MusicAndGeekery
34 Berlin, Germany
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My self-summary
Previously I had a relatable, witty, but somewhat reserved and generic self-summary here, but I realized that it's not really me. Keep reading for my attempt at being a bit more authentic.

Moving to Berlin for an amazing job in September 2015 turned out to be the best decision I ever made in terms of my career, but also meant that I got ripped out of my familiar cultural and social surroundings in Budapest, Hungary. Getting used to the language and the Berlin way of life was relatively easy, but I found myself missing genuine human connections, and those are hard to find when starting over in a foreign country. So that's why I'm here, trying to connect. I've been single for too long, and find it to be overrated. :)

It's not all gloom and doom though, so let me rattle of a short list of keywords about me to give you a better picture: music, software, teaching, enabling others to succeed, (life-long) learning, struggling with perfectionism, trying to make a meaningful impact on the world, daydreaming about traveling, actually traveling, walking around the city for hours, drinking fancy craft beers, drinking definitely non-fancy Berliner Pilsners in front of a Späti, going to concerts/parties by myself, having long conversations about life, the universe and everything. Phew, that'll do for now.

(Ich spreche auch Deutsch, aber Englisch geht viel besser.)
What I’m doing with my life
Working at the intersection of technology and music, my two main passions.
Making music, and occasionally teaching others how to do it.
Occasionally working out to stay in shape (need to get back on the regular workout wagon).
Trying to get back into the habit of traveling, now that I got settled in here in Berlin.
I’m really good at
... listening to people.
... explaining things.
... making groanworthy puns.
... having profoundly deep and/or silly conversations with like-minded people.
The first things people usually notice about me
At first it's usually my grey hair that doesn't seem to be in sync with my actual age. Then it's the friendly, if somewhat reserved, personality behind the beard and the sturdy build. Basically I'm the slightly grumpy-looking high school teacher that turns out to have a heart of gold, as depicted by American teen movies.

Other than that, you tell me!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I've tried to come up with the ultimate favorites, but that's just impossible. So what you can see below is a snapshot of what came to my mind the last time I updated this.

Music:
I don't restrict myself by genre, there is just so much great music out there! I'm a big fan of obscure electronic music (e.g. drum & bass, ambient, IDM, some sub-genres of techno, etc.), but a few more popular favorites include: Moderat, Woodkid, Fever Ray, Massive Attack, Lana Del Rey, Nine Inch Nails, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Björk, Radiohead, ... I could go on, but you get the idea.

Books:
Typical nerdy books like The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Lord Of The Rings, cyberpunk novels like Snow Crash and Neuromancer. Also a few obscure Hungarian fantasy novels, but that's unlikely to gain me any points here.

Movies:
21 Grams, Aliens, Pulp Fiction, Mulholland Drive, Trainspotting, Fight Club, ...

TV Shows:
Six Feet Under, Dexter, Californication, Weeds, Skins.

Stand-up comedy:
Current favorites are Kyle Kinane, Marc Maron, Louis C.K., George Carlin, Tim Minchin, Ricky Gervais, Patton Oswalt, etc.

Food:
Mexican, Thai, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Middle Eastern, etc. I can easily get by without eating meat for days, but can also appreciate a good burger. In other words, I don't mind if you don't eat meat as long as you don't mind that I occasionally do.
The six things I could never do without
- music
- friends
- travel
- learning & teaching
- intimacy
I spend a lot of time thinking about
... current and future projects (music or software).
... where to travel next.
... your typical self-reflective, soul-searching type of things.
On a typical Friday night I am
... with friends, at a pub/concert/party, at home working on my music or wasting time on the Internet.
... hopefully doing some version of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQtoM-QRUaM
You should message me if
... you're interested in making a genuine connection. We'll take it from there.

... definitely not a requirement, but if you like drum & bass and/or breakbeat and/or bass music in general. There's so few of us here in Techno City. :)
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