Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Computer science-er, prolific twitterer, science fiction lover,
consumer of delicious music and books, pro-intersecionality and
pro-feminism, barista wannabe, hopefully an enjoyable kinda
I want to make the world a better and less judgemental place for
_everybody_, but if I can do it without having to talk to or fight
lots of people, that'd be nice :)
Not particularly looking for anything, but I dunno, cool people are
What I’m doing with my life
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Got burned out a bit by trying to balance leading a startup
engineering team, trying to be a find my place as a socially
conscious software developer in an industry that's kind of the face
of exploitative capitalism in many ways, and coping with social
Probably going to chill and work on fun and incredibly nerdy
projects for the rest of the year; trying to write a game based on
social anxiety and do some really boring (i.e super fun!) projects
involving programming language compilers and whatnot. Figure if I
can beat my imposter syndrome with some juicy fun projects, I'll
feel more comfortable when I get back into the swing of
Other than I find myself practicing latté art, enjoying Guild Wars
and anime with housemates, going to concerts for music that I love,
going to meetups, and playing with my cats <3
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
being a repository of random trivia.
tweeting weird things (http://www.twitter.com/MentatMode
being a resource of cool and uncool music
making espresso, roasting coffee beans pouring slightly misshapen
mapping out a list of recommended coffee shops in Toronto
Not being perturbed/upset by anything unless there is a practical
reason for being so.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My hat, which doubles as my button-collection.
My questionably-fabulous colour coordination on outfits.
My usually-shaved head.
I tweet. A lot. I don't think it's all empty or shallow, and it
feels more useful than blogging (and it's easier to find friends
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Science Fiction, Graphic Novels, Philosophy Books, Computer Science
Textbooks, Film/Music criticism.
I tend to like auteur movies, off-beat films, really good hard
scifi, and movies that fail because they are just too fabulous. The
right kind of documentary really interests me, but I've found I'm
neither into political documentaries or nature documentaries.
Classic Science Fiction, Anime (ideally more socially driven
slice-of-life stuff than action-packed stuff) and diverse character
driven ensemble pieces like The Wire or Orange is the New
Oh, I want to list pages ... it can range from pop to noise-metal
to weird experimental things to classic rock ... I'm both very
discerning but have a wide palate, especially if people have
written good literary cricism about music. I tend to go no earlier
than 60s Miles Davis, and I generally am not into things just for
I've been playing video games since the earliest days of the home
computer, so I'll just say that I like anything with a good story
and interesting mechanics. If I had to pick a modern genre, I
suppose I'd say I tend to favour Role Playing Games.
There is an awesome community of independent artists in Toronto who
use the medium of video games to explore issues of diversity,
queerness, and all sorts of artistic expression! I love that people
have taken games and turned it into an accessible way for people
who otherwise wouldn't be into programming to get into programming
as an art form!
I'm starting to get into board games, again I prefer interesting
mechanics though I'll play anything with people I enjoy being
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Bracelets made for me by beloved friends
My TTC metropass
headphones for whatever music I'm feeling the need to listen to at
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
what music best suits my current mood
programs I can write in my favourite programming languages, ones
that feel like writing poetry and not just moving data
how to trick my cats into just that much more cuddling
how hostile the startup tech scene can be to non-bros, and how I
can find a way to do what I love while truly making the world a
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
In my house, reading and/or coding. There is almost always
. There are
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Wandering around parts of the city that I've never explored or
urban areas that I particularly enjoy.
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Seeing a band because I like the music (or the venue!)
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At a café with a book or laptop.
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chilling with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I have social anxiety and depression. It's usually inward though, I
don't lash out unprovoked (and I try my best to warn people ahead
You should message me if
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You find stuff interesting and thing I'd find it interesting
One of the ways you enjoy hanging out is by working on things
(together or separately) as a way of hanging out.
You are okay being friends with someone who prefers being detached
and finds it uncomfortable being openly emotional.
You are okay with people being socially conscious but not that
great at activism or confrontation.
You aren't allergic to cats.
Who are you looking for?
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