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A hippo among flowers in the field.
ℜodrigo Arĥimedeς ℳontegasppα ℭacilhας

  ℜodrigo Arĥimedeς ℳontegasppα ℭacilhας, a hippo among flowers in the field  


I was born Rodrigo M. Cacilhas at Petrópolis/RJ, at the end of 1975, I got the nickname Archimedes when I whas 10, because math sciences use to be easy to me – and for bullying too, since some fellow students wanted to make fun of the golden crown incident. Later, I changed the spelling to Arĥimedeς when I became esperantist (the final greek sigma has nothing to do with the Esperanto).

I’m autistic, high gifted and musician, I was learning music from an early age from my mother, who had been singer. I can play a lot of musical instruments – strings, fife, and some keyboard ones.

I studied Chemistry at UFRJ’s Chemistry Institute, but I didn’t graduate.

I’ve learned how to deal with computers since very early on, I began using a TK85. I was 12 when started programming on a MSX-1.1 Hotbit HB-8000, using MS XColour BASIC programming language. Later I switched to Perl 5, C and finally Python, at that time in the version 1.5, which became my main programming language. I’ve also developed professionaly in Lua, Java, C++, Cython and about 2016 ECMAScript 2015 / Javascript, TypeScript and Go. Currently I came back to Ruby, after 13 years without look at it, and Java.

I learned a lot of programming languages just for self-improvement, among them Scheme, MoonScript, Erlang, Rust, Prolog, Standard ML, OCaml, F♯, Smalltalk, Objective-C and Tcl/Tk.

I went to FAETERJ IT Tecnological college, completing the course with 9.5 achievement. I was removed by political persecution. Later I was reintegrated, and I graduated at the end of 2018.

I worked as hodman, tent loader, even storyteller, network administrator, IT consultant and software developer.

It’s easy to me learning new languages’ structure, but pronounciation and vocabulary are hard to me, despite my singular ability to learn and keep informations of little help.

My great-grandfather was called Gasppar Montini at San Marino, but he changed his name to Monte Gasppa in Brazil, whence I take my ℳontegasppα, completing my public name. my great-grandmather’s name was Giulia Campimori, renamed to Julia Monte.

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