RandomDigit32
27 Seattle, United States
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My self-summary
Growing up in the Seattle suburb of Bellevue, RandomDigit32 continues to expand his experience through new friends, hobbies, and circles while trying to find ways to help others and improve the lives of those around him. As a native to the area, RandomDigit32 has an intimate knowledge of the city's offerings, as well as a wide circle of friends, with some dating back literally since their birth. While a natural public speaker and host, RandomDigit32's true comfort zone is the small, intimate gathering, which better accommodates the high-minded or deeply personal conversations that truly energize and excite him. Above all else, he values honesty, integrity, and equality, is loyal to his friends, and loves nothing more than being given opportunities to be generous to those he takes a shine to. He seeks similarly minded individuals for dancing, games, mutual improvement, and companionship, as well as more hedonistic pursuits.
What I’m doing with my life
Improving. After taking a series of MBA classes, I've learned that the lifestyle provided by that line of development will undoubtedly eat my soul and spit out a dead-eyed husk, so I took the hard right turn to get started on a career in the field I've always wanted. I'm in the midst of a full time coding boot camp, learning full stack web development (3 stacks in 3.4 months). Don't worry, I've already got a job lined up for when it's over. While the pace is blistering, I made sure to give myself full rations to prevent from accidentally dying of dysentery. I'm hoping to swing from learning this code into a software dev role in VR or some kind of game design, but these days you can't have that far reaching of a plan; it's more like sniffing a direction out, throwing a dart, and seeing if the place it landed still exists. I expect the future is going to be filled with faster change and will need even more flexibility. Luckily, I'm not satisfied unless I'm learning about more subjects than I have time to spread. In the gaps I read fantasy, hard Sci-Fi, and modern philosophy books; watch overly dramatic or insipid TV; and preparing a Pathfinder campaign where I plan on slowly Westworld-ing the party which I'll start running a few months from now.

I love music. I get really excited by new albums, and if I don't rotate my selection every month or so, I'll 'inexplicably' turn dour until I get something fresh on. I sing, play guitar, mandolin, and can fool around on bass, too. Most of my music I made is software based these days, so expect any hypothetical jam sessions to be awkward for the first few while I get my sea legs back.

I can control every piece of electronics in my room using either my smartphone or through a series of covertly placed remotes.
I’m really good at
Explaining horribly complicated things in easily understandable terms using metaphors.

Off the cuff quips and puns.

Typing while maintaining eye contact and a conversation.

Under reporting my credentials and abilities.

Storytelling.

Making disparate systems communicate with each other using a Rube Goldberg-ian series of adapters, connectors, and gizmos.

Admitting when I'm wrong, and adjusting my beliefs and actions accordingly.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'd have to poll them, and that'd be awkward to do with people who have just met me.

"Hey! Oh? Nice to meet you too! Oh, while we're on the subject, what's the first thing you noticed about me? Oh? Uh hun, go on... Perfect! Thank you for participating in my survey!"

Oooh, I know! I need someone to follow me around with a questionnaire. They can conduct the survey after I leave the room to remove bias! You any good with a clip board?

Really, though? I like to dress well.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Sushi, Pho, Ethiopian, molecular gastronomy, Italian...etc.
As long as it is freshly prepared, and delicious. Double points if it's healthy! Wine pairings are fun too. I'm less for cooked seafood, but I'll try anything thrice.

Stephen Colbert (Ask me about my trip to the Rally!), Last Week Tonight, The Expanse, The Mighty Boosh, Gurren Lagann, Cowboy Bebop, Mr. Robot, Silicon Valley, Westworld, Documentary Now!, Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Mike Tyson Mysteries, Rick and Morty... Not really TV, but PBS's YouTube series Idea Channel is amazingly edifying.

Cloud Atlas, American Beauty, Interstella 5555, Indiana Jones, Star Wars, Birdman. Swiss Army Man. I go through these so quickly I can't keep very many in my memory. My Dad used to run a home theater business, so I've seen a fair share of cinema.

Mostly Indie-rock and house, but I seriously enjoy every flavor. Daft Punk is and always will be my favorite band. Hot Chip, Bonobo, Four Tet, Fleet Foxes, Kendrick, Royksopp, Moderat, LCD Soundsystem, Sylvan Esso, Operators, Run the Jewels, Yeasayer, The War on Drugs, Chvrches, Shearwater, Gesaffelstein, Fourplay, BBC recordings of Beethoven symphonies, The Crusaders, and Mingus.

Anathem, Redwall, Shadow of the Wind, anything by Palahniuk, Wise Man's Fear, Dune, Sandman, DMZ, The Massive (Comic), The Mistborn Trilliogy, Accelerando, The Measure of Reality: The Quantification of Western Society (1250-1600) [No, seriously, that last one is astoundingly fascinating], and my latest favorite, The Hyperion Cantos.
The six things I could never do without
Music
Access to information
My water bottle
Company in metered doses
Improvement
Physical contact

That said, I'm amazing at improvising, so 'never' is an incredibly relative term. I'm an Eagle Scout. I roll with it. Never confuse being prepared with being equipped.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What things I should try right now, since I'm not going to be on the job market for two months. Current experiment: blue hair.

Music, strange hypotheticals, word play, hilarious worst case scenarios.

10 second comedy sketches.

Jokes that use two or more languages for the punchline.
Sex, positivity, and why we can't just all pile in a big ball and play.

Track lists for the next mix or playlist I'm brewing.

The singularity.

How to set up a reason to cook something elaborate without raising the stakes high enough that people will get angry if it turns out poorly.

If I should type any given statement out using colloquial jargon and spelling conventions or a nigh-impenetrable assembly of exceedingly precise verbiage.

The best way to add neon lights to drab pieces of clothing, so that I can glow in the dark and my friends can find me at festivals easier.

Whether anyone reads this, or if I'm just spouting text into the wind.

How to properly design a card game as flexible as MTG without it accidentally becoming a knock off of MTG.

Whether or not I'm using the correct homonym of weather.

Where that pair of headphones that's slightly better in this situation have gotten to. Seriously. I have 4 pairs in sight, but I can't find my running Klipsches. THIS IS A DISASTER.
On a typical Friday night I am
Organizing a group to go hit up Kremwerk, or The Monkey Loft, or something.

Board games with friends. Flavor of the Week: Lords of Waterdeep

Playing the story driven RPG of the month.

Reading a book in the bathtub with a glass of scotch and a bowl.

Recovering from Thursday.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Whenever a conversation has died or a situation has become awkward, I unconsciously make strange little squelchy noises with my mouth before moving somewhere else or changing the subject.
You should message me if
...you like having a conversation with someone who is periodically compelled to say the worst thing he can think of in response to a question for sheer shock value.

...you're interested in an evening of banter and snark.

...you want to spend a day walking Seattle hunting for Pokemon.

...you know of an up and coming artist who you want to share with someone new.

...you want to smoke and watch documentaries, Studio Ghibli movies, or all three Neverending Story movies in sequence.

...you've got a great idea for an adventure, and need a jack of all trades to cover your bases.
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