Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I've been told that profile text is mainly a negative filter rather
than a positive one. People go through the text looking for things
they don't like.
That being said, it behooves me to curb my normal meticulous and
expository nature and try for brevity.
I'm rather unusual. I'm not the non-conformist with the
non-conformist badge. I'm the non-conformist who tends to be rather
quiet and unassuming about my non-conformity until it slowly dawns
on you that somehow this person defies all of your
Quiet, intelligent, extremely stubborn, libidinous, easy-going,
silly, goofy, and good-natured are all adjectives that might
accurately describe me. I realize that some of them seem
Some people are very fond of the Jack Kerouac quote that starts
"The only people for me are the mad ones". And while that's a good
quote, and one I can identify with, I'm far more fond of this
(sadly much less quoted on profiles) quote by Walt Whitman: "Do I
contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large,
I contain multitudes.)".
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I work with computers
I work at home on Open Source
projects that I hope
will change how people on the Internet communicate and cooperate.
I'm a fan of decentralization
. I do not like
centralized power or hierarchy in general, and I work to architect
the things I create to discourage the formation of hierarchies or
blocks of centralized power.
I also really like teaching people things, and making spaces where
people of diverse backgrounds can meet and feel safe.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
* Almost anything involving computers.
* Being understanding and compassionate without being a
* Problem solving
* Teaching people stuff
The first things people usually notice about me
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I don't know, why don't you tell me?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I read a lot.
Books that have changed my opinions or the way I think:
I also think I should mentioned a couple of books because I think
they say something interesting about me, even though they don't
fall into the category above.
I liked the Kushiel's Dart
series. The main
character, Phedre, is someone who I would like, even though I would
find her rather overly dramatic and overwrought much of the
I also really liked the Song of Ice and Fire
series, and am upset that I started reading it before it was done.
Especially now that I learn the author is getting on in years and
there's a chance it will never be completed.
Movies I love:
Bands I like:
Foods I like:
A wide variety of different foods. I like sushi
, I like Ethiopian food
, I like Thai food
. In February
2005, I was at a very nice sushi place in the most touristy part of
San Francisco. Cheesy decorations and a silly theme (little boats
holding sushi floating around in a little river around the bar),
but excellent sushi.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
This is a badly worded question as the obvious answers are the
necessities of life. There are things I dislike doing
* some way of programming something to do something (seriously,
many years ago I had a job as a temporary secretary and I starting
writing macros for the word processing program)
* the ability to form coherent sentences (When I was in the
hospital for a broken arm, I found that I dislike morphine for this
* some forum in which I can engage in discussion or debate (I
really love the push and pull of ideas)
* lots of complicated things to think about (which often come from
* an authority to despise
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Complex systems of all kinds and how they're related to each other.
For example, the structure of the food chain (web really) and the
structure of the brain have important things in common. Somewhere
in all that, I think there is some fundamental law that might even
govern all of physics
. But, I'm not sure. These
principles may even form some guiding principles of ethics
, but I'm not sure of
My work, which on good days is a subset of the above.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
, or playing D&D
, or at a friend's house at
one of those sorts of parties where people wear t-shirts
, eat fancy cheese
and talk about
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'm very cluttered and seemingly disorganized, but oddly I would
not describe myself as a slob in any respect.
. (This most emphatically
does NOT mean that I think in 'primary/secondary' terms).
I really like control in some situations. ;-)
I've never had a driver's license and while I have driven some, I
would not say that I know how to drive.
I can be rather distant and seemingly aloof, especially in social
situations involving a lot of people. A friend has described me as
a 'wizard in a tower'.
You should message me if
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* You want an intellectual
* You like hearing bad and/or obscure puns. :-)
* You want someone to take hiking with you.
* You have your own particular skill of the mind - Analytical is
not a requirement. You could be someone who has an amazing
intuitive grasp of people and their motivations. You could simply
make truly interesting connections between things you wouldn't
otherwise relate. You could have an amazing skill for communicating
emotion through a physical medium.
I've discovered that like the Tao, the person that is described is
not the true person. Who someone is is more than any words you can
put down that might describe them. One person can seem totally
different to two other people. And it isn't because they're putting
on a face or being fake, it's because people are not bound by their
descriptions. They literally are interaction and interrelation. So
when different components are brought to this mixture, different
results are perceived.
This is very much my philosophy of the world in general. So if
you're intrigued enough to figure out who we'd be together, and
realize that your experience may differ from than you'd imagine
after extrapolating from what's written here, try it and see.
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