I'm a programmer, and I feel no need to add a list of more "human" activities to make me seem better-rounded. I do other things, of course, but I see nothing inhuman about problem solving. It's the most human thing there is.
I'm a bundle of contradictions held in a careful balance.
I am a cynical idealist, a loving fighter, and a decent killer
What I’m doing with my life
I'm retired from programming and preparing to attend graduate school in physics.
I’m really good at
Writing, reading, talking, listening.
The first things people usually notice about me
I have the stance of a thug and the gaze of a priest.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Quartered Safe Out Here; To Ride, Shoot Straight and Speak The Truth; Maske: Thaery; the Aubrey-Maturin novels.
Movies: Fight Club; Memento; Unforgiven; Blade Runner; Lost In Translation; Dancer, Texas; Heat; L.A. Confidential; Serenity; Miller's Crossing.
Music: B-Tribe; Austin Lounge Lizards; Jelly Roll Morton; Cab Calloway; Dire Straits; The English Beat.
Food: Barbecue, sushi, Thai, Minnesota/Midwestern, French, Italian.
The six things I could never do without
iBook, iPod, Dr. Pepper, EAA Witness, my car, a copy of the compact OED.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The irrecoverability of the past, as both a curse and a blessing.
On a typical Friday night I am
Reading, doing something with my friends, and/or walking my cat.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
On the advice of my attorney, I must respectfully decline to answer this question on the grounds that the answer might tend to incriminate me.
You should message me if
Oh, any reason will do. I'm not going to pretend that I'm holding off hordes of admirers with a stick; that kind of thing might be a nice ego boost, and it might make me appear more desirable, but I'm not out to be desired. If you read my profile and believe you have something you want to say to me, say it.