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Joined Jan '06

Hello World.

Hi, I'm just a lowly computer scientist existing on Cup-O-Noodles and Bawls soda. Summer is almost done, looking for a sweet internship in a field related to the reason that I live...computing with beautiful machines that operate on binary, any and all sorts. Going to school, living on the edge.

Who I'd Like to Meet

Jim Morrison, Tupac Shakur, William Shakespeare, Queen Nefertiti, Tamora Pierce, J. K. Rowling, Alan Rickman, Alanis Morisette, Madonna, Thelonius Monk, John Mayer, Lloyd C. Douglas, Paul Gallico, Jesus, Eric Clapton, and Bono of U2. Maybe Jakob Dylan and John Lennon, too. Harper Lee and Truman Capote. And possibly Bill Bryson. Linus Torvalds, Joss Whedon and Paul Pope. I'd also like to meet my sisters (who I have never met) and my brother (who lives in California and have also never met). Ozzy Osborne, because I feel sorry for him (the poor man has no memory), Brian Greene, Steve Jobs (!), Steve Wozniak, Bill Gates (so I can spit in his face for making a crappy OS) and many other Uber-Geeks I can't name here. Mainly Ollie Whitehouse and others.


C.S. Lewis and his works, English and the English language, Japanese, Scholarly Latin, Language in general, fantasy lit and video games. Geeky magazines and the history of computing. Lovely vixens and women who know how to have a good time. The study of languages, and ludology. Hentai. The stock market. Music, all sorts.


Seraphim Rising by Elisabeth DeVos, Ah! My Goddess Series by Kosuke Fujishima, Marvel Comics, All of the Tamora Pierce Quartets, leo@: a novel by Arne Tangerlini, The Robe, by Lloyd C. Douglas, The Man Who Was Magic by Paul Gallico,Harry Potter Series, Books by Bruce Coville, esp. Magic Shop series, Patricia C. Wrede, Shade's Children by Gareth Nix, Tony Hillerman Novels, My New Filing Technique is Unstoppable by David Rees, Birth of a Nation by Kyle Baker, and The Right to Be Hostile: A Boondocks Treasury by Aaron McGruder. The Calligrapher. The Gift Moves by Steve Lyons. Hacker Cracker by Ejovi Nuwere, What the Dormouse Said: how the 60s counterculture shaped the personal computer industry, by John Markoff. My Tiny Life by Julian Dibbell. A Massive Swelling by Cintra Wilson. Stiff by Mary Roach. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon. The Control Revolution by Andrew L. Shapiro. Firebringer by David Clement-Davies. Blood and Chocolate by Vivian Vande Velde. Any of the wonderful works of Amelia Atwater- Rhodes. The Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Nectar in a Sieve by Kamalaya Markandaya. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress and Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein.


Toggle keys, people who have horrible grammar and little or no knowledge of the English language that they speak, parents who keep no rein over their children. Bad TV movies. Flagrant disregard for the history of the computer revolution. Ignorance. Toggle keys, and that annoying pop music that the waifish middle-school children on my bus seem to enjoy. Racism. The idea of me having children. Being too lazy to get my driver's license. People who talk in chat-speak in real life. Media moguls controlling the internet (MySpace) and the idea of Senator John McCain as a professional gymnast.

Pet Peeves

Ugly chicks who wear shirts saying 'cutie pie' or 'hottie.' Or 'princess.' People who chew with their mouth open, people who talk while chewing with their mouth open. People who don't respond when you talk to them. Honky-Tonk music. People who don't believe in Social Darwinism. Pacifists.

Favorite Music


Late-80s, Early 90s, Madonna, Duran Duran, The Goo Goo Dolls, Hayao Miyazaki movie soundtracks, Jamiroquai, Paperboy, Next (specifically, the song "Too Close,")

Tracy Chapman, The Doors, Cream, Seal, Theory of a Deadman, Foo Fighters,Collective Soul, The Counting Crows, Incubus, Third Eye Blind,Santana, Vertical Horizon, Early Nelly, Dave Matthers Band, Lenny Kravitz, Sarah McLaughlin, Jason Mraz, and U2 also Headrush.

Badly Drawn Boy. The Shins. Jars of Clay. The Killers. The Frowned Upon. Ragnarok. 4th Plague. Various A-Townie acts. The Commercials. Kate Bush. Decemberists. Death Cab for Cutie. LCD Soundsystem (which is not so indie), Chris Graham (local), Ragnarok (local heavy metal), My Morning Jacket, Phish, Cream, Yo Yo Ma, The Flaming Lips, and others of that ilk.

Most often listened to radio station? No Top 40 sugar-coated bullshit for me. Miles Davis. Immortal Technique. Matt Kostas and Brushfire Records. Humphries McGee. Gnarles Barkley. Mike Skinner and the Streets. The Beta Band. Wolfmother. Dead Boy and Elephant Man.

The Fiery Furnaces, Camera Obscura, Rufus Wainright, Mach, Tris Kinsley, Mike Doughty, The Second Coming, Uncle Tupelo, Son Volt, Wilco. Taking Back Sunday. David Grey. Snow Patrol. The Submarines, The Elms.

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