zs157
52 Chicago, United States
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My self-summary
Life is good. The company I helped build for 15 years was acquired by a big German multinational company so now I help them with enterprise mobility. I am active and healthy. I am prolific in my photography and I see opportunities for fun and adventure everywhere.

I have a never ending internal struggle going on between my right brain and my left brain. Left Brain likes to pay the bills, so I am a software architect in mobile application development by day, but Right Brain wants a piece of the action too - I am an avid photographer (fine art/fashion/portraits are my main interest, but I like abstracts and macros too - check out my stuff in my main gallery - http://www.dsa157.com) .

I am also a fractal artist - I take math and I turn it into staggeringly beautiful and complex computational art images.
http://www.dsa157.com/april/gallery/fractal/

I love to see the world - recently I have been diving with whale sharks in the Philippines, exploring Hong Kong, Germany, Brazil, China and India, surfing in the Dominican Republic, diving in Cozumel and Thailand, catching sailfish in Guatemala, volcano hiking in Costa Rica, backpacking to Machu Picchu in Peru, and paddling in the Boundary Waters. But the places I haven't visited vastly outnumber the places I have seen, so there is plenty yet to explore and I can't wait to see what's next and learn about other cultures.

I was involved in FIRST Lego League for about 10 years - it is a program designed to get middle school kids, especially girls, interested in science and engineering as career choices. The kids build autonomous robots (not some candy-ass remote controlled ones) and investigate how technology can help with modern social problems. Ask me about it and I'll talk your ear off. :)

I use ellipses too often and incorrectly in my writing...

I am rakishly handsome and charmingly self deprecating.
What I’m doing with my life
enjoying every sandwich
I’m really good at
photography, being places on time, puns, photoshop, procrastinating followed by frantic activity, parallel parking, making people laugh

I am not good at organization, remembering names, learning languages, removing old things from the fridge.
The first things people usually notice about me
my eyes, my smile, my smooth and shiny bald head, my infectious enthusiasm
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I don't read as much as I used to because I am an internet junkie with a short attention span (I'm talking to you, Reddit...) , but my favorite authors include Tom Robbins, Ken Follett, Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett (RIP).

I love movies. Let's go see some movies. I like something with great cinematography. Like "Hero" or "No Country for Old Men" or "Kill Bill". Oh, and violence. Cinematography and violence. :) Oh, and quirky, right? Cinematography, violence and quirky. So Tarantino, Coen Brothers, Wes Anderson et al. Loved Moonrise Kingdom.

TV - Better Call Saul, Episodes, Walking Dead, Firefly, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Arrested Development, Doctor Who, The Wire, Game of Thrones, Modern Family, Breaking Bad, Fargo, Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia.

I am all over the board with music too, but my favorites are mellow, acoustic singer songwriter stuff like Martin Sexton, Patty Griffin, Dar Williams, Indigo Girls, Jack Johnson. But throw The XX, Imelda May, Transglobal Underground, William Orbit, Lemon Jelly, Los Straitjackets and Jonathan Richman/Modern Lovers into the mix as well.

Total foodie - I'll eat anywhere from Next and Alinea to Hot Doug's (wait, what? closed?) Tacos in a Bag, and Kuma's and everything in between.
The six things I could never do without
my camera,
photoshop,
creativity,
curiosity,
adventure
enthusiasm
I spend a lot of time thinking about
where I left my keys
On a typical Friday night I am
trying a new great restaurant downtown or drinking whisky
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
My favorite thing about this site are the questions, and I've answered a lot of private stuff there. Read them and ask for clarification if you'd like. And tell me your answers too.
You should message me if
1. You have a curiosity about the world around you and a sense of adventure
2. You think bald guys are hot
3. You think your profile pics suck and you want to meet an awesome photographer who can take better ones for you
4. You like scuba diving or photography. or underwater photography.
5. You can turn me on to some cool new music
6. You can turn me on...
7. You like furniture shopping or design, because I still need help decorating and furnishing my place. No I won't make you help me push the couch into the elevator...
8. You laugh at, or are otherwise amused by (un)intentional euphemisms like "pushing the couch into the elevator"...

tl;dr
I'm a fun, funny, smart, handsome guy. let's go out.
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