About

I’m Pedro!

I work at Microsoft as a technical evangelist, and I simply love what I do.

 The opinions and views that are expressed on this site are my own. They do not in any way, reflect the views and opinions of my employer.  I have no intention of defaming, purging, humiliating or injure anyone should they decide to act upon the advice and information provided here. Any comments left by any other independent readers or authors are the sole responsibility of that person. If you do find material on these pages that you regard as offensive, harmful or unnecessary, please            contact me using pedro in front of the @ and then adding the digitaldias.com behind it.

I was born in 1969 with an keen interest in most things that spind around technology. I am first and foremost a computer geek, working as an Technical Evangelist as well as developing home software projects inbetween. I also take a keen interest to photography, music and home theater. I used to own dobermann dogs, however family and children made me pick a smaller breed, resulting in Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

I live together with my fiancé Bergfrid. Together we have two beautiful children; Amalie and Adrian.

Favourites and recommendations

It is funny how you can really get to know someone better just by learning the little things that make up who they are. Here is a small list that tell a little more about me, in keyword form:

color       : green

music       : rock, jazz, ballads, techno,
              acid, pop, etc, etc, etc

movies      : Mostly sci-fi stuff.
              (Occupational hazard)

cars        : Mercedes. I'm a cruisin kind of guy :)

books       : Not that often, aside from geek stuff:
              Tolkien, Anne
              McCaffrey's stories about Pern
              and Stephen Donaldson's
              chronicles about Thomas
              Covenant

sports      : None practiced, tennis and MMA(!)
              if they're on.

heroes      : My parents
              Bill Gates The nobody that became somebody
              Ansel Adams For the zone system
              Andy Warhol For "inventing" pop-art
              Freddie Mercury For breaking all the rules
              Bjarne Strousrup For C++
              Ulf Uttersrud For his impressive teaching skills

Spare time

Since I am mainly a computer geek, I needed a new hobby, which has fallen down to a couple of useless things, such as being an audiophile, home-theater loving, dog owner. Well, the dog is really not that useless, she’s excellent as a guard dog, she can carry a ton of stuff when we’re hiking in the woods, and she pulls me around on the bicycle every now and then.

Gaming

Since 1998, I’ve been involved in various forms of so-called mmo‘s (Everquest, Final Fantasy XI, and now most recently Lord of the Rings online). I’ve also tried Vanguard, Everquest II, GuildWars, Eve, The Silk road and World of Warcraft, but didn’t find appeal in any of them, mostly due to hardware requirements being ridiculous, or game graphics just looking too silly.
Even though I’m not even close to being a “gamer”, I do enjoy this type of games and have made many good friends in the real world as a consequence.

One thing that I’ve developed a knack for is taking pictures, lots of them! So much that I’ve already photographed two weddings, a christening, and a fair ton of other events. Chances are that you will probably get an eeger “yes! Sure!” by the mere mentioning of taking photography of something/someone.

…and there you have it 🙂

One thought on “About

  1. Pedro Dias says:

    Hi Pedro,

    Boy, and I thought I was living in a cold place…Nice to see you there in my blog… I’m actually from very near your home village, I was born in Tavira, it’s just about 15Km from Fuseta. But now I’m in Dublin, Ireland.

    Maybe someday we meet around there 🙂 Best luck for you and your family.

    BTW Nice site. I’m also a photo lover, check out:
    http://flickr.com/photos/pdias

    Take care

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