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My self-summary
Nothing out of the ordinary here. Just your average geek composed of equal parts strangeness, oddness, insecurity, perfectionism and peculiar habits.

Most of the time, anyway.

I suppose that I could also mention some of the basics, just to get it out of the way. I am a three decades old year old Danish... person. Yes, that means that English is not my native language, so please bear with me when I venture out on a road never grammatically trodden.
Although I have a degree in computer engineering, it is not really that interesting. Thank [insert your preferred deity here] for the Danish educational system, where universities are free.
I tend to think better when I am running. Maybe that is why my left knee gave in a while ago from overexertion.
I have been writing a quite a bit recently. Articles, stories and the like. And I think I like it. A lot more than programming anyway.

I am quirky, sleepy, and contemplative.
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to get by while engaging my interests. And trying to make sense of it all (although I realise the futility of this). Working overtime at the job, because I am too good of a colleague (or quite possibly can't say no). Traveling to foreign countries as much as possible, both for business and pleasure.
I’m really good at
Listening, although it is quite possible that it is just a side effect of my introversional tendencies. Being cryptic (especially in writing). Getting less sleep than I ought to. Acting inappropriately at the most appropriate of times.

I am also quite good at overintellectualising everything, reading and extrapolating meanings and correlations into places where there aren't, or perhaps shouldn't be, any.

I also have a Masters Degree in Not Making Any Sense. Working on the Ph.D.

I am also pretty good at approximating accents.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I look geeky. I can't really help it, unfortunately. Not that there is anything wrong with being a geek, but the term usually brings out some not so pleasant connotations. I AM more than capable of having a regular conversation. No, really.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
These are things that are very important in my life. I don't read as much as I used to, but recent good books were "Dirk Gentlys Holistic Detective Agency" by Douglas Adams and "Pattern Recognition" by William Gibson. And I really should begin reading more of those Haruki Murakami books. "Cryptonomicon" by Neal Stephenson, while being a quite interesting historical novel, proved to be almost too big of a mouthful, and I considered putting it permanently back on the shelf several times over the course of the almost full year it took me to get through it. I finished it though, as I have told myself to stop doing things only halfway. Heinlein is amazing, and Pullman's "His Dark Materials" turned out to be a rather pleasant surprise.

Favorite movies are too many to mention but they include "Ghost in the Shell" by Mamuro Oshii, "Oldboy" by Chan-wook Park and "Hotaru no haka" by Isao Takahata. And Kevin Smith and Lars von Trier are always good.

Music-wise I would say that I am rather diverse, although I have a strong preference for ambient or loud music (yes, that can sometimes be a quality in itself). Yoko Kanno, Fear Factory, Yo-Yo Ma, Lamb and Peter Gabriel are all represented in my music collection. I would also really like to see Beardyman live, which incidentally is going to happen next month.

In regards to food, I am very fond of all things spicy. And for some reason cravings for candy and other sugary stuff are not really there.
Also, I am a bit of a beer snob.
Six things I could never do without
In no particular order:
The intertubes.
The occational wank.
Breakfast cereal.
HD programming.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
If this is really it? The patterns and conformity of western society. Birth->school->work->retirement->death. With girlfriend, spouse and kids along the way. It is apparently what is expected of you, and I am not sure I like it.

Why so many people bother coming up with a long list of positive adjectives describing themselves on their profile, without realising that it just makes them seem more bland and cliché.

Also, for some reason, the thought of blue skies and rolling hills crosses my mind more often than what I think might be healthy.
On a typical Friday night I am
Hanging out with friends and generally have a good time. At the cinema, or perhaps at a concert.

Recently I have been working on weekends though. You'd think that computers would run unsupervised...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I am a very private person. I rarely open up to anyone and share my feelings with them. I have secrets I will most likely never reveal to anybody. Not exactly the best attribute for a relationship, is it?
You should message me if
You happen to enjoy lengthy (and even passionate) conversations about anything that isn't mainstream. You can abstract from general consensus and straight thinking. And you have an open mind, and are even slightly forgiving.
The two of us