I like being outside whenever possible. And I always have a big old camera with me in case something photogenic happens. And a tripod because the camera is old and anything taken above ISO 200 looks like it was taken on a cellphone. Here are some pictures.
Various disjoint hobbies: copperplate-style writing, trying to learn the violin which I started doing way too late, volunteering at the county animal shelter.
Sailing. I was in the University of Washington's sailing club
I'm probably above average at
archery, programming, sailing
Applying scientific thinking to everyday problems.
I don't use a smartphone.
I think being clear with one's objectives is
more important than trying to present
ideas in a non-confrontational manner.
Favorite album: Illinoise by Sufjan Stevens.
Favorite band: Lunasa.
Favorite song: Eanair
No I'm not Irish.
Favorite movie: "The Grand Budapest Hotel". They might as well just stop making movies now because no movie is ever going to be as good as that one. Although "Nightcrawler" was also quite good.
I also like watching Gordon Ramsay's shows (the UK ones, not the
dumbed-down American versions)
an 808 nm laser,
a practice mute
How environmental problems are so much worse than most people realize, and how no one wants to listen because the only real solution involves everyone voluntarily consuming less (and reproducing less).
Also, here's something I spent a lot of time thinking about: http://i.imgur.com/OpEline.jpg
I'd like to find more friends who are intelligent enough to change my mind about stuff. I am impressed by people who have become competent at something for reasons other than their family background.
If you consider "It's been used in China for thousands of years" to be sufficient evidence of some treatment's health benefits, then maybe you shouldn't.