Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I am open to exploring new experiences.
"Character is not only doing the right thing when no one is
looking, it’s doing the right thing when everyone is looking. It’s
being willing to do the right thing even when it costs more than
you want to pay." - Michael Josephson
I believe the way we live our lives and the way we treat other
people matter considerably. The virtues I admire, I try to put into
personal practice. I value peace, relaxation, love, beauty, nature
- but because there is always something valuable that needs doing,
I do not engage those as often as I should.
I am attracted most to people I have positive emotions about.
Consideration towards others, an attitude of respect, and a smile:
these go a long way with me.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I am concerned about how society treats people, concerned about
unbridled capitalism, and concerned about the weaponizing of so
much of what humans do. I work with science, but I try to think
about the consequences of my action, and if I anticipate that
something will be used for repression, then I refuse to work on it.
I volunteer my skills for peaceful purposes.
I am not a campaigner or activist as such, but from time to time I
help create infrastructure that they can use.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Taking the road less traveled. Explaining technical concepts.
Finding patterns in facts. Various kinds of computer work,
especially STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).
The first things people usually notice about me
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My nose. (people find me easy to recognize but have trouble saying
why, so I joke that it is my nose.)
I do not tend to attract attention, "in one eye and out the other"
so to speak. But at the same time I am told I have "presence", that
I am sometimes bigger than life.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I like a variety of genres of books, but my reading time is my time
for getting off the computer and relaxing, so you will mostly find
me reading science fiction and fantasy. I have a fondness for
literature of the 1800s. Online, I read a lot of news; science
summaries; technical material; and social issues.
Unfortunately I have no musical creation skills at all. A very tiny
bit of singing at most.
My musical tastes are diverse. Some of the artists I particularly
enjoy include: Abdullah Ibrahim (Dollar Brand); Brian Eno; Carole
King; Jane Siberry; Joni Mitchell; Kate Bush; Laurie Anderson;
Michelle Shocked; Nick Cave (but I have to be in the mood); Paul
Horn; Supertramp; Suzanne Vega; Valdy; William S. Burroughs; The
Wyrd Sisters; along with a fair selection of Jazz artists and
collections from a variety of eras. I continue to be pleasantly
surprised by various World Music.
My movie list will be extended later. My two favorite movies are
Wings of Desire (Der Himmel über Berlin), and Koyaanisqatsi. I have
a soft spot for the 1980 "Flash Gordon" (with the Queen
I mostly gave up TV in early university when I realized how much of
my time it was eating.. Now-a-days, the little I watch is usually
investigative or documentary, but once in a while I make time for
Saturday Night Live. South Park often amuses me if I happen to see
it. (If anyone ever did a reboot of The Prisoner, I would totally
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My self-determination: I would rather go to jail than "just follow
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Self determination. Scientific Computing. Gender. Compassion for
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Reading, or volunteering my technical skills.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I am trans, MTF partly transitioned.
You should message me if
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you have an inner drive towards creation or learning or helping or
protection: something that giving up would be like taking away a
part of you. You engage in something meaningful to you. Preferably
something you enjoy talking about. You might, for example, be a
sculptor, or a folk singer, or an inventor of solar cookers, or an
astrobiologist, or an exotic dancer: whatever you are, you express
yourself through what you do.
Note: for dating I am seeking females only. For friendships I would
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