Alec506
41 San Jose, CA
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My self-summary
Intelligent, witty, self-deprecating, considerate, honest, rational (and super-modest). Never married, no kids, 1 cat, very slight unidentified European accent (me, not the cat… the cat is a native English-speaker).

Love the outdoors, especially whitewater rafting, endurance hikes, camping, etc. I don't club, and I'm not big on bars (dive bars can be ok once in a long while). I also don’t watch a lot of TV, though I do watch a good amount of movies... Aaand that's where I'm going to leave it for now... I'll come back to this part once the rest of this gigantic profile is filled out.
What I’m doing with my life
What AM I doing with my life? I... am teaching Electronics & Fabrication, Intro To Engineering, and Industrial Design at a SJ high school.

I freelance part-time as an Industrial Design consultant, and moonlight as a Curriculum Developer for companies teaching Mechanical Engineering to gifted children.

About a year I got into white-water rafting, and now I'm hopelessly addicted to it.

Then there's music... It's hard to call it a hobby; writing music has always just been a part of my life. It's mostly heavy and melodic, and always instrumental.

I have a load of various other hobbies and interests, but most of them are rooted in music, technology, and combat sports (kickboxing, jujitsu, robotic combat... ... chess :P).

Mostly I just love designing, problem-solving, and working with my hands. Here's some footage and stills of a few of the things I've built, all packed into a "super-professional" Windows Movie Maker video :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pcs50O9Jjj8
I’m really good at
Haha, the bragging section.

Last year I learned that a river can keep you from breathing while it tries to steal your belongings. I am getting pretty good at not letting it do either of those things. :)

I can design, build, or fix almost anything. And if I can't fix it, I can at least finish breaking it for you.

Here's some samples of stuff I've written.
Fast & Heavy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KFqFq4LXtM
Slow & Soft: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdRbWERe2OU&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL#
The first things people usually notice about me
... are probably the least interesting things about me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books:
A Brief History Of Everything - K. Wilber
Man And His Symbols - K. Jung
Everything by Sam Harris

Movies:
The Usual Suspects
Sneakers
Jackie Brown

Music:
Liquid Tension Experiment
Dream Theater
Infected Mushroom

Food:
Greek, Chinese, Indian, Thai, Russian, BBQ.
The six things I could never do without
Air, water, food, tools, music, sex.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Behavioral psychology, sociology, politics, human evolution, technology/engineering, music.
On a typical Friday night I am
... smoking and sometimes drinking, laughing, hanging with people, writing music.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
... isn't private enough to be interesting.
You should message me if
... conventional thinking bore you.
... you don't get your news from TV/cable.
... you like guys who over-use punctuation.
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