sljc1983
32 Brooklyn, NY
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My self-summary
I originally thought it was unrealistic to try to summarize my entire being in a couple of paragraphs, but then I thought more about it and realized that it's a dating website and that I was overthinking it. And then I thought that maybe I was supposed to be overthinking it, so maybe I wasn't overthinking it enough. Then all that overthinking gave me a headache and I had to lie down.

In the interest of brevity, I'll skip all the boring biographical information (if you're really dying to know that stuff, just ask). So if my profile hasn't made you run away screaming yet (or whatever the software equivalent of running away screaming is), keep reading to find out more about me. If you make it to the end, you win a prize*!

*: there is no prize. That was a lie. But keep reading anyways.
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to come up with good ideas for things to make/build. Mostly failing to follow through on the actual making/building part. The idea part is much more fun.

I've been a software developer for 10 years now, and after a few stints at various companies (some worthwhile, some less worthwhile), I've landed at a really cool startup. It's not one of the crappy ones that's a social network for hamsters or something, it's a really good one with a positive effect on society. I realize that I may be just a cog in a machine, but it's an awesome machine, so I'm fine with it.
I’m really good at
Reverse-engineering things. Within 5 minutes of starting to use OKCupid, I was already thinking about how it worked under the hood. Since I'm still using the site, I clearly haven't fully figured it out yet.
The first things people usually notice about me
In all honesty, it's probably the shaved head. It has a tendency to reflect light in interesting ways (I have yet to figure out a way to use this to my advantage).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Music: As a rule of thumb, I mostly listen to rock music made before I was born. Beatles, Stones, Zeppelin, Clapton, etc. Not exclusively though. Lately I've been trying to listen to some stuff in the top 20 list on Spotify just to know what the hell everyone is talking about.

TV: I'm a religious Daily Show watcher, even now that Jon Stewart is gone (I actually kind of like the new guy, Trevor Noah). I also like The Simpsons (yes, even the modern day episodes), Archer, Brooklyn Nine Nine, and a bunch of others too. As far as shows that are over and done with, I'm a big fan of Futurama, Arrested Development, 30 Rock, and Breaking Bad.

Movies: There's far too many to fit here. My top 3 are: Almost Famous, The Usual Suspects, and The Matrix. I could probably spend hours making a list of favorite movies. If there's a science fiction movie playing somewhere, I'll probably go see it (even if it looks bad).

Books: I read mostly non-fiction. I like everything Michael Lewis has written (Moneyball, Liar's Poker, The Blind Side, etc.), Ender's Game, Snowcrash, and plenty of others. Most recently I've read "Yes Please", "So You've Been Publicly Shamed", and "Becoming Steve Jobs".

Food: There's no one particular kind of food I like best. I am a fairly adventurous eater though; if I see something on a menu that I've never tried before, there's a good chance I'll order it. This has produced mixed results, but I strike gold often enough that it ends up being worth it. The strangest thing I've ever eaten was the cow knee at Gahm Mi Oak in Koreatown (I don't think I'd order that again), and the best thing I've ever eaten was fatty tuna at a Japanese restaurant in Philadelphia (I didn't even have to use my teeth. It melted on my tongue). Recently I tried pig neck, which was surprisingly tasty.
The six things I could never do without
Feedly: I'm not sure what I'd do without a constant drip feed of news and stuff to read. The site was down for a day or two, and I got all twitchy.
Assorted gadgetry (iDevices, various computers, etc.): Pretty important for my work. And also, SOOO SHINY.
Podcasts: They make commuting feel like less of a waste of time.
Public transit: I'm never living in a place where a car is required again.
Good walking shoes: Until I can get people to cart me around like Cleopatra, this is pretty important.
... and a sixth thing (seems lazy to put something here that I ACTUALLY can't live without, like food or shelter or oxygen or something, so I'm leaving it blank.)

(Also, I'm pretty sure that this question implicitly means "what 1st world luxury items can't you live without", so I answered accordingly. I mean, the whole paved-roads-and-running-water thing is important and all, but you know ... iPhone.)
On a typical Friday night I am
Decompressing from the workweek, either at happy-hour or at home in front of the television (sometimes you just need to shut your brain off).
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
You know that one friend you have that always capitalizes and punctuates all their text messages? I'm that guy.

I also get uneasy when people don't close their parentheses when they write. I mean, how am I supposed to know when their parenthetical is over?
You should message me if
You want to, I guess. I won't bite. (Also, this is an online service, so it's technically impossible for me to bite.)
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