I live to learn. I want to learn it all!
I'm a non-binary individual. They/Their. I'm queer and pansexual. I crush often.
I love Kimchi Cuddles. It's a great resource for considering several angles on polyamory and gender-awareness, while still being cute.
I'm fascinated by mathematics, I'm absorbed by programming, and I'm curious about all of the sciences.
I'm wary of public media. Cable television often disgusts me, and I never watch it. The news is best absorbed at my pace. I often use Facebook/Twitter to get my news in the form of my social network.
I'm aware of *-shaming, several *isms, and I try to increase awareness of these things. It's unfortunate that people continue to find ways to hate each other, when we should be finding more ways to work together.
I'm an introvert. I tend to keep to myself. I often (silently) carry great gratitude for those that are dear to me, and eventually express it by feeding them or beaming love at them.
Religion scares me. I tolerate it in others, but I prefer to keep it far and away from me.
March 31, 2013: On Being Me
Advocacy and outreach, a little bit at a time. I'm learning about equality in many forms: feminism, gender, race, identity, and being an ally. It's uncomfortable at times, and that makes it all the more valuable.
I'm advocating for the adoption of typed, functional programming languages. I'm happy to talk Haskell and friends.
I want to teach some day. I've taught before in college as a teaching assistant, but in the future, I want to teach in a more personal setting. More like an individual-driven lab.
I'm learning who I am and what it means to be me. I'm seeking meaning by talking to others, writing in the public (I maintain at least three blogs), and opening up. My goal is to eventually live in such a way that I'm no longer afraid to be myself, no matter what. I wear dresses or skirts, and hair ornaments proudly and gleefully wherever I go.
* Dance games (DDR, ITG)
* Getting tasks done
* Talking tech and tech strategy
* Old-school platformers (Mega Man, Mario, etc.)
* Doing silly dances for no reason at all
* Zoning out
* Breaking out of dichotomies
* Identifying structural problems
That I wear skirts or dresses, and blush often. <3
* Books (99.9% non-fiction): (Update: Jun. 17, 2014)
1. Types and Programming Languages
2. Type Theory and Functional Programming
3. Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs
4. Practical Foundations of Programming Languages
5. Homotopy Type Theory
A note on book choice - I read almost exclusively non-fiction. The reason being, is that I want to soak in facts. I want to swim in new information, and turn the ideas around in my head all day long.
1. Super Hexagon OST
2. Guardian Legend OST
4. Rogue Legacy OST
5. Risk of Rain OST
I *adore* game music.
1. Beef burgers
2. Yellow curry chicken
3. Scrambled eggs w/ bacon
4. Pork chops w/ caramelized onion
5. Buttered, pan-fried salmon
I try to limit my intake of carbohydrates, as they cause me some trouble. I do love pizza, though. Cheesecake, too.
* Video Games:
1. Rogue Legacy
2. Risk of Rain
4. Super Hexagon
* Software Tools:
I'm a terminal kind of person. The command line trumps fancy graphical interfaces in almost every case.
* Programming Languages:
5. Standard ML
I *love* functional programming languages and type systems. If I could work all day playing with these, I'd be happy for as far as I can see.
Feminism, intersectionality, privilege, gender, identity, and what it means to be human in a society that tries to constrain, box, and silence.
Advocacy, and how to effectively spread knowledge and awareness.
Networking, how to concisely express an idea in 140 characters, and connecting to others on some channel/level.
Self-development, what I want to do with my life, how I affect those around me, and why I am the way I am right now.
You identify as queer or queer-friendly.