Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a system administrator for an academic supercomputer center. I
have BS and MS degrees from aerospace engineering, with a minor in
computer science. (Yes Virginia, I really am a rocket scientist!
Well, OK, more like jet engines... but I did work for NASA for a
Lest that me make sound like a completely soulless automaton, I
used to be the guitarist in a succession of church bands. I have a
bunch of electric guitars, amps, and effects, arguably more than an
amateur needs. I design and build effects boxes and tube amps for
guitar and bass now and then as well. However, in the words of
Brent Spiner in "Independence Day", they don't let me out much.
I am introspective, intense, and fiercely loyal
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I help run several supercomputers that researchers around the world
use to get their work done. So, you know, nothing big. ;)
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
computers, programming, planning, solving problems based on
fragmentary or incomplete information. Oh, and sarcasm. :)
The first things people usually notice about me
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I don't talk much, unless I have something to say.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
(a) Lord of
(book *and* films), Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy,
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Stephen King's It and The
Stand, Dean Koontz's Watchers
(b) LotR (of course), Princess Mononoke
films, Seven Samurai
and other Kurosawa
, The Abyss
(c) Babylon 5
Neon Genesis Evangelion
, old (pre-Load) Metallica
, Def Leppard
, and a bunch of European
bands most people in the US have never heard of (Blind Guardian,
Sonata Arctica, Nightwish, Delain, and Within Temptation to name a
(e) pizza, spicy ethnic foods (Mexican, Chinese, Thai, Indian)
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. My PRS Singlecut.
2. My H&K Triamp half-stack.
3. An Internet-connected computer with a real OS on it (read: not
4. There is no #4*.
5. A copy of Lord of the Rings.
6. A healthy sense of humor about all of the above.
* Google "australian philosopher rules" if you don't get #4.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
problem-solving. (Did I mention that I'm an engineer by training?)
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Doing one or more of the following:
1. At home on call. (It's an occupational hazard for
2. Amusing myself watching a movie (either in theaters or on TV),
reading a book, and/or web surfing. Sometimes all at once.
3. Driving to Ohio to see my friends up north.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Hey, I admitted above that I like Def Leppard... Are you really
expecting something more embarassing than that? :)
You should message me if
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* you think that "Bad English" and/or "Fortran" should be on the
list of languages one can possibly speak in their OKCupid
* your other computer is a Cray.
* any of the above made you laugh.
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