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Instruments

Postby Coco » August 25th, 2016, 7:50 pm

Does anyone here play an instrument? Which one, and why? Do you have any funny (read: absolute 100% true ) prejudice towards certain players based on their instrument choice?

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Re: Instruments

Postby oitofelix » September 29th, 2016, 6:03 pm

I used to play Peruvian ocarina, which is regarded as a decorative object:

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Here is an old recording of a play session of mine:



Actually, the oito in my nickname oitofelix stands for "Ocarina Inca de oiTo Orifícios", which means "Eight Holes Inca Ocarina". I've learned to play by ear, because I couldn't find any documentation on how to play that instrument.

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 88888  FFFFF Bruno Félix Rezende Ribeiro (oitofelix) [0x28D618AF]
 8   8  F     http://oitofelix.freeshell.org/mininim/
 88888  FFFF  mailto:oitofelix@gnu.org
 8   8  F     irc://chat.freenode.org/oitofelix
 88888  F     Please, support my work: http://oitofelix.freeshell.org/funding.html

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Re: Instruments

Postby Norbert » September 30th, 2016, 1:28 pm

Your YouTube profile photo that shows you smiling (and also, to a lesser extent, you playing the ocarina) show a side of you different from the mental image I had of your personality. I think in my mind I primarily combined your 'stern' appearance in the GitHub photo (that you're also using for this forum) with your 'rigid' pro-GNU stance. It's nice to see the smile. :)

I've been told I'm more pleasant in real life than on the Internet. Some of the intended nuances and subtleties probably get lost in writing. Oh well.

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Re: Instruments

Postby oitofelix » September 30th, 2016, 2:54 pm

Norbert wrote:Your YouTube profile photo that shows you smiling (and also, to a lesser extent, you playing the ocarina) show a side of you different from the mental image I had of your personality. I think in my mind I primarily combined your 'stern' appearance in the GitHub photo (that you're also using for this forum) with your 'rigid' pro-GNU stance. It's nice to see the smile. :)


That happens. Experience shows people can have almost diametrical opposite concepts about myself (and I can see why to an extent), depending on their personality and in what circumstances they interacted with me. It's not uncommon that for a given atitude of mine I can be seen as emotional and empathetic, or intelectual and ruthless depending on how you look and how well you understand me. I know only a handful of people that can comprehend myself thoroughly enough to infer correct state of mind and intentions behind my actions. Likewise, it's not rare for me to get a wrong image of people, in a general level.

Norbert wrote:I've been told I'm more pleasant in real life than on the Internet. Some of the intended nuances and subtleties probably get lost in writing. Oh well.


I see. Well, I think you are good on the internet, thus you should be even more so in real life. :)

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 88888  FFFFF Bruno Félix Rezende Ribeiro (oitofelix) [0x28D618AF]
 8   8  F     http://oitofelix.freeshell.org/mininim/
 88888  FFFF  mailto:oitofelix@gnu.org
 8   8  F     irc://chat.freenode.org/oitofelix
 88888  F     Please, support my work: http://oitofelix.freeshell.org/funding.html

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Re: Instruments

Postby David » October 1st, 2016, 11:41 am

Norbert wrote:Your YouTube profile photo that shows you smiling

He looks like a woman on that photo, with that long hair and no beard or moustache... :?

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Re: Instruments

Postby oitofelix » October 1st, 2016, 2:54 pm

David wrote:
Norbert wrote:Your YouTube profile photo that shows you smiling

He looks like a woman on that photo, with that long hair and no beard or moustache... :?


I'll take that as a compliment, for lack of a better interpretation.

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 88888  FFFFF Bruno Félix Rezende Ribeiro (oitofelix) [0x28D618AF]
 8   8  F     http://oitofelix.freeshell.org/mininim/
 88888  FFFF  mailto:oitofelix@gnu.org
 8   8  F     irc://chat.freenode.org/oitofelix
 88888  F     Please, support my work: http://oitofelix.freeshell.org/funding.html


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