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My self-summary
I'd be a boardgaming atheist Buddhist mathy programmer who plays frisbee in the summer and currently is addicted to bouldering, if I didn't keep my identity small (

My chosen passion is optimal philanthropy and my accidental passion is beautiful math.

I think communication is the most important thing, then curiosity. I like making associative leaps and letting others do the same.
What I’m doing with my life
Personal: getting enlightened, becoming LessWrong, learning to climb, connecting with my parts (IFS)
Work: programming at Microsoft, seeing queuing theory everywhere
Family: getting to know my sister better
World: donating to an efficient charity
I’m really good at
Listening from your perspective, board games (Eurogames), skipping steps in conversation, reading books without knowing their titles
The first things people usually notice about me
My necklace, if I'm wearing it (thanks Surly-Ramics!).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Mistborn, The Matrix, Les Miserables, old New Orleans jazz, and artichoke dip.
Six things I could never do without
Curiosity, soups, Occam, surprise, salt, and seeing into the nearly unfathomable depths of space by absurdly indirect means
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How we can possibly know things? Or, sometimes, when to buy a Province over a Gold.
On a typical Friday night I am
Playing board games or watching a movie with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I watched Bride and Prejudice and liked it a lot...
You should message me if
you enjoy board games or
you want to meet fellow LessWrongers or like HPMoR or
you want to meet a fellow beginner exploring Internal Family Systems
you want to meet a fellow beginner at seeing-through-self meditation or
you like GiveWell, Giving What We Can, etc.
The two of us