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My self-summary
I'm a student.
I've graduated, and and I'm still a student.
I think a student is one of the best things a person can be.
Every day is an opportunity to learn something new.

I'm a gamer.
This means that I spend, on average, an hour or more every day on interactive entertainment.
I favor interaction to being passive. You're on here to interact too, right?
I'm down for any genre but MOBAs, and I prefer multiplayer to running alone.

I'm a hacker.
No, not one of those media-distorted stereotypes.
I hack code together to build applications.
I break down complex problems into simple ones, and tell computers how to solve them.
Then, if I feel like it, I'll give my code some polish, and show it off.
'Programmer' is a term for those who just can't hack it.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a computer engineer, working as a software engineer in the defense sector.
For me that means getting up, going to SCRUM, and spending the rest of my day adding new features to our software.
Hacking on Android, seeing what kind of app I can build that would be worth money to someone.
Expanding my monkeysphere of people I know and filling it with as much awesome as I can find.
I’m really good at
Diagnosing computer problems, math, reading, programming, and adopting new technology.
I'm decent at public speaking, I'm fortunate to not suffer from the fear that a majority of people feel from it.
I want to say video games, but that's not how I feel, nor is it really practical.
The first things people usually notice about me
I used to wear a full yeard and hair down to my lower back, but I'm at that point where I needed to make it manageable.
I've cropped both down a lot, but I still wear my hair long and a full beard.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
For books: Jack L. Chalker's sci-fi novels (mainly Well World and Soul Rider), Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels, Piers Anthony's Adept and Mode series (Xanth too, but not as much), Neal Stephenson's novels, Issac Asimov's Foundation series, and Larry Niven's Ringworld trilogy.

For shows: (On YouTube and other internet video sites) VSauce, SciShow, CrashCourse, Veritasium, Game Grumps, Red vs Blue, RWBY, Zero Punctuation, The Big Picture with MovieBob, An Egg's Guide to Minecraft, MinutePhysics, The Bravest Warriors, Freeman's Mind, DBZ Abridged, Cinema Sins, Computerphile, Numberphile, The Completionist, Extra Credits, Honest Trailers, Foamy the Squirrel, CGPGrey Explains, PBS Idea Channel, Naruto (fansubs), One Piece (fansubs), The Nostalgia Critic, The Brain Scoop.

I am open to trying new music, but I shy away from 4-chord pop music. "Electronic" is easily my favorite supergenre, and I favor drum & bass, ambient, trip-hop, and good dubstep (e.g. not Skrillex.) I tend to judge song by song, though.

I enjoy most food, but I avoid bland food, or overprocessed foodlike substances. I do not agree with vegetarianism or veganism unless there is a pressing health concern.

I read a number of webcomics: Girl Genius, Order of The Stick, Schlock Mercenary, Drowtales: Moonless Age, S.S.D.D, Something Positive, Freefall, El Goonish Shive, The Adventures of Dr. McNinja, Homestuck (yes, the whole thing, no I wont try to tell you about it unless you ask,) Antihero For Hire, Alone In A Crowd, Cyanide & Happiness, The Devil's Panties, Ctrl+Alt+Del, Errant Story, Girls With Slingshots, Goblins, Jack, Looking for Group, Misfile, Least I Could Do, Megatokyo, The Pocalypse, Questionable Content, Two Guys and Guy, Templar Arizona, Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, Slightly Damned, Leftover Soup, Flipside, Flaky Pastry, Henchgirl, Paranatural, Supernormal Step, Sister Claire, Wayrift, VIBE, Zebra Girl, and XKCD.
Six things I could never do without
I really hate this question. "Why?" you might ask, if you are the kind of curious mind I hope has come to my profile. I'll tell you, my curious reader; it is because the answer goes one of three ways:
1) A list of supposed needs, that aren't needs. Just six things someone desires to keep. Some of these are tragically myopic, and some are red flags. I do appreciate the red flag warning I get when I see that an unfortunate theist has placed 'God' at the top of their list.
2) A list of actual needs, with or without a snarky derision. I have been guilty of this one, both with and without snark.
3) One of these you are reading now, a deconstruction of the question.

I will add, then, a list of things I would never want to be without:
1) The internet. I love it.
2) My friends.
3) My tablet. I bought it for school and it's one of the best investments I've ever made.
4) My desktop. Big, meaty, and home-brewed.
5) My bike. 150cc, well worn, cheap as dirt, and absolutely vital in Orlando.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Physics, philosophy, programming, technology, world politics, ethics, scientific advancement, what the future will bring, and my place in it.
On a typical Friday night I am
Doing something. I don't have a typical Friday night. I might be gaming on my PC, hanging out with my friends at a bar or coffee shop, or road warrioring after hours at a coffee shop getting some extra work done. Maybe this Friday will be a date with you?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I was a horrible, unthinking child, and I regret about 80% of my life before I turned 20.
That said, I'd like to think I grew out of it.
You should message me if
You want to hang out, go out, chill out, or get your game on.
That said, the only games I'm interested in playing require a controller, a computer, cards, or dice. Unless it comes in a box, those are cool too. I have no beef with diceless cardless board games. Some of my best friends are diceless cardless board games.
The two of us