Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I like to explore a lot. That could include physically going to
know places or trying to think through logical problems that I
haven't given attention to in the past. For instance, I've been
spending a fair amount of time trying to learn about machine
learning in order to get a computer program to play cards better.
I'm stretching the definition of "explore" to include searching
through new concepts, but perhaps you'll agree with that
I like bike
, 3D photography, and I've been
making good use of a long commute to do reading. I go swing
dancing regularly, and
take lessons to get more advanced in it. I used to do a very little
bit of disc golfing, but that's harder in NYC than back in
Wisconsin. I try to be good at organizing get-togethers with my
friends and get everybody else out of the house.
There are all sorts of things I want to be more knowledgeable
about, but perhaps I'm inconsistent on how much I value knowledge.
I like reading history and current events and would like to have
more intricate knowledge of religions and philosophies that I don't
necessarily subscribe to. It would be good to be able to meet
someone and have a better understanding of where they are coming
from. But of course that takes time so I make progress on this
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I work as a computer programmer. I volunteer some of my time at my
church. In my spare time, I've found myself wanting to develop
something, so I've been working on the above-mentioned card game.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I like to read history
books and current events
Some of the history books I've read include some on Germania,
"Island at the Center of the World" (about Dutch Manhattan),
"Making of Milwaukee", a book on Marco Polo, and "1491".
Other stuff I've enjoyed in the past includes Azimov's Foundation
series, "The Fall of Rome" (historical fiction), "Star Trek:
Federation", "Great American City: What Works and Doesn't", the
I listen to Big
alternative, and a little bit of classical. I listen to music from
, New Phornographers
pretty clean if you don't know the band), Frank Sinatra
, Bing Crosby
, Jay Chou
, and Sun Yan Zi
I watch a lot of Science Fiction
on TV including
Sometimes I'll watch Downton Abbey
, or Gotham
. I watch comedies
like Arrested Development
, Red Dwarf
, IT Crowd
, and Black Adder
I'm not as big a fan of old time radio as I used to be, but I still
and CBS Radio Mystery
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Take this with a grain of salt but I'll list:
+ friends and family
+ dancing (swing and ceili)
+ nice walks around the neighborhood, feeling either the hmm of the
motion around me or the calm of relative silence
+ my bicycle
+ logic puzzles
I used to put "library" on the list, but I've found myself buying
books more often lately.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
...where I'm going to go exploring next.
...why I'm not spending my time doing and learning certain things
if I really value them.
...how to phrase things in an expected conversation.
...parallels I can draw between things in my own life, the Bible,
history, and the news.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Maybe dancing, but probably relaxing at home. I tend to have some
pretty busy evenings during the week, so Friday nights I need to
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
About 10 years ago I went into the Windows Registry on my computer
of the time and changed the name of the Recycle Bin to the "So-long
Files". It seemed funny at the time, but now I don't get my own
You should message me if
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you want to recommend a place to go swing, ceili, or salsa dancing.
(I don't know the last of those too well yet), or
you like to talk about world news, or
you'd like someone to listen to you talk about laws of physics
asking occasional questions.
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