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My self-summary
I would consider myself a geek and a maker; both tends to happen when you program for a living. I'm a big fan of board games. It seems like every time I go home for the holidays I have a new game to bring with me.

I try to keep an open mind to new experiences. I'll try pretty much anything once. Fun fact- I went Ice Skating in Iraq on a business trip in grad school.
What I’m doing with my life
I have discovered how enjoyable it can be making something with your own two hands. I made a pretty sweet humidor for a cigar smoking friend in a woodworking class. Currently I'm in the middle of attempting a custom Settlers of Catan board. I've got a few pictures of some past projects on here.

I really want to try wood turning, but my apartment complex would probably disapprove of that. I might have to wait until I have a garage before jumping into that one.

I've also made a few costumes (Dr Horrible and Fierce Deity Link from Majora's Mask) and have another one that is under way (Hint- it's from Stargate).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books- The Martian, 1984, Ender's Game, anything by Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Movies- Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, The Lives of Others, Aladdin, LoTR, American Psycho, Roadhouse, anything with Jackie Chan, Run Lola Run, Amelie, foreign films (mostly German). According to Netflix I'm into dark cerebral foreign dramas but I like cheesy 80's action movies too.

Shows- Anything on PBS, Stargate, Firefly, Seinfeld, Futurama, Simpsons, Yu Yu Hakusho, Trigun, Game of Thrones, The Legend of Neil.

Music - I have a hard time with music. Sometimes I think my brain wasn't wired to remember music. If I had to throw out a few names though... Peter Fox, Avenged Sevenfold, Three Days Grace, Third Eye Blind, Green Day, Lindsey Stirling . I guess Metal, Punk, Rock and stuff with violins.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Absurd questions that have no practical value. Here's an example that no person should care about.

A while ago I tried to get a grip on just how big IPv6 really is. So I was able to compute how many molecules of water it would take to use up the IPv6 addressing scheme assuming each molecule was giving a unique address, and then what that volume of water would look like.

Back of the napkin gives something like 4.87*10^15 L of water in Lake Michigan which should be around 1.63*10^41 molecules (55.51 mols per liter and factor in avogadro's number). IPv6 is only around 3.4*10^38 so it needs to be nearly 500x bigger to get the job done.
On a typical Friday night I am
Most likely unwinding at home with a movie or playing boardgames at a friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
My niece and brother came down to visit me a while ago and I was more excited about being able to go to the Children's Museum without feeling like a creeper than I was to see them.

I hadn't been in a Museum in a long time- and they had Dinosaurs.
You should message me if
You have a new board game to share.
You want to grab brunch at Heidelberg Haus - Weisswurst and Bienenstich for desert is my goto. So good.
You want to play duck hunt (or some other NES games). I still have a tube TV around specifically for duck hunt.