Update2: New pictures uploaded.
Conversation, learning, observing, and growing as a person are my priorities in life. There is nothing I enjoy more than a good meal, good conversation, and relating to other people on new levels.
My ultimate goals in life surround making the world a better place for everyone.
My hobbies include museums, music, film, astronomy (mostly in documentary/planetarium form), aquariums, art and all forms of expression that aren't overly abstract / pretentious, walks and hiking, discovering new places to eat, cooking, comedy in all forms, concerts, trivia, board games, video games, bedroom games, camping, i'd like to add fleeing the earth to the list when the technology finally gets up to snuff with my wishes.
I really want to add european travel to that list soon. I'm trying to get on the speaker list at 31c3 in Hamburg in December.
I'm a very sarcastic and funny person.. I'm totally going to throw that out there, and then have no evidence of it for the rest of this profile.
I had five different majors in college and never finished any of them (Physics, Nuclear Engineering, Business Admin, Economics, Mathematics). Checking "some college" on things makes me a sad panda when I have 8 years of college education. I plan to return to college and finish a BA in Mathematics after I gain IL residency (dat tuition). I never really found my calling while in college and just kind of wandered through majors exploring what I liked and what I didn't. Cryptography is where I have settled and now advanced math directly applies to what I want to do with the rest of my life.
What makes me unique? My personality is an INTJ and it describes me pretty well if you're into that Briggs-Meyers thing. I actually think I'm a lot closer to an ambivert than an introvert, because i routinely crave social interaction and excitement, but I also routinely like to kick back and recharge for a night... but it is a lot closer to fantasy than reality... http://www.vox.com/2014/7/15/5881947/myers-briggs-personality-test-meaningless
My fundamental belief system is best paraphrased by the famous atheist, astronomer and astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson:
"When I wake up each morning I have two goals. Know more than I knew yesterday, and to reduce human suffering."
Disclaimer: If you are into things like maintaining fake friendships, we probably will not get along well. I'm just trying to save us both some time on a fundamental compatibility issue that OKC's algorithm appears to suck at.
And finally: Fluorine Uranium Carbon Potassium Bismuth Technetium Helium Sulfur Germanium Thulium Oxygen Neon Yttrium