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hair- very long, brown w/ papaya blond streaks
sexual orientation - bisexual, sapiosexual, polyamorous
Relationship Status - involved in three romantic relationships, bored2sleep (live-in for 9 years), epinephric & The Mysterious Mr. M
religion/philosophy - I am an atheist and a secular humanist (I practice eupraxsophy). I am also very much a utilitarian.
Born in the Year of the - Fire Snake
Blood Type - O+
Myers Briggs - INFJ
job - employed full-time+ as a CEO/sys admin of a small ISP
OS for desktops - atm, it's ubuntu
OS for servers - CentOS
web server - apache
Text Editor - nano
Window Manager - metacity
IRC/IM Client - Trillian
various labels: liberal, poly, geek, bi, atheist, humanist, feminist, childfree, marriagefree
my OK Cupid page
Baerana 3.7: The User's Manual
I live with the greatest rabbit in the world, and my soul mate - bored2sleep, the man I will be spending the rest of my life with. I have lots of amazing friends and three wonderful boyfriends . I'm very happy, and I know I'm very, very lucky! I've worked in IT for many years and an currently CEO of a small ISP, and I love my job!
I use my LJ as tool, for me, to help me with the memory problems my recent health problems have caused, and as a place to work through certain issues, not necessarily to entertain an audience. I talk about difficult and sensitive subjects, including my childhood, health, work issues, things I don't like about myself, and relationship problems. I talk about problems with my boyfriends or friends, with their permission, or else with their identity completely hidden. I am verbose and prolific in my posting, and if you friend me, expect to read a lot about rabbits, as I tend to be somewhat obsessed with them and their welfare
I'm very far left of center, but not a vegetarian (i'm practically a carnivore but I only eat fish, chicken, and beef. No intelligent animals, no animals not raised and slaughtered as humanely as possibly).
Nor am I spiritual - I am an atheist/secular humanist and believe in nothing supernatural - acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, aromatherapy, spells, magic, distance healing, etc. - nothing that can't be proven to work through at least a semi-scientific method. (If I have to believe in something in order for it to work, you know... I won't.)
I care for the environment, which is why I support nuclear and solar energy. I am a Libertarian in most things. I believe the federal government should exist only to enforce inalienable rights, such as the right to travel between states, and to regulate treaties between states, such as a postal system and common money. Otherwise, it should stay out of our lives! All other responsibilities and rights should fall to the states. Fiscally, I am very liberal. I want good roads, schools, and health care for all, and I don't mind my (state) taxes paying for it. I don't want people to suffer, and if they legitimately can't provide for themselves, the community should help them. I am for same sex marriage rights, I'm more-or-less neutral regarding gun control and I'm anti-drug laws (it's a health issue, not a political issue).
I'm pro-choice and strongly feminist (real feminism, which is about equality, not hating men) And chances are, like it or not, you are a feminist, too!
"Who has turned feminism into a dirty word? One of the things that bugs the shit out of me is the fact that we can't even use the word "feminist" these days. It's been made taboo by a conservative media. The feminist movement in this country is one of the most powerful human liberation movements the planet has seen... so, to let this sort of conservative culture steal the feminist history from our consciousness and steal the respect from the people who fought and died so we could have such liberty is a travesty."
"All decent people, male and female, are feminists. The only people who are not feminists are those who believe that women are inherently inferior or undeserving of the respect and opportunity afforded men. Either you are a feminist or you are a sexist/misogynist. There is no box marked "other"." - 2 personal quotes from Ani Difranco, aka, Ani D
I agree with the above quotes, but I would amend, that women who think women are superior to men or deserving of special rights aren't feminists, either. Since it IS about equality.
I have tons of hobbies and interests. I collect books, key chains, and toys (mostly Care Bears and Eeyores.) I also have a pressed penny and postcard collection going, so if any of my friends takes a trip, one of those would be the perfect present to bring me! I'm interested in memetics, metaculture, little known holidays, urban legends, gender and women's studies, psychology (my current psychology project is the psychology of lying, including microexpressions), hacking and mind hacking, philosophy, logic and logical arguments, etymology, and on and on. I'm particularly enthralled with fairy tales and mythology, and how those stories effect our social psychology. And, of course, computers.
I love organizing and finding new ways to be more efficient. I've narrowed "what I want to do when I grow up" down to a professional organizer or an efficiency expert. I think my love for archology's stems from my love of efficiency. I really, REALLY want to live in an archology at some point in my life.
job description: I am a sys admin at a small ISP. Basically I keep our servers up and our clients happy, whatever it takes. This involves working with tech support, handling security issues, upgrades, patches, etc., acquisitions and procurement, and the judicious application of duct tape :) I was recently thrust into the additional role of CEO, mostly 'cause no one else wanted it :) But I do really love my job, and I know I'm very lucky to be in a job I enjoy so much.
career skills: Linux and BSD administration and kernel internals. Cisco, Riverstone, 3com, and HP networking equipment. And something most geeks are bad at, dealing with people.
career interests: Who knows anymore? I used to tell people I was a chem bio/comp sci major because I wanted to work on advanced bioimplants. Really, it's 'cause ever since I saw my first episode of ST:TNG, I wanted to eventually develop a android I could have sex with... I've recently decided I want to be a professional organizer when I grow up.
I'm really good at: organizing/cleaning, listening, reading, taking care of people/bunnies/children
The first thing(s) people usually notice about me: very shy, overweight, long (formerly waist-length and hopefully will be again soon) hair, very caring, great listener
body art: visible tattoos, hidden tattoos, double pierced ears
turn ons:intelligence, long hair, sarcasm, thunderstorms
turn offs: not using turn signals, arrogance with nothing to back it up, smokers, liars
my idea of a perfect first date: Taco bell -> lan party -> bar
from my past relationships i learned: I can live with anyone for 3 weeks. Anyone can be taught to be good in bed, but no one can be taught to be a decent person.
five things i can't live without: My SOs, my friends, my bunny, my computer, books
in my bedroom you will find: Hundreds of books, tons of electronics, my pet bunny's house, dozens of toys
Interests: Politics, Law, Philosophy, Mythology, bisexuality, gender, Psychology, social psychology, Urban Legends, Anime, etymology, memetics, the psychology of fairy tales
activities: Reading, lego, toy collecting, gaming, brain teasers/logic puzzles, origami (also learning to crochet and make jewelery)
color: hunter/forest green
games: The Sims (including the sim games for the gameboy or ds), Trivial Pursuit, You don't Know Jack, D&D
books: A Prayer for Owen Meany, A Son of the Circus, A Widow for one Year, Life of Pi, Harry Potter, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, Mist of Avalon, The Time Traveler's Wife, Hitchhiker's
music: Blues Traveler, Aerosmith, REM, Michelle Branch, Counting Crows, Smashing Pumpkins, The Killers, Dave Matthews
tv shows: Current: Heroes, 30 Rock, Simpsons, Psych, Scrubs
Former: Futurama, Sports Night, NewsRadio, Family Guy, Red Dwarf, Coupling (UK version), The West Wing
movies: Princess Bride, Dogma, Harvey, Love Actually, Almost Famous, Office Space, The Usual Suspects, Donnie Darko, Rear Window, Nightmare Before Christmas or anything else Tim Burton has done, Wallace and Gromit, Misery, Annie Hall
soundtracks: O, Brother, Where Art Thou?, the Nightmare Before Christmas or anything else by Danny Elfman
cuisines: Mexican, American, Indian
authors: Mark Twain, Stephen King, Margaret Atwood, Nancy Kress, Tom Robbins, Fay Wheldon, John Irving, Gregory Maguire, Fredrik Pohl, Dan Simmons, Orson Scott Card, Sheri S. Tepper, Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, Daniel Handler, Yann Martel
book genre: SF, but I read everything
I like taking personality tests! Most of the results for personality tests I've taken can be found on my OK Cupid page
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coding projects, sites I run, hobbies, all that fun stuff
I've used linux since 1994(ish) - Slackware 2.1, IIRC. I've since tried most every flavor since then (even Corel Linux, which no one used and was kinda sucky, but came with a cute penguin!) I've really wanted to give more back to the Linux/FOSS community lately, so I've become more active, released more, and joined more communities.
I'm contribute to several linux or f/oss projects, including The Ubuntu Team Wiki, Ubuntu Women,, the Pennsylvania Ubuntu LoCo Team, and Debian-Administration.org. (though, of course, Ubuntu is the OS that has my heart). I also write some of my own projects, and I write articles for geek-friendly websites, including those for newbies and those for more experienced users.
I also do a lot of work in the area of animal (particularly rabbit) welfare.
JL communities I created and maintain:
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|Interests:||150: aclu, activism, animal psychology, animal welfare, anime, anti-astrology, anti-diamonds, anti-pseudoscience, arcology, artificial intelligence, atheism, baerana, bdsm, bisexuality, biunity, bunnies, care bears, childfree, chronic paroxysmal hemicrania, civil liberties, cluster headaches, cognitive dissonance, cold reading, combinatorics, computer security, constitution, copyright reform, cowboy bebop, cph, crocheting, dementophobia, digital photography, dmca, douglas adams, dragons, eeyore, eff, equality for all, ethics, etymology, eugene tsui, eupraxsophy, f/oss, face blindness, fairy tales, fay welden, feminism, forensic psychology, forensics, free speech, frogs, futurama, geeks, gender studies, glbt issues, gnomes, gregory maguire, hacking, hayao miyazaki's films, heroes, house rabbits, humane treatment of animals, i ♥ >1, insomnia, internet law, jewerly making, john irving, kakapo, kurt vonnegut, law, lego, libraries, limited government, linux, little known holidays, logic, mad housers, margaret atwood, memetics, metaculture, microexpressions, mind hacks, moleeds, mythology, nabaztag, nabaztag/tag, neologisms, obscure trivia, opensource, organizing, origami, pancake bunny, pareidolia, patent reform, penguins, philosophy, phosphenes, polyamory, pomosexuality, post-traumatic stress disorder, pressed pennies, privacy, pro-choice, proprioception, prosopagnosia, psychology, rabbit welfare, red dwarf, religion, richard feynman, riddles, robots, role-playing games, same-sex marriage legislation, sapiosexuality, science fiction, scientific method, scrubs, secular humanism, security, server administration, sexuality, skepticism, social engineering, sociology, sock animals, subcultures, taoism, tattoos, the far side, the power of and, the princess bride, the supreme court, they might be giants, tivo, tom robbins, toys, trivia, uberman sleep schedule, ubuntu, urban fantasy, urban legends, utilitarianism, uu, victimless crimes, voodoo science, wallace and gromit, weird art, women's studies, xen|
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