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26 M North Haven, CT

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Last Online
Nov 6, 2012
5′ 10″ (1.78m)
Body Type
Mostly anything
Not at all
Agnosticism, and laughing about it
Aquarius, and it’s fun to think about
Working on university
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Doesn’t have kids
Dislikes dogs and has cats
English (Fluently), French (Okay), Japanese (Poorly), Russian (Poorly)

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My self-summary
I am a university student majoring in computer science, though I'm kind of disappointed at the fact that as a freshman I found even the senior-level courses far too easy (this isn't so much an arrogance; I'm skilled at computers, but not so much at other things).

Most of my interests are rather academic. I like linguistics (which I'm good at) and languages (which I am not so good at -- but trying). I like math, but hate doing calculations. I have a strong interest in philosophy and theology, and I'm quite interested in mythology, specifically that of ancient Sumer (and to a lesser extent, Norse mythology). I'm into cognitive science and cognitive neuroscience, but I'm certainly not technically qualified in those fields -- I'm terrible at biology. I'm interested in linguistics, but I don't know many languages (just English and piss-poor French).

My non-academic interests mostly consist of long walks (I mean LONG walks -- 4 miles is a reasonable minimum for me to be satisfied), chinese food, anime, cyberpunk literature, and a very wide variety of music.

I write poetry and short stories, and wish to write a novella eventually, if and when I have the time to get to it. I make very bad experimental music under several monikers (Infocalypse, Standard Input, and Bogon Flux Capacitor).

I'm also a postmodern absurdist discordian, and I like to debate philosophy with people who don't like to debate philosophy. This means that if I say anything that makes too much sense, then I'm probably kidding, but if my statement is so oblique as to be barely comprehensible, then I probably mean it. Poetry, satire, and rhetoric are similar in that they consist mainly of rephrasing truisms as paradoxes; I find it good practice to do all three and their inverse simultaneously, and throw the output upon whoever least suspects it. At least, it'd make for good television I figure :-)

I am analytical, slim, and pedantic
What Iā€™m doing with my life
Going to uni, coding, writing, and spending altogether too much time on IRC. I also create 'music', though whether you are willing to call it that might depend on how credulous you are, how strictly you want to define it, and how many foreign substances you have used to tweak your current neurochemistry (my current fanbase is several potheads and a welsh linguist).

I am also in the somewhat unique situation of being a competitive computer programmer. My team was (last I heard) ninth in the northeast in the 2010 IEEE Xtreme 24-hour competition, and we made the top eight in the 2010 CCSNE competition. We made number 14 in the 2011 CCSCNE competition (out of 40). I'm not particularly competitive, but I enjoy having an excuse to eat junk food and stay up all night coding.

Last summer, I interned in the software development department of a search department of a patent department of a legal department of a large corporation.

I write a blog ostensibly about fortean anomalism, though most of the posts have been about cognitive science, the occult, constructed languages, fifth generation warfare, memetics, or literary criticism. It has a much greater signal to noise ratio than my other blog, which started out with posting bad poetry full of hyperlinks and ended up being mostly markov chain generated text full of hyperlinks.

I maintain a bot on twitter that posts quotes from the Semi-Official Memebomb Database, which I do not maintain.

I maintain two bots on IRC, both of which annoy users by being unpredictably on-topic.

I maintain at least three implementations of Project Xanadu's ZigZag design, one of which is in firmware and one of which is a standalone multithreading OS. I am also one of two maintainers of Project Xanadu's current 'official' Xanadu implementation.

I maintain a constructed spoken language (or conlang) based on first order logic and structured as postfix notation.

I am working on chapter twenty seven of a forty-one chapter Neon Genesis Evangelion fanfiction based on the idea of SEELE being an offshoot of the Ordo Templi Orientalis.

When I am not maintaining things, I write enormous rants about things like the misuse of well-defined technical terms (such as meme, quantum, and agnosis), the science fiction trope that confuses the Everett-Wheeler Multiple-World Interpretation with a method of solving time-travel paradoxes, the viability of the 'homo universalis' concept, and the unintended evils of logical positivism.

I am also trying to learn Russian. When I finish, I will probably attack either Lojban or Klingon.
Iā€™m really good at
Solving problems via nonintuitive solutions, arguing absurdities with people who don't realize I'm not serious, arguing absurdities with people who don't realize I'm serious.
The first things people usually notice about me
My messy hair and odd fashion sense.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I am very much into cyberpunk and post-cyberpunk novels (Gibson's cyberspace and bridge trilogies particularly). I'm a big fan of everything written by Neal Stephenson except for Zodiac (which I never read). I am an increasingly big fan of the novels of Charles Stross. I love Phillip K Dick's novels, but I find his style during the amphetamine-fueled period uninspired, so I have a hard time pushing through them. The works of Johnathan Lethem, Umberto Eco, Arthur C Clarke, Terry Pratchett, and Bruce Sterling are growing on me. I am becoming a fan of Cordwainer Smith. With the exception of his two computer books, I have read and enjoyed everything published by Jacques Vallee.

Movies: Pi, A Scanner Darkly, End of Evangelion, V for Vendetta, Blade Runner, Waking Life, Moon, Brazil, Repo Man, Primer, Ghost in the Shell. I also have a thing for cheesy cyberpunk/proto-cyberpunk movies like Hackers, Lawnmower Man, Tron, Sneakers, Cherry 2000, and War Games.

Music: Nine Inch Nails, Radiohead, Gary Numan, paniq, nullsleep, zambutom, 4mat. I've got a soft spot for Natalie Imbruglia's first album, and for the various sound tracks worked on by Yoko Kanno. I've been big into EBM, IDM, Darkwave, Chip, and Glitch. I love 80s Synthpop and New Wave: Information Society, Gary Numan, Tears For Fears, Joy Division. I've been on a cheesy techno kick recently for coding music, and gained new appreciation for The Prodigy. I tend to enjoy Trip-hop, though rarely enough to remember it. Mashups and artists like Negativland and The Evolution Control Committee tickle my novelty organs.
The six things I could never do without
My books, my computer, music, caffeine, mechanical pencils (GOOD ones), and hugs.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Philosophy, mathematics, magic, how to design a better mousetrap, poetry, the potential universality of predicate calculus given the capacity for selective context-ignorance in the simulation of cognitive dissonance, language and its relation to thought, memetics, the psychology of identity, whether or not Baudrillard would laugh his ass off at my use of his method for proof of the nonexistence of the first gulf war in english papers (and whether or not I would be so creeped out by seeing it that I would run away... And whether or not he would wear a red cloak while doing it, pronounce his nonexistence, and turn into a sentient cloud of green plastic lobsters afterwards).

Also, Dada.
On a typical Friday night I am
Sleeping, because I have a saturday class!
The most private thing Iā€™m willing to admit
My life is an open book. I'll answer any question you ask of me -- but I probably will not warn you if you don't want to hear the answer.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 18–26
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
You find postmodernism, surrealism, absurdism, anarchism, animism, nietzscheism, discordianism, haruhiism, bochelism, stallmanism, recursion, or subversion a turn-on.

You know which of the above was meant as a joke.

You are fluent in l33t, sumerian, akkadian, ugartic, predicate calculus, jargon, lojban, i386 asm, anglish, nonsense, or franglais.

If your š’ƒ²š’€€š’‰Žš’Œ‹š’²š’®. (And you can read what it is I am asking, of course).

You can quote any book you've ever read, any movie you've ever seen, any song you've ever heard, or know regular expressions or google-foo well enough to find it.

Your biggest wish is that Jimbo's description of Wikipedia was more accurate, and your biggest goal is to memorize it in it's entirety, one way or another.

You understand the meanings and origins of such important stock phrases as "mau, mau!", "don't be evil", "fletchling kindersheisse", "bring a tent", "ewige blumenkraft", and "gentlemen: let's talk tables".

You consider RMS and Liebniz to be "hot", and believe that a dirty canvas duster, black gloves, and tan fatigues are appropriate garb for every occasion.

You do not eschew obfuscation, and consider puns and nonsense jokes to be the highest form of wit.

You find the "debian sex" joke hilarious, and remember it every time you run the "fsck" command.

You know what Project Xanadu is, or at least associate the word "enfilade" more strongly to "sunless sea" than to "batissment".

You believe in magic outside of movies and stage trickery, but insist that science and reason pwn mysticism.

You think that the opposite of an idealist is a defeatist :-).

You'd rather not go gently into that good night -- and wish the universe would end with a bang, not a whimper.