39Cambridge, United Kingdom
Join today
Find great matches with our advanced matching system!
Join today
Find great matches with our advanced matching system!
My self-summary
Inexperienced but open minded.

Shy and quiet but not without opinions.

Scientifically minded but artistically inclined.

But mostly I think there's more to me than can easily be summed up in a little box on a web page.

I am tall, dark, and strange
What I’m doing with my life
Well, like most people I spend about two thirds of it either working or sleeping. But that's not a very interesting answer.

One big aspect of my life is VJing - projecting video art onto walls and screens, at clubs and parties. I've been writing software for years - I do it for a living - and I've developed my own programs for video creation and performance. Then at the weekends I take them to venues and use them to create all kinds of odd abstract psychedelic artwork. Left brain / right brain? Feh.

I also like finding out about new stuff. Any old random stuff - it doesn't matter a bit. Not long ago I spent about a week of evenings reading about beekeeping. It might be an interesting hobby to take up when I get a bit older.
I’m really good at
Making machines do things.

Having opinions that most people don't share.

Moaning about all the idiots in the world, and the problems they cause.
The first things people usually notice about me
People say I'm attractive. Before they've got to know me. I'm not quite sure how they come to that conclusion so quickly.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I'm a fan of "hard" science fiction. My all-time favourite sci-fi books are "The Mote in God's Eye" by Niven and Pournelle, and "Vacuum Diagrams" by Stephen Baxter. I can't stand cheesy pulp sci-fi. "Woo-hoo! Let's zap the aliens with our laser neutron ray!" No, actually. Let's not bother.

Films: I don't actually watch films that often. One film I recently enjoyed was "Delicatessen". I need to watch it a few more times, I think; you don't have to understand a film to enjoy it!

Music: Mostly electronic dance music in all its various forms. I particularly enjoy being part of the performance. I'm in no way a musical bigot, though - I can enjoy anything, if the people and the atmosphere are right.

Food: Anything! I'm a dedicated omnivore. I'm one of the few people who will go into a pub, order a cheeseburger, and actually eat the salad.
Six things I could never do without
People to have interesting and meaningful discussions with.

Something interesting to think about.

Spending some time alone now and again.

Cool machines to play with.

Fascinating wild creatures to watch.

There's a sixth entry on this list, too, but you'll have to get to know me quite well to find out what it is.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
People, and what can be done about the sorry state of the world around us. This would be a much more productive endeavour if I could actually come to some useful conclusions.

Philosophy, and how pointless most of it is.

What time it is, and how long I have to keep working for before I can go home and do something else.

Computery / mathematical things, such as completing the proof of omniperiodicity for Conway's Life. I recently won a couple of $100 prizes for discovering a small stable glider reflector. Things like this, that only half a dozen people in the world care about.

Myself, and why I seem to almost magnetically attract New Age believers and radical left-wing activists, despite having little in common with either. Maybe I should lose the dreadlocks, especially since I'm starting to get a bit thin on top.
On a typical Friday night I am
In the pub until closing time.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
My last relationship failed because I fell in love with the person I'd managed to convince myself that she was, and when I actually got to know her intimately, I found out that the reality was very different.
You should message me if
...you find me interesting, and/or you think I might find you interesting.
The two of us