35Lubbock, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a geek, and I make no apologies for it. I have played World of WarCraft. I have a weekly D&D game. I run Linux, specifically Ubuntu, although in the past I ran Gentoo. And my knowledge of Star Trek trivia is nearly unrivaled. In high school, I was that guy who argued that Star Trek was better than Star Wars. I'm an avid reader, mostly in the Sci-fi/Fantasy genre, and I would like to write a book someday. But that's probably just a pipe dream.

You won't find me at the bar very often. It's not that I have anything against alcohol, I just hate crowds and loud places. I do like to play pool and darts.

I consider myself an Atheist, but I'm not in-your-face about it. I am however, interested in Buddhism.

I don't get out much. I spend most of my time reading,watching Tv Seasons on DVD or goofing off on slashdot.

I am oxymoronic, nervous, and Geek
What I’m doing with my life
I graduated from College this past December with a B.A. in English Literature and Language from Texas Tech. I minored in philosophy, and every few months I toy with the idea of going to grad school for a masters in Philosophy. I'm just not sure academia is the right place for me.

I've re-enrolled at Texas Tech. I'm going to get a B.S. Degree in Computer Science. I'm extremely psyched about it, but it's probably going to drain my nearly all of my free time away.

Right now, I'm working for the local newspaper in the Online department. I do the overnight update on Thursdays and Fridays, which basically means I'm responsible for putting the paper on the web on those days. The other three days I basically do everyday site maintenance and put out fires where needed(Metaphorically speaking, of course). I also maintain a blog called Open Sources for the newspaper where I talk about Free Software, Open Standards, and advocate the abolition of Copyright and patent laws.

I no longer write Open Sources, although the archives are still online at

However, I'm about to start a new blog about going back to school as a non-traditional student. It's probably going to be called "Back to School"

I like my coworkers, and the job's pretty cool, but I don't really know what to do with myself these day.I'm about to go back to school, which is teh hawesome!
I’m really good at
Computers. I've been building my own for the past 8 years or so. I'm pretty good at troubleshooting them as well. In fact, I'm the go-to computer guy for my entire family and quite a few of my friends. I'd like to think I'm also pretty good at writing. I was accepted into the creative writing program at Tech, but I switched to Lit. and Lang. to graduate faster.
The first things people usually notice about me
The first thing people usually notice about me are my tics. No, I don't have a blood sucking insect infestation, but I do have uncontrollable body movements. Nothing terribly ostentatious, mostly just head jerks and leg twitches, but sometimes I'll have an arm fly out for no discernible reason. Sometimes I also make funny noises when it happens. I saw a doctor about it, but he said that generally the cure is worse than the problem, so I just live with the tics.

After that, it's usually my vocabulary. I've been told I'm fond of five dollar words, and I suppose i do have an affinity for moderately obscure turns of phrase. If I can use one word instead of three or four to say precisely what I mean, then it just seems like a waste not to.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
My favorite book of all time is Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. Card is a master of the character driven story. Or at least he was 30 years ago. His more recent work is a bit lacking. I'm also fond of Harry Potter, The Wheel of Time and Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles, to name a few. Then, there's always Neuromancer, Snowcrash, Cryptonomicon, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, and of course, The Lord of the Rings.

I'm also fond of Comic books, especially Spider-Man, Transmetropolitan, Preacher, and Sandman, although I've never really been much of a collector.

My favorite Movie is The Princess Bride, closely followed by Grease. I'm a big fan of Sci-Fi/Fantasy, and romantic comedy. I also enjoy Jackie Chan movies. The old ones from China more than his American fare.

I listen primarily to country music, but these days I don't buy anything from an RIAA label. I can't in good conscience support an industry that thinks it's a good idea to sue their customers. The last cd I bought was Little by Little, by Harvey Danger. They self produced the album and offered it for free download on their website. I listened to it and liked it so well that I bought a copy.

I'm not very adventurous when it comes to food. I'm particularly partial to Chicken Parmigian, and my grandma's meatloaf is to die for.
Six things I could never do without
not in any particular order, I could never do without my books, my computer, and large quantities of Dr. Pepper. Give me those three things and I'm pretty much good to go.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
oh, I think about all manner of things. The way our government is slowly eroding every last one of our constitutional rights. The importance of free software. What to eat for dinner. The formation of the universe. Movie physics(or the lack thereof). The degradation of american culture. all manner of things, really.
On a typical Friday night I am
Working. Bummer, eh?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm pretty much an open book, so let's go with something big. I'm a virgin. Not really a moral choice, so much as I just haven't found the right opportunity. Anything else you want to know? :D
You should message me if
Message me if you're not afraid of someone who doesn't fit the cookie cutter molds of what people have decided is "normal." I've come to realize that there's really no such thing. If you have an open mind and an inquisitive nature, then we'll get along famously.
The two of us