivia and when I was 18 I moved to Cochabamba, Bolivia that is the nice city I live now.
  • I studied in the Colegio Franciscano school in Potosí.
  • I learned BASIC in an Atari 130XE 8-bit computer (my first computer).
  • My alma mater is the Universidad Católica Boliviana, in Cochabamba, where I studied computer science engineering.
  • I worked for the Instituto de Investigación en Informática Aplicada in the Universidad Católica Boliviana.
  • I was also a Java trainer in Tekhne SRL and I got a SCJP being there.
  • I work for Jalasoft as a software architect and for the Fundación Jala, as a C++ trainer and monitor.
  • I am a C++ developer, though I also write code in C# and Java.
  • I compose and produce electronic music in my spare time (I published my first work ‘poiesis‘ in CDBaby, iTunes, Spotify, etc.) (I have two low end keyboards, and a lot of software, such as a modern tracker: Renoise; a not so modern tracker I used a lot: OpenMPT; a Korg M1 Audio Unit; a virtual analogue synthesizer: NLog PolySynth, a Native Instruments Kontakt 5 sampler, my daughter’s digital piano (a Casio CDP-220R) and an amazing sampled piano).
  • I have a beautiful wife. We married in 2003 and we have a beautiful daughter that is growing smarter and nicer every day, she studies piano and drums.
  • My parents live also in Cochabamba; my closest and most beloved aunt (Elena) passed away in 2011.
  • I had a Nokia N900 cell phone, but its screen got broken some years ago. Now I use a BlackBerry Passport mobile phone; it is pretty neat!
  • Though I am not a fanboy, I am a NetBSD, Linux, Qt and OS X enthusiast user.
  • Pet Shop Boys, Depeche Mode, U2, Jean Michel Jarre and Armin van Buuren are amongst the musicians I like the most though I am listening a lot to Massive Attack, Boards of Canada, Deadmau5, Ricardo Donoso and Maxence Cyrin.
  • I have this blog since 2011, and though I try to post entries on it as often as possible, it is updated a post every 3 months approximately.
  • I have mild essential tremor and also prematurely grey hair.
  • I am a coffee, Coca-Cola and chocolate addict! (a.k.a. tools to write better code), also I like meat, burgers, and fried chicken a lot; though these days I am trying to eat healthier (Menta is a nice place for vegetarian food in Cochabamba).

3 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi this is Kawaii from OSnews.com – just a follow up to the post you made (I can’t reply to the forum because there is a 5 day limit to the article). I already addressed the issue relating to backwards compatibility in the following post: http://www.osnews.com/permalink?507368

    The point of what I wrote in the post (to which you replied) had nothing to do with backwards compatibility being there but Microsoft failing to move their operating system to WinRT (provide XAML features for both Desktop and Metro applications) and leaving Win32 for backwards compatibility only (in other words, no part of the operating system relies on it thus making it a ‘removable’ subsystem in much the same way that win32 support can be removed in Windows 2008 R2 so there is only win64 installed).

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