32Chevy Chase, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a nerd and I love being a nerd.

Basically my life consists of solving problems and building things (right now it's ATC systems). As I get better at it I intend to solve bigger problems and build even cooler things!
What I’m doing with my life
I started in R&D and new business development, building and promoting a prototype of tomorrow's air traffic control system (we hope!). Now I'm working as a subject-matter expert on a real-live system.

Apart from that my I'm trying to make it so that anybody who wants to can get an education in my field, whether it's just basic PC knowledge or something like programming or electrical/computer engineering.

When I'm not at work I enjoy drinking and bar trivia with friends and exploring the DC area.
I’m really good at
Bizarre trivia
Science/Technical anything
Cooking, when I put some effort into it
Pretending I'm extroverted. At this point my paycheck depends on it
The first things people usually notice about me
My firm handshake
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century, Pillars of the Earth, A Confederacy of Dunces, A Cartoon History of the Universe, A Brief History of Time, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Johnny Got His Gun, When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management, The Iron Dream, The Shadow of the Torturer, The Handmaid's Tale (I'm also a sucker for dystopias in general), The Years of Rice and Salt, anything by Studs Terkel

Movies: Anything bad or good! My favorites though include Hot Fuzz, Apollo 13, Letters From Iwo Jima, The Running Man, Election, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Back to the Future, Rushmore, Groundhog Day

TV: Newsradio, Nowhere Man, Futurama, I Claudius, Star Trek, Foyle's War, Edward the King, Downton Abbey, Is it Real?, King of the Hill, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Home Movies, Archer, The Venture Brothers

Food: Anything at all. I can find something good on any menu.
Six things I could never do without
A large desk and good footrest
My phone
Good beer
Cute animals
The gym
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How stuff works
Why stuff works the way it does
How I can make that stuff work even better
Who will care about the stuff I'm trying to make better
What these people will think about my proposed improvements to their stuff.
On a typical Friday night I am
At a happy hour with friends or co-workers.
Watching stuff on Netflix.
Looking up weird/crazy stuff on Youtube.
Reading a good book
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I own lots of dice with more than six sides.

I might have been born and raised in the south, but I hate cornbread. Grits are ok though.
You should message me if
You want to!
The two of us