I don't like the idea of locking up cats, so I put computers in places where cats would have liked to be.
And imagine, I keep my garlic on top of my Dracula poster :-)
I like old silent (and slapstick) movies and I think you can safely say that I'm a read-aholic.
I feel strongly about political things - like how much control and/or knowledge corporations or the state may have over people, or how the environment is mistreated in the name of profit or carelessness.
What else should I say? I communicate a lot via the Internet and once I am over the shyness with a person, I am not afraid to talk about intimate things (if they are relevant of course) but I'm more shy than I would like. I wish I was better at writing interesting cohesive blurbs about myself. :-/
I used to working in a university project to make a better medical search engine based on knowledge of language. Then the money ran out, and I had to find a different kind of job. For the greater good I'd like to contribute to some interesting public project, but I haven't found one that tickles my fancy sufficiently. So in the mean time I just contribute small patches here, and there, and over there too, and to that thing, and ... and ... Mostly it is with VICE these days (that is retrocomputing at its finest: the Versatile Commodore Emulator, for all your 1980's and 1990's pleasure). Sometimes I think I was born 20 years too late; it would have been so exciting to have been part of the *real* computer revolution.
ohm2013 is where I was last summer.
I am also told I am good at neck and shoulder massages (and I certainly like to receive them.)
Looking younger than my physical age. Just recently I was estimated as "not a day over 35".
Most of my favourite books are SF or Fantasy, although it's less and less Fantasy (I read a few too many cheap bad imitations of Lord of the Rings and got annoyed about them). Jack Vance is my favourite writer; he invented such wonderful words and manages to describe them in very few words but you still see them in your mind. And his characters have a way with words that I can only envy. I like his books about Rhialto and the rogue Cugel (Rhialto the Marvellous, Eyes of the Overworld, Cugel's Saga) a lot. I'm happy that Doctor Who is finally back on television (and so far I like it even), but I hated the tv movie from 1996. David Tennant is so much better than Christopher Eccleston as the Doctor; it is a pity he has already stopped. I'm not so much a fan of Matt whatshisname. Let's hope his successor is better. At least he is a bit older, reversing the trend.
Other tv programmes I like are The IT Crowd and The Big Bang Theory. I suppose the latter contains the word "theory" to placate the rabid American creationists...
Recently I have been reading almost all books by Charlie Stross. He has quite an imagination, mostly in the "harder" sort of SF.
I'm not much into horror, but I make an exception for Poppy Z Brite's books, her horror ones before she started to write about cooking. I re-read "Drawing Blood" several times.
The music that I like can be quite eclectic, but often it has to have a guitar in it. Good: punk rock; bad: rap, house. I have cds from opposites like Tori Amos and Hole (Courtney Love), Lou Reed or the Pointer Sisters. Although I used to hate dancing, I learned that I could enjoy it when the mood strikes me - as long as it isn't any kind of formal dance and I can just move in any random way that I like. Modern ceilidhs (scottish dances in groups) are fun too, even when they go wrong (or maybe even especially when they go wrong).
While the Instant Message system works fine, I still prefer mail or mail-like messages in general. So why don't you just send a message via the site's message system instead?