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cogurov doesn't really exist. If he did, he would only have three letters anyway, not seven.

all he does here is rant about nothing and everything

Journal of cogurov (5192)

Tuesday August 17, 2004
05:34 AM


202 Km/h 20:15 Int: 21 C Ext: 26 C

That's what you could see on the train.

So I made it back safe and sound.

I kind of liked Lisbon, but I know working there wouldn't be exactly the same as being there for one day... I would probably miss my home and especially my girlfriend... but hey, you gotta take the good with the bad, right? :-) And there's alway trains and stuff, and I do have some friends living there :-)

Anyway, I went to the interview. For what I can tell, they're pretty pleased by the fact that I'm one of the most active Perl'ers in Portugal, but it's like I told them: "Hey, it's Portugal! It's not that hard, really :-)"

They seem to be a good company to work in, so I can only hope for them to make me a decent proposal...

One funny/strange thing about the interview I only realized later: there was no technical part! :-|

I mean, we talked about the things I've done and the ones I'm doing at the present, but there wasn't even a line of code involved, or any kind of test, so I'm not sure if they know how good or bad I am... not that it bothers me... I feel confident enough :-) Maybe there will be something like that in a near future, or maybe they already know more about me then I thought they did (they told me a coworker of theirs had said good thing about my code... :-| ) So what? Maybe the guy confused things and people! :-D It's possible! :-D

Meanwhile, I haven't heard from Infineon so far... this can mean an awful lot of different things, but the ones I'm more inclined to believe are that either they're not calling me at all of they're simply not hiring at the moment, being a moment a period of a month... I do know they usually have a guy flying in from Germany to do the interviews, and he might be on vacation...

I'm still considering some other companies for which I could send my CV to, if things with Lisbon don't work out.

Oh well, it was fun, going to Lisbon and having a multi-vitamins juice there, with some friends :-)

Wednesday August 04, 2004
11:51 AM

Interview schedulled

No, not with Infineon :-)

I got a phone call from Lisbon, from a guy who saw my CV in my webpage :-) (I believe it was pointed out by someone who knows someone I know...)

Lisbon is a bit far away, and I hadn't considered the possibility of moving there, but this guy had some words that are still in my mind: Open-Source, Perl and Mason :-) Wow :-)

Well, I figure that at least I'm going there, even if it's just to see who they are, what they do, what they expect... :-) And I'll also take the time to see some old friends, if all goes well :-)

The interview will be on August 16 (the guy is going on vacation next week), so that gives me some time until then... during which I can still hear from Infineon, if they bother enough to open my CV :-)

If none of this works out, at least I'm happy that someone went to my homepage and thought I'd be a good choice for his company :-)

Tuesday August 03, 2004
05:11 AM


A friend of mine asked me if I'd like him to see if there's any opening where he's working... the problem is that he is working in Lisbon...

I think I should re-evaluate my future, and think if I should settle for northern Portugal or also search for a job in companies that are a bit far away... :-|

I figure that if I don't get any kind of contact from Infineon until mid August, then I should probably send my CV elsewhere...

Humm... maybe it's time for me to list possible companies to apply for :-|

There is one problem, though... I wouldn't mind having to work with C or Java (I wouldn't be in a worse situation then my present one...), but I would mind having to work with Windows... :-| and most companies in Portugal... use Windows :-|

Ah... the problems of living in such a small country :-)

Well, maybe I'll just have to look better :-)

Thursday July 29, 2004
07:20 AM

Resume sent

I sent my resume to Infineon... it's a big company, and here in Portugal they're located near my hometown... only half an hour driving :-)

I'm still not sure if I should send it somewhere else too... and where to :-|

Wednesday July 28, 2004
05:12 AM

Ok... here goes nothing :-|

First of all, I'd like to apologize for creating a second user :-| Really, I mean that :-| But I guess I had no other choice, for a lot of reasons, or otherwise I wouldn't be able to post this :-|

As I said in one of my last posts (with my primary user), too many people I personally know read my blog... and it's for the best that some of them don't know that... I finally made my resume :-) In Portuguese and in English :-) (and comments are welcome, of course)

I'll probably be sending it somewhere... :-|

If you still don't know who I am, I'm pretty sure all of you will be able to find that out by checking this profile... :-|

Regards to all,


And please don't get mad at me for creating a second user :-|

And no, I have no idea of how regularly I will post with this user :-|