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My self-summary
I seek growth. Mathematician by education, Software Craftsman by profession, Scientist by epistemology, Dancer by hobby, Chef in my kitchen, Boisterous when drinking with friends. I strive to approach any topic with an open mind, but demand truth and honesty.

Life Goals:
Produce a record
Play guitar on Mars
Climb K2
Complete the Tour de France (Or at least the course)
Sponsor a multi-million dollar charity ball
Build and fly a jetpack
-Direct and play Hamlet- (This is no longer on my life goals after watching the BBC Hamlet starring David Tennant and Patrick Stewart. The only possibly improvement would be a better Ophelia, and I don't think I can do that.)

Adjectives that describe me, but my spellchecker doesn't like:
Euclidean (Damn, it likes the Greeks)
Poppernian Epistimologist

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What I’m doing with my life
I recently finished a BSc Computer Science and BSc Mathematics at Rocky Mountain College, a small liberal arts school in Billings, Montana.

A short stint in DC.

I moved to Brooklyn and got a job working at the New York Times. I absolutely love it here!

I got the biggest news of my life on the move out here... you'll have to get to know me a bit so I can tell you what it is!
I’m really good at
Finding things out; having a good time; being outdoors.

I love to think through problems, and take great pleasure in discovering things. I enjoy designing systems and planning operations. I try to take everything I do with a grain of salt, and hate taking my self (or others) too seriously. Things flow better when everyone's comfortable :)
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm very thoughtful, and when deep in conversation, careful about what I say. Clear and concise language is a powerful aid to correct thinking, and an absolute necessity in successful conversation. That said, I do not mince words or hem-haw over their meaning.

I have no respect for stated authority- I will only accept and respect a person's knowledge in a field as they demonstrate their abilities and capabilities therein.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Smart and dark humor. Quentin Tarantino is an all-time favorite, as is Humphrey Bogart. Drama, when done well, is fantastic, and I'm always ready to cuddle through any chick flick. I don't like horror and suspense. Vanilla Sky, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Fight Club, When Harry Met Sally...

Music, pretty much every genre's represented in my Pandora stations and Spotify Playlists.

I read voraciously, mostly textbooks and technical writing (in many fields), as well as literature. Novels, followed by Shakespeare's plays. I enjoy hard sci-fi, and some soft sci-fi and high fantasy. I usually put up with the classics, often for my pleasure, though sometimes only so I can despise them on their (de)merits.

I enjoy eating anything I cook, and I enjoy cooking the animals I hunt. Deer, Antelope, anything from my grandmother's garden.
The six things I could never do without
Thoughtful pursuits.
Friendly people.
Good food.
Fine drink.
Fun toys.
Mother Nature.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Anything and everything.

I craft software. This gives me the opportunity to work in nearly every area of today's business world, from construction firms to insurance trusts, the medical industry to law firms and video games. Outside the office, I have a wonderful time discussing politics on every level, social movements on any level, history, science, mathematics- anything that uses my mind, I pursue. When I know enough about it, the real fun begins: the best part of being educated is the wider and more subtle jokes to be understood.

Until I meet you, I think I'll think about lying tangent to your curves
On a typical Friday night I am
Sipping coffee sketching ideas of quantum physics, computer science, and law, or camping a few miles into the back country.

Probably my favorite Friday night was on the Froze to Death plateau. We were attempting Granite peak. I got up in the middle of the night to use the restroom. It had been thundering when we went to bed, but when I got out of the tent, it was clear sky all around. The stars overhead were as numerous as in tales of the Cheyenne Braves of lore, the mountain goats were standing to one side. A perfect night in a perfect wilderness.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have a secret. A dark, terrible secret. A secret with scruff, brown hair, long claws, sharp teeth... less a secret, really, and more a bear.
You should message me if
You enjoy having lighthearted conversations about serious topics. You want to meet someone who's unafraid of any avenue of thought, so long as it is rationally founded. A guy who is fine with a backrub being only a backrub, but kind and caring when you want more. You enjoy fairytales mixing Cinderella and Eigenvectors (http://xkcd.com/872/).