Smart and geeky. Sarcastic but surprisingly charming.
What I’m doing with my life
I was a tech reporter for a long time and did a bunch of stuff as
part of my job (including two internet tv shows).
More recently I decided to become a cliché (writer and aspiring
comedian). I just published a book about tech startups and
occasionally host tech conferences, mostly because I get to dress
up nice. I've also done a little acting.
The first things people usually notice about me
Maybe my voice. I have a habit of singing in the street when I've
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Kurt Vonnegut (Mother Night is my favorite). John Barleycorn
(Jack London's beer-infused semi-autobiography), Sherlock Holmes,
Neil Postman, Never Let Me Go, Ishmael, Harry Potter, Carl
Music: Tycho, Beach House, Explosions in the Sky, Louie Armstrong,
Led Zeppelin, Haim, Dispatch, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Darkness,
CCR, and a bunch of new bands I would have never heard of were it
not for Spotify/Pandora/Songza. Also John Mayer, who makes my
guitar weep with envy.
TV: Jeopardy, Archer, The League, House of Cards, Game of Thrones
(though I'm pitifully behind).
The six things I could never do without
Books/Kindle, a computer, my guitar, pocket knife
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I studied biology, so lots of thoughts about evolution and how it
has shaped who we are today (seriously, 3.5+ billion years of life
is like, so big bro). Is genetic testing going to make society all
GATTACA up in here?
Also much pondering on the ways we use technology, and how we let
it use us.
Mostly, though, I'm trying to figure out how to fit my groceries
into the basket on my bike.
On a typical Friday night I am
Getting beers with a few friends. On a really good night this
results in karaoke.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
My dentist says I have unusually sharp teeth. I can't tell if she's
making a joke about the fact that I look like a vampire or if I
have legitimate fangs.
You should message me if
You're smart. And you're not afraid to call me out when you think
I'm full of shit. I'm kinda full of shit.