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My self-summary
Researching diets and different ways of eating...It's all intriguing and it seems like I'll end up starving to death from disgust!
I've been engaged in a lot of carpentry recently...would you like to know more?
What I’m doing with my life
My last project was helium compressors to chill the radio antennas for the South African MeerKAT and SKA projects. They worked pretty well, after I redesigned parts.

I have many ideas for things I want to build, but they tend to get stuck in my head or on paper. I'm slowly learning how to fully realize them. I HAVE helped produce two one-off electric cars, so that's pretty neat.

I also read a whole heck of a lot, more so online than I used to.
I’m really good at
Remembering trivia so useless it can't even win a trivia night at a bar...strangely, this is mostly engineering related.

Floating on the river, on "Talk like a pirate" day, with an eye-patch and tri-corner hat.

Listening intently, and then giving awkward advice!
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm a ninja, so people don't notice me until I want them to. At that point all hope is lost.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Internet Randomness: XKCD, SMBC, Bad Astronomer. So much to look at!

Books: Cryptonomicon; Adiamante; Guns, Germs and Steel; Cosmos; A Cavern of Black Ice. A Fire Upon the Deep. The Laundry Files novels. Vernor Vinge and Charles Stross are both great.

Movies: Alien(s), Office Space, Ron Burgundy, Inception, Pan's Labyrinth. Hansel and Gretel and GI Joe Retaliation were very good B movies as far as I'm concerned. RDJs continuing smarminess as Tony Stark/Iron Man is fun. I'm looking forward to Civil War.

Music: I can and do listen to pretty much everything, but I'm a classical/ metal head at heart. Beethoven, Bach, Iron Maiden, Manowar, Clint Black, Snoop Dogg, I like them all. I've gotten back into Tiesto and Darude recently.
Just no screaming or thrash please.
I put on the local classical station, KMFA 89.5, when I read or cook.

About food... seriously... CHEESE. I love me some cheddar(age it in whiskey, or a jar, or whiskey in the jar).
A medium-rare rib-eye is hard to beat , particularly with a spinach, tomato and goat cheese salad. Sushi can be good too. Uchi's hot dishes are fantastic, but the sushi itself is beaten by several other places. Ramen Tatsuya and Michi Ramen are both great, want to go?

Clown Shoes Brewing: Undead Party Crasher is both delicious and awesomely labeled.
The six things I could never do without
Protein powder...in my coffee
The ability to read.
The Internet and associated hardware.
"Mostly" vegetarians - the way this is defined by different individuals is funny. I think most of the US population qualifies, personally.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
It's 2016, and I'm 33! Wow.

One person out of 7 billion, on one planet out of many billions (some of which we may have already found to be human habitable!), in one solar system in a galaxy that it takes light 100,000 years to cross in at least one universe containing more galaxies than we can count, stretching back at least 13 billion years.
Mind blown.

Hooray for Tesla Motors - 200k+ pre-orders is amazing! And SpaceX: They just landed their smaller reusable rocket for the first time at sea, second time in all!
And Gary Gygax (on DC 15+)
On a typical Friday night I am
Engaged in shenanigans of some sort. This might involve someone ending up with a box on their head downtown or boardgames late into the night..it just depends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I try not to take myself too seriously.
I like dogs, cats and other fuzzies. ;3
You should message me if
You actually do that sort of thing, because that's awesome!

You like your nerds slightly on the quiet and quirky side in public and highly animated and excitable in private.

You have more to say than "CORGI!"
I'm his 3rd packmate, after his humans. More belly rubs and squeals of glee and less poop duty that way.