55 Santa Rosa, United States
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My self-summary
New Strategy: I have a cocktail robot which makes the best White Russians I have ever tasted...the coffee liquor and vodka are carefully mixed, and the cream is then gently floated on the surface.

If you want to experience the glory of the White Russian, contact me!

I'm a geek. A bricoleur, photographer, artist, hacker. I take absurdly high resolution photographs, I think microcontrollers are cool. I can cook better than average, I like to make cocktail robots, and I give a good massage.

I'm also kinky, very open, and depending on the day somewhere on the spectrum from non-monogamous to polyamorous ,

I love okcupid for lots of reasons, and I like adding explanations to the questions, and reading other people's explanations.

I am curious about how things work. I like to create new things in hardware and software. I like to stay up late talking with other people, or just being inside my own head.

I like Dorkbot and Burning Man, tech shop, and robots.

My original okcupid profile is here: http://www.okcupid.com/profile/ae53ght1kd0

I created this busy_seeing profile is an experiment. I am answering questions which I care about, and mostly being strict in the questions in specifying what I want in a potential match.

So if we have a high match percentage than we likely have interesting things to talk about.

I am fun, attentive, and imaginative.

I just read this okcupid blog post about lies: http://blog.okcupid.com/index.php/the-biggest-lies-in-online-dating/

The last time I went to the Doctor I was 5' 8"...really :-)
What I’m doing with my life
I take portraits and high resolution images. I'd love to take a high resolution image of you. I used to work on changing the way we see the world. Right now I mostly right code. Pretty good code, but I plan to take more images in Vienna starting in Juli.
I’m really good at
Thinking, exploring, tinkering, putting up shade structures which (usually) resist the wind, dreaming, sex, I'm an imaginative cook but not a total foodie.
The first things people usually notice about me
When I listen to a person I really listen. And respond.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Carl Hiaasen, Neil Gaimen, John Scalzi.

A Fish Called Wanda is not the best movie of all time, but if you didn't enjoy it you probably are not qualified to chose the best movie of all time.

Dr. Who, semi-random things on netflix

Pho, Sushi, Mexican. I enjoy 'good' food, but I am not much of a foodie - I tend towards places like Clement street, or Mission Burritos.

The best music ever is Beethoven's 7th, performed live, preferably in Vienna. It is possible that I am guilty of some selection bias, but it is right up on the top of my list.
The six things I could never do without
1. Sex. There, I've said it honestly. Not necessarily having sex, but I think about it a lot. I love looking at happy young couples and reflecting that I am part of a world which contains that joy. And if we are all instances of the god head, then those happy couples are me, and vice versa (I am not religious, but religious metaphors are powerful).

2. Engaged conversation. In spite of item 1, I have frequently had sex acts paused because one or the other of us mentioned something interesting and a conversation emerged during sex. Even at oddly intimate times :-)

3. Friends, and a community. When I have a partner there is a risk of my forgetting balance and not seeing my friends and community as much because I focus so much on my partner.

4. A grand passion - I generate those as needed. I tend to cycle around them, advancing each a bit as it comes around. Things like details of photographic lighting, or making electronic circuits, or programming. I move from one to the other, and back around.

5. Community events: conferences, parties, burning man. Both work related and pure pleasure.

6. I already mentioned sex, right? Then I'll give billing to my pretty nifty kids 13, 14, and 23 as of Dec 2011

And all of these things are done at some level of extreme.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've admitted to fairly private things in my questions :-) I've also made several sex toys...ask me for details :-)
You should message me if
Please message me if you would like to get together, or if you would like me to take an absurdly high resolution picture of you.

Like these:

I also do these portraits of other body parts, 'innocent' and explicit. The human body is fascinating, and I love seeing things in a picture that you can't see with your naked eye.

And message if you have read some of my questions and they describe fun things.

Note on ages...the evidence seems to be that I don't really care how old potential matches are, but I had to put in some numbers.

Oh...and the niftiest first date, but without being awkward, which I have been on was to take the ferry to Angel Island and ride bikes around the island - I would show up on almost any weekend to do that, with or without any serious dating intent...