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Hi! I'm a (not so recent!) transplant from Australia who has moved
to California for work and to immerse myself in the local culture.
This includes but isn't limited to the technology scene.
I'm in an open relationship with a lovely girl who recently moved
in! No, she doesn't bite. Well, much. :-)
I travel a lot for work! Keep this in mind if you're not in
NOTE: I'm in Santa Clara at the moment.
What I’m doing with my life
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I'm a computer person who tinkers with music and has a psychology /
linguistics degree. Or, I'm a musical/arts person who works with
computers and has a degree in psychology/linguistics. Or, I'm a
psychology/linguistics graduate who works in technology and tinkers
with music. Or, you get the idea.
I moved to the south bay from Western Australia late December 2011.
It's been an intense experience thus far.
I was brought to the US by a technology company, writing drivers
for and helping design wireless hardware. In my spare time, I work
on open source versions of this software. I was hired based on what
I was doing in the open source world and I still contribute as much
as I can.
I now work for a different technology company. They serve lots of
movies and TV.
I used to be involved with the SCA back in Australia. I got dragged
along one day because I play recorder. Then I ended up joining the
music team. Sure, I like the period dress, cooking, constructions,
fighting and such. I don't like the politics, the back-stabbing,
the rumours and the power-grabs. So I would just turn up, play
music, eat and chat.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Wrapping myself up in difficult problems and figuring out how to
make things work.
Inspiring others to learn, explore and experiment. I like being a
teacher as much as I like learning myself - through teaching, you
I read. A lot. Everything I can get my hands on. Sometimes I'll
break things, and sometimes I can even fix them to work again.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm passionate with everything that I do.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I'm a sucker for Peter F Hamilton's work and the Culture series
from Iain M Banks.
I grew up watching Star Trek - it never gets old.
Yes - I like the JJ Abrams Star Trek. No, I'm not sorry about that.
I'm glad that his Trek mirrors new technology set amongst a
familiar, almost contemporary American background. I think that
makes it more accessible and a more plausible future. We need to
imagine, but we also need to know we can get there.
I've been meaning to re-read all of Tolkien's work now that I have
spent a few years studying Linguistics. I'm hoping it'll change how
I understand it.
I'm still angry that Firefly was canceled.
I can watch IQ runs forever.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I keep trying to find ways to make the world around me better. This
proves to be slightly more difficult than I'd like.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Alternating between working on problems and spending time with
friends. Sometimes I'll be doing both.
It wouldn't be unheard of to find me at a social gathering with a
notebook or a computer and a bit of unknown hardware that needs to
be made to work.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'm not afraid to admit to people when I'm feeling social, or when
I'm feeling overwhelmed. It's made going out a bit on the difficult
side as I don't always know whether I'll be in the right headspace
to be in a large crowd. I try to find friends who understand this
and are tolerant.
People like to pigeon-hole others into categories. I'm not an
extrovert. I'm not an introvert. I think I'm more introverted than
not, but I do need people contact.
You should message me if
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You're curious, inspirational and like a good, meaningful
discussion as much as you like to laugh at the world.
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