--michael-
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My self-summary
I am the nerd of nerds, full of passion, skill and probably antisocial tendencies. As a true tinkerer with a strong desire for learning new things, I live in a universe of my own thoughts and expression, often distracting me from the concerns of everyday issues. I toil away on my own projects and I often find myself having that single minded focus to achieve that next part, in hopes of making it all work. I enjoy the anticipation and the thought of an unexplored world opening up to me.

I have a strong interest in science and technology, both fictional and real. I enjoy Star Trek and the works of Carl Sagan. I am a redditor.
What I’m doing with my life
I am the software architect for a major financial software company on Wall Street. To reduce my commute to zero, I also live in an apartment on Wall Street. My free time is spent completing my own projects and learning new things.
I’m really good at
Real artists ship. When I set out to learn a new thing, I like to prove to myself that I achieved the goal. That may mean passing a certification exam, winning a competition or posting the results of a software labor of love online for the world to scrutinize.
The first things people usually notice about me
I tend to dress the same way every day. I own many of the same shirts and pants to save me the effort in the morning of deciding what to wear.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Harry Potter
Anything by Carl Sagan
Star Trek, Star Wars, Matrix, Dexter, Sopranos, Six Feet Under, Anything by Pixar, Hackers, The Conversation
Mostly a vegetarian, but I enjoy seafood. Spicy food rocks.
I don't listen to music as strange as that may seem.
The six things I could never do without
I am a computer geek. I need access to a computer, the internet, a compiler, image editing software, a pen and paper.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Does a nerd have to be forever alone?
On a typical Friday night I am
I usually watch a DVD on Friday night. Then, I get to bed early to maximize the time I have on the weekends to further my own projects.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Pixar movies make me cry.
You should message me if
Any reason. Go for it.
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