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34 Washington, DC Man, Genderqueer

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I’m looking for

  • Everyone
  • Ages 22-42
  • Located anywhere
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My details

Last online
Nov 14
Queer, Bisexual
Native American, Hispanic / Latin, White
Relationship Type
Mostly monogamous
5' 9" (1.75m)
Body Type
Average build
Other and it’s important
Dropped out of Space camp
Doesn’t have kids but might want them
English (Fluently), C++ (Somewhat), Spanish (Fluently)
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
(Editor's Note: When I was 18, my online dating profiles advised that "people who spend extended time around me tend to wind up less breakable or broken". The 16 years since have done nothing to convince me to change that very teenagery warning label.)

“You've met me at a very strange time in my life”
— Edward Norton, “Fight Club

(I've been using that line in introductions since before Fight Club was a thing. Each time truer than the last. That's not a complaint, btw.)

“Once-handsome ...”
— Rolling Stone, damning me with faint praise

I'm often in the field or in work settings which preclude easy Internet access to services like OKCupid. Please don't take it personally if replies are slow. For [redacted] reasons, I no longer carry a cell phone.

I've spent parts of my childhood and adult life overseas, like, for a couple years at a time. When I was 18/19/20 I traveled cross-country and up & down both coasts on Greyhound with just my backpack, sometimes going to cities where I knew no one and finding places to stay by serendipity and strange luck.

My (more) adult life has also involved a lot of movement. As a teen and in my 20's I did a lot of dissociative drugs, and the outside-looking-in POV they provided on the world has shaped much of my worldview, and left me detached from things and concerns many people would consider crucial.

I don't talk about my life a lot with casual Internet acquaintances, and tend to give vague answers when pressed. Please don't take it personally (sensing a trend?) - if & when I do explain, you'll understand why this is.

Besides, the things we have to say about ourselves often just projections of who we want to be, filled in on some mass-produced Scantron (or Internet quiz) with possible answers attached to little bubbles. Each preconception withers the sense of wonder.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.

I also spend a non-trivial amount of time answering questions about my life (which people for some reason find fascinating) and other things on Quora. If you want to know about me or my ways of thinking, that's as good a place as any to start

You can also find windows into my life elsewhere (that generally get more frequent updates than OKC does):

My verified public Facebook page.
My Twitter.
My occasional blog.
Music I dig automagically updated at
I answer some questions about life, the universe, and everything, on Quora

You can also sometimes find me at the 2600 Magazine Facebook group which I moderate.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
a. A lot of people consider me to be among the five or so best in the world at what I do. ("It ain't braggin' if it's true.")

b. I'm amazing at breaking laptops. I go through two or three a year. I'm also improbably good at destroying cell phones, or at least I used to be until I had to give them up. As of this writing, I've lost or broken eight pairs of sunglasses in the past two months to unavoidably adverse circumstances. // October 2014 update: I've recently broken my MacBook Air screen and killed another mobile device. ^5. I haven't broken any more sunglasses though, if you don't count the ones I fixed after breaking.

c. I've come near death more than most people I know, but I'm not 100% sure whether surviving time after time l means I'm good or bad at it.

d. A senior DoD official once asserted that I'd led the most interesting life of any non-combatant they knew. I would have said "improbable" rather than "interesting", but still.

e. Also, I really enjoy shining shoes. *gleam* I just never seem to do this in time for anything other than dustfests and mud.

f. Pattern recognition / noticing fine details and being occasionally oblivious to their possible life-changing (for me and others) consequences. I'm working on getting better at the oblivious part.

g. Stoicism (or so I'm told - as a character trait, not study of philisophy).

h. Language, reading people, maskirovka, and intersections of the three.

i. Being more wordy than I really need to be, so I'm forcing myself to make this the last entry on the list.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: FOUO/LES (I guess that'd be CUI now)

According to my FBI file, my engaging green/hazel eyes.

Totally serious, got that from a FOIA'd FD-302.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Things I like to keep in mind:

“It is criminal to steal a purse, daring to steal a fortune, a mark of greatness to steal a crown. The blame diminishes as the guilt increases.”
— Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

“Success is a relative thing — and the victory of a boy at marbles is equal to the victory of an Octavius at Actium when measured by the scale of cosmic infinity.”
— H.P. Lovecraft

“If you don't like the news, go out and make some of your own.”
— Scoop Nisker; KFOG 104.5 San Francisco

“If a person who indulges in gluttony is a glutton, and a person who commits a felony is a felon, then God is an iron.”
— Spider Robinson; God Is An Iron

“You can calculate the worth of a man by the caliber of his enemies.”
— Gustave Flaubert *

* - I really thought that last one was cool until I realized how lackluster my enemies are at killing/harming/inconveniencing me.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
a reusable way to reliably make fire (ideally magnesium, flint, steel, and a pocket blowtorch), a reasonably powerful light with some source of renewable power that can double as a blunt weapon, Gerber multi-tool or equivalent (Leatherman will also do), radio able to reach/monitor local aircraft/military/civilian band/ emergency frequencies OR wireless data terminal able to access local data network, basic pharmacological contents of an ambulance, casual formal clothes suitable for my environment.

Oh, and also, the Interblags.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
No one's the bad guy in their own mind. What people do makes sense. To them. History is made up predominantly of folks, reasonable ordinary folks, who decided that the use of force made a great deal of sense. The increasing drive of nations to project force in cyberspace will only blur the line between concerned netizen and warmonger further.

tl;dr: Everybody's somebody's war criminal.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Browsing OSINT or more refined information products from other collection activities to keep up on WTF happened today and WTF might happen tomorrow. Not to be confused with the Wikileaks Task Force, which is a totally different thing. *shifty eyes*
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I've [semi]-recently started growing my facial hair out, and it's become apparent that it's a really light reddish shade totally unlike my actual on-the-head hair. So be advised, I am apparently a closet ginger.

More seriously, I feel I should mention that I've been married. To a woman. Ended in divorce after about three years. Surprised many folks I know since I've mainly dated guys.

If you didn't think it was hot when Alex Krycek and Special Agent Mulder kissed (or, more accurately, Krycek kissed a confused Mulder), let's just not ever talk.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
Messaging me on the Internet has not always worked out well for people. No matter what anybody tells you, OKCupid (and instant message) chats are not legally privileged.

With that disclaimer out of the way, you should contact me if ...

You're willing to either use encryption for communication or learn to use it. I'm kind of big on PERSEC/COMSEC.

You have strange luck.

You appreciate hack value.

You've read all the way down here and haven't been successfully put off by my attempts to come across less approachable than I really am.

Contact tips:

Be funny! \(ツ)/¯
Be confident! \o/
Justify your existence.

(You can e-mail me at adrian [at] adrian [dot] org. Please put "notspam" in the subject for faster processing.)