BurningFool
26 Toronto, Ontario, CA
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My self-summary
I have since given up on attempting to look dignified in any photograph taken of me. It is just not happening.

I'm a pretty big nerd. I enjoy playing tabletop games such as D&D and Shadowrun, though these days I'm running Traveller and Cypher System. If that means anything to you, congratulations nerdperson! Also I have an open slot in my weekly game.

I'm also a bit of an MST3k nut. There's something really enjoyable about watching a film fall on it's face. Plus I'm pretty sure between the hours of that and Monty Python my sense of humour is sufficiently warped.

I find new developments in science and technology fascinating. The universe is a giant and fascinating place, and I feel understanding it is intrinsic to our survival as a species. Plus...you know....giant robots and teleporters! Or even stuff grounded in actual science. Quantum Ethernet? Alcubierre drives? Yes please!
What I’m doing with my life
I have one of those full time job things that consumes many hours of my life. Essentially I get paid to run around and put out fires.

Beyond that, I co-host a horrible weekly tech podcast for gamers and developers who are also horrible people. It's good stuff.
I’m really good at
I like to tell people I'm not a smart person, I'm just really good at passing for one.

Regardless, I'm reasonably competent at:
- Computer stuff
- Podcasting
- Tabletop RPGs
- Being a burrito.
The first things people usually notice about me
Once upon a time it used to be my giant-ass afro. Nowadays I have no clue.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books --
Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game. Shame that Card is a bigot though.
Albert Camus' The Stranger
Neil Gaiman's American Gods and Sandman
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
Stephen King's Dark Tower series (Minus Wizard and Glass)
Douglas Adams' So Long and Thanks for all the Fish
Brian Clevinger's Atomic Robo (Quite literally one of the best comics ever committed to paper. Now it's free online)
Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar
Freakanomics by Steven Levitt and Sephen Dubne.
Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time

I've recently decided that my bookshelf is severely lacking in nonfiction. As such, I've endeavoured to fill it with stuff like Stephen Hawking, Richard Dawkins and a whole whack of computer programming manuals.

Movies --
Conan the Barbarian
Ghostbusters
Shawshank Redemption
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
Mel Brooks movies
Space Mutiny, Manos the Hands of Fate, Pumaman and all of those other wonderfully awful, riffable movies
Serenity
Muppet Treasure Island
The old Three Stooges short films
Any of the Marx Brothers Movies

Shows --
The Three Stooges (Classic stooges, not that horrible recent remake)
Futurama
Stargate (All of them)
Adventure Time
Archer
Community
The gamut of the DCAU
Game of Thrones
Doctor Who
Star Treks TNG And DS9
Farscape
Looney Tunes (The classic ones)

Music --

I'm a dyed in the wool metal head, but I do enjoy a wide variety of music. It's always fun to through some funk, electro or classical in to the mix. I run a radio server running out of my house that has gigabytes of music on shuffle.

Here, have an unkempt last.fm page for more horribly out of date information: http://www.last.fm/user/BurningFool

Food --
Burritos are happiness wrapped in a tortilla shell.

System of Measurement --
Firkin/Furlong/Fortnight FTW!!! Also bogoMIPS
The six things I could never do without
1) My music in some form or another. Even if it's just singing poorly remembered lyrics.
2) Something to talk at.
3) Potassium
4) Reading material
5) Something to tinker around with
6) A decent night's sleep
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How much easier my life would have been if I didn't start giving a shit about pokemon.
On a typical Friday night I am
These days, probably working late. So exciting!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
A friend of mine continuously laments that they don't make cuddle pillows using me as a template.
You should message me if
Rick Sanchez is your spirit animal.
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