...i'm not a communist, i'm more quantum than atomic, and i've been to Mars once when i was a kid.
I am a truth-seeker by nature, and the fact that the world is too complicated to be fully comprehended by one mind frustrates me.
i'm generating tons of ideas and storing them in a mental folder labeled "do this in the future".
Seriously though: I work part-time in a Linux company and i do some freelance programming on the side. I get together with friends in pubs, where we play and sing songs written by other people. I listen to a lot of music in general, play the guitar, Cytus and DDR. I run a couple websites populated mostly by my friends, and try out new things on them (the websites. and the friends.) instead of fixing long-standing bugs. I write software for fun, go trailblazing from time to time, and participate in overnight games where you start at point A and have to decipher the location of points B through Z in order to get to finish before midday next day. Also, I spend a lot of time reading things that other people have written on the internet.
One day when i grow up, i will write my own things on the internet.
I'm also in a happy polyamorous relationship(s?) and i'm not really looking for dates. I mean, if something comes up, then sure, by all means. But i'm looking for friends first.
- Draw Something, but that's only because i'm playing on a tablet.
it is an awesome game though. it might even teach me to draw, eventually.
- paying attention to details
- solving logic puzzles, deciphering ciphers
- i have a decent singing voice and can play recorder and guitar rather passably
- oh and obviously programming and basically anything to do with computers. i have a way with those things.
(well not when i'm with people, that would be impolite. and also i'm not sure whether the headphones are all that noticeable)
when talking online, it's my weird smileys that look like this ;e). the "e" in the middle doesn't mean anything, it's just for distinctive look. but i'm a special snowflake so i keep using it.
(lately i've been switching to the more generic ":)" form. it's one character shorter, after all)
Cartoons in general, be it western animation or anime.
My favourites at this point, apart from Daria mentioned above, would be Ghost in the Shell series, Last Exile, Aeon Flux (the cartoon, not the movie) and Avatar: The Last Airbender.
I consume TV series serially, though. I loved Firefly, Leverage and that british thing ... oh yeah, Hustle, the first two series of House MD... i could spend the whole day here. My latest discovery is Breaking Bad
In general, i'm really into sci-fi, cyberpunk and, even better, steampunk. Afterwards comes fantasy and horror and the other genres.
I prefer an action flick to a thoughtful movie about the many facets of human condition, but i'll enjoy both. (Unless one or both is, like, really stupid or boring or somesuch.)
Speaking of movies: more cartoons, sci-fi and silliness. And almost anything by Tim Burton, Jim Jarmusch, and/or involving Johnny Depp (only three names associated with movies that i reliably know). And pretty much everything from Pixar, but who doesn't love that.
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow deserves a special mention. Silent Hill does too, along with Men in Black 1 and Ocean's Eleven
for music see my last.fm profile
generally, it's some electronica (jungle and liquid funk mostly, but nothing wrong with a good house piece), some singer-songwriter and folk stuff, lots of jazz and related (nujazz, swing), with a healthy dose of the other stuff
Perry Bible Fellowship, obviously xkcd, Questionable Content, Schlock Mercenary, Gunnerkrigg Court because it is extremely awesome, Erfworld
Did i mention i like webcomics?
I read a decent amount, but I'd be hard-pressed to list my favourite books. I like Neil Gaiman, Roald Dahl, the obvious Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett. See the genres above.
I don't shy away from non-speculative fiction and classical literature, but it's not exactly my passion. I'm not into books for books' sake.
some random web page on the internets said that i should put this into my OKC profile: HPMOR
- my friends
- sunshine (i am solar-powered)
- something new to learn and explore
- the obvious: water, air, (earth, fire), food etc. just to get to six.
systems and emergent behaviors in general
and social justice
optimization problems, coordination problems and wicked problems
how to explain things to fictional characters, such as Daria or Data. how to explain things to kids. how to explain things to the ignorant. (that last one is hard.)
The STALE to STEAL question. Always makes me double-check when i see a different answer on someone else's profile.
Once I even wrote a program to check the answer.
(apparently, somebody made a video explanation: http://vimeo.com/70170735. now i'm just wondering whether this is the only explanation)
I have trouble recognizing faces (i believe it's a mild form of face blindness). This leads to many amusing situations and stories - for instance, my friends are endlessly entertained by how i can't tell apart characters in movies. Give me two "white dudes with short dark hair, dressed a suit" and i have absolutely no idea which is which.
This also means that I won't recognize you in real life by your photo, unless you have a particularly distinct facial feature or hair style.
or if the phrase "well that's just your opinion" frustrates you, and you secretly believe that not all opinions are created equal
or if you love Syncopated City Revisited by London Elektricity
alternately, if you think this video is awesome
or if you think this song is better than sliced bread.
or if you solved level 13 of notpron
or if you have a lot of explained answers. explained answers are sexy.
also if you want to talk about match questions and answers. and if you would love "like" buttons and comments for other people's answers.
or if you play an instrument and want to jam, or invite me to a Guitar Hero or Rock Band party. just don't ask me to play the drums. i suck at that.
or, i don't know, if there's storm outside and it's two in the morning and you're feeling lonely.