I have left some answers on this profile blank because I think they are unimportant (e.g. first thing people notice about me, etc.)
I strive to be rational, introspective, honest, and thoughtful. I am friendly and pride myself on my sense of humor and benevolence.
I love the outdoors. I especially enjoy hiking, camping, cycling, and skiing. I also like sailing, though it has been a long time.
My strongest skills are in computer engineering such as programming, but now and then I enjoy more creative activities like writing, drawing, and crafts. I enjoy dancing (swing, especially), but I am not currently very good at it.
I grew up in a small town in Maine, went to Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh for my B.S. and M.S. in ECE. I now work at IBM as a hardware engineer.
Politically, I am a laissez-faire capitalist -- which means that I believe the role of government is to protect individual rights (and only this).
As "my details" indicate, I am not religious and this is important to me. I can certainly be friends with religious people, but I do not have an interest in a romantic relationship with a religious person.
I'm very interested in the writings and ideas of Ayn Rand and much of my current thinking is based off of her philosophy, Objectivism.