26 Berkeley, United States
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My self-summary
I like puppies, pub trivia, ping-pong, puzzles, puns, and... palliteration?

I was quite surprised at how accurately I'm described by the Personality graph (doesn't seem to exist on mobile...) It probably does a better job than anything I could write here. I wonder what that says about me...

I am looking for a friend (and maybe more) who can keep up with me in a friendly academic debate, in some nerdy pursuit, and/or on the tennis court.
What I’m doing with my life
Working on a PhD in Theoretical Computer Science at Berkeley. Also pursuing a startup, though I don't really feel like an entrepreneur or part of Silicon Valley culture...
I’m really good at
The card game SET (though I'm out of practice...)
The first things people usually notice about me
If things go well, that I'm punctual to a fault. If things go poorly, that I have no sense of direction (since I probably got lost on the way...)

If it's meeting online, that I use parentheticals and ellipses in severe excess...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Book and Movie: The Princess Bride (don't know which is better)
TV Show: Jeopardy! (with my finger on my imaginary signaling device)
Music: Jazz (Swing to Bop era)
Food: Spicier the better (though truly spicy is hard to find in Berkeley)
Games: JRPGs (unfortunately, a dying genre)
The six things I could never do without
Racket Sports (except badminton...)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to make an impact while still doing something that holds my interest.
On a typical Friday night I am
Recent Friday Nights have included:
Board games (Agricola is a favorite)
Going out for drinks (which happened to be milkshakes)
Movie night (catching up on everything I missed in theaters)

I'm looking for new hobbies/activities. Let me know if you have any good ideas!

In particular, my weekly pub trivia location has closed... any recommendations for a replacement?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm a pirate! (Seriously! Just... not the seafaring kind)
You should message me if
You're looking for a ping-pong partner, dinner date, and/or cool companion.