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TroelsHenriksen

26 M Copenhagen, Denmark

My Details

Last Online
Today – 9:50pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 11″ (1.80m)
Body Type
Overweight
Diet
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Agnosticism, and laughing about it
Sign
Sagittarius, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Working on masters program
Job
Student
Income
Less than $20,000
Relationship Status
Seeing Someone
Relationship Type
Offspring
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), C++ (Fluently), Danish (Fluently), LISP (Fluently), German (Poorly)

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My self-summary
I am a student of computer science living in Denmark. I admit to being rather geeky, although unfortunately not just in the edgy, quirky, adorable manner: I am talking full-on obsessions with various esoteric subjects, as well as the usual tendency towards overanalysis and introspection. I enjoy intellectual passion, and particularly indulging in it with others.

I am highly interested in programming; prodding Unix-like systems is one of my hobbies, but I also maintain an interest in biology, genetics, history, and culture. At a fundamental level, however, I am interested in any subject deep and complex enough to stimulate mental activity and conversation, and I am very easily smitten by the enthusiasm of others.

My studies at DIKU are an inseparable part of my identity, at least for now, and the environment there is more reminiscent of a community club or dorm than a school.

I spend way too much time misapplying superficial interpretations of scientific theories. I still hold great faith in the possibility of spontaneous quantum decay of dirty linen (non-zero probability!).

I have quite a bit more humour than let on by this profile. I laugh at most things, especially myself. After all, you better do it before someone else does: he who laughs last was the slowest to get the joke, as they say.

My apparently obligatory three adjectives: passionate, curious, and geeky.
What I’m doing with my life
Pondering the nature of the human condition, the objective universe, the depths of minds, and being distracted by whatever shiny thing crosses my way. For money, the university is actually willing to pay me for sharing my passion with others (as a teaching assistant, and now as a research programmer)! Imagine that, receiving cash for what you spent years doing for free on the Internet? A most curious development.

I also write computer programs and go on bike rides.

Basically, I just try to develop as a person, stay happy, and help others achieve the same. The activities listed above are mere means to that end, not ends in themselves.
I’m really good at
I am good at talking, which conveniently offsets that I am not very good at doing. I'm decent at roleplaying (pen-and-paper, I haven't done LARPing for many years), and actually managed to find a new group recently!

You know what? I have been dreadfully worried that I would fill this profile with self-obsessed geekery about my academic interests, and it is particularly hard to write this entry, when my skill set is overwhelmingly dominated by academic and technical abilities. Therefore, I will indulge myself this once, and write a horribly esoteric list of concrete skills:

I am very good at debugging programs, of tracing the pathways of logic that causes the erratic behaviour, even in highly dynamic constantly running systems whose state cannot be paused, isolated, or peacefully inspected. I can construct highly complex programs that do things I have never done before, mostly due to enormous stubbornness. I am adept at programming in C, C++, Haskell, Common Lisp, Scheme, shell script, MOOcode, and a variety of other things I have probably forgotten. I can get things to work. I can also get them to work in a manner that is both beautiful, simple, and functional.

I am good at drawing upon historical parallels to interpret current events, to create metaphors and models for problematic situations, in order to inspire new solutions.

If you made it past that, you are very good at skipping paragraphs. Me too.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I prefer Emacs to Vim.

Also, I wear hawaiian shirts almost every day. People tend to pick up on that (amusingly, few people actually comment on it).

Actually, on this site, the first thing you'll probably notice is that I'm horrible at writing opening messages. Spare yourself the discomfort and write me instead!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I am a fan of rather generic fantasy litterature, particularly anything by Raymond E. Feist. I also adore the Discworld series, most of Eddings' work, the Lord of the Rings (of course), and some of the classics.

In terms of television series, I am a fan of MacGyver, Futurama and The Black Adder. I don't watch many series, though, although perhaps with the right company...

My musical tastes are broad and vague - some would say uninformed - and have no overall theme. I like Beethoven, Bach, Wagner, ABBA, Toto, Tina turner and Meat Loaf.

I like Mexican food.
The six things I could never do without
This is hard. I have few material possessions, and even fewer I care about.

My computer, for being to me as his wand is to a wizard.

My chair, for having given me much support throughout my life.

My kidneys, saving me from blood poisoning.

Friends who tolerate my oddities (or at least pretend to).

Being too shameless not to make up stuff for this list, which would otherwise be woefully incomplete.

My opportunity to study whatever I wish at leisure. This is perhaps what I appreciate the most.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My place in the world, how I can contribute to the human project, what "contribution" even means, and how to best enjoy life.

How to go about doing things, rather than thinking about them. As the above may suggest, I am rather introverted, and usually slow to trust people. I am mostly fine with this, but I have become acutely aware of the possible negative consequences, and I quite wonder what changes I could affect to myself in order to increase my own happiness, and whether such changes are feasible, morally proper, and honest.
On a typical Friday night I am
Updating this field. Or reading. Or both! If possible, with friends, and maybe at a bar.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I am far less eloquent in speech than in writing. I am often frustrated by my inability to properly express my thoughts and feelings in person. I stutter a lot, and speak far too swiftly.

I'm really easy to Google-stalk as I made the mistake(?) of using my real name for my profile. Have fun.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 18–40
  • Near me
  • For new friends
You should message me if
You wish to discuss obscure matters, do obscure things, or are really bored and wish to be even more so. I love any conversation of complexity or wit. Or perhaps if you wonder whether this profile is really a comprehensive summary of me as a person (it's not), and what's missing? I'm always interested in stimulating conversation.