I'm in an open relationship. You do not have to meet or befriend my primary partner, although that would be totally cool.
I try to always have at least one ongoing personal project. I finish about 20% of them. Right now I'm playing around with computer vision and trying to write a Magic (the TCG) card-scanning app.
I'm socially liberal and fiscally wishy-washy. I'm all about LGBT rights, feminism, and destroying the gender binary.
My preferred forms of exercise are squash, biking, rock climbing, running, rowing, and swimming in that order.
Born in Russia and moved to the states when I was 7. I still speak, read, and write in Russian fluently.
I have a very low tolerance for people who take themselves too seriously.
Always on the lookout for a nice place to hang a hammock.
I'm getting sick of renting so I'm trying to get some people organized into a housing co-op.
For books I'm a big fan of SF: Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, Neil Stephenson, Dan Simmons, Greg Egan, Frank Herbert, and The Strugatsky Brothers. I like to mix in some Terry Pratchett, Douglass Adams or Neil Gaiman every once in a while for comic relief. History, specifically about the Mongol empire and the WW2 era. Winston Churchill was such a BAMF.
Webcomics: Questionable Content, Buttersafe, SMBC
I like movies that inspire and make me think, but sometimes there's nothing like some simple gratuitous violence. Some favorites are Inception, Serenity, Run Lola Run, Ghost in the Shell, Atonement, Infernal Affairs, Oldboy, Amelie, All the Guy Ritchie films, American Beauty, Good Will Hunting, Princess Bride, The Man from Earth, Burn After Reading, Mononoke-hime, The English Patient, The Matrix, Kill Bill, Inglourious Basterds, and Les Misérables(The 1995 one with Jean-Paul Belmondo).
Shows: The Wire, Boston Public, The West Wing, Deadwood, House of Cards, Samurai Champloo, Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell, Attack on Titan
I listen to a lot of Russian rock and metal, mellow indie rock with mostly female vocals, some classic, a lot of random pop and techno, and RAMMSTEIN.
My favorie food varies a lot, but semi-constant favorites include dumplings, sushi, meat pies, hot & sour soup, and muffins.
That sounds a bit pretentious. The most important objects in my life would have to be my laptop, my multi-tool, my phone, my Kindle, my notepad, and comfy shoes.
- Build stuff
- Cook stuff
- Eat stuff
- Drink stuff
- Be my belay bro
- Play board games/video games/MTG
- Go biking/sailing/kayaking/hiking
I'm also looking for someone to re-watch Rick and Morty with who hasn't seen it. I want to vicariously re-experience watching it for the first time.