Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
OKC's algorithms managed to capture at least one important element
of my personality- More Geeky. "Geek" I consider to signify that I
spend a great deal of my time in the pursuit of idiosyncratic
and/or esoteric interests, and I am quite proud to be one.
...More recently, though, its said that I'm also More Energetic and
More Dominant. Less enthused about the accuracy of those. I mean,
its not wrong, but if I'm the paragon of these qualities for my
demographic I'd feel a bit disappointed in my peers.
(Update 2/22/15: More Energetic has moved from third to first place
sometime in the last few months. I haven't answered new questions
recently, so it must be due to a change in the overall trends for
twenty-something guys. Curious whether the base Energetic-ness of
the OKC population tracks with the seasons. Anyone else miss the
OKC analysis blog? That was the coolest thing about this site.)
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I work as a bioinformatics engineer, writing software that will
help cope with the huge piles of biological data that scientists
are producing in search of things like cancer cures or ecological
insight. I focused on AI in my computer science degree, but after
graduating I realized that all the funding for AI research work is
in making army deathbots even smarter- which would not be the best
motivator, in my mind.
Eventually I'll go back for a PhD and move on to hopefully even
larger things, but for now I'm happy with nonacademia. In the
meantime I sate my brainhunger by watching Coursera lectures and
reading pop-science books.
I also often spend Saturday nights shining spotlights on people as
they faithfully reenact a 70s cult movie.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Programming, and other kinds of hacking in the constructive sense.
Technology in general.
Used to think I'd work as a writer, since everyone tells me my
fiction writing is good. It turns out that talent does not equal
destiny. But I still should be writing more than I do.
I play classical guitar. Its almost to the point where I could play
in public without feeling like a nuisance.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My height. Or that I'm smirking for no discernible reason.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I don't believe in giant, exhaustive lists of media preferences. If
I did my book paragraph would contain plenty of Neil Gaiman,
William Gibson, Neal Stephenson, Terry Pratchett, Larry Niven,
China Mieville, and a perhaps even a bit of "real literature"-
Borges is pretty cool, for instance.
I tend to listen to electronic music; industrial, EDM, psybient,
chiptune, etc etc etc. I have a tendency to listen to videogame
soundtracks that I cannot explain nor justify.
I'm probably the only geek on this hemisphere that hasn't seen all
of Doctor Who.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen, trace elements and
...What? Okay, fine:
A heartbeat, neural activity, body temp of approximately 98 F,
...WHAT? Alright! Fine! I'll play by your silly rules:
Love, sunshine, art, fresh air, long walks on the beach and FLUFFY
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
New scientific discoveries (I read science news semi-obsessively);
how to get some programming/technical project to work; what to do
the coming evening; what to write or draw; what to have for lunch;
what to wear; how blue the sky is; how blue the sky isn't; the
practicalities of space travel; the incalculable nature of cats;
whether I've reached my daily caffeine limit; why I'm propositioned
by bisexual guys so often; what book to read next...
...what game to play next; how much another cup of coffee would
throw my biorhythms; what it would mean if P = NP; where all the
time/cookies/people went; what's going to happen next in Homestuck;
what the next blockbuster cellphone app will be; why we can't all
just get along already; where my towel is; how to stop global
warming; brains; etc.
I have a smidgen of ADD.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
On a 1,2 or 3: Staying in, chatting with roommates, getting work
On a 4, 5 or 6: Dressed up and dancing in a room of flashing
lights, loud music and weird people.
On a 7: At a bar, movie, or other typical amusement.
On an 8: Roll again twice.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I habitually wear mismatched socks. For awhile I had a thing of
wearing one white sock and one black sock in otherwise unobtrusive
outfits, but I no longer keep white socks around.
You should message me if
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