elliot05
28 Berkeley, CA
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My self-summary
A friend wrote a really excellent profile of me a while ago, which describes me more accurately than I ever could:

http://shelbypope.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/i-type-and-make-things.pdf

Yes, I know my profile sucks. I'll fix it later.
What I’m doing with my life
-Teaching a computer what a car looks like.
-Perfecting cocktails.

-For a recent year, I forcefully told children how to poke other children with metal sticks for a living; some of said children were former/current/future Olympians, which was nice.
I’m really good at
I can make people very happy with food, but occasionally things end up on fire.

Programming. It's hard to tell whether anybody including oneself is good at programming, but I'm pretty sure at this point. I made robot dogs play soccer once. Like in Air Bud 3. They lost though.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Writings:
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
P.G. Wodehouse
The Big Short
Modernist Cuisine
Peopleware
Paul Graham
Also all that sci fi we all read in high school.

Movies:
Ratatouille, Eternal Sunshine, No Country for Old Men, Godfather I/II, Sleeper, Network, Boogie Nights, Dog Day Afternoon, Last Tango in Paris, The Graduate, The Big Lebowski, There Will Be Blood, Old Boy, many more.

Shows:
Six Feet Under, Sopranos, The Wire, Generation Kill, Band of Brothers, Top Gear, Louie, Girls.

Food:
Grant Achatz, cheeseboard, much much else

Music:
Classical [lots], Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, Aimee Mann, White Stripes, Johnny Cash, Route 66 Killers, many others
The six things I could never do without
Cooking/food/whiskey/coffee
Fencing
Cars
Pants
Pixels
Bitters
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Whether the chicken was brined for the right amount of time; whether the chickens being slightly smaller than specified will ruin everything; whether the potatoes will still cook properly even though they weren't peeled and diced before being boiled
On a typical Friday night I am
Attempting at least vaguely generic Friday night activities, sometimes
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Recently I've been down the Pandora rabbit hole and find myself enjoying terrible, terrible music.
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