I'm in an open relationship. I'm only seeking a partner who is in / up for an open relationship.
NOTE: I'm in East Oakland at the moment.
I moved to the south bay from Western Australia late December 2011. It's been an intense experience thus far.
I was brought to the US by a technology company, writing drivers for and helping design wireless hardware. In my spare time, I work on open source versions of this software. I was hired based on what I was doing in the open source world and I still contribute as much as I can.
I've had a couple of jobs since then. Now I work at a startup doing video things.
I used to be involved with the SCA back in Australia. I got dragged along one day because I play recorder. Then I ended up joining the music team. Sure, I like the period dress, cooking, constructions, fighting and such. I don't like the politics, the back-stabbing, the rumours and the power-grabs. So I would just turn up, play music, eat and chat.
Inspiring others to learn, explore and experiment. I like being a teacher as much as I like learning myself - through teaching, you learn things.
I read. A lot. Everything I can get my hands on. Sometimes I'll break things, and sometimes I can even fix them to work again.
I grew up watching Star Trek - it never gets old.
I'm glad both Dark Matter and The Expanse have shown up as television series.
Yes - I like the JJ Abrams Star Trek. No, I'm not sorry about that. I'm glad that his Trek mirrors new technology set amongst a familiar, almost contemporary American background. I think that makes it more accessible and a more plausible future. We need to imagine, but we also need to know we can get there.
I've been meaning to re-read all of Tolkien's work now that I have spent a few years studying Linguistics. I'm hoping it'll change how I understand it.
I'm still angry that Firefly was canceled.
I can watch IQ runs forever.
It wouldn't be unheard of to find me at a social gathering with a notebook or a computer and a bit of unknown hardware that needs to be made to work.
People like to pigeon-hole others into categories. I'm not an extrovert. I'm not an introvert. I think I'm more introverted than not, but I do need people contact.