Merdosh
33 Eindhoven, Netherlands
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My self-summary
First note:
Honestly happy to find any one of the options on my list, but not really looking for anything. Looking for sounds way too require-y.
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Ik spreek en schrijf ook Nederlands.
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I'm the most awesome person you will probably not get to meet. There, gave you two things to disprove right away.
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I think we could be great friends (++?) if you like any of these (one or two will do, I'm not addicted to any, not much at least):
Weird thoughts spoken aloud; doing stuff because you feel like it; technology and/or science; LEGO (and/or the First organisation); Games (table-top and/or computer); light or moderate sarcasm; thoughts that may sometimes be a few steps ahead of words; being impulsive - small things and trips, sometimes even if there's not that much time; buying something, just because it made you think of someone; brains that have no "off" setting; helping people because it feels good; Motorcycles; DIY (or people who like to); Electronics (become a good enough friend and you'll be allowed in my lab ... with buttons and that).

And many, many more.

My sister in law told me I have a nice voice to listen to (while she was dozing off, though). A close friend told me I have interesting eyes. (??) Someone else tells me I'm deceptively strong (for an IT nerd) - DIY and motorcycles I guess. I'm also told I make great cakes and brownies, the latter I definitely agree. It's a point of pride. Live with it.

Any other opinion about me, that's up to you to figure out, because I'm not presumptuous enough to tell you what you'll think of me. Or not stupid enough to give away all my damning flaws. ;-)

To prove I'm not scared of hearing from you if you managed to find me, I'm happy for any of you to attempt some cyber stalking:

My twitter:
http://twitter.com/Asmyldof
My EE-Stack profile (for more techy people?):
http://electronics.stackexchange.com/users/53769/asmyldof

Steam name Merdosh.

Enjoy.
What I’m doing with my life
I cycle. Often and far, but irregularly.
I also sometimes ride off on my motorcycle going nowhere in particular, to get away from stuff.
Workwise I work for a Tech start-up that is reasonably likely to revolutionise that bit of the internet nobody ever thinks about or may not even be aware of. That and I run a little freelance business on the side.
But honestly, does that really matter? I'm decently happy, I have a home, I can pay for dinner. If you need more, get me to like you and I might tell you.
I’m really good at
Thinking and puzzling about stuff.
Confusing people, while not intending to do so.
Sucking at first messages.
Kicking-ass in person, most of the time.
Making Brownies. It's an established fact.
All-season Motorcycling.
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Subverting OKC questions and tests for my own dark enjoyment... Sometimes.

Making up sketches and jokes inside my head that make me laugh uncontrollably, but that cannot be explained to any degree to anyone else.

I'm not good at painting or drawing animals or people. It's one of my greatest regrets.
The first things people usually notice about me
I don't know.
I think maybe that I'm witty, but a bit weird? I keep trying to make it my brownies, but people around me keep eating them before I manage to get out the fishing rod.
I'm told I can be intimidating, which sucks, because I can be shy about first contact from time to time and don't quickly think less of people with different skills or interests if they can hold a conversation (I'm only half a Sheldon).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Generally in my life I try what intrigues me and I try to remember what I enjoyed. Although with some subjects it's a little daunting.

I cook. I try to do it well. But I like many kinds of food in all kinds of situations.

Books: Good stories, with plot lines.
Highlights:
Comedic: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (D. Adams) / The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (D. Adams).
Crime/Thriller: Cross Bones (K. Reichs) / Bleed for Me (M. Robotham)
SF/Fantasy: Ian Irvine's Tales of the Three Worlds. The Gone Away World by Nick Harkaway (especially good, if you ask me).

TV: Have I got News for You, QI, X-Files, Better off Ted, House, Big Fat Quiz of the Year, The IT-Crowd, Chicago Fire, ST-TNG (Deal with it! I'm awesome, but also a nerd), Body of Proof, Would I lie to You, Brain Games, 8 out of 10 cats (and Does Countdown is even better!), American Dad (usually), Family Guy (often), Futurama (See ST-TNG), Californication, Dead Like Me, The Finder, Fargo, Franklin and Bash, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Late Late with Craig Ferguson, Modern Family, The Daily Show, New Girl, Orange is the New Black, Firefly (again, see ST-TNG).
Yes it's a lot, but I often work at home and need some background stuff on to keep it up.

Oh And Stand up shows by people like Aisling Bea, Dara Ó Briain, Sean Lock and Jon Richardson. And I suspect Katherine Ryan, but I have only seen a small bit of Apollo from her.

In the case of music: Anything that isn't easily replicated by slamming one's head repeatedly into a cheap late-90's keyboard. Examples? Postmoden Jukebox (YouTube), Ingrid Michaelson (YouTube), Maria Mena, Regina Spektor, Enya, Anouk, Elton John, Ilse DeLange, Yello (Yello? Yes! Yello!), Paloma Faith (think I want to see her live) and most others that fit that pattern.
The six things I could never do without
There's a lot I really, really prefer to not do without.

But with just water and basic foods that nourish I'll make it anywhere eventually.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
All. None.

It includes thoughts like (for your own sanity, I advise you skip this list, but for full and open honesty, I'll keep it for now):

- Am I changed a lot in the last year? Should I let people know?
- Where can I best hide my thoughts, once they have foolishly left the front of my face?
- For people looking 'just for friends' in the range of 20 to 29, would it be acceptable if I promise to never act any older than 20?
- If you colour everywhere outside the lines, are you not just colouring inside the lines again?
- Can you be accused of having lost your mind if you know where you left it, but just refuse to use it?
- Fact!: Gouda Cheese is coloured using refined mango juice.
- Fact!: Richard Dean Anderson has an irrational fear of pocket knifes.
- Fact!: Stephen Root is allergic to post-its!
- Fact!: Good hugs taste of milk chocolate!
- Should I be less honest? Is honesty overrated?
- Does anybody care that "You don't know what you've got, until it's gone" is a temporal inaccuracy?
- How long are you allowed to stare at someone muuuuch younger?
- Should I stop trimming my facial hair? Should I shave it all off again?
- Why do some people attach so much value to having or not having hair on a face. It's so easy to change (for -most- men).
On a typical Friday night I am
very disappointed about finally having established "a typical Friday night".
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I like sharing too much. Sharing my thoughts sometimes sounds condescending or preachy, even though I most usually just mean to help. I'm working on it. Or trying to at least.
You should message me if
Just do it, or not if you prefer, you pick. Let me know which you choose.

Do message me if you need someone to review your code and can handle some criticism. :-)
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