red_sky_rocket
40 Seattle, United States
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My self-summary
I am a world-travelling native Seattleite who grew up in California. I make my living writing software, and I fill my life with friends, creative projects, and adventures.

I am enthusiastically social, and feel fortunate to be part of a big web of smart, interesting, creative, compassionate people. Most of us know each other through Burning Man; I don't go every year, but it's been a big part of my life for a long time, and I love the way my friends get together to make awesome things happen.

I spend a lot of my free time on creative activities. I've picked up a lot of little skills over the years, and whether it's sewing, electronics, music, carpentry, metalwork, drawing, writing, or photography, I'm always making something - or, more typically, a bunch of different somethings, at once.

I don't think of myself as being especially athletic, but I love to dance, and I spend a lot of time outdoors. I love to ski in the winter and hike in the summer, and I feel at home in the mountains. I've spent a lot of time sea-kayaking and climbing in the past; for the last few years I've done a lot of motorcycle riding instead.

I am incessantly curious, constantly reading, with a never-ending queue of books on my nightstand. If I come over to your house I will spend a while checking out what's on your shelf to see if I can learn something about you.

Music has been a significant part of my life, though I don't play much anymore. I grew up on classical piano, with a few years of sax and clarinet on the side, then branched out into synthesizers. I've played in a few bands, and most recently spent a few years doing a live-PA DJ-style performance using a custom hardware setup - no records, no computers. I'm sure I'll dip my toe back in again but for now I just play the piano in my living room.
What I’m doing with my life
You'll have to figure that out when I'm done with it.
I’m really good at
Compiler engineering. Photography. Writing. Explaining complicated systems in simple terms. Reading body language. Making guests feel welcome. Baking brownies. Dancing all night.
The first things people usually notice about me
I am tall, my hair is an unnatural color, and my grin is a little bit crooked.
The six things I could never do without
Air, water, food, shelter, love, and creative expression.

Okay, that's cheating.

Coffee, sex, music, friends, excitement, art.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Software parallelism. Song structures. Motorcycle tinkering. Friends I haven't seen in a while. Lasers. Explosives. Harmonic progressions. Origins of and relationships between words. Ways to climb up things. Giant sculptural art projects. Mountains. Subversive economic structures. Places to visit and people to visit them with. Projects for improving my house.
On a typical Friday night I am
Out on the town for dinner, drinks, and dancing. At a friend's house for cards and whiskey. Hosting a dinner party. Something like that.
You should message me if
You are hot, adventurous, confident, extroverted, creative, and at least a bit weird. Or if you think the conversation would be interesting. Or if we've already met somewhere (hi!).
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