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My self-summary
These first few paragraphs aren't actually about me, so I guess you can skip them if you want. It's about something I find really interesting, but the only other OKC user to show serious interest in it was a behavioral ecologist. I'm probably gonna take it out since chicks apparently don't dig shit like this.
Have you ever heard of George R. Price? He had what I still consider to be the most ironic life story ever. He was a chemist by training, and he was an atheist. (His religious beliefs are important to the story, I promise.) Seemingly out of nowhere, he made a major breakthrough in theoretical biology. With no training in population genetics or statistics, he created the Price Equation. With this came a sexy new way to mathematically model the evolutionary change of nearly any given trait in a population, providing insight into how these traits evolve and effect the population. Among his models is what is still widely regarded as the best model representing the evolution of altruism. This model basically shows how human kindness is likely just another evolutionary tool used to further ones own genes. (I won't bore you with the details.)
It's almost like he stole a page out of God's notebook... Which is funny, because he thought the same thing. Because of his lack of training, Price became convinced that his sudden breakthrough in evolution theory was, in fact, a gift from God. (He also holds the record for "Most Ironic Religious Experience.") He gave God credit for his sudden understanding, despite the nature of the understanding itself. It's as if God explained how and why his own existence was unnecessary in the evolution of life, and how unmiraculous things like true human kindness are. Why he chose to convert to Christianity in particular is up for debate. Some time later, he became obsessed with helping the homeless, allowing them to live in his own house. It seems like he was intentionally trying to contradict his own evolutionary model of altruism, but this is just speculation on my part. Eventually, he lost his house due to a construction project and became depressed largely because of his inability to help the poor. Shortly after Christmas, he committed suicide using a pair a nail scissors.
So why do I have this at the start of my self-summary? Well, I think it's a good example of the kinds of things I find interesting. I also like to use it as an ice breaker of sorts. Anyway, let's get to the part about me.

My worst enemy is boredom, which I go to great lengths to avoid. My weapons against boredom include video games, rock climbing, role-playing games (such as D&D and Pathfinder), random Wikipedia entries, programming projects, paintball, artificial intelligence related research and so on. I'll do many random things to fight boredom. For example, I once tried to learn sign language for no particular reason. (I've forgotten most of it.)
I think OKC's personality test has me pretty well pegged, for the most part. I'm also an INTP, if you're into over-generalized personality categories.
Warning: When I learn something new that I think is interesting, I sometimes tend to explain it at people regardless of whether they'll understand it or not. Girlfriends are often subjected to this. To some, this is a bonus. To others, not so much.

Note: There is a story behind my username. It's not something I chose at random.
What I’m doing with my life
Working on a bachelor's in computer science at UT and tutoring part time. After that, I'll try to find a company crazy enough to pay for my master's. If I can't, I'll eventually just pay for the thing myself. I'd like to get a PhD, but I'm not sure when.
I’m really good at
I generally pick up new things pretty fast. But since I don't expect many women to swoon over my programming skills, these are some of the skills I expect people reading this might possibly give a shit about:
-Cooking: This mostly applies to meats, grilling, and frying. (Hopefully no offense to vegetarians.)
-Rock climbing: I'm not pro level, but I usually climb in the V3-V5 range, which is enough to make some beginners think that I'm Spider-Man.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
This section can get way out of hand, so I'll just keep it to stuff that really sticks with me.
Books: The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Slaughterhouse Five, A Song of Fire and Ice, Old Man's War, Ender's Game, Watchmen, stuff like that. Mostly sci-fi.
Movies: Pulp Fiction, Fight Club, Amélie, Pan's Labyrinth, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Princess Bride, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Her, and so on.
Shows: Breaking Bad, Firefly, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Adventure Time, Regular Show, Wilfred, South Park, Samurai Champloo.
Six things I could never do without
My computer
Something to look forward to
Things to ponder about
I'll come up with the last two later. Why six? Seems like a really arbitrary number.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My obsessions change too rapidly to keep this section up to date.
On a typical Friday night I am
If I'm not hanging out with friends doing god-knows-what, I'm probably at my computer doing god-knows-what. Alcohol may be involved either way. I may also be in a rock climbing gym. Alcohol is excluded from this activity for obvious reasons.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I was once so desperate for internet that I made a parabolic antenna out of a frying pan and some aluminum foil, and then used it to improve the 3G signal on my phone. The aluminum wrapped frying pan was duct-taped to a tall stool, which was balanced on top of a crate. I would then set my phone on a few rolls of duct-tape to correctly position it in front of the aluminum dish. It sounds super ghetto (which it was), but it increased my signal by 4-5 bars. It's not really a "private" thing. It's just mildly embarrassing that I'd go through so much effort for a better signal.
You should message me if
I'll honestly be surprised if anyone ever follows the suggestions in this section. Does anyone even read this part? Does anyone even read the whole profile?
Feel free to hit me with a neat quote or an interesting/unusual fact. Maybe a Netflix or book suggestion. You know, whatever. Also, if you play any rpg, I badly need a group.
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