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I just want someone who'd enjoy improvisational theatre and
Settlers of Catan, but all these girls' dating profiles say they
"hate drama" and "don't play games".
I grew up in Australia, and moved to the Bay Area relatively
I'm involved in the Effective Altruism
I live in a tiny room so that I can donate more to charity. If that
seems dumb, we probably shouldn't date. (Unless you think it seems
dumb because you think that I could do more good by spending more
money on my living situation so that I can spend more time doing
valuable things like learning programming and networking, in which
case we probably should.)
I write songs. Here's one about feminism, pick up artists, and
I don't message people on OkCupid anymore unless they seem really
special, but I still respond to messages.
What I’m doing with my life
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Writing Scala. Writing music. Learning about interesting things.
Spending time with interesting people.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Writing songs which make people gasp and smile. Keeping the
attention of large crowds. Taking crazy ideas seriously.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Andrew Denton walked up to me and said, and I quote, "You have a
lovely face. I really liked seeing it on stage," and walked away
again. So there's at least one data point for that.
(americans, you might have to google that one)
Apart from that, probably that I dress colorfully.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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, Streetlight Manifesto
, Dear and the Headlights
, Fun Machine
Books: The Unbearable
Lightness of Being
, everything by Kurt Vonnegut
, Goedel, Escher,
, Tanembaum's Structured Computer Organization. Honestly, I
haven't been that into reading books over the last few years.
TV Shows: I just finished watching Avatar: The Last Airbender, and
it was amazing. That's probably my favorite TV show, out of the
relatively few I've seen. I also liked Firefly.
(back in the old days),
Food: I'm fairly easy to please. My favorite restaurant meal in the
Bay Area is probably an Indian wrap and blueberry shake at
Herbivore. I'm the kind of person who doesn't eat Soylent because
it requires too much advance planning.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Intelligent friends who follow ideas to their natural conclusions.
Life is pretty lame without a computer--it's how I talk with most
of my friends, and it's how I do most of my work and hobbies, and
it's where I consume most of my media. I can go without most other
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Popular music and what makes it popular. Speciesism and how to
combat it. User interfaces, and how to make better ones.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I haven't settled into a routine here in America yet, so don't
really have a typical Friday night. I used Google Location History
to look at my last two months: I was at home for four Friday
nights, at Stanford with friends on two, at Berkeley on one, and at
a party in SF at one.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Someone once published an article about me which claimed that my
"criticism of her views on metaethics" was a
pick-up-artist-inspired seduction tactic. If PUAs actually
encouraged discussion of metaethics, I'd be much more on board with
the movement. My song Jezebel was inspired by that story:
You should message me if
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you want to talk to me, play music with me, or date me.
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