Andrewhl
33 Toronto, Ontario, CA
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My self-summary
I'm a writer, web developer and a programmer. I write mostly speculative fiction. A while ago I got a masters degree in Philosophy. I spend a fair bit of time climbing (rocks), and other stuff like the following:

- Zen meditation
- Swimming, yoga, climbing
- Solving puzzles (like ciphers), cryptic crosswords, and the like
- Playing Go (ancient Chinese board game)
- Discussing obscure English grammatical rules, reading the Language Log
- Reading literature, writing
- Biking around town
- Hiking
What I’m doing with my life
I work from home, doing web development (ReactJS if you're at all curious, which you probably aren't:)). When I'm not doing that I'm writing, exercising, meditating and otherwise searching for happiness.

I spend a lot of my time learning as much as I can about a wide variety of things, like math, science, mythology, typography, history, etc. While a lot of my interests sound pretty computer-sciency, I'm pretty evenly split between that and non-science pursuits (I like poetry, for example, and vegetarian cooking).

I've got a soft spot for nature and environmental ethics. I like climbing outdoors if I get the chance. I love having deep, meaningful conversations with people, and I'm not super crazy about big crowds.
I’m really good at
Writing and web development. People also say I'm good at listening.
The first things people usually notice about me
Dunno!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I love whatever I'm reading/watching/listening to at the time, but in the spirit of the question I'll drop a few names:

Authors (easier than listing books):
Victor Pelevin, DFW (if you know who this is, you'll know why I'm leaving it acronymed:), Murakami, Anne Carson, George Saunders, Simon Singh, Iain (M.) Banks, Kafka...
Directors/Movies:
Kurasawa, Miyazaki, Bladerunner, Akira, 2001: A Space Odyssey (yah yah, everyone probably says this, it's just so operatic and good), lots of Hitchcock...
Shows:
Been watching a lot of Anime shows lately. I really like Attack on Titan, Psycho Pass, and Moribito.
Food:
Smoothies. Omelettes. Indian or Ethiopian cuisine. Pasta. I love all kinds of food.
The six things I could never do without
I spend a lot of time thinking about
On a typical Friday night I am
Most likely grabbing a pint with a friend or two, or playing some go at the club, or just reading by myself.
You should message me if
You feel like it!
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