My name is Matthew Brewer, and I live in a hollow tree... wait, that's a children's book.
I am a happy, outdoorsy, straight forward, 100% blunt, 100% honest, hopeless romantic, layed back, energetic, bouncy, adventurous, always interested, fairly charismatic, kinky, "nice guy" who gets along with most people. That is, I'm a sociable computer nerd who would rather be outdoors (any season, any place, the more remote and the less gear the better). I grew up on a small homestead in western Massachusetts as the child of two academic hippies. I like to be able to do anything and everything with a reasonable level of competence. I'm always ready to go on a hike, and happy to pack for a weekend trip in half an hour.
FYI: my ID here is a reference to the mapping of multilinear functions into GF2, which is just the coolest way to prove the Vazirani XOR lemma (a major reason cryptography works). I started using it as an ID some time ago. I'm not that obsessed with math, but I am a huge nerd :-).
Who you are:
You're athletic, love the outdoors, and maybe can beat me in an activity or two. You enjoy long walks on the beach (and by long I mean many miles a day for multiple days :P). A night under the stars is more exciting to you than a night in a fancy hotel. To you, trails are suggestions, not necessities.
You're weird, quirky, a nerd, or something similar. Your friends describe you as *interesting* and you're pretty sure it's a compliment, but not entirely - but your comfortable with that. Your adventurous and maybe a bit impulsive. You're no pushover, and like to be at least an equal with your partner, if not a bit more dominant. You're silly, sometimes a bit childish, and like to laugh.
You trust your instincts, but prefer hard data. You like to talk about esoteric topics. You like to understand the world around you, how things work, how people tick, and how to do things. You believe life is about doing things, and making things happen.
For more about me check out my website and my outdoors blog , shared with my best friend Jess.