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Cybermeister

45 M Nottingham, United Kingdom

My Details

Last Online
Today – 9:37pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 8″ (1.73m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Not at all
Drugs
Never
Religion
Agnosticism, and laughing about it
Sign
Virgo, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from Ph.D program
Job
Technology
Income
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids
Pets
Has dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), C++ (Fluently)

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My self-summary
An articulate technophile whose true potential is consistently thwarted by the laws of physics.

A note about my account name: it has absolutely nothing to do with the recent connotations that the term 'to cyber with someone' has acquired. Okay... glad we cleared that up. Also, you get bonus points if you actually know the etymology of 'cyber' -sure, go Google it if you like... you'll probably be surprised.

Some other mildly interesting stuff about me...
Born in Nottingham, but I've also lived in Leeds and (for a short while) in London. And also in Harlow which, quite frankly, I'd rather forget about.

I once hitchhiked to Tunisia almost entirely by accident (long story - was aiming at Paris and missed... got there on the way back).

I used to work in a juggling shop and in a photography studio before I figured out my natural affinity for writing software.

I also used to help run a cabaret / alternative comedy venue. I appreciate people being funny on my behalf because I'm terminally lazy and it's easier to laugh at someone else being funny on stage than to think up my own jokes. Whilst running the cabaret we had an unknown comedian called Lee Evans on. I think we paid him £50. Currently Tim Minchin is rocking my comedy boat. Oh yes, Bill Hicks is (and will always be) my own personal messiah. I may even get a WWBD? bracelet made.

Anyway, this is a work in progress... just like me. I hate writing these things, but then I think most people do... except for those lucky extrovert types of course.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a big fan of the whole 'being alive' thing right now. As far as I can work out it's far better than the alternative.

When I'm not padding out these boxes with self-deprecating bollocks, that in no way encompasses the quintessential pan-dimensional complexity of my personality I'm doing whatever the voices tell me to do. Don't worry - they told me you're okay ;)

When I'm not doing that, I work as a software engineer for a large aerospace company. I apologise if you have just developed a sudden fear of flying.
I’m really good at
Writing software... I ought to be after all the practice. I used to be really good at juggling (4 years working in a juggling shop tends to have that effect) but these days I don't practice much.

I am sure there are many other things I am 'good' at, but the pressure of all this self-assessment has fogged my brain. What I'm *not* really good at is filling in these forms... I didn't expect the Spanish Inquisition*.

Also not bad at archery, table-tennis, driving ...but then again, you'll never meet a guy who doesn't think he's a great driver ;)

*Complete obligatory Monty Python sketch reference in your own time.
The first things people usually notice about me
I don't know... I haven't asked. In order to answer this question with scientific accuracy I will start tomorrow, ...every single person who crosses my path will receive a questionaire demanding 'tell me the first thing you noticed about me'.

Before I do this I will have to come up with a with a list multi-choice answers... like 'bloody long hair', 'geek', 'shoved a questionaire into my face' ...that sort of thing.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books...sci-fi / fantasy genre tops the list... pretty much anything by Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, Tad Williams, George. R.R. Martin, Tolkein (of course), Douglas Adams, William Gibson, Isaac Asimov, Philip K Dick, Piers Anthony, Frank Herbert, Robert Heinlein, Orson Scott Card, HG Wells... I also like a fair amount of 'seriously bookish' authors, and books of random factoids, biographies and assorted 'lifestyle' books.

Apart from that, funny stuff like Calvin & Hobbes, The Far Side, Dilbert. Also read loads of webcomics (e.g. Order of the Stick, xkcd, Irregularwebcomic, PvPOnline, and Questionable Content to name but a few).

Films... anything goes but I guess sci-fi and fantasy top the list (again). Also Monty Python (esp. Holy Grail & Life of Brian). Other favourites include most John Cusack films especially Grosse Pointe Blank and High Fidelity (although the book is better) btw, anyone apart from me remember Better Off Dead?

Others (more or less at random from the shelf) Kill Bill, Fight Club, Dogma, Empire Records, Withnail and I, This is Spinal Tap, Sin City, Serenity, Lost in Translation, The Wall, Groundhog Day, Alien Quadrilogy, Bladerunner, Lord of the Rings (all of it, in the extended version), Full Metal Jacket, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Sleepy Hollow, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Sixth Sense and quite conceivably the best film ever... The Princess Bride and ... oh, loads more... but I don't do Twilight (vampires do not sparkle!) or Harry Potter ...sorry - I should probably get that off my chest right now... although I could probably deal with a Potter-loving partner as long as I wasn't required to dress up in a Hagrid costume for kinky Potter sex games or anything.

TV... anything really except soaps and reality TV. I usually watch Have I Got News For You, QI and Top Gear. Currently enjoying Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Dr. Who is good fun too... Used to watch Buffy / Angel fairly religiously (my inner child is a Joss Whedon fanboi) and Firefly... curse you Fox TV for your sudden but inevitable betrayal - if you were a British channel I'd have you taken out and shot.

Perennial favourites include Red Dwarf, Blackadder, Not the 9 o'Clock News, Monty Python, Alas Smith and Jones, My Name is Earl, Black Books... you're probably getting the picture now.

My youth was also shaped (some would say warped) by exposure to the following cartoons: The Magic Roundabout ("Time for bed", said Zebedee. "YES!!", said Florence), Will o the Wisp, Captain Pugwash, The Clangers, Paddington Bear, Roobarb and Custard, The Wombles ...and many more.

Music... eclectic is the word... towards the 'rock' end of the spectrum, used to be pretty hardcore rock / goth (Pixies, Husker Du, Sisters of Mercy, Siouxsie, Dead Can Dance, The Mission, New Model Army ...but definitely mellowing in my old age... acoustic/folk/indie-ish esp. Thea Gilmore, Tom McRae, Aimee Mann, 10000 Maniacs / Natalie Merchant, Cowboy Junkies ...anything really except wimpy boy bands, limpid R'n'B ... oh, and gangsta rap, for many reasons. There are over 1000 CDs on my shelves, even more on my PC and most of them are totally great IMHO.

Food... hmm there's very little I won't eat, but Italian or Chinese for preference, but French cuisine is also excellent and sushi is good too.

I love good coffee (I'm single-handedly trying to keep Whittards in business). Cheesecake is my favourite dessert.... mmm cheesecake. I also like cheese... except Parmesan. There's a reason it smells like vomit folks.
The six things I could never do without
Apart from the obvious essentials (oxygen, dihydrogen monoxide, food etc)...

Music (preferably live, in a small venue. See above for tastes).
Books... I am a bibliophile... and no that doesn't mean I like to f**k books you weirdo. (I can't believe someone asked that)
Cats & dogs, (okay, I know that's a twofer).
Computers (because I'd be out of a job).
Good Coffee (because without I'd be a homicidal maniac and you don't want to see that)
And cheesecake
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Life, the universe and everything ...and what to write here to make me appear deep, interesting and mysterious but yet still approachable. I guess I just haven't found that elusive combination yet.
On a typical Friday night I am
Usually recovering from a long week at work ...with cheesecake. Or possibly tiramisu. But I can be persuaded to hit the town or see a movie or a band or just hang out.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm a petrolhead [note: for the folks over the Pond, that's what you guys call a gearhead]. This is terribly embarrassing to the treehugging hippy side of my personality but what can you do?

I also have a Celine Dion CD :o Nah, just kidding... what do you think I am - sick or something?
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 31–40
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
You have a good sense of humour... and you don't think the world revolves around reality TV, soap operas or yourself.

Or you want to let me know what you thought of this profile... admittedly it's not my best work, (but on the other hand, it's not quite 380 pages long which is a definite point in its favour).

Or you think we just might have something in common...

Or you like cheesecake too, because despite everything that's written here the majority of messages I get tend to focus on that one point.... maybe enough to start a National Cheesecake Appreciation Society :)