I work as a data scientist for a digital publishing-advertising company. (Some data scientists are actually scientists with Ph.D.'s and everything; I've managed to con my way into their ranks). On an average day, I am working in several programming languages, engineering shit, and maybe even using an algorithm or two. It's pretty exciting.
I once really wanted to be a writer. I am not, but I still maintain a great love of the written word and their forms. Typography fascinates me, sentence rhythms, an ornate but descriptive Latin-derived word, and a well-placed semi-colon are precious.
A lot of my time is spent on politics in one form or another, reading books, comparing arguments with close friends, and organizing in a socialist group here in Brooklyn. So hopefully you have some proclivity to thinking about those things!
Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Death in June, MODEST MOUSE, Jefferson Airplane, Murder by Death, Baroque music, The Doors, Immortal Technique
Game of Thrones, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Trotsky, This is England, The Office, 30 Rock, PEEP SHOW, Stanley Kubrick, horror movies -- The Witch, the Conjuring, etc. -- and, also, drunk Harry Potter