software for what we call data scientists and a surprising amount
of time communicating with the team to get the right things
I train in HapKiDo twice a week and have been doing this for some time. I love that it keeps me fit and is also intellectually engaging (I've never been a member of a gym). Yes, I have abs.
Occasionally I attend or volunteer at a high performance driving event. It’s been a blast learning to get better at car control and it’s a surprisingly deep area that is more subtle that you might first expect.
On Saturday mornings you'll find me at the farmers' market hunting for good food and good eggs. I cook quite a lot and enjoy rustic even though I have a copy of Nathan's Modernist Cuisine.
Some other random things I've done:
Presented to 300+ people with orange hair.
Climbed an ice wall on an Alaskan glacier.
Gone 145 mph through a corner on a motorcycle on the track. I no longer have a motorcycle and swapped it for a convertible, which is much lower risk and avoids the whole helmet hair issue. Convertible hair looks much better. Yes, actually Seattle is a great place for a convertible. Ask me about it if you are not convinced.
Danced in the desert while the DJ booth spewed fireballs and lasers lit a plane above that stretched for miles.
Trained with someone who did a long fight scene with Bruce Lee.
Shipped code to millions.
Had a rooster named after me.
Fixing things. Yes, I know it’s a cliché but I did spend a lot of time growing up in Dad’s garage and hence have some basic skills.
Getting to know people deeply. I tend to have fewer people I know but I know them really well.
Cooking. Well I know basic principles and and knock just about any recipe out as well as wing it a bit.
I don't read much fiction. Hunter S Thompson is interesting.
As for TV I catch Top Gear and The Daily Show on the U-tubes but generally don't watch.
I do appreciate a well-crafted movie such as The Seven Samurai, Up (I have a soft spot for computer animation as the technical aspects hold me as well as the movie itself), Blade Runner, Chinatown, Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind, 12 Monkeys, Stranger Than Fiction, those by miyazaki ... well anything that makes you think or laugh or maybe both. I just discovered that the follow up to Helvetica and Objectified, called Urbanized, is coming out and this is one I want to see.
Creating useful things.
Choices in life.
I like but am alergic to cats, so if you have a cat you should probably skip unless it's just for friendship.