Putting up my OKC profile for a second opinion since you have to have an account to read it:
This is the hardest question to answer: I want the most out of life. Not afraid to experience something new just because I might not like it. I find it very difficult to give up on something I know to be a good idea and always believe in going the extra mile to do something right. I’m the type of person that dads like.
At 16 I worked on a NASA contract developing a nitro-methane powered unmanned plane for atmospheric testing near the ionosphere. We found a combination of carbon cylinder sleeves and molybdenum rings that had a much lower viscosity than the oil-lubricated methods we use in cars . At 17, I developed a system using some scripting, newly available GPS signals and Microsoft’s Agent to turn text-to-speech and made a simple system for blind people to navigate. We were under a lot of pressure and while it worked, we couldn’t monetize on it (not a lot of investors were going to jump on a high school kid’s idea back then). At 19, I developed a system of small transactions to add value and fund production for really expensive game software. I signed an inventions clause when I started working at the company I was at so they own the idea and are now owned by a French water company. At 22 for another school project I created an out-of-order natural speech system to capture food orders by telephone on a computer and read them back with all of the options. This was the only project in the class with a working prototype, so that felt pretty good, but again having no way to monetize it, I focused on adding an education minor to my degree. These days I make movies and have other creative pursuits, but I figured I’d give a couple of examples of the type of person I am. I have my brilliant days, though I try to make every day exciting and fun, even if it’s just in my garage trying to change the world a little bit for the better. I really need someone that understands the struggle that can come with having a high intelligence.
I’ve seen a lot of people putting up their Myers-Briggs info, I’m either an ESTJ (conductor) or an INTJ (innovator) depending on the day. They’re on opposite sides of the spectrum, I know, but somehow I keep it together. I don’t mind consistency, but can’t take stagnation. I love problems that seem impossible. I don’t make many decisions by those scores regarding other people, but if that’s your thing at least you’ve got the info.
What I’m doing with my life:
I’ve got a bunch of projects, but I’m mainly working on fixing up the house right now. I’ve been working on a cataloging system in PHP/MySQL to keep track of all the things we’re moving around in the house and our warehouses. You’d think something like that would already exist, but it does not. A few different script ideas have been bouncing around and I have a B2S2 board on my closet with Post-Its of character archetypes I’ve been working on. I really want to do a western/noir with some supernatural elements about the creation of the Pacific railroad. Some monster movies and other things of a political nature. When inspiration hits you have to take the ride.
I lost a bunch of weight from working out and should probably get some new pictures. It keeps slipping my mind when I go on adventures to put myself in the frame.
I’m really good at:
Taking on challenges because they are hard and remaining a decent person despite challenges and disappointments. They would be easy if there wasn’t a chance of failure. I’ve got some good ones behind me, though the unicorn I keep chasing is a model of space-time that results from a folding of the dimensions of space itself in different configurations to make up all the different quantum particles. Matter and energy as different types of knots on strings made of various dimensions. One day I’ll crack it.
I am also really good in the kitchen. I have tried my hand at many styles of cooking but have found the greatest balance of tasting good and feeling good with Thai flavors. I try to envision each bite from the moment it passes the lips and rests on the tongue, to each flavor releasing slowly onto your palette as it rolls in your mouth. Every spice revealing itself as it dissolves and releases the aromatics into your breath. The texture of soft creaminess or nutty crunchiness encouraging the release. I’m always trying to do my best and improve upon it even in tasks that may seem mundane like making a meal. Appreciating the little things.
The first things people usually notice about me:
I’m a big guy and that’s what people notice on the physical end right away. Hopefully they also notice someone who is humble, but exceptional. While I have opinions on just about everything, I’m never above hearing out another person. Except if it’s about politics or religion, then you’ll probably notice me backing slowly away while nodding until a corner is reached and I disappear like Batman.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food:
TV: I like raunchy comedies. Absolutely love a good dirty joke. I work on a bunch of TV shows so I end up watching a ton of TV, some good, some awful. At home I like to watch Mythbusters, documentaries, Face Off, and Top Chef. 2 Broke Girls is my favorite sitcom on the air right now.
Movies: I work for the largest company in the business with the deepest catalog, so I’ve been paid to watch a bunch of crazy stuff. I try to find something to like in all of them. I tend to avoid rom-coms (I find the story structure repetitive and boring). If you want to watch my movie, it’s free on Hulu and called Pretty Dead. We worked really hard to make it not follow any of the sexist and racist stereotypes most movies of its kind follow and still make it interesting (It passed the Bechdel Test before we even knew what that was). I will defend to my dying breath that Crank 2 is the greatest movie ever made.
Also in the interest of full disclosure, I do not support Apple or Disney based on how they have treated their employees for decades. If you dream of a man with the qualities above that will hang out every weekend at Disneyland and let his children watch their movies (which promote female body shaming and violence as the only answer to obstacles), I am not that person. If you don’t understand what I’m referring to, please Google “iPhone suicide” and “Disney pubic lice”. There’s a great documentary on other terrible things that Disney has done called Mickey Mouse Monopoly. I will also never watch a Roman Polanski or Victor Salva movie because they raped children and I don’t want my money going to them. A lot of people don’t have a problem with these things, but I do. Otherwise I’m very laid back and pretty much always eager to give something new a shot.
Books: I usually have 3-4 going at once, hard to pick a favorite. The Dark Tower series is pretty amazing and that’s probably the one I’ve felt most connected to. If you can put yourself in the mindset of an alcoholic Stephen King, struggling to find meaning in himself, to find that one true and great thing that has to come out – you’ll hopefully feel something real and amazing for Roland Deschain and his ka tet like I did. I’m always researching for projects that keep me entertained. Sometimes crafts, sometimes data modeling, sometimes coding, sometimes architecture, sometimes drawing or CAD. I’m currently on a textbook called The Professional Chef, a biography called Devil in the White City, and a book of short stories called The Miniature Wife.
Music: Rock, usually classic rock and a lot from the early 90s. I’ve found some enjoyment in Man Man’s Life Fantastic album as well as the Lumineers and Of Monsters & Men. Early Black Keys is my favorite of the new bands, though Jack White is doing a great job of mining that same well of inspiration. I don’t understand why people hold up their phones during concerts when the recording is going to be terrible from the microphone peaking and the screen is only so big. The eyes have infinite resolution and the recorded sound will never be the same as live. Anybody else miss the old mosh pits before the Limp Bizkit era? Songs that fit under absolute favorites are “Seasons of Wither” by Aerosmith, “I’m on Fire” by Bruce Springsteen, “The Dirty Glass” by Dropkick Murphys, “Friggin’ in the Riggin'” by the Sex Pistols, “After Dark” by Tito & Tarantula, and Tom Petty has never written a bad song.
Food: I like cooking a wide variety of flavors, but Thai food has been the best of what I’ve found so far. Anything with cilantro is fine by me. There are some people who have a gene that makes it taste like soap, I’m not one of them, but I can be sensitive to those who are. I’m trying to learn more about the great bounty of vegetables we have access to and how they pair together.
The six things I could never do without:
Tools, fresh herbs (rosemary, basil, etc.), guitar, good company, ice cold beverage or a plan.
I spend a lot of time thinking about:
How to make a difference, trying to figure out what I can do in my small part of the universe to leave something better than I found it.
On a typical Friday night I am:
Something different every week. I’m usually hanging out with friends. If the below seems interesting, you can message about it.
Jambalaya… or gumbo… but probably jambalaya.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit:
Changing this up to just be a revolving set of interesting facts that popped into my head today.
I have really long eyelashes and I need to cut them back with scissors all of the time or they obstruct my vision. Manliest problem ever, right?
New one to add, I am a terrible liar. If you ask me any direct question, I will answer it honestly.
I want a closed aquaponic system in my backyard and to eventually work in open ocean aquaculture.
You should message me if:
The above got you intrigued and you’re ready to take a stab at being my stunningly beautiful partner in crime for a variety of schemes and shenanigans. Freckles are a plus. I’m more than just a pretty face and I’m looking for more than just that as well. I’m looking for the person that’s going to have my back and understand there are things that a mind like mine has to do and that the big picture does include the small one. I get along best with people that are unique and true to themselves, that understand being driven to make something that is true to your vision and not being able to stop until you see it through. Someone that looks to the future and the present as a means to define themselves instead of letting the past hold them back. If you can dream big, keep working until it comes true and want to be a partner with someone who does the same, message me.
I’m skeptical of the efficacy of these sites due to all the spam profiles, so I can’t see who is bookmarking me with the “Like” button. If you’re interested, feel free to introduce yourself. I’ll try to do the same. Also, there are a lot of bots on these sites, so if you don’t have a couple photos that match or a profile that’s been completed, I’m going to suspect you’re a robot citizen of our planet. 0110100101001010011111101010.