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My self-summary
This is not the droid you're looking for....

But if you aren't looking for a droid,
then perhaps I'm not the wrong thing.

As a matter of fact, I am a rocket scientist.

The 8 most dangerous words:
"Well then, I'll just have to make one."

I am mad, bad, and dangerous to know
What I’m doing with my life
Day job: Computer consultant.

Night job: Aerospace engineer, small business owner.

Hobbies: Reading, writing, good TV and movies

And I'm a Geek, from back before it was cool, and proud of it.

Wife: open relationship, disabled, cute.

My crazy/wonderful wife just told me I can build a pirate ship. I thought that was just nuts (where would I keep it? My house's lot is only 106 feet long... my family doesn't own any property on the shore anymore). So we compromised and will attempt to build a half-scale pirate ship (half the Lady Washington, plus a sterncastle, roughly), which can fit in the driveway. Or at least that's the plan.

We're still working on the actual plans (wow, putting my degree to work at last) and arguing over the merits of construction materials (I like wood, wood is neat and soft and smelly and my friend, but I've owned wooden boats before, and I wouldn't wish that on my enemies). But I'm ready to start welding.

I’m really good at
Arguing a point.

Summarizing a mess.

Attacking a problem.

Cuddling with a solution.

The first things people usually notice about me
My height. Then, my insanity.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food

Fiction: Pratchett (Small Gods, and all the rest), Bujold, Eco, Ian M Banks, ...

Nonfiction: Jared Diamond, Brian Fagan, Thomas Barnett, Robert Jervis, MacDougall, Burrows, Richard Rhodes,


Recent: Pirates, Return of the King, Invader Zim, House, BG, CSI, SG-1

Overall: Hedwig, Buckaroo Banzai, Bound, Kill Bill I & II, The Crow, Dogma, Rashumon, Blade Runner, Ghost in the Shell, Memento, Usual Suspects, Buffy, ....


Yes. The people I co-founded the UC Berkeley Anime club with went on to start Anime Expo.


Oh, now, this isn't fair. There isn't nearly enough space...

Peter Gabriel, Linkin Park, Bach, Orbital, Sisters of Mercy, Enya, Fatboy Slim, and a cast of thousands of others...


Sushi, Homemade Spaghetti Sauce, Mongolian BBQ, and Good Scotch.

The six things I could never do without
Air, Temperature, Water, Food, Company, Challenges
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to get from here to there.

On Thursday, July 27, 2007, three of the roughly 250 people worldwide in one of my professions were killed in an accidental explosion in Mojave. Getting there can be hard.
On a typical Friday night I am
Driving home while solving a technical problem. And then off causing trouble.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I don't get nearly as much done as I want to, and it bugs me.
You should message me if
If you are interesting and can deal with someone who has too much to do already, but likes other interesting people.

If you like rockets.

If you like pirate ships.

If you want to.

If the monkey says to.

Fair disclosure: I am married in an open relationship, and have a going on long-term secondary partner, so while my dance card is not fully full I really am busy.