I can seem hard on the outside but I’m cuddly and romantic on the inside.
I was a software engineer for a long time, and still love the work. These days I'm trying to help with climate change, primarily by investing (other people's money) in nuclear fusion startups.
Preparing for a zombie apocalypse. I'm partly joking but a lot of my hobbies can be thought of this way, including urban exploration, martial arts and survival skills.
Unrelated to that, I hike, back-country ski, etc.
I also enjoyed A Farewell to Alms, which examines the origins of the industrial revolution and why it happened where and when it did. Fascinating stuff if you ask me.
As for movies, I like intelligent scary movies, just about any decent romantic comedy and secret-agent movies. I think that Burn Notice could not appeal to me more if it were designed specifically for me.
Close trustworthy friends
Martial arts and exercise
I listen to a lot of audio books and lectures. I can almost always talk your ear off about the interesting things that I have learned recently.
I'm constantly curious about the world. Is western democracy on a decline? How can we fix it? Will AI kill us? What would I do if I had good VR/AR hardware?
How can software be better? How can we collaborate more effectively?
How can I communicate more effectively?
I'm often thinking about the next fun class to take. Some recent classes I have taken are urban escape and evasion, driving in emergency situations, wilderness survival, relationship communication and hippy energetics. (I think that I felt hippy energy but I still don't believe that it's mystical.)
Also, I think about how to enter abandoned buildings and how to reduce the weight of the gear that I need when backpacking.