Somewhat random thoughts

Um layer ou Uma layer??

UM layer ou UMA layer?? Essa pergunta sempre aparece por aí. Tenho amigos que dizem “uma”, outros usam “um”.

Twitter and email acronyms

This is just FYI, but if you’re lost in the middle of all the acronyms going around, this might be useful. maybe you find yourself LOL with the list, and some are NSFW. In the end, it might be TMI anyway. The list was compiled from this post and its comments.

Fixing problems with USB Garmin GPS on Ubuntu - Corrigindo problemas com GPS Garmin USB no Ubuntu

[EN] After my last caving expedition, I had some problems to download my GPS data with QGIS/Gpsbabel. I found out that it was a problem with Ubuntu udev rules. Here’s how to fix that.

AGU Fall Meeting - wrapping up

[EN] Well, after five days in San Francisco, I’m on a plane to New York, for a bit of tourism in New York before leaving the US (and the cold) back to the Brazilian summer. This was on big meeting, by far the largest I’ve been. As usual, conferences are very usefule for meeting new people, establishing connections for future work/research or just for having a good time. In my case, I also learned a lot. Since I’m with the organizing comitee for the next Brazilian Geological Congress, I paid attention on how some things are done here so maybe we can use that experience in Brazil.

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O que é um Invited Review?

Ultimamente recebemos no Brazilian Journal of Geology (BJGEO) alguns pedidos de autores interessados em enviar artigos de revisão, os “Invited Reviews”. Mas o que é esse tipo de artigo? Uma revisão bibliográfica de tese pode ser publicada dessa maneira? Vamos ver:

UTM 23S??

If there’s one thing that I see all the time as a reviewer, is a map of some study area in Brazil with a caption like “UTM coordinates zone 23S”.


The Brazilian Journal of Geology is the official publication of the Brazilian Geological Society. As the Deputy Editor, I receive emails with common questions about the journal. So I decided to crate a page with some useful information for potential authors.