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My self-summary
Former(ish) Electrical Engineer and Data Scientist, recently set an end date for my corporate tech day job to focus on my Yoga teacher training and independent science/art projects.

New to SF (Noe Valley), looking for friends, dates, and collaborators; all three in the same person would be ideal! Also I need someone on whom to practice my yoga instructions/assists.

After my last day of work on 8/28 I'll be down at Tassajara (Zen monastery) from 8/31-9/26, to clear my head and set my intention for the next phase of my life.
What I’m doing with my life
Just (July 2015) moved up to SF after living in the South Bay for four years, primarily to be closer to friends, and to make meeting new friends easier!

Came out to California in 2011 from the northeast for a PhD at Stanford GSB, left the program with a masters, landed in a data science job, and now I am leaving that to make space for some unknown future adventures. Learning to embrace the uncertainty!

My dream is to find a way to combine my love of technology with my passion for yoga, meditation and other spiritual things in a way that both helps others and provides a steady income.

The backup plan is to go back to school, will be applying to CogSci PhD programs this fall, mostly for schools that are based in places that facilitate learning to surf.
I’m really good at

Going with the flow.

Yoga. Currently in teacher training under Janet Stone.

Video Games

Trivia, I make a great bar trivia teammate, although I prefer Jeopardy.

Figuring things out based on feedback, which in practice translates into an eclectic set of talents and skills (including sex stuff).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I probably should trim these lists down.

Books: Nausea, Notes From Underground, The Stranger, Snow Crash, Catch-22, Dune, Stranger in a Strange Land

Shows: Transparent, The Leftovers, Hannibal, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Parks and Rec, Key and Peele, Orange is the New Black and Vampire Diaries (seriously, the plotting is amazing)

Movies: Brick, The Dark Knight, The Big Lebowski, Dr. Strangelove, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Primer, Ghostbusters, Goodfellas, In the Loop, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. Pretty much all of the Marvel Studio films, especially Guardians of the Galaxy.

Music: Alt-J, New Pornographers, Superchunk, Neko Case, Arcade Fire, Fiest, Fleet Foxes, Fountains Of Wayne, Radiohead, Spoon, Pavement, Ted Leo, Guided by Voices, Aimee Mann, Regina Spektor, Fiona Apple
Six things I could never do without
Caffeine, and other drugs
Stimulating Conversation
Pop culture.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The future, both on a societal level and personal, and how to improve the probability of positive outcomes for both.

How to use technology to spread enlightenment, expand consciousness, etc; instead of just producing more passive consumers.

Philosophy/cosmology, been studying nondual Shaivism (which is very close to Tantric/Tibetan Buddhism), Shakti (Goddess) Yoga and Zen Buddhism.

Whether the energy/subtle body has any "real" physiological basis, or if it's "just" a perceptual thing.

Gender/Sexuality/Feminism (I'm surrounded by a lot feminine energy in yoga practice/training, it has an interesting impact)
On a typical Friday night I am
I stay in reading or watching stuff more than I would like to admit, but I also do the usual bar, club, concert, house party, etc when it comes up.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have an irrational fear of jellyfish. Not in the abstract, just in the specific context of seeing them in the ocean when I am swimming, in which they send me running to the beach.
You should message me if
You want to have an engaging, potentially wildly tangential conversation over coffee about politics, technology, linguistics, drugs, pop culture etc.

Or if you want a TV/movie watching buddy- I have a ton of content on my media server, and love showing it off.

Or an exercise/activity partner, always looking for a reason to explore a new hiking trail, yoga studio, etc.
The two of us