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2017 update: I tend to just post personal entries here now (on rare occasions).

I got a PhD in theoretical particle physics, then spent some time working in tech, and am now spending a year or two writing a book on physics. Probably going back into tech after that. In the process of transitioning from male to non-binary gender.

I now blog about Physics in a more professional format here:


And politics here:



I think I made up these lists of favorite movies and music around 2005 and updated them somewhat until 2009. So they're probably pretty out of date at this point. But anyway...

Favorite movies: Mulholland Drive, Pleasantville, Titanic, The Matrix, 12 Monkeys, Pulp Fiction, Good Will Hunting, Kinsey, The Dark Knight, American Beauty, American History X, Shawshank Redemption, Natural Born Killers, Rocky Horror Picture Show, SLC Punk, Sneakers, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Batman Begins, Usual Suspects, X-Men 2, Traffic, Donnie Brasco, Chasing Amy, Dirty Dancing, The Princess Bride, Ferris Beuller's Day Off, Stand By Me, Sabrina, Contact, Hackers, Training Day, Magnolia, Amelie, Back to the Future, Labyrinth, Neverending Story, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Go, Pump Up the Volume, Fame

Favorite musical artists: Leonard Cohen, Cruxshadows, Madonna, Eminem, Lords of Acid, Kid Rock, Prodigy, Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, VNV Nation, :wumpscut:, Nine Inch Nails

Favorite songs: Troy by Sinead O'Conner, O Fortuna by Carl Orf, LSD=Truth by Lords of Acid, Dust in the Wind by Kansas, Christfuck by :wumpscut:, Stripped by Depeche Mode, First We Take Manhatten by Leonard Cohen, Just Like You've Imagined by Nine Inch Nails, Keep Hope Alive by The Crystal Method, Plasticity by Front Line Assembly, Rock 'N Roll Nigger by Patti Smith, Me So Horny by 2 Live Crew, Holding Out for a Hero by Bonnie Tyler, Superhero by Ani DiFranco, Disarm by Smashing Pumpkins, Higher State of Consciousness by Josh Wink, Dark Machine by Paul Oakenfold, Lose Yourself by Eminem, Blue by Eifel 65, Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana, White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane, Miserlou by Dick Dale, Technologique Park by Orbital, 138 by Misfits, Love is a Battlefield by Pat Benatar, This Corrosion by Sisters of Mercy, La Isla Bonita by Madonna, Its Raining Men by The Weather Girls, When I Hear Music by Debbie Deb, Call Me by Blondie, DARE by Gorillaz, Evil Night Together by Jill Tracy, They're Playing Our Song by Trinere, Don't Stop The Rock by Freestyle, Planet Rock by Soul Sonic Force, Alone by Heart, Listen to Your Heart by Roxette, The Power of Love by Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Favorite albums: Mortal Kombat soundtrack, More Kombat, Natural Born Killers soundtrack, :wumpscut:'s Wreath of Barbs, Kid Rock's Devil Without a Cause, Offspring's Smash, Lords of Acid's Voodoo-U, Nirvana's Nevermind, Smashing Pumpkin's Siamese Dream, The Crystal Method's Vegas, Operation Swordfish soundtrack, Prodigy's Fat of the Land

:wumpscut:, acting, ali g, androgyny, angelina jolie, anne rice, ansi art, anthropic principle, art, artificial general intelligence, asperger syndrome, atheism, ayn rand, babylon 5, bdsm, bisexuality, black eyeliner, black hole complimentarity, books, britney spears, burning man, card counting, carl sagan, compersion, consciousness, contact improv, contact juggling, counter culture, cruxshadows, crying, cryptography, cuddling, cybernetics, cyborgs, dancing, daniel dennett, david deutsch, ddr, drama, dreams, drew berrymore, drugs, edward norton, epistemology, ethical relativism, existential nihilism, extropy, feminism, fire, freedom, freestyle music, functionalism, futurism, game theory, gauge mediated supersymmetry breaking, genderqueer, general relativity, goth, goth culture, goths, hacking, hippies, holographic principle, imagination, improv, information theory, intj, introspection, juliette lewis, kevin smith, kid rock, kinsey, kissing, kurt cobain, leonard cohen, leonardo dicaprio, lesbians, liam neeson, libertarianism, linux, locksmithing, lords of acid, lsd, lucid dreaming, m theory, madonna, many worlds interpretation, math, matt damon, matthew lillard, movies, mulholland drive, multiverse, music, neologisms, neophilia, nerdcore, neuromorphing, neuroscience, nick bostrom, noesis, open source, particle physics, philip seymour hoffman, philosophy, physicalism, physics, pleasantville, pleasure/pain inversion, polyamory, power naps, project sifter, psychology, pushing the envelope, quantum field theory, quantum mechanics, racquetball, rave culture, reductionism, richard feynman, robot rights, roswell, rubiks cube, sexuality, skydiving, smashing pumpkins, sociology, string theory, strong ai, synaesthesia, tango, techno, technology, the cosmic landscape, the doomsday argument, the matrix, the night sky, the simulation argument, theoretical physics, threesomes, transfolk, transgressing boundries, transhumanism, truth, uma thurman, vampires, virtual reality, vnv nation, wittgenstein, writing