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Angel's Egg - the home page of Eduardo Ochs (a.k.a. Edrx)

Welcome! I'm a mathematician, logician, categorist and type-theorist who used to do computer programming and Free Software activism in his spare time... I have a Free Software project that I consider extremely important, and I have decided that I have to spend a few years outside of the academic world working on day jobs related to Free Software in order to concentrate better on it and make it as usable and well-known as possible.

The world does need simpler ways to understand Type Theories and categorical models, true, but it desperately needs to reduce computer illiteracy and other illiteracies and to realize the importance of Free Software and Free Information. The Eev Project is an effort against illiteracies, and it has stayed underground for far too long; type theory will have to wait.

(I've been doing less maths-related work recently and more activism. Here's why.)

2017: pages with links about the art exhibitions Queermuseu and La Bête.
2015oct26: Falta misandria no movimento trans (zine: PDF em A5)
2014aug01: Link das ruas - vídeos de manifestações
(An index of videos related to the Brazilian uprisings - currently with 1700+ videos.)
2014aug01: Ydb - the tool that I use to maintain that archive.
2014mar19: Ferramentas para ativistas (tools for activists - docs mostly in Portuguese at the moment)
2014oct24: Something similar for Facebook posts (sample output)
2013oct16: Mass arrests in Rio de Janeiro!

(Update: I did spend several years in the "real world", but things didn't work out there...
I now work at PURO, a small countryside campus in the wild east of the state of Rio de Janeiro).
2014mai/jun: Sobre a performance "Xereca Satânik" (processo: p.21)
2013jul10: Parabéns, Edwin!
2013jun27: Debate sobre espaço físico.

Saia do seu quadradinho:
2013may25: versão atual: PDF em A5, 2-sided, mais informações.
2012aug27: primeira versão.
Lista de fontes primárias de informações sobre a greve das IFES.
Chomsky fala sobre os filtros da grande mídia,
Atividades de greve no PURO.
2012may22: Início da greve na UFF.
 

 2011august: Apóiem a ocupação da reitoria!
 2011jul01: Pressão social (PDF)
 2011jun27: Eleições no PURO: Chapa 1


2011jun08: a campaign: Queremos bolsas da Anvisa de onze mil reais
2011april: a study group on the Psychodynamics of Corruption
2011may25: Material da manifestação de 25/maio/2011
2011mar23-24: Eleições no ICT: vote nulo
Zombies and other texts


Quick index:
[eev] eev, that is a tool for automating almost everything,
[dednat4] dednat6, for typesetting trees and categorical diagrams,
[dednat4] my page on maths and categorical semantics,
[blogme] BlogMe3, that generates the html of these pages,
[llangs] a list of all of my little (extensible) languages,
[gab] gab, a calculator with quantifiers,
MiniForth and RubyForth (by Marc Simpson)
other programs in Lua and Forth,
other things related to Emacs,
my pages on Tcl/Tk/Expect, Icon, and (La)TeX,
[rrj] my rape recovery journal (is no longer secret),
how to contact me (and my CV),
my pages on (micro)politics, veganism and the CoE,
literature, music, movies, webcomics, my mother's PhD thesis,
my very old personal pages.

I used to be just in a war against the macho world -
now I am explicitly genderfreaky/TG/TS
(but I'm too busy to change what I see in the mirror)


Between 2004 and 2008 I tried to work as a professional programmer, but I ended up failing miserably - mostly because I was not thick-skinned enough.
My plan was to earn money to move to London and do the training on Alexander Technique at Karen Wentworth's school, but I had to put that on hold.
Some links:
2005-2006: worked at Vivo.
July-October, 2007: worked full-time on IUP and on the DaVinci Project.
October-December, 2007: worked on Plurall.
November, 2007: I gave a talk in a round table about Digital TV, Digital Radio, Free Software and Education.
In December, 2007 I moved to São Paulo (São Caetano, actually) and started working at Omnisys.
In February, 2008 I was fired.
In April, 2008 I applied to a position at UFF.
I started working there in January, 2009.
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The eev project, computer tourism, and related topics (about making free information easier to use):

I used to call eev a "tool for automating almost everything" and "my project to save the world with Free Software". In more concrete terms, eev is a library for Emacs that lets us create executable logs of what we do in a format that is reasonably easy to read and to modify, and that lets us "play back" those logs step by step in any order - for example, like in this video.

The main starting point of eev is this: (find-eev-quick-intro)
it is a sandboxed tutorial that explains all the main features of eev.
It starts with installation instructions for beginners (like in this video)
that create a shell script "~/eev" that starts emacs, loads eev, and opens the quick intro.
(find-emacs-keys-intro) lists the most important keys of eev and emacs.
(find-eev-intro) is an index to all sandboxed tutorials, including many obsolete ones.
The main ones are:

0. (find-eev-quick-intro)
1. (find-emacs-keys-intro)
2. (find-eev-intro)
3. (find-here-links-intro)
4. (find-refining-intro)
5. (find-pdf-like-intro)
6. (find-eepitch-intro)
7. (find-audiovideo-intro)
8. (find-rcirc-intro)
9. (find-eev-install-intro)

Eev is now an ELPA package! Its ELPA page is here.
You can install it from Emacs with M-x list-packages (even on M$ Windows!)
and then run the tutorial with M-x eev-beginner.
You can download Emacs for W$ from here. Here are more detailed instructions.

For a totally non-technical introduction to eev, read this.
(find-escripts-intro) explains what these "executable logs" ("e-scripts") are;
    its section "3. Sharing" explains some of the motivation,
    its section "4. How to read an e-script" dissects a small example;
    http://angg.twu.net/e/lua-intro.e is a much bigger example of an e-script;
    its section "5. Tools for writing e-scripts" discusses how to take (executable) notes.
An e-script is usually made of:
    free-form text,
    hyperlinks (including `to's), and
    code for shell-like programs (as shown in this video).

Here are some screencasts:
 (MP4) How to install eev, for beginners (2016, without sound)
 (YT, MP4) The three main keys of eev (2019aug09, in english) NEW!
 (YT, MP4) The three main keys of eev (2019aug09, in portuguese) NEW!
The two last ones are based on (find-three-main-keys-intro).
These ones were made before I implemented the "(find-*-intro)"s:
 (YT, MP4) eepitch: a way to control shell-like programs from Emacs (2013jan16, good)
 (YT, MP4) An introduction to eev2 (2012nov11, long, not so good)
 (YT, MP4) Uma introdução ao eev2 (2012nov15, in Portuguese, longer)
The YT links point to youtube, where the videos are in a reduced resolution; the MP4s are better.

The git repository is here: https://github.com/edrx/eev.git
See (find-eev-install-intro) for alternative ways to install eev.
The eev mailing list (and its archives).
Some information on how blogme3 htmlizes ascii files with elisp hyperlinks.
Some old versions of eev only supported "«...»"s correctly in unibyte buffers;
recent versions of eev are UTF-8 clean. See the comments in eev-codings.el.
The file eev-load.el can be used as a guide to the source files of eev.
Here is my submission to the EmacsConf2019.
Oficina de Software Livre ("anotações executáveis") no PURO/UFF.

Old news:
2018may31: (find-eev-quick-intro) is now the standard starting point of eev.
News (jun/2015): (find-eev-quick-intro).
News (nov/2012): Now there are screencasts about eev! See above.
News (oct/2012): eev2 is ready for tests!
News (oct/2011): eepitch.el, debian package (obsolete!!!).

The 1979 paper about Emacs by RMS (*), Lisp Conference speech of 2002.


September 11, 2001 - the inevitable happenned in an oh so glorious way
If you treat everybody else as an enemy you get an ulcer.
The American ulcer is bleeding (in the form of the falling of the twin towers), and it is no longer possible to just take a pill, find something external to blame, and forget about the problem.

(By the way: The seven levels of despair, by John Berger.)

2003mar20: Oh, no - they're destroying another country -
What we need is a world without the United States.
What have you been doing for that?

Notes on Bin Laden's impact (wp, deleted)