Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I have a lot of interests, but what should matter to you is that I
like talking about the philosophical ideas behind things, and with
other people, I like to do outdoor stuff in nature (hiking
), or to do
things that provoke interesting conversation.
I also enjoy cooking when I'm in the right mood. Actually, it
usually puts me in the right mood once I start, but I often forget
I am bright, curious, and authentic
What I’m doing with my life
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For 8 years, I developed software for simulating semiconductors and
completed a masters degree focused on natural language processing
(i.e. analyzing written and spoken english with computers). Now I'm
working on a PhD in bioinformatics (analyzing DNA with
No job has given me a big enough playground for all my interests,
so I spend a fair amount of time learning and experimenting with
things on my own. To this end, I started and organize a meetup
group for an AI programming language.
I also travel internationally from time to time when specific
reasons or opportunities arise. I want to go to South America,
Ireland, China, and back to Australia and Europe. I love the
language immersion and the new perspective on life that comes from
In November of 2011 I began my latest pursuit, learning to play the
Also, I'm looking for a really great companion obviously :).
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
...being patient with people.
...picking up sports based on kinesthenetic sense and balance
, riding boards of various
...getting interested in new things just long enough to understand
and daydream about them, but happily leaving the actual
implementation to others.
...holding my breath for a long time. I can make it all the way
through Eisenhower tunnel when traffic is normal.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
...are my freckles probably; I've been told I have nice legs
I also have clean, well maintained dreadlocks (but I'm not a
pothead, I just like the way they look)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Websites (not in the list, but should be):
V for Vendetta
Catch Me If You can
Wag the Dog
Most movies based on comic books or some dystopian universe
Requiem for a Dream is the best movie I never want to see
Lately I've come to appreciate hearing local musicians play in
smaller venues, such as WadiRum and Gasoline Lollipops. Some of the
bigger names I like are:
Way Out West
Rabbit in the Moon
Imogen Heap/Frou Frou
Gregory Alan Isakov
BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix
Movie soundtracks: You probably have no idea how triumphant it feel
when writing code to Pirates of the Caribbean.
I also spend a lot of my time in the car listening to NPR.
The Tao of Pooh
The Bourne Identity
Catch Me If You Can
Often vegetarian at home, with the exception of grilling fish.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
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A way to learn about whatever I'm curious about at the moment
(internet, bookstore, or library)
exercise outside in the sun
good coffee, beer, and wine
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Great question. I spend a lot of time thinking about stuff in
I think about the patterns in life and how it all works
the meaning of words
what makes people thrive
Recently: What is simultaneously good for individuals and the
welfare of humanity: Things like walking/biking instead of driving,
socializing for entertainment instead of shopping. I think a lot of
unsustainable things are like drug abuse -- people (myself
included) are drawn toward them but they don't really make us
better. Psychology apparently says the best way to help people with
a drug problem is to first fill the hole they are self-medicating
or else they'll never be willing or able to give up the drug. Seems
like a good model for sustainability.
The effects of having attention grabbing labels, on say modern book
jackets or food containers, in plain view in one's home, which
should be a place of sanctuary.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
...excited to begin a weekend long project which I'll probably
table for something else that captures my interest.
...relaxing at home.
...hanging out with friends.
...getting ready for an outing of some kind on Saturday.
You should message me if
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...you're smart and playful, you've got a philosophical/inquisitive
side, and you like to play outside.
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