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I'm a thinker, a gearhead
(this means I'm obsessed with
motorsports), a general tinkerer and DIY
I like film, music, visual arts, economics, cognitive science
(especially Buddhism), epistemology
, physics, technology,
sociology, and anything else that can be connected to complexity
Basically, I'm really excited about learning new things.
What I’m doing with my life
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Learning about the Bay Area from my beautiful partner, url-not-found
Talking to my cat and building tiny model ships n' stuff.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
-> Playing the trombone (trying to get back into the swing of
The first things people usually notice about me
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One of my friends keeps describing me as "ruthlessly loyal."
Other than that, probably my shoes. I have a lot of nice wingtips.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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-> Godel, Escher, Bach
Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas Hofstadter
-> The Fall by Albert Camus
-> Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking by Daniel C.
-> Honeybee Democracy by Thomas D. Seeley
-> Dune by Frank Herbert
-> the Foundation novels by Isaac Asimov
-> No Country for Old Men
-> There Will Be Blood
-> The Blues Brothers
-> Sound of Noise
-> Blade Runner
-> Mad Max
-> Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon
-> St. Vincent
-> Screaming Females
-> Curry dishes
-> Pasta dishes
-> Spicy foods in general
--> Very hoppy beers (Stone IPA, Hop Devil, Nugget Nectar)
--> Hefeweizen (Franziskaner, Weihenstephaner, etc)
-> Settlers of Catan
-> Ticket to
-> 7 Wonders
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
In decreasing order of importance:
-> Laptop, smartphone, or other general purpose computing
-> Programming languages
-> A book about something I don't know yet
-> Mirror neurons
Also, my mantra:
The Good Thing by Talking Heads
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
My biggest motivator in life is the pursuit of knowledge
, both of the physical
universe at large and the organized systems that arise on top of
it. I'm fascinated by everything from cities
to insect colonies
(no, I don't have an ant farm) to the inner workings of the mind. I
spend a lot of time as an armchair philosopher, reading books on
cognitive science and epistemology.
As a computer scientist, my interests are focused on developing
algorithms for extracting the salient properties of these complex
systems through data mining and machine learning. In my day-to-day
life I am using this knowledge to make people aware of concerts
they might like in their area.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
You should message me if
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You want to teach me something new.
You want to learn something about anything I've listed above.
You want to build something cool with me.
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