VeniVidiVomi
39 Toronto, Canada
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My self-summary
June 2016

The ideology of Ayn Rand really rubs me the wrong way but several friends remarked, after a book club reading of "The Fountainhead", that the main character, Howard Roark, reminded them of me. Darn.
A lot of what I do comes unannounced from the left field. I am currently reconstructing the cuisine of ancient Rome in my kitchen. Why not?
What I’m doing with my life
3D printers. Neuroscience. And many other things as well.

My two cents about work ethic
At 22, I worked in a Marseille research lab. On my first day, at exactly 12:30 my boss came and said "Laisses tes outils, c'est l'heure du déjeuner -> drop your tools, it's lunchtime." I took part in the sudden, all-inclusive communal march of the French toward the caféteria. I was served a three course meal, with cheese, dessert, a glass of wine and my pick in an olive bar.
The French ate and bantered but 13:15 come, they communally moved to the coffee and cigarette area, then resumed work as they had stopped it at 13:30. The research institute opened at 8:30 and was shut, with all lights off at 18:30. It was shut all weekend long.
My north American workaholic self could not express itself and this was liberatory. I wandered off in Marseille's seaside calanques, drank some wine, swam top-less in Mediterranean creeks, took the train to visit the regional sights, yet, I accomplished a hell of a lot of work.
I’m really good at
Helping a distressed person calm down and put things in perspective.
Neural ensemble recording.
Saying unsettling things matter-of-factly.
Storytelling.
Designing and constructing 3D printers.
Squiggles.
The first things people usually notice about me
Just watch me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
John Stuart Mill reminds me that we haven't done much since 1820 really. Except the sciency-computer shit. And George Orwell.

Stanley Kubrik makes me want to buy a camcorder. Ingmar Bergman bothers me when his films remind me of my upbringing. And The Americans.

Those aircraft safety information cards in the pocket of the seat in front, they're incomprehensible are they not?

Leonard Cohen makes my voice drop two octaves. David Bowie makes me float in a most peculiar wye. And the BBC.

And certain foods.
The six things I could never do without
Military issue wool blankets
The feminine.
The Goldilocks zone.
The pursuit of happiness.
Pen and paper.
The means of production.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The here and now.
On a typical Friday night I am
having a good old chat.
You should message me if
I don't wish to impose constraints on who you want to be, but in the interest to prevent interpersonal toxicity I will state this:

I constantly reflect on the reasons and incentives that drive my behavior and my expectations of other's behavior.

I don't hold others to a higher standard than I expect of myself and the example of other's achievements inspire me.

I hope you recognize yourself.

Message me, period.
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