I'm a very busy Information Technology professional. I am involved
in various civic activities. I enjoy cultural activities such as
theater and performance art, music, movies, and museums, but not as
frequently as I would like. I am a soccer referee, which gives me
incentive to engage in fitness activities. I prefer cycling but I
use a treadmill if the weather or time does not permit. I use
weights very carefully as I am not looking to get bigger.
I'm not a TV snob and I watch when I can. I also read and I listen
to audio books in the car.
If the question is "Would you consider..." the answer is almost
always yes. If the question is "Would you..." then that is an
entirely different story.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm living it.
I’m really good at
Pattern recognition, lie detection, and acting. Unfortunately, I
suck at memorizing scripts and I hate improv (not improvization). I
also have certain technical skills and pretty decent dexterity for
an old guy.
I make my living solving problems, usually with technology. I'm
really good at explaining technology in plain English.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'll have to take a survey.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
In no particular order:
Hendrix, The Wire, Blade Runner, Breaking Bad, Moby Dick, Roxy
Music, Burn Notice, chicken, sweet potatoes, China Mieville, Son
House, Herman Melville, popcorn, Makers Mark Bourbon, Bombay Gin
(no not Sapphire), Anchor Steam, Intelligentsia Coffee, sushi
The six things I could never do without
My kids (like everyone else), books (physical and audio), music,
food, exercise, and sex.
A thousand words... Now I have to reassess. I thought some people
were just verbose. OK so maybe some people could do without their
kids or grandchildren (one in my case). Probably no one will
believe that I can get by without computers and coffee, but I
could. I wouldn't like it but I could.
By food, I meant the good stuff, not basic sustenance, which like
air and water are essential to survival.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Religion, complex systems, set theory, algorithms, game
Oddly enough, all of these things are abundantly present here. How
I'll expand on game theory a little, including the way that it is
included in some profiles here in what I call the "No Games Game".
Is it possible to prohibit the game while playing it? The referee
in me thinks not, but I'm open minded.
Oh, I almost forgot; politics, especially in conjunction with game
On a typical Friday night I am
since I don't have a routine, who knows... Most of the time on the
third Friday of the month I am at a meeting. I guess that's kind of
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I got nasty habits, I take tea at three.
You should message me if
you aren't rule driven and you're willing to be brilliant. You
should be physically appealing too. Unfortunately, I can't give you
any clues on that because I decide each case individually. Oh yeah,
you should have some sense of the difference between irony and
sarcasm. Also, if you know that message is a noun and not a verb
and you believe that this still matters.