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My self-summary
I'm a friendly optimistic person. I smile a lot more than my profile pictures would imply. I am back in Mountain View after a brief hiatus in NYC. I hate starting sentences with I but can't seem to get around it in this summary.
What I’m doing with my life
Once upon a time I was a seasonal worker; bicycle mechanic in the summer, ski instructor in the winter.

But I had a quarter-life crisis and it turns out I'm pretty good at coaxing computers into doing stuff for me. I'm pretty lucky that it is an absurdly great time to have that skill set right now.
I’m really good at
self-directed learning. Part of this is having the confidence to try repeatedly and fall flat on my face.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
There are so many favorites I'm just gonna go with general themes and heuristics.

= Authors =
Edgar Rice Burroughs, Nate Silver, Orson Scott Card, Neal Stephenson, Jack London, Robert A Heinlein, John Scalzi, Cory Doctorow, George R. R. Martin, Frank Herbert, Isaac Asimov, Dan Simmons, David J. Griffiths...

= Movies =
I used the think I had a high tolerance for bad movies, but Transformers 2 made me rethink my whole metric. Nowadays I find that rotten tomatoes is pretty spot on for my tastes. I like to watch movies in the theaters. I think this is a terrible date idea.

= TV Shows =
Archer, Venture Bros, Game of Thrones, Last Week Tonight, The Walking Dead, Halt and Catch Fire

= Web Comics =
smbc, xkcd, abstruse goose... nuff said

= Music =
These days I really feel overwhelmed by the sheer amount of good music out there. I just turn on spotify and enjoy it.

= Podcasts =
Radiolab, More or Less, Planet Money, Startup, Reply All, Freakonomics, Hello Internet, The History of Rome, Revolutions.

= YouTube =
(Most people dismiss youtube but seriously, check these out)
Smarter Everyday, CGPGrey, The Vlog Brothers, Minute Physics, The Brain Scoop, Vihart, CrashCourse ...

= Food =
I eat all of it.
Six things I could never do without
My lifestyle is quite minimal. I like to have few, high quality, and completely replaceable stuff. But there are two things that I would miss terribly if, you know, an earthquake or something were to destroy them.

1) My motorcycle Incitatus (Inky for short): She's a Frankenstein mid 80's BMW R bike. A bit long in the tooth and I'd miss her dearly if something were to happen.

2) A small brass statue of two bears humping... there's just something about it.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Computers... well, it is my job after all. I'm primarily self taught which means that I have to second guess my methods and do my research in order to avoid looking like a n00b in front of my clever hacker friends.

Economics: I am simultaneously fascinated and appalled at the audacity of their questions and the cleverness of their methods.

Statistics: it's amazing how, once you start solving problems in the real world, stats ends up being the most important tool for measuring how full of shit you are.

Sailing: I am determined to make the south pacific run between Mexico and Australia.
On a typical Friday night I am
Riding the train, I seem to be on that damn train all the time these days.
You should message me if
you are generally interested in going on dates. I love the internet but I use OKC to meet real people in real life, rather than as a "sexy AIM".

you recognize the absurdity of Myers-Briggs.

and/or you like the look of me and think I might reciprocate.
The two of us