Thursday, January 29, 2015

Brazilian consulate

Today Arnika, Isabella and I went to the General Consulate of Brazil here in NY to get her a visa to come visit Brazil later this year as well as register Isabella for Brazilian citizenship.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Baking an apple pie

Today Arnika and I baked an apple pie. Not sure how it turned out yet, it just came out of the oven, but it looks good!


Found this snowman in a street a couple of blocks from our apartment! That's awesome :)

Preparing for the cold

Going to the supermarket in the middle of a lot of snow! My shoes got all wet hehe couldn't feel my toes.

The frozen car it's ours, covered in snow hehe

Snow storm is coming

We should have a severe snow storm tonight here. The streets are already filling up with snow. Check it out!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Astor Place

Today I came to work at a Starbucks at Astor Place, near 4th ave and 9th street. Nice place, one of my favorite spots to work at.

Also took the opportunity to walk from 23rd street all the way here. Very pleasant night!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Laundry time

That time when there is no option other getting it done hehehe

FDR Drive overpass

Some pictures of the FDR Drive overpass for posterity :)

Frozen yogurt

This was our favorite frozen yogurt spot. It's a shame it's closed now :/

FDR Drive

This is the FDR Drive, a very busy road that goes all around Manhattan and passes right next to our apartment complex. You can also see the East River which is just a block away.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Coffee house on East 57 st.

These are a few pictures I took while walking to my favorite Starbucks at 57 street and Lexington ave.

Pao de queijo

This time I went for a non vegan pao de queijo, and it worked very well!  The vegan version unfortunately was awful, but this one came out excellent! :-)

Tuesday, January 13, 2015



So today at work I wanted to uniquely identify a resource before storing it. There are many options our there, but I chose the standard UUID method which stands for Universally Unique IDentifier. But how unique is it really?! According to it's definition, depending on how it is generated, it is considered unique enough so that the chance of someone else ever generating another UUID by chance that matches the one you generated is extremely low.

It turns out there can be three hundred and fourty undecillion, two hundred and eighty two decillion, three hundred and sixty six nonillion, nine hundred and twenty octillion, nine hundred and thirty eight septillion, four hundred and sixty three sextillion, four hundred and sixty three quintillion, three hundred and seventy four quadrillion, six hundred and seven trillion, four hundred thirty one billion, seven hundred sixty eight million, two hundred and eleven thousand, four hundred fifty six possible values for a universally unique identifier. That is 340,282,366,920,938,463,463,374,607,431,768,211,456! Or, 2^128 for short.

That is larger than the number of stars in the observable universe. I think that is unique enough. :)

Day at the office

On a coffee house with view to Lexington ave!