I'm originally from California (lived there for 23 years) and decided to move out to Colorado to escape Silicon Valley. I work as a freelance web developer.
I enjoy the outdoors, martial arts, music, seafood, video games, and the company of people who genuinely want to improve themselves. I love bouncing ideas off of people and find perspective to be extremely interesting and valuable.
I would one day like to help spearhead educational reform in America. I have always rebelled against traditional education, as I feel that learning isn't about busywork or homework and classroom time could be better spent teaching people about how to apply information to situations and solve real-world problems.
I'm a fervent promoter of mind-body connection types of philosophy, as I have had experiences in martial arts that have taught me that the unconscious is an extremely powerful aspect of ourselves that is far too often overlooked.
I am a self-taught programmer, and I like to think that my code is elegant and useful. Others definitely seem to think so, as I am making a profitable living doing something that I genuinely enjoy that allows me to solve hard problems (my favorite thing to do ever) every day of my life.
I'm also a video game wizard. Dark Souls is my jam, and I used to play a lot of Counter Strike. I enjoy games that have a really high skill ceiling as I like to exploit nuances and novel strategies when I'm being competitive. Gotta keep them off balance, you know?
Music: Queen, The Pillows, Gorillaz, Jack's Mannequin, Cage the Elephant, Nujabes, Explosions in the Sky, Immortal Technique, Rachmoninoff... the list goes on. I have extremely varied music tastes and will listen to just about anything once.
Books: Lord of the Rings, John Livingston Seagull, The Little Prince, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality, and the Song of Ice and Fire series to name a few.
Movies/Shows: Stanley Kubrick movies, Lord of the Rings, There Will Be Blood, Fear and Loathing, most Dreamworks animated movies, and Twelve Angry Men. For shows, I am a huge fan of Rick and Morty, FLCL, Breaking Bad, and Game of Thrones.
Games: Metal Gear Solid (All of them), Undertale, Super Smash Bros, Dark Souls, CS:GO, Rock Band, Guitar Hero, Bioshock (Infinite especially), Final Fantasy, and World of Warcraft.
Pretty sure I could do without almost anything else. I just love being able to Google things so much.
If I'm not out, I'm probably at home working or playing video games.
Also, if you are interested in the free Tae Kwon Do lesson, hit me up. I'm very willing to teach!