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My self-summary
I'm a computer game designer, recently moved to San Francisco for a job, which I'm loving so far.

I prefer small gatherings to large, and most enjoy having friends over, cooking, and then playing games, watching DVDs or just chatting, listening to music and drinking.

I'm a geek and a gamer, but I'm very active when I find something I enjoy. In Oslo it was cross country skiing and ice skating, in Canberra it was cycling - this place is great for cyclists - got to find something for San Francisco - update: it's rockclimbing!

While I make games for a living, many of my friends are non-gamers and that's fine. All of them at least respect my passion for games though.

I speak Chinese, but love Europe and would love to learn French, German or Italian. I never did get a good handle on Norwegian.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm taking this opportunity to really focus on work, and relax in my time off rather than delving into personal projects.

I've just moved into a new apartment, and have taken some time and money to furnish it with stuff I want to keep in the long term, rather than buying the cheapest available.
I’m really good at
I'm a good game designer, an excellent cook, and have some talent at certain types of art, mostly interface design and 3D modelling.

I'm good at getting people talking - it helps that I'm intensely curious about what people are passionate about and what they most want to do with their lives.
The first things people usually notice about me
I smile a lot, am extremely geeky, and try not to talk to boring people. I'm also obviously into food, good coffee and take great pleasure in the small, awesome things in life.

If they're boring, they might pick up on me trying to avoid engaging them in conversation. Ugh.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Anything by Iain M Banks, Terry Pratchett, Kim Stanley Robinson . . . well I read quite a lot, and quite broadly, but fall back on science fiction and fantasy.

Movies: The Usual Suspects, Porco Rosso, Army of Darkness, great sci-fi, some guilty pleasure movies like American Pie.

TV: I love Better Off Ted, Arrested Development, Buffy, How I Met Your Mother, some cooking shows, Q&A

Food: I'm a sucker for fantastic Italian food (and make a mean ragu, pizza - including a from-scratch base), and anything spicy

Music: I will listen to anything once, and like getting recommendations. Right now I am listening to the Shins and Röyksopp, but I'm also a fan of Muse, Voltaire, and good Indie rock. Fourplay is outstanding, and I'm fond of other modern music with classical instruments too.
Six things I could never do without
Good friends, cooking, a creative outlet, a comfortable bed, outdoor exercise, new toys.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Creative outlets, particularly game design and cooking.

Friends, how they're doing, what fun stuff we'll get up to next time I see them.

Sleep, and how to get some more of it.

Analysing what's important to me, these days.
On a typical Friday night I am
Having fun with friends, either out at dinner or at someone's house, cooking and having fun.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm divorced, and it's totally changed my priorities with relationships. I'm not anti-marriage, but I will no longer date someone because it seems to be the right thing for _them_, it has to be right for me.
You should message me if
You're interesting, passionate and self-sufficient.
The two of us