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My self-summary
Boy, is this something I really don't like: trying to describe myself. I guess some would say I'm intelligent, witty (or so I like to think), nerdy (in a mostly harmless sense), but over all easy-going guy. I enjoy spending time with my friends and family but also enjoy doing my own thing.

A common word I've heard used to describe me is "diplomatic" as I tend to seek to find beneficial resolutions for all parties in conflicts. Personally, I just think I have a lot of empathy.

Also, I'm a gamer... Wait, don't leave yet! I'm not the guy who plays CoD all night, I just play a few hours when I have some spare time. It hasn't been so much lately, trying to do more with the free time I have.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a software engineer continuing to pursue my career at my current employer. I develop small projects in my personal time when inspiration strikes, but work tends to slow that down. I'd love to change the world, but need a little bit of inspiration.
I’m really good at
Lots of things - I'm really a Jack-of-all-Trades. I'm a typical guy who likes to figure things out - how things work and whatnot. I can (successfully) build IKEA furniture with minimal reference to the instructions, and can troubleshoot computers with the geekiest of squads. I'm somewhat musically inclined, a bit of a beer snob, and a slight comedy nerd.
The first things people usually notice about me
I have NO idea what people usually notice about me. They never seem to see fit to tell me. Maybe how quiet I seem until I get to know them.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Hmm, these seem a bit old-school, how about we try...
Websites -
Reddit, Ars Technica, Slashdot, Joytiq, Penny Arcade
Games -
Rock Band (I'm a pretty epic drummer), Portal (#1 recommended title), classic adventure games (Sierra and Lucas Arts point-and-click)
Web series -
Loading Ready Run, "Let's Play" videos on Youtube- say Game Grumps, Hatfilms or Achievement Hunter stuff, Extra Credits, TWiT, NSFW
Podcasts -
Nerdist, Comedy Bang Bang, Doug Loves Movies, The Smartest Man in The World, The Pod F. Tompcast, Stuff You Should Know

But I'm not ALL new media
Books -
Catch-22, HHGttG Trilogy, Game of Thrones, The Areas of My Expertise, If Chins Could Kill, Boyd: The Fighter Pilot who Changed the Art of War
Movies -
The Hobbit/LotR (who couldn't love it), Anything Coen brothers, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Shaun of the Dead, Wall-e, Wreck it Ralph - let's just say all Disney/Pixar movies, Army of Darkness (is always good for a laugh) . I'm a movie nut and enjoy many kinds.
Shows -
The IT crowd, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Community, Modern Family, How It's Made, Mythbusters, Futurama, Big Bang Theory, The Venture Bros., The Adventures of Brisco County Jr., Archer, The Late Late Show, Monty Python, Blackadder
Music -
Madeon, Anamanaguchi, Metronomy, BigGiantCircles, Hard n Phirm, TMbG, 8-bit chiptunes, Classical, Classic Rock
I like most foods and can take or leave most types.
Six things I could never do without
1. Internet access (though I CAN live without for good reasons)
2. A computer
3. My iPod (podcasts)
4. Caffeine (though not coffee, no offense intended)
5. Some sort of game for distraction
6. Good conversation. (I know, how cliche)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I think about tomorrow. What I'm going to do, what I need to accomplish, what I'm going to cook for dinner. I live in the present but plan for the future, though I'm never really hung up on it.

Also, I sometimes spend and unfair amount of time wondering what the people who read my profile think. I'm not super shallow, but I put a lot of time in it for you. Yes, you! What do you think?
On a typical Friday night I am
Well, it's Friday, what am I doing ... Having a beer, preferably with friends, catching up on shows from the week, or spending some time with the latest good video game.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I need no corrective lenses, be they contact or framed, in order to see the world perfectly. This seems to be a rare trait so I thought I'd mention it.

Also, I have a periodic table of the elements wall-covering in my living room. Just saying.
You should message me if
...I dunno, you have some nerdy interests and don't mind a guy who shares the same? They don't have to be the same, either. If you think the fact that my coffee table is a 4 player arcade controller is cool is a total bonus but not mandatory.

I'm in it to meet people, so if anything you see about me makes you think anything more than asking "How you doin?", I'd be happy to hear...
The two of us