Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Please consider all text below for archival purposes - a lot has
changed in the last couple years so it might be best to just drop
me a line while I work on revising all of this.
A pretty regular guy. I work in IT by day and go to school by night
(most recently a masters degree but I've moved on from that). I
love photography, cooking, electronics, books and travelling.
Think of this as like real life people - if someone goes to the
effort to send you a message, send one back - to do otherwise is
rude. And if you aren't interested say so, but don't be a dick
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I work in IT for the University of Toronto - it's work that I find
fulfilling and rewarding and each time I move from position to
position I find new personal challenges to work on.
My masters degree focused on studying universities
as well as systems of
same and the legislative, funding and governance bodies that affect
them. My own interests tend towards studying the economics of
, how technology has affected institutions
organizationally and instructionally, and how open data
and open source
movements can and
are changing scholarship.
I'm an irrepressible nerd who believes that knowing things for
their own sake is worthwhile. I love books
in all their incarnations and
and adventure fiction
of books on design
, data visualization
also have a goal to see the entirety of the US and Canada by road
before trying to do the same for other parts of the world. Most
recently this involved a week and a half in Nova Scotia and Cape
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm a fast and accurate reader, which I suppose in itself isn't
something to be good at, but it does mean that I usually can pick
up on topics pretty quickly.
I am a pretty goodcook
as long as i'm not expected to cook
fish - which seems to be a permanent (and annoying) disability. I
bake now and then and have been known to go to some lengths to
satisfy a craving. Most recently this manifested by wanting a
roasted marshmallow milkshake when I didn't have marshmallows so I
made them from scratch.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Tahara Boy King of the
by Harold M. Sherman
the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
by Robert M. Pirsig
by Clark, Moran, Solnik & Trick
The Joy of
by Irma Rombaur
by Cook's Illustrated
Dark Materials Trilogy
by Phillip Pullman
The Wheel of
by Robert Jordan
20000 Leagues Under the
by Jules Verne
of Ice and Fire
by George R.R. Martin
The Dark is Rising
by Susan Cooper
Hunt for Red October
Bridge on the River
I don't listen to a lot of music these days with audiobooks taking
up most of my "eartime" but here is the music I like:
Shiny Toy Guns
Death Cab for Cutie
I have a deep and abiding appreciation for food
in all its forms and at all levels. I
have been involved in the foodie community at various times, but
always seem to drift away towards food that is good, not
necessarily expensive. That being said I appreciate food that is
fine and food that is humble, food that is local and food that is
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Smartphone (currently an iPhone5
, but i'm not loyal), a hat that
covers my ears (for those Canadian winters eh), the free and open
, my bike
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How the instant you finally decide you are content with what you
have, something comes along and changes everything without warning.
It could be graduate school, a guy, a book - but no matter what it
defies all the best made plans.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I get really nervous around guys i'm attracted to. I tend to either
talk a lot or fall awkwardly silent to cover this up.
You should message me if
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You want to chat just as a diversion or meet to see if there is
basis for a friendship or chemistry for something more.
Just a pretty regular, geeky guy
If you receive a message and are not interested in even chatting at
least have the common courtesy to respond and the balls to be
honest (but not a dick) about it rather than slinking off and
pretending like the message didn't exist. Lets all make the
Internet a more polite and honest place.
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