xxx: You are both frustrating and arousing.
xxx: Do you hear that much?
me: laughs Nope, can't say that I do
xxx: It should be your headline for your OKC profile.
Finally moved half-properly back to San Francisco, at a warehouse space right near 16th and Mission. I grew up in SF, but this is something else entirely :) So many epic tacos in walking distance! It's great!
Also, just got back from Burning Man, where I wrote code for a 14,000 LED art installation. Apparently I'm something of a mad scientist/artist. Whoa.
I am down, charm, and strange
--Time Out New York FTW
Hi. I'm a professional hacker. I break -- and fix -- Internets. The spice must flow!
I believe in the concept of Experiential Density. You live precisely as long as you experience new things -- otherwise, you're just on autopilot. So I tend to seek out experiences, particularly of the underground art variety. Nothing makes me happier than flamethrowers in an abandoned warehouse. (True, and rather epic story actually. Ask me about it.)
For some reason I've become fascinated with color blindness. I just released an iPhone app that tries to fix it. It...seems to work!
I am an absolute sucker for hidden structure -- in political structure, in the human mind, in whatever complex systems we find ourselves interacting with. Ended up taking a bunch of psych classes despite a technical/business major, just because the material was so fascinating. Much to my surprise, it turned out really useful.
A brilliant art exhibit will just consume me. I started out in the graphic arts. This remains one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen in real life: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAbycqD2UmQ
In terms of movies, District 9 and Moon were excellent. People are getting way too weird about meta-analyzing Avatar. These very same people must never, ever see The Time Traveler's Wife, actually a good movie, as long as you spend not one moment overanalyzing it. Generally a fan of any good mindbending movie -- Matrix, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Being John Malkovich Malkovich Malkovich, Moon, Mean Girls (OK I'm also a sucker for Tina Fey).
Music -- I listen to a decent amount of Trance, just because it's very good to code to. Hybrid has been impressing me. I'm surprised to say this, but Pandora actually works pretty well for both music discovery and streaming, even over AT&T in NYC. Huge Garbage fan.
Just discovered Sherlock's Daughter at a live concert. YES, this is my favorite new band in a while. Also approve mightily of Operator Please.
Food -- Finding Doner Kebap in the states (of course in NYC) was one of my happier moments. I am also something of a lover of fine Tequila.
My family. Grandma comes my sessions, and hands out cookies. I have session cookies. (This is awesome.)
The future. We live in it. (We even have Jetpacks! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0109liIZGQ )
Airplanes. Though I'd like to, sometimes.
You're a doer.
You have passion. I care much less about what you're passionate about, than the fact that there is a fire in your belly at all. It's rarer than you'd think.
You are kind. This really matters, *especially* if you have strong beliefs, because to be passionate and unkind is to simply be brutal and unwelcome.