Born in Kansas but moved to Seattle when I was four or five. I was raised strictly and evangelically protestant, which is probably why I'm not religious at all any more. I sometimes call myself a Latter Day Hippie because I'm vegetarian, into meditation, yoga, and various other hippie-esque activities. Thankfully, I shower and shave far too often to be called a true hippie.
I'm more enthusiastic about my personal projects. Writing short stories is a big one. Arthur C. Clarke, Ray Bradbury, and Joseph Heller are big influences if that gives you an idea.
I also spend a lot of time studying Japanese, running, rock-climbing, reading, practising yoga, reading, meditating, and hiking. Yes, I'm aware I said reading twice.
- Wakeboarding / Snowboarding
Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
The Ancestor's Tale, by Richard Dawkins
2001: A Space Odyssey, by Arthur C. Clarke
The Idiot, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Blood Meridian, by Cormac McCarthy
East of Eden, by John Steinbeck
I'm currently reading Godel, Escher, Bach but its going to take awhile
Dr. Strangelove, Pulp Fiction, ノルウェイの森 (Norwegian Wood), Layer Cake, Empire Strikes Back, Trainspotting, Ghost In The Sell, Perfect Blue, Clerks, The Departed, 用心棒 (Yojimbo)
The Death Of A Salesman, Macbeth, Swan Lake, La Boheme, The Marriage Of Figaro
The Simpsons, Futurama, Archer, Game of Thrones, Samurai Champloo, and anything narrated by David Attenborough or Carl Sagan
Anything but country. Seriously. I like Puccini, the Wu Tang Clan and a lot in between. Other favourites include John Coltraine, Smashing Pumpkins, Boards of Canada, and The Pillows.
Any nationality of curry.
- You have a sweet idea for a robotics project.