Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
My name is Kyle. I moved to the Bay Area about two years ago in
search of more interesting work, and thus far, I do not regret the
decision. I am currently a systems and software engineer at eBay;
specifically at Milo, a quirky little outfit that eBay bought a
couple of years ago. In the course of the last year I've been
involved in some pretty enjoyable projects, including being one of
the originators of the new personalized shopping feed on the eBay
While I'm a computer scientist by training, I have surface-level
knowledge of a wide variety of subjects. I'm particularly
interested in neuroscience and psychology research. I don't see how
anyone can be enthralled by technology while having no interest in
the workings of the mind; the human brain is the most interesting
information processing system in the world. I think mine's broken,
For those who are interested in pop psychology personality
assessments, I am an INFJ
—what Keirsey refers to as the
I'm a reasonably acceptable human, I think. Feel free to say hello.
I have friends from vastly
different walks of life, and I've
been told that I'm good at understanding and relating to people.
Good friends are hard to find, so I am always open to the
possibility of making new ones.
I say "yosh!" a lot. Yosh.
What I’m doing with my life
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At the moment, I am focusing on my career and on personal growth.
My ongoing goal is to obtain as much autonomy as possible, whether
that be through working at a start-up or other means. I despise
debt and I dislike being beholden to others in any way. I want to
be independent and free.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm very analytical. I like to write, program, and solve problems.
I'm not a robot, though; I also have creative interests. I have an
ear for music. While I can sing better than most of my friends
would ever suspect (though still not very well), you'd have to get
me drunk to make me do it in front of you. I also enjoy creative
writing, and I have a dry sense of humor.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Probably the way I talk. I sound vaguely British. I have several
theories as to how this came about, but to be honest, I'm not
really sure. Some things in life just don't make much sense. I also
have green eyes, and people comment on this sometimes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I've had my nose buried in books since I was a kid. I used to have
hundreds of them, but I have fewer now that I've moved six times.
Those boxes are damned heavy. I'm a science fiction nerd, but I
enjoy literature of all varieties.
As far as movies go, I have an eclectic taste. Blade Runner is my
favorite movie. I'm also very fond of American Beauty. I guess I
tend to gravitate toward understated films. I'll watch just about
anything, though, so long as it's not awful. Some movies are best
viewed with a glass of wine. I'm also fond of what I call "good bad
television." Example: Once Upon a Time.
Additionally, I am an unabashed Whedonite. I can sing every tune
from "Once More, With Feeling" by heart.
Music? I like to make playlists. I'm old enough that I remember
mixed tapes. I still like to make those, just on Spotify instead of
a magnetic tape. Here are a few that I actually took some time
Once and For All
Essence of Flight
A Camaro in Summer
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Computers, books, friends, my family, natural beauty, and what's
left of my brain.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
All kinds of things. It's an actual problem, sometimes. If you like
to muse out loud about totally random things, we'll be good
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Snorting coke with my bitches. Well, no, not really. I'm probably
at home reading a book or doing something low-key with my friends.
Unless I'm in the mood for something different, I generally prefer
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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If I think you're trustworthy, I'll admit to just about anything.
My past has made me who I am, and since I generally like the person
I've become, I am not ashamed of it. If we accept the notion that
our past experiences make us who we are today, then to regret the
past is a veiled form of self hatred.
You should message me if
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If you want to! I enjoy online conversations, especially if the
other party is skilled with the written word.
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