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Welcome to The Lounge Network.

The main idea of this site is to share a small part of my life with the world. I chose the name for this site because it reminds me of something fun and relaxing.

In general, I like to inspire people. I'll be happy if you learn something or have some fun here.

When I was a child, my father used to collect National Geographic Magazines. I read those magazines every month, with an interest in their pictures, especially of landscapes. Since then, I’ve been in love with photography with a particular interest in landscapes. I have been taking pictures since I was seventeen, and I’m still trying to find a way to use those pictures. That’s one of the reasons why I put this site together.

Unfortunately, I only have a few weeks of each year to travel around the world, taking pictures and getting to know new cultures, but I really love doing it. On those trips, I took more than 100k pictures. I think I’ll spend years selecting what is relevant to publish. This is the start. Keep coming back to see new pictures in the future.

When I'm around the house, I like to do different things. I like to listen to good music (Jazz, Rock, Pop and Trance), drink good wine or European style beers, ride my bicycle around the city, watch movies and play intensive games. I usually play racing simulator games as well as FPS (First Person Shooter) games. In this way, I’m an old school guy.

On the professional side, I’ve been involved in IT since I was a kid. When I was only 10 years old, my father put me in a language-programming course. The name of the computer language was Basic. It was something to make me spend energy and stop bugging my parents. After I finished the 6 month course, he gave me a skateboard and I forgot about computers for a while, but still kept them in mind.

When I was 15, he bought the first computer for our house. It was an IBM PC XT. I remember spending days and entire nights in front of that screen, learning as much as possible. One year later, I started giving classes on Microsoft DOS and Microsoft Word in a small school in the neighborhood. After that I never stopped working in IT.

Life is short and goes by fast. At this point I’ve more than 20 years experience in IT with +10 of those years working as a director in charge of a large team. In those years I've learned a lot. One thing I always remember is that it’s very rewarding to help people develop their abilities and skills to work better. This is not only leadership. It's people development and it’s very exciting.

Life is very short, so live it, and live it well!


Armando Amaral

@São Paulo, Brazil.

Sunny day @ BMW Museum - Munich, Germany - 2012

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