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Bob Babyok

Atlanta, GA, United States

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Overview

  • 11 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Software Engineer
  • by wolves; ones that teach engineering
  • From all, over, USA
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To make a recognizable mark on the world of which I can be proud.

ABOUT ME

Georgia is the 9th state I've lived in and now officially the longest (8.5 years). I'm getting an itch to be a moving target again. I'm interested in all sorts of topics and spend almost all of my time learning.

I'm always trying to figure out how something works and how to make it work better, no matter the scale or practicality. This could be in cooking, cleaning, coding, buying something, life, business, politics, or macro econ. I like to make use of my OCD-like tendencies to serve a purpose.

PHILOSOPHY

Utilitarian, making the most of what I have.
Minimalist, making do with little.
Meliorist, optimistic we can improve the world through conscious effort.
Working, to be part of the solution.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Mostly attend meetings and events, here in Atlanta and around the world. Have hosted a few.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

So far I've made a lot of friends through CS, gotten a lot of advice, taken a couple rideshares, gone to many CS events, and organized a couple.

Interests

Sustainable living, economics, engineering, science, history, technology, politics, debate. People.

I'm not interested in celebrities, sports, or status symbols.

Music, Movies & Books

My favorite book is Crime and Punishment. Also love James Clavell's historical fiction.

I like classic movies and ones that make you think about life and society. I can't really discuss many TV shows because mine's been unplugged for 6 years.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Climbed a cliff near the middle of a town and found a massive, hidden waterfall that 'no one' knew about (except the power company :P). Got into a scuffle with a pimp. Broke my leg walking in Russia. Successfully smuggled 4.5L of rare beer and .5L of liquor back to the US (from Belgium & Ukraine respectively) in a single checked bag (that could have otherwise been a carryon).

Teach, Learn, Share

Other than programming, I can teach you how to eat healthy on a dollar a day, money mechanics (historical or modern), foosball, rainbow kicks.

I'd love to learn how to live sustainably: farming/gardening, terracing/irrigation, or construction (especially using alternative materials). At the moment I'm very motivated to learn how to renovate my house and build/grow an impressive garden.

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Russian Federation, Ukraine, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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