I have an insatiable curiosity and I'm interested in almost anything. Except plants. I mean, sure, they're easy to sneak up on. If you put one down, chances are it'll still be there the next day. But they're so helpless. You can't put one in the living room and say, "Water's in the kitchen. Help yourself." (I think that last line is from a Seinfeld bit.)
I live in the Dallas area doing web development for the family business, a printing company in Lincoln, NE. I've done game development in the past and likely will again.
I'm a geek, and fiercely proud of it (I set of nerd-o-meters for miles around :-) My dining room holds a pinball machine and a few arcade games. My living room is dominated by a pool table. And I have multiple computers running SETI@Home 24/7.
I get along with almost everyone, so sometimes it's hard to narrow down what I'm looking for. The important facets would be someone honest, very intelligent, fun, pretty, has curiosity about the world and the people around her. Probably at least a little bit geeky. Someone upbeat, who doesn't sweat the small stuff. Excessive negativity is just too draining. Average build or slimmer. (As non-PC as it is to say it, if I'm honest with myself then "a few extra pounds" and "curvy" just don't work for me.)
Most people would call me an atheist. I call myself a skeptical agnostic. Meaning, I can't be certain that there's not a God, but everything I know about how the universe works tells me that one isn't needed. And coming from the other direction, everything I know about people tells me that every religion is just a collection of myths. So I would not be a good match for someone looking for a spiritual partner.
While I'm willing to date someone with kids, casually, I'm not interested in raising children. I don't hate children or anything like that. But most people consider being a parent an integral part of being an adult. They can't conceive of life without children. They feel a strong compulsion to have kids. But not me. I simply don't feel that compulsion. Raising children is very important and it's all-consuming and not something one can "try out" to see if one likes it. One should be very sure that's what they want to do. I've been told several times that I'm good with kids. Patient, try to not talk down to them. But, I'm pretty sure raising them is not what I want, so I probably shouldn't.
I can be shy at first. Though one person told me I'm not really shy, so much as reserved. I have opinions and I'm pretty capable at articulating them. I can be very quiet in a group setting. I tend to do better one-on-one. I've been told many times I'm a good listener.
I do check emails on here, and check out the visitors (that curiosity thing.) I rarely have this window at the front, so I probably won't notice an IM on here. I have all the messengers if you want to chat. And, if you want to read some more of my thoughts, check out the rants on my website.