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reflexsave

32 M San Jose, CA

My Details

Last Online
Aug 24
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 9″ (1.74m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Rarely
Drugs
Never
Religion
Atheism, and very serious about it
Sign
Aquarius, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Technology
Income
$250,000–$500,000
Relationship Status
Seeing Someone
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids
Pets
Likes dogs and has cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), C++ (Okay), LISP (Okay)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
"Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes."

I've come to the realization that "socially leftist foreign immigrant computer science major living in the bay area" describes about half the population here. So let's talk less mundane details.

* I've seen almost every state in the continental united states of America by road trip.
* I consider the proper pairing of pie and ice cream to be as important as some consider pairing wine with an entree.
* I speak fluent cat.
* When I watch a sci/fi movie, I try to reverse engineer upper and lower bounds for ship specifications based on observable data.
* My favorite moment is when I am exposed to information so radically new, it takes me a while just to process it.
* I cannot listen to a musical score without creating a dramatic scene to go along with it.

Perhaps most telling: if you gave me the power to go back in time and change my life, I wouldn't touch a thing. I'd be too afraid to mess up the chain of causality that got me where I am today. That's how truly content I am with how my life turned out. Three years ago I would have changed everything. Now? I would change nothing.

I'm currently in a happy relationship right now. This profile is mostly for doing quizzes and finding gamer friends.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I work as a software engineer, trying to build something truly amazing. Fun Fact: In Canada, I could not legally call myself an engineer as I lacked the P.Eng. certification.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Giving insightful advice. Most of my friends like to bounce their problems off me. Even when I don't know the perfect answer, I can often present an angle not yet considered.

Cooking! I can throw together a fantastic meal from "whatever" is in the fridge. Give me meat, veggies, fire, oil, iron, and spices, and I shall produce a meal.

Running role playing games. Seriously. Like "standing room only to watch" and "email waiting lists to get in" and "standing ovation from non-players."

I'd like to think I'm good at writing code too, but I'm surrounded by people who are brilliant at it, so my sense of scale is skewed.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My Canadian accent. This is new, because up until recently, I didn't "have" an accent, by virtue of living in Canada.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: I read The Black Swan and The Signal and the Noise back to back, which was interesting and I recommend both for their contrasting viewpoints, especially if you liked Freakonomics. I finished The Hunger Games and enjoyed the series but I have mixed feelings about the conclusion. I've enjoyed all the books in A Song of Ice and Fire. I'm also eagerly waiting for the third book in the Kingkiller Chronicle. I was a huge fan of The Selfish Gene, a book which made me rethink my ideas about morality. While its not strictly a book I love The Burning Wheel for giving me insights and ideas I can borrow in other contexts.

I could be at this all day, really, so I guess I'll stop here.

Oh, and Chrono Trigger isn't a book, but it is a story one reads. So yeah, I really loved Chrono Trigger.

Shows: The current watch list is Parks and Recreation, Archer, The Americans, Robot Chicken, Dr Who, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, The Big Bang Theory, and Community. That said, I don't actually have a TV, and I tend to just grab episodes online to watch while I fold laundry or some such thing. Appointment TV is not a concept for me.

I also have great love for The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra for being brilliantly told bits of animation, though The Last Airbender is a slow and childish start, it picks up quite nicely. And I'm perpetually a fan of shows featuring giant robots.

Music: As far as music goes, I primarily listen to music when I write software, and music with words tends to interfere with the language part of my brain. Hence I've got hours upon hours of soundtracks, which I listen to often. It makes movie watching fun, when I can say: "this sounds like Howard Shore" and be right. Also, Koji Kondo is a genius. You might not know the name but I guarantee you've heard his works.

Beyond that, for any given genre, there's at least one song in it that I enjoy.

Food: I like variety in my food. However most people notice I consume lamb more than the typical American. I presume this is my Greek heritage at work. Sushi is also pretty awesome. But honestly, I'll try anything.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Food, water, a stream of new information (book, internet, whatever), my cat, the occasional positive affirmation, and sunshine.

Seriously about the sunshine, I get depressed without sunlight. I've been a lot happier since moving down here, I must say.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
* How to use my technological skills to create products that will quite literally change the world.
* How pervasive racial and gender stereotypes are and how often I make false assumptions based on these facts.
* How to make a government as classically liberal as possible without descending into the powerful owning the weak.
* What other items I should add to my bucket list, because I've come to the starting realization that if I died today, I'd consider it a life well lived.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Typical? Dinner with friends. But I'm typically doing something atypical, if I can at all help it.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I regularly feel like an impostor everywhere I go. I've been told it's quite common in academia.

I'm 174 cm tall which is almost exactly half way between 5'8" and 5'9". I've debated which one to write down (since OKC records everything in inches) until my last health checkup made 5'9" my official height and decided to go with that.
I’m looking for
  • Everybody
  • Ages 22–35
  • Located anywhere
  • For new friends
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You want to play an RPG of any type, or you're part of a couple who would like to do things with another couple. I know OKC is primarily a dating site, but I've met a lot of good friends here, so why not?

I'm happy to talk to anyone who has something interesting to say. However, here are some good indications that I will be particularly happy to get a message from you.

* Your expected marginal cost of typing a message is less than the expected marginal utility of a reply.
* Your IQ is two standard deviations or more above the mean.
* You have a multicolored hat with a propeller.
* You roll 20s. (Or whatever polyhedral you use to resolve probabilistic outcomes in your storytelling adventures.)
* The idea of having a high powered exoskeleton to carry in all the groceries at once sounds awesome.
* You have an answer to my favorite question: If you could have one wish granted, anything at all, what would it be?