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My self-summary
Hello, I'm Ben, and I am having the time of my life right now.

I am a 5-year PNW transplant from SoCal, and honestly I love it up here. Rain? Fresh air? TREES? BASKETBALL?!?! I had none of those when I was growing up!

I have 3 cats. One of them is a sweet fluffy Maine Coon. Another is a runt I rescued from Gresham, a place where I am convinced all of the world's toilets flush to [and, unfortunately, where I currently reside]. The latest addition to my feline family is also a runt I rescued from Sandy after I had moved to Gresham. Makers of automatic litter boxes are my new best friends... and help considerably when I need to go out of town for a few days and must convince a friend/neighbor/coworker to take care of these furry beasts.

My interests are as vast as they are deep. Some of the top topics would be science, technology, humanism, sustainability, philosophy, post-scarcity economics, autonomy, the future, and seeing things through a lens of optimism, because I do generally feel hopeful for the future even though Mother Culture can really, really test me. My interests also may include you. :)

Who/what are you interested in?
What I’m doing with my life
I work at my dream job building cool high-tech shit and changing the world through intelligent business.
I’m really good at
I have a pretty wild yet practical imagination.
The first things people usually notice about me
Perhaps my smile or my eyes. What do you notice?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Zeitgeist: Moving Forward changed me and brought me new kinds of incentives and perceptions about the world and the role I could have in it to bring about the highly necessary changes we must make, socially, economically, and personally, to live our lives in an equitable fashion to each other and the rest of the ecosystem. I recommend a thoughtful viewing of the film to everyone, especially if you are concerned about but can't see how we can get past all of the pollution, corruption, war, poverty, etc. issues affecting the species today.

Music - Alice in Chains, Tool, Pantera, Massive Attack, Primus, Eminem, Machine Head, Pride and Glory, Black Label Society

Genres: Folk, rock, blues, groove metal, industrial, dance, funk, hip hop, rap, trip hop, and yeah I'll get down to some disco, too

Salad, pesto, steak, beans, rice, carrots, broccoli, chocolate, lemons, tomatoes, avocados, salmon, salsa...

Technology, science, humanity
The six things I could never do without
Peanut butter
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Changing the world. I find the level of bullshit we currently tolerate completely unacceptable. We waste so much time and energy on frivolous things.

We could all live better than Bill Gates if we applied our science and technology humanely. However, you must have sustainable values to have a sustainable society. But once we achieve that, we could create a paradise on Earth as fast as the machines could build it.

Also, hawt chix. :D
On a typical Friday night I am
shmokin' and drankin' with a few good friends.
Playing videogames. Currently into War Thunder, that P-51 is a monster.
Reading books recommended to me by my boss.
Hopefully, making someone smile. That is always super nice.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have a filthy, albeit hygienic, mouth. Yes, I happen to take good oral health very seriously. Yes, you may also use my toothbrush, I don't mind. No, you may not use it as a vibrator. Well OK maybe. Put it in a condom first though? The lube is in the medicine cabinet. Yes, I have both water- and silicone-based. I'm no lube noob!
You should message me if
any of the above appeals to you.