Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I live in a reality of my own creation. It is not simple or
perfect, but it is mine and I do adore it. My reality is composed
of incredible friendships, multiple continents, chicanery, and
xxx: You are both frustrating and arousing.
xxx: Do you hear that much?
me: laughs Nope, can't say that I do
xxx: It should be your headline for your OKC profile.
Finally moved half-properly back to San Francisco, at a warehouse
space right near 16th and Mission. I grew up in SF, but this is
something else entirely :) So many epic tacos in walking distance!
Also, just got back from Burning Man, where I wrote code for a
14,000 LED art installation. Apparently I'm something of a mad
I am down, charm, and strange
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
"But a new breed of geek has arrived—out, proud and weirdly
performance-inclined. Call it the rise of avant-nerdism."
--Time Out New York FTW
Hi. I'm a professional hacker. I break -- and fix -- Internets. The
spice must flow!
I believe in the concept of Experiential Density. You live
precisely as long as you experience new things -- otherwise, you're
just on autopilot. So I tend to seek out experiences, particularly
of the underground art variety. Nothing makes me happier than
flamethrowers in an abandoned warehouse. (True, and rather epic
story actually. Ask me about it.)
For some reason I've become fascinated with color blindness. I just
released an iPhone app that tries to fix it. It...seems to work!
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I wouldn't say I'm *good* at Karaoke / Rock Band. It's more, I'm
*utterly without shame*. Enjoy whatcha got, ya know? You ain't
going to have it forever.
I am an absolute sucker for hidden structure -- in political
structure, in the human mind, in whatever complex systems we find
ourselves interacting with. Ended up taking a bunch of psych
classes despite a technical/business major, just because the
material was so fascinating. Much to my surprise, it turned out
A brilliant art exhibit will just consume me. I started out in the
graphic arts. This remains one of the most beautiful things I've
ever seen in real life: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAbycqD2UmQ
The first things people usually notice about me
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I have an epic T-Shirt collection. And I have a rather large
manpurse containing a camera *entirely optimized* for taking photos
at 1AM without blinding everyone. This is actually a greater
challenge than you'd think.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
by Steven Pinker
is an astonishing
book. I got into a rather extensive argument with somebody about
recently -- say what you will about Blink
, you've got to respect somebody
who spends half their book documenting the caveats of their
In terms of movies, District 9
were excellent. People are getting way
too weird about meta-analyzing Avatar
. These very same people must
never, ever see The Time Traveler's
, actually a good movie, as long as you spend not one
moment overanalyzing it. Generally a fan of any good mindbending
movie -- Matrix
Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
, Being John Malkovich
Malkovich Malkovich, Moon
, Mean Girls
(OK I'm also a sucker for
Music -- I listen to a decent amount of Trance, just because it's
very good to code to. Hybrid
has been impressing me. I'm
surprised to say this, but Pandora
actually works pretty well for
both music discovery and streaming, even over AT&T in NYC. Huge
Just discovered Sherlock's Daughter at a live concert. YES, this is
my favorite new band in a while. Also approve mightily of Operator
Food -- Finding Doner Kebap in the states (of course in NYC) was
one of my happier moments. I am also something of a lover of fine
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My family. Grandma comes my sessions, and hands out cookies. I have
session cookies. (This is awesome.)
The future. We live in it. (We even have Jetpacks!
Airplanes. Though I'd like to, sometimes.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Data. Not just Commander.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Getting myself into trouble. Getting myself out of trouble.
Redefining the word "trouble".
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I believe the OKCupid Blog is the best part of the site. I love big
graphs and I cannot lie. You other daters can't deny.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
This breaks your brain: Harry Potter and the Methods of
You're a doer.
You have passion. I care much less about what you're passionate
about, than the fact that there is a fire in your belly at all.
It's rarer than you'd think.
You are kind. This really matters, *especially* if you have strong
beliefs, because to be passionate and unkind is to simply be brutal
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