But back to OkCupid: it's long past time to update my profile. Best to shorten it a bit.*
I'm a software developer and a bit of a nerd, but I have a strong creative streak and at least as much appreciation for the arts as for science and technology. I started out in the theatre and somehow became a programmer by way of being a lighting designer.
I'm very much an urbanite, but I love spending time outside of the city, especially well outside of it. What I don't think I'll ever get is the idea of suburbia, though in recent years I've warmed up somewhat to the charms of small-town life. To me the keys are diversity and walkability.
I'm not much into sports (playing or watching), but I do enjoy walking and biking, and sometimes activities like skiing, whitewater rafting, and spelunking. I'd say I'm about a seven on the adventure-seeking scale.
I like to cook, and am inclined to go for complex, spicier foods. I do eat meat, but not necessarily a lot of it, and I seem to be naturally working my way down the food chain as I get older anyway.
I'm a pretty hardcore atheist. I accept what we have so far scientifically discovered about the universe and the origins of life, and believe that eventually we will understand it as best as we can. From there, of course, it gets really interesting. But to make one thing absolutely clear, I don't believe that there's some guy in the sky judging us all. Or that Jesus died for my sins.
I don't own a car or a gun. I don't do Facebook or Twitter.
*If you're really that bored, you can see a little more at my website, >http://www.robincarduner.com. But it's still pretty out-of-date. See What I'm doing with my life, below.