Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
NOTE: This profile is quite a few years old at this point. My
answers to questions are at least as old. I never took the
self-summary section very seriously, either. Particularly after the
buy-out, I'm not particularly bothered to try to update any of it.
If you're even vaguely curious, please feel free to message me. Or,
you can find me on twitter/lj/g+/facebook. Just look for "Tithonium
I'm a professional web engineer
. I've worked at Amazon.com
Games, and Moz
. I'm straight, poly
, and into sci-fi
. I own far more
reasonable, and more computers
than is sane. I'm in
multiple relationships of various seriousness, one of which
involves a house. Anything else you want to know, it's probably
easiest to message me; I'm happy to answer.
You can also find me as 'tithonium' on livejournal
Tangentially, I'm getting a little irked with okcupid's constant
grading down of the completeness of my profile. Do I really need to
maintain yet another blog /here/, on a dating site? I have four
others elsewhere. How does making up random crap to post here make
me any more interesting to a potential suitress? I got bored
answering increasingly inane and poorly written questions years ago
(I had actually answered every question available, at one point),
ditto with tests. The good ones aren't worth wading thru the bad
ones to find anymore. So, yeah, I don't know. Maybe I'm just being
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Creating various random websites as ideas pop into my head.
Slowly, so slowly, making improvements to the house.
Trying to keep up with the various information sources I follow -
blogs, podcasts, etc. I manage it in bursts.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Programming. Thinking up hair-brained schemes. Forgetting things.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My hair (it's usually purple
(blond/pink/white)-with-brown-roots if I haven't redone it in a
while). For new years 2008/9, it was purple and orange and red and
yellow and brown.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Really, anything by KSR, Brin, Bear, Bova, Benford, Asimov, Niven,
etc etc etc etc. Sense a theme? Yeah, big scifi fan. And it's only
gotten worse since I got the Kindle.
Listing movies I like would take far too long, but here's a
sample: The American President, The Abyss, Dave, Indiana Jones,
Hudson Hawk, Postman, Zero Effect.
Music is even more varied and what I prefer can change from day
to day. I'm a recovering Rabid Evanescence Fanboy. I still love
them, but less with the rabies.
Foods, I'm pretty boring. I grew up on fast food, so that's what
I tend to like. Burgers and other crap that's bad for me. I have
been doing a lot more cooking at home lately, however. I make a
killer turkey stew.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
A computer, a fast network connection, a cell phone, a large
monitor, music, and caffeine
. Lots and LOTS of caffeine.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Nothing. I rarely manage to spend much time at all thinking of a
single thing. I go off on tangents and tangents to tangents and
occasionally circle back to the original thought only to fly off in
another direction again.
I think about the programming problems I need to solve.
I think about how I'd love to drop a really big rock from orbit
onto certain places that piss me off.
I think about how I'd allocate trust funds for all my friends if I
were to win the lottery.
I think about the websites I should be working on.
I think about how I'm not working on the websites I should be
"Back in my day, we used tables for layout! And we liked it!"
You know. Random stuff.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Used to go out regularly on friday nights drinking with friends.
Not so much anymore. Honestly, these days I'm usually at home
catching up on the week's TV, or listening to a book, while writing
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I paint my nails so that I won't bite them.
Then I forget to paint them, and have to start all over.
You should message me if
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You feel like it? You think I'm cute? You think I'm strange? You
have nothing better to do? You hate me and want me dead? (Do let me
know which; that's important)
Seriously, go ahead, say hi. The worst I'll do is say hi back.
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