megawidget
33 Burlingame, United States
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My self-summary
According to Myers-Briggs Typology I'm an INTP, which sums up my personality eerily well. I mostly associate with people even geekier than myself, and in that sense I'm the extravert among my group of friends. I value honesty and openness in dealing with others over mutual ego-stroking; as a result I can probably appear acerbic. I'm loyal and dependable, and affectionate in relationships without being clingy.
What I’m doing with my life
Working, mostly. Surprise!

Other than that I spend my time:

1. Playing board games. Lots and lots of euros. I may be an addict.

2. Relatedly, writing an HTML5 implementation of Splendor. (The board game.)

3. Playing badminton. It's what's keeping me from turning into a complete slug. :D

4. Going to Jungle/Jazz/Metal shows in SF.

5. Messing around with Reason -- a digital audio workstation -- because I have aspirations of becoming a trashy jungle producer. :D

In the past -- but not so much lately -- I've also been doing photography (http://orbisterti.us/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=18), target shooting (single action revolvers), playing cello, and brewing beer.
I’m really good at
being barely mediocre at a lot of things at once.

OK, fine, I'm good at board games, and video games. Probably. :p
The first things people usually notice about me
is my absurd mustache and DBZ hair. And vibrams. People love to hate those.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I gravitate towards the surreal and/or macabre, so...

(a) The Third Policeman, Cyberiad, Game of Thrones. I can also wholeheartedly recommend the second act of The King in Yellow.

(b) Afro Samurai, A Scanner Darkly, Brazil, Cowboy Bebop, Dr. Strangelove, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Monkey Dust, Shaolin Soccer, Serial Experiments Lain, Tampopo, The Big Bang Theory

(c) I cycle favourites. Recentmost is Logistics. I'm a veritable breakbeat junkie.
Ambient/Psybient : Shpongle, Shulman, The Future Sound of London
Dubstep : Boxcutter, Logistics, Rusko
IDM : Amon Tobin, Plaid, Squarepusher, Venetian Snares, Enduser, Drumcorps
DnB/Jungle : DJ? Acucrack
Trip Hop : Laika, Portishead, early Tricky
Nu-Jazz : Jaga Jazzist, Skalpel, The Cinematic Orchestra, The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble
Post-Metal : Battle of Mice, Callisto, Cult of Luna, Isis, Made Out of Babies, Amia Venera Landscape
Other : CocoRosie, Kid Koala, Psapp, Rasputina, Stripmall Architecture / Halou

(d) I'm a huge fan of various Assam and Darjeeling teas, as well as green teas and oolongs from China and Taiwan.
The six things I could never do without
1. A set of polarized sunglasses.
2. An emergency food supply, usually consisting of dark chocolate.
3. A set of in-ear monitors.
4. Earplugs. I am pretty sure I carry two different sets in my bag.
5. Internet. (I'm hooked on this stuff.)
6. A computer of some sort. Given my occupation, I'd likely starve without having access to one.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
how I should get out of Bay Area but it's a trap for software engineers like me.
On a typical Friday night I am
running a board game event at work. Last game was Rolling Stock, of all things.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I do have a reflection in the mirror. This is how you know that I'm not a vampire.
You should message me if
* You want to play badminton, and your definition of "badminton" isn't "casual game you play outside with a net".
* Similarly, if you like board games and your favorite Euro isn't, of all things, Catan.
* You like Jungle. Or modern Jazz. Or post-metal. Or you are passionate about music in general and you hate the crap on the radio, and want to tell me how you really feel. :D
* You've been dealing with men on this site who are sending you photos of their penises, and now want something different.
* You put your punctuation outside of quotes and use the Oxford comma.
* You work in the tech industry and/or are a gamer.

DON'T message me if:
* You're a flake. I thoroughly detest flakes.
* We have a sub 50% match percentage. I don't have much faith in OKC's matching algorithms, but it still helps to be able to agree on some things in life.
* You actually describe yourself in your profile as "fun-loving" or "easy going".
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