I'm convinced that life is a comedy, and I'm not the straight man.
A few years ago, I decided that school and I just didn't get along, and so I dropped out to work on a startup. I did that for a year, and loved the work and schedule, but was not too fond of the pay (-$20/month is not sustainable). So I faffed about for two years at the usual Silicon Valley suspects, until life got complicated and I ended up in Brussels. Since then, I've been working on whatever strikes my fancy; this includes designing power strips, body armor, houses, and occasional software. These days, I'm working for a German company that is trying to fix some fundamental problems with the internet by modelling trust better.
At the moment, I'm filling out a profile on an online dating site, because it turns out that Haptics and VR aren't QUITE there yet.
Music: Prog-metal, such as Machinae Supremcacy and Sonata Arctica. I also enjoy Eluveite. On the other hand, I have a soft spot for Tom Petty, Kraftwerk, and The Clash. I also end up listening to all sorts of interesting Swedish synthpop; I spend a significant amount of time listening to Emmon.
Food: I love me some cajun food, and you *must* try my jambalaya.. Indian and Thai as well. What can I say? I have a masochistic palate.
Alternatively, I may be dorking out about polymer chemistry, or working on construction techniques for building houses quickly.
Or, seriously, just message me. I try to respond to every message, but I'm not always good at that, particularly if I'm interested in you (talking to somebody I like but don't know very well online is about the worst possible situation for my social anxiety. I am *much* more open and talkative in person and once I know you well)
If you're looking for a relationship, know that I'm married to abiggerhammer, and I'm not looking for a primary right now (Neither of us has any objections to multiple primaries; it's just not something either of us is looking for.) . I am accepting applications for additional relationships, though :-)