I work, but actually not that much for a coder - 8ish hour days, checking email afterwards. But I really, really like working - I find what I do to be way more satisfying than it should be, considering its utter insignificance in the grand scheme of things.
I really, really like cats. I'm fine with dogs at this point (recovered dog phobia) but cats, well, that's something else. There's just something soothing about a cat, so long as it's not in the process of gouging your eyes out. But while I adore cats, I only have one. I have managed to avoid falling into complete crazy cat guy status, so that's good.
Movies: I remain convinced that Lawrence of Arabia is the greatest movie ever made, and that Groundhog Day is the best movie of the '90s.
TV: The Wire, because I'm mildly pretentious. Also because it's awesome. Game of Thrones now...but honestly, just because it's past the books and I want plot advancement. Mr Robot blew my mind on first watch - about to marathon season one to prep for season two.
Music: I'm fairly sure I qualify as an Old Person as a result of my music tastes: pretty much everything I listen to is at least 10 years old. And most of that is British. I saw Pulp in 2011 in London - I set up an entire trip to Europe primarily so that I could make it to that show. The show, thankfully, given the effort involved, was fantastic.
A music addendum - about two years ago, I finally discovered Nick Cave. He has since taken over my music listening life and how in all the seven hells did I not listen to hm earlier.
Also? Shostakovich? Leningrad Symphony? That is my *jam*.
Food: I love Indian food. I like a lot of other foods. But I'm not the most adventurous eater in the world - I was raised on bland '50s style cooking and my palate still hasn't quite recovered.
You want to meet my cat. She's much cooler than me, honestly. Though I am less likely to run and hide in my room if you come over.
You want to live somewhere in Central Europe - I'm positively obsessed with Berlin, I lived in Budapest for the second half of 2015, and am spending October in a little town on the tiny Adriatic coast of Slovenia.
You've got a better idea for a first meetup/date/encounter than normal - I'll admit it, I've got an anxiety problem and first dates are pretty much the absolute worst.
You should also probably be a bit patient. As you may have noticed, I do ramble on.