* OK, that sounds pretentious... what I really mean is I enjoy learning, am always curious, can often figure things out, and enjoy discussing serious topics.
In a few more words: feminist and supporter of gender equality and LGBT rights, opposed to organized religion (and don't believe in any sort of divine being at all), strongly concerned for the environment, politically active (leftist, but I don't toe any party's line), and deeply interested in things like anti-censorship, net neutrality, and the general interaction of laws and technology. I think sex-positive culture is a good thing for society. I also think there should be an option under "Sign" for "Can't be bothered to look it up."
I've been to five continents (so far). I spent 3.5 years cruising the tropics on a sailboat instead of going to high school. I still have a long list of countries to visit, though. I really hope that at some point in my life, the cost required to visit space and the money I can afford to spend on travel will intersect.
When traveling, I prefer to create my own adventure and rough it to a certain degree, rather than go with a standard tourist package. I enjoy backpacking, sailing, and taking local transit to get around an area. Some day I'd like to try a bike or horseback trip.
I'm also very into computers (including things like smartphones), and love tinkering with technology. My area of particular interest is security. I enjoy the challenge of finding ways somebody could break into a computer, without the ethical and legal problems of actually breaking in (or at least, of breaking in uninvited).
While I wouldn't call myself artistic in general, I love photography. Traveling abroad, hiking near home, or just wandering on a pretty day. Underwater photography is incredible; I really miss the clear tropical water.