isopallo
37 Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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My self-summary
Ex-techie, ex-punk, ex-hippie. I studied engineering in Tampere, Finland. After dropping out of uni I rolled out my bicycle and spent a couple of years travelling around just squatting places and moving on. I also lived and worked from time to time in a couple of alternative economy communities and rainbow villages and joined volunteer projects around Europe but didn't stay fixed in any one place. Finally moved to Switzerland to live with my girlfriend in a fairly normal, conformist way (maybe freeganism making an exception there) but I still need a lot of people around to meet and chat, to play music with, to play games with (board games mostly, roleplayers please invite me!) and for generally living happy!

**Latest news: Please teach me how to play the Persian ney. Persian language would be great too.**
What I’m doing with my life
Hitchhiking, hospitality exchange (hosting people, visiting people, the easiest way to participate in the gift economy stuff), dumpster diving, community living, volunteer work, playing and making music and music instruments
I’m really good at
How should I know? I just do. Perfectly happy to be the jack of all trades and master of none. Well, ok, I wouldn't mind being the master, sounds nice, but wouldn't that need a lot of effort?
The first things people usually notice about me
Broken clothes and unkempt hair
(also: stupid grin)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
book: Bark Hopkins: Musical Instrument Design. Sorry, I really put a textbook as my favorite book. Finding this book ended one uncreative period in my life and brought me back to outside world at least a little bit. While inside I was reading the usual mix of scifi and fantasy plus some others; Vernor Vinge, Alastair Reynolds, Philip Jose Farmer, Greg Egan, Terry Pratchett, Raymond E. Feist, Kurt Vonnegut, Andrej Sapkowsi, Trudi Canavan, Ivo Andric, Leo Tolstoi, i don't know... That is just some but you get the idea. Also I try to always find something/anything to read in the languages I have learned but otherwise don't use so much anymore.

movie: Radu Mihaileanu: Train de Vie. Identified myself with Schlomo the fool

music: Anything spontaneous and living, not big fan of canned music. If it has to be in cans then gypsy, folk, ska, but also chiptunes and tracker music. If you know a fun open group that gathers to play music somewhere relatively near me, please let me know. Maybe I can bring along some instruments and join or just hang around and enjoy. Also I used to sing in a choir and would be happy to do that again if I just found the right people.
The six things I could never do without
Not in order of importance: Sleeping bag, backpack, bicycle, people, sun, darkness
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Technical details, past conversation details, failures already completed, failures still to come. Why the suffering for those failures occurs in the present, while the failures themselves do not.

Now lately I discovered the world of free online university courses so that adds here a more or less bi-monthly changing item from the list of [Philosophy/Theology, Programming/Mathematics, Music theory, Music performance, Acoustics]. Now trying jazz improvisation on a viola! This can't end well... (Wow! It did! I passed with a score of 70.04! A whole 0.04 above minimum passing grade (not that I would know what meaning passing or failing have here, but hey! Acceptance! I'm a junkie for that!))

Why okc has no similar multi-choice box for religious identity as there is for sexual identity.

Since, ahm, some news this has been pretty much on the surface: How will I handle parenthood, its like aaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Anything I do or forget to do will instantly and irrevocably change the personality, future, social relations, the sense of meaningful existence, etc. of a small person that I am supposed to be helping instead. Also: I suppose it's a lot of WORK, lazy bums probably don't respond well to work, what shall I doooo? (Also, also: Those stairs, will I want to carry somebody up and down those stairs for months on end or would it finally be time to build my own cable car?)
On a typical Friday night I am
Digging other peoples trash for something useful
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
The old profile photo was cut just enough to hide the fact that I have no hair on top.
You should message me if
You want to meet up for a drink, a bicycle trip, playing games, making music (or just strangely harmonic noise), making music instruments, running around town, building a self sustained mobile/distributed ecosystem where to live in and travel the world at the same time or for dreaming about community living.

If you want somebody to show you around in Schaffhausen! (or contact me through BeWelcome http://www.bewelcome.org/members/lantti). Finding people to meet up with when visiting places has actually been easier through okc than the actual hospitality sites :) Here people write so much more about themselves...

Also: If you want books. My girlfriend is an active reader and well connected to the book flows from several book shops where she used to work. Mostly in German, sometimes in French, Italian or English. They keep piling up there in the corner after she is done with them.
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