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Responds positively to touch, offers of candy or tea
, and discussion of great
Responds negatively to zealotry (political, religious, name-brand),
destruction of beautiful or valuable things, sleep pattern
disturbances, and being attacked by dogs.
Do not mix with adult contemporary radio stations or grocery store
advertisements, as volatile reactions will occur.
What I’m doing with my life
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Reading about arcane scientific magic and playing with radios.
Dreaming new interfaces for musical instruments, for tools.
Building things, sometimes, but less often than I want to be.
Enjoying the contradiction of being poly and single, and enjoying
the company of a few close friends in the area. Not drinking or
smoking drugs, I swear.
Working as a linux sysadmin at a pretty nice place that encourages
my crazy nerdiness. Thinking about EVERYthing.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Knowing the names of things. I grew up in a household where knowing
what something was was the first step toward understanding it, and
I want to understand everything.
(That household was also full of things that broke constantly, so I
can replace a window screen, patch drywall holes that may or may
not be my own clumsy fault, keep a shitty 80s K-car or early 90s
van running long past the point where it should have died, and tend
to basic plumbing and electrical issues.)
Getting the gist of things despite my criminally short attention
span for most speech in acoustically busy environments.
Not so much at small talk, but the part beyond small talk where we
talk about things that actually matter to us?
Yeah, I love that part.
The first things people usually notice about me
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It used to be some variation of "IT'S JESUS!" but I either outgrew
that or outgrew those people.
Eyes? Beard? Awkward posture? Being a conversational Stuka instead
of a B-27? Whichever bike I'm riding or carrying that day? It is a
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Every time I read a profile that either contains the sentiment that
reading is lame or lists the handful of books one has to read to
graduate high school as their "favorites" I die a little inside.
This site is slowly killing me. I love science fiction. William
Gibson and I may be soul mates. Harlan Ellison isn't my soul mate,
he's a shitty human being, but his stories still make me happy in
that sad, wistful but soothing way. I will cry openly when Samuel
R. Delany dies and you should too. I have more copies of
engineering texts than most people would be comfortable with
owning. My best friend got a fiction writing MFA at Columbia, so
through her I've been reading more contemporary stuff and creative
non-fiction and enjoying that too. I'm sure it's just a coincidence
that the amazing writers she recommended taught two of her
I listen to a lot of music across a ton of genres, and have been
known to be incredibly hypocritical about what I like and don't
like. Lately it's been ambient electronica, the new Future of the
Left, and assorted electro-rock bands. (last.fm)
I'm a Netflix junkie, and the only reason I regret canceling my
cable is weeknights on Comedy Central from 10pm to 11pm
I eat food.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
bikes, a supportive place to fail, a multitool, iced coffees, a
community of which I can really feel a member, and the ability to
dress in layers.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
car vs bike hostility.
post-collapse living situations.
embedded digital systems.
the similarities between classical, jazz, and techno, and how a
talented drummer enhances everything.
robots and their secret lives.
whether I've forgotten my keys at work again.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Probably not completely sober, but also probably not trashed.
Most likely, one of:
-In the loop, at my best friend's.
-At home, trying to finish up projects for my 9-to-5.
-Electrically engineering the shit out of some shit.
-Hanging out with likeminded people at a hackerspace we've created
on Chicago's South Side.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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If you say things like "I'm so OCD" or "everyone's a little
bipolar" I will judge you as a person.
Anal-retentive. The word you're looking for is anal-retentive.
You should message me if
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Your map is not your territory.
You have 99 problems but a bitch ain't one. Alternately, if you
have 100 problems.
You have literacy.
You sometimes find yourself wondering why the Big Bang Theory feels
so cheap and shallow and exploitative of nerds and whether the IT
Crowd does the same sort of thing. ("I laugh at smart people so I
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