mellow_but_nice
60 San Jose, United States
Join today
Find great matches with our advanced matching system!
mellow_but_nice
Join today
Find great matches with our advanced matching system!
My self-summary
I'm a pretty average guy I think. I avoid conflict, and try to maintain a generally calm outlook on life. I doubt anyone would describe me as an exciting person to meet. Although my profile lists me as single, I am in fact separated from my wife, and have been for about 8 years. Not divorced for financial/medical insurance reasons, we are now just friends, just went in different directions. I would have listed separated, but it is not an option. I am single except for the paper work. I grew up in Australia, and moved to Silicon Valley in 1985. My only regret is not moving sooner. I really love the high tech environment.

As a born again technologist, I think a good match would be someone who is also strongly rooted in a technological career path, and really enjoys it.

OkCupid doesn't have an easy way to add key words to a profile, so let me just note the following:

Things I'm not into (If you are, great, but I won't be up for sharing the experience)
Camping
Walks on the beach
Being away from the internet
Working out (No six-pack abs. I am now a fairly trim 150 lb, down from 200 lb a year ago.)

Things I'm into
Trying new restaurants
Technology events (recently, the Maker Faire and RoboGames)
Mentoring (such as the high school First Competition)

While I am not a couch potato, I do have some TV preferences
Jon Stewart, Steven Colbert
NCIS, Chaos, Person of Interest
Some SciFi: Lexx, B5, FireFly

I have thought about becoming a volunteer at the Computer history museum, but it hasn't happened yet.

If this interests you, but need some clarification, let me know, and I'll see what I can do.
What I’m doing with my life
I have been a workaholic in the past, but am trying to change (it's about time). I worked for several large companies here, then became a consultant. While reasonably successful, I kind of burnt out, so I decided to take a 6 month sabbatical, and refresh. That was 2 years ago, and I haven't done consulting since. Instead I am inventing a product, that I hope will be successful.
I’m really good at
Computers, Technology, Problem solving. Listening.

I'm also really into making things, see "Maker Faire" for example.
The first things people usually notice about me
I have no idea.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Most of my reading is either technical, or SciFi. My movie preference runs strongly to SciFi, and far away from horror and chick-flicks. I like action/adventure too.
I eat out a fair bit and like most styles.
The six things I could never do without
Google, The Internet, Honesty, and three more
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Technology, computers, electronics, geek stuff, and how OKCupid comes up with its match scores.
On a typical Friday night I am
Not currently doing anything special. That's why I am on this site :-)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I don't talk about private things publicly.
You should message me if
Please message me if you find my profile interesting. I figure that women probably get flooded with messages, and any initial message I send will probably get lost in the noise. Or maybe I am just too shy. So please message me if interested, I'll always reply.
More