UPDATE: I will be moving to Orange County in late June/early July. I'll update profile further once I know exactly where I'm moving to.
I think I might best be described as a mechanically inclined geek. I am really good at finding unorthodox solutions to problems, which works very well for me when I'm programming a piece of software or designing and building a piece of furniture (for instance, I built an end table/computer cabinet so that I could have a computer hidden in plain sight in the living room).
I know what many would consider far too much about movies, tv shows, and video games, especially when they are comic, supernatural, dystopian, or scifi based. I can hold long conversations on the geekiest of topics such as which video game system was the best, whether or not Firefly was a better show than Farscape, if Bill and Teds Excellent Adventure time travel theory was more sound than Back to the Future's, or how the improved production process of carbon nanotubes will have a large impact in the world.
I also spend a fair amount of time working on mechanical projects, such as rebuilding a big old truck I've had since I was 15 (I've neglected it far too long), welding parts onto a trailer in order to customize it for my unusual purpose, or building a three room structure to be used as a house during a crazy festival in the desert (no, not burning man, more of a Mad Max version of a renaissance fair). I also do a fair amount of carpentry and have built a bunch of the furniture in my house. I'm not very good at it, but that's never stopped me before.
I have a pretty odd sense of humor which I don't really know how to describe, but some people get it, some think I'm insane, and others are incredibly offended.
I am currently a computer/software engineer helping invent the next amazing light bulb...no, really...it's going to be really bright for less power...I wrote the firmware for a micro-controller which operates an RF amplifier to heat up an electrodeless bulb and create light... bonus points to anyone who can understand that :)
It's pretty cool knowing that I'm helping to invent technology that will be used around the world.
I'm also working on a number of apps and games for android and iOS on the side which is fun and keeps me pretty busy.
I recently decided it was time to lose the weight, so at the moment of writing this (March 2013) I've lost over 100 lbs in the past 18 months
Movies: Shawshank Redemption, Hudsucker Proxy, Blazing Saddles, and The Muppets. One thing I love to do is finding obscure independent films few people have heard of, but are actually awesome movies. Some of my favorites of those are Ink, The FP, and Moon.
I've been listening to books on tape on my way to and from work, so I've been going through a lot of books lately. Some of the better ones I've recently read are Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes), Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, Ready Player One, the Dresden Files (I enjoyed the whole series), and anything by H.G.Wells.
I guess I should also mention something about the type of person I'm looking for. You enjoy challenging yourself to learn new things. You also must have a great sense of humor, if you rarely laugh, then we don't have much in common.
I'm not real particular, so I'm up for anything from going to a comedy club, dinner, or even just hanging out at a book store for a few hours. Any place that can get a conversation going is a good place to go. There's also an underground (not literally) '80s arcade party that occurs twice a month in Santa Ana, which is always fun.
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