39 San Francisco, United States
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My self-summary
My latest theory about these profiles is that there's an optimum length--not too long, not too short--that allows the reader to skim over the text and pick up both an overall sense of adequate depth and a few distinguishing points of interest. Pardon me while I attempt to find that optimum.

I grew up in an unusual family--my mom was a Navy officer, my dad a student of Polish literature, and both of them PhDs--and I still have yet to find anyone I can relate to as well as I can them. They gave me an unusual name, and I have lived an unusual life, and developed a distaste for cliche and redundancy. Those of you who are also unusual can no doubt relate. I will leave the rest of you to your bros and your duckfaces.
What I’m doing with my life
Working at a certain social networking company that bought a certain virtual reality hardware company, trying to connect people wearing those funny headsets with each other.

In general, writing software--since the age of 14, my most productive passion--hanging out with friends and gossiping about former companies, going out dancing or to live shows once in a while, endeavoring to keep modestly fit and eat reasonably healthily, consuming lots of visual entertainment, reading lots of online news and discussions, and generally trying to enjoy life without actually trying.
I’m really good at
Programming, which, as you can imagine, brings all the girls to the yard. And they're like, "Why are you coding in the yard?" And I'm like, "This counts as an outdoor activity."

Also listening, seeing both sides of and the humor in every topic of discussion, and remembering the name of that one actor or director.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: My all-time favorite is Nabokov, for his cleverness and his cruelty. Selected others include Stanislaw Lem, Mary Roach, Lynda Barry, and Nikos Kazantzakis.

Movies: I recently saw a list of "50 Most Uncomfortable Movie Moments," and it had some of my favorite films in it. Movies by Todd Solondz, Harmony Korine, David Lynch, and Gaspar Noe, for example. Disturbing and scary movies aside, though, I think my favorite is still Kieslowski's "Three Colors" trilogy.

Shows: Apart from usual suspects like Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul, I'm a big fan of the dark Nordic crime dramas (and their English adaptations, like The Killing). I just watched the first season of The Bridge (Bron/Broen).

Music: My tastes are all over the map, but they include some goth/industrial (like Sisters of Mercy and KMFDM), some alt-country/roots rock (Uncle Tupelo, Steve Earle), sub-mainstream hip-hop (Wu Tang Clan, Mos Def), 80s pop and post-punk (Joy Division, New Order, The Smiths), and various types of electronic music (Basement Jaxx, Daft Punk).

Food: I've never met a cuisine I didn't like. I'm not what you'd call a picky eater, though I never quite got the hang of eggplant.
The six things I could never do without
Coffee, Internet, note paper, reflection, music, laughter.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The inevitable robopocalypse, and what I can do to hasten it along and/or enter the good graces of our future digital overlords. I'm not one of those people who think the Singularity will solve all of humanity's problems--after all, we evolved from lesser primates, and what problems have we solved for chimps?
On a typical Friday night I am
Either out with friends, drinking, or in with imaginary friends, thinking.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Every time I hear the phrase "to be comfortable in one's own skin," I think of Buffalo Bill in Silence of the Lambs.
You should message me if
You want to meet for a casual, expectation-free drink, and you think you'd be interested in eventually collaborating on some activities.