_UtilityMonster
28 St. Louis, United States
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What I’m doing with my life
I do quality control for a utilities consulting company. It's marginally more interesting than it sounds, but it pays the bills.

When I'm not keeping line workers alive and everyone else in Netflix, I mostly read, game, and study. I don't know many people in the STL area, but I'm trying to get out more and remedy that.
I’m really good at
Silver linings
Saying what I mean
Math
Mediating
Being technically (and irritatingly) correct
Hitting my Ballmer peak
Giving a shit
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Iain M. Banks, Vonnegut, Asimov, Neil Gaiman, Doug Hofstadter, Dan Dennett. Stranger in a Strange Land, 1984, Hitchhiker's Guide series, Watchmen, The Phantom Tollbooth, The Dark Tower series.
Currently reading: Emile (taking my sweet time with that one), A People's History of the United States

Good Will Hunting, A Beautiful Mind, What Dreams May Come, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Anchorman, Moon, Primer

Breaking Bad, Arrested Development, House of Cards, Futurama, Archer, Adventure Time, It's Always Sunny, Last Week Tonight, Rick and Morty

Andrew WK, Blackmill, Boards of Canada, Bonobo, Bright Eyes, Cake, The Crystal Method, Death Cab for Cutie, Ernest Gonzales, The Flaming Lips, Flobots, The Glitch Mob, Incubus, Iron & Wine, Lindsey Stirling, Modest Mouse, The Postal Service, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ronald Jenkees, Starscream, The xx
The six things I could never do without
Minimalism
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Metaethics
Epistemology
Existential risks
Software development
Psychopharmacology
Geopolitics, sustainable development, and population management
Space colonization
Alternative energy sources
The relationship between technological and cultural development
Math
How we can best enjoy the thirty billion remaining years during which the universe is expected to be able to maintain human life
Other polysyllabic, pretentious bullshit

...the goddamn Batman
On a typical Friday night I am
EITHER
At a bar, making up for the sobriety imposed on me by the archaic 40+ hour workweek, hopefully playing pool and/or enjoying live music while engaging in genuine conversation.
OR
Home, probably reading, possibly watching Netflix, generally doing introvert things.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
When I was a kid, I never wanted to be an astronaut when I grew up.
I wanted to be a spaceship.
You should message me if
You wish I would message you.
You damn well feel like it.
You want to talk about nerd shit over beer and/or booze.
You're awesome, and you think I'm awesome.
You should message me. (Tautological!)
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