Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Um, hi. Yeah, maybe I'll fill this out later.
OK, I'm supposed to write some more... I like computers, watching
movies, reading, music. Basically keeping myself entertained. I
love to learn new things.
Um, right. Who doesn't like these things? OK, I'll add some more
I'm very smart. I like smart people. I like people that think about
things that other people don't think about. I have a hard time
talking to most people. I find I have very little in common with
most people. I like puzzles of all kinds. I buy puzzle books
sometimes. I started doing crossword puzzles in something like
fourth grade. For awhile I did logic problems. Now I generally find
them boring. I like to do number puzzles (sudoku, kakuro, etc.)
sometimes. I especially like cryptic crosswords. It's a combination
of a crossword puzzle and a word game, basically.
I like xkcd.
I like my kids. The one thing I want for them, more than anything
else, is to be able to think for themselves. We'll see how that
goes. I think my older daughter will get there. She's very smart
too. :) She can multiply any number up to three digits long by 11
in her head. It's really pretty simple, we think, but for some
reason most other people don't think so. But she loves Hannah
Montana, like so many other little girls. She's still somewhat
normal, I guess.
I came from a heavily religious background (fundamentalist
Christian, I suppose you could say). It took me too long to figure
out that that was not for me. I am now areligious.
I think words mean something. I like to be as unambiguous as
possible, in writing and in speech. I'm big on effective
communication. It's hard for me to tell how well I do at it in
speech, since I don't record my conversations and can't very well
examine them later. But I think I do ok in writing.
OK, I think I just completely outed myself as some kind of freak.
I am skeptical, inquisitive, and reserved
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm not sure.
Actually I sort of know now. At least I know what I'm doing right
now, not necessarily what I want to do. So I do data analysis and
various bits and pieces of programming to facilitate my
What I do is essentially reverse engineering the structure /
processing of complex systems based on the output data. Or that's a
large part of it, and a part that I very much enjoy.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Pretty much everything. Or nothing. Depends on how you look at it.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My eyes? My distant personality? I don't know.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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"Favorite" is so quaint.
When I first filled this out, I had only the above. Then I decided
to add a bunch of stuff. Now I'm taking it back. See, I refuse to
be defined by things like my favorite books, movies, music, and
food. It's really silly. It's nice to know whether someone likes to
read (and I do), and what kind of movies (I like movies that make
me think, mostly), music (I like whatever I like) and food
(whatever) they like, but too much information here is probably
detrimental. People in general are more likely to notice bad than
good, things they don't like than things they like. Someone going
through a list of bands might see ten bands they like a lot, but
one they really dislike (probably for some personal reason due to
association with something, a bad memory, maybe, or a prejudice (in
the sense of what the word actually means, not the connotation it
has these days), or whatever) and judge the list based on the one
they don't like. It's just human nature. It's the same dynamic as
is evidenced by people being much more likely to complain about bad
service than extend a compliment for good service. It just
But, I suppose if I'm actually interested in meeting anyone, it
wouldn't be someone that would judge another based on something
like that. Eh. Now I'm half tempted to just delete this whole
thing, since it seems so redundant. But I won't. I hope you're good
and bored now.
I think I will update this now and then with what I'm currently
listening to (and by currently listening to, I mean something
that's been a theme in my listening habits lately, I don't mean
some song that just happens to be playing as I write this). So
right now that would be E.S. Posthumus. I sometimes use Pandora to
try to find new music. I think I've had as much success just
scanning through Usenet looking for interesting names as any other
method. But anyway, I found E.S. Posthumus by starting with Rob
Dougan (Nothing At All is an incredible song, btw) on Pandora. I
think it's the only music I've found from there that works for me.
I found I Monster, Implant, and the Birthday Massacre on Usenet
just because their names sounded interesting.
Now I'm really rambling.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Food for my brain. That is all.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Anything and everything.
Lately, politics (and not just because of the elections and all, by
lately I mean the last couple of years).
Like... how the system in the US kinda sucks. We have two parties
that basically agree on a lot of things. Maybe they agree on 90%,
and disagree on 10%, and that 10% is what everyone talks about
(because most people don't think for themselves very well, and I
sometimes wonder how much most people think at all...), when
there's a lot of stuff in the 90% that they agree on that should be
open to discussion. But the 90% is not an issue because they don't
make it one, because since they agree on it it won't affect the
outcome of an election, because the media knows this and doesn't
ask questions outside of the 10%, or because the media doesn't even
think about these things either, since they're just people like
everyone else, and most people don't think about these
I like to talk about stuff in the 90%. The 10% is so banal. If
you've thought about the 90%, about what might be different that no
one talks about, we would probably have intriguing conversations,
regardless of whether we agree on what might / could / should be
different. At least we're thinking, right?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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People say I overthink things, but they're wrong.
Oh, and I never use spellcheck.
And I'm very sensitive. In a good way, though. But you'll never be
confronted with it nor even probably know about it unless you want
to. It's not who I am, just one aspect of my personality that I
generally just keep for myself.
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