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Matthew Bennett

Dallas, TX, United States

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Overview

  • 21 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • Software Engineer, systems engineer,...
  • MS in Computer Science, BS in Mathem...
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

I want to work on the most interesting problems I can find, while globetrotting, having adventures, and recording them.

ABOUT ME

I am an engineer. I travel quite a bit for work, seeking interesting assignments in interesting places.

PHILOSOPHY

Engineering from the Dionysian perspective! Change the world for the better. Whimsy is always appreciated.

You always make a choice. You are responsible for your own greatness.

Life is what you make it.

Go devote yourself to the most important problem you can think of.

Don't forget to be kind.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I am able to host when at home, but I do live in the Plano suburb of Dallas. Still, I live within 1 mile of the DART light rail, and I can drop you there.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have not officially couch-surfed using the site because I have always had a friend or friend-of-a-friend in major cities. However, with my upcoming trip to Paris we shall see!

Interests

I am a member of the new community of Makers. I like playing with electronics, micro-controllers, and oscilloscopes.

I cook Louisiana and Provencal cuisine, and if we share a kitchen (mine or yours) I will [attempt to] cook almost anything you like. I can cook or eat meat but prefer otherwise.
I love chatting interesting people with compassion and a sense of humor, over tea.
Bicycling, lifting weights, canoeing, hiking, camping, and ping pong are my sporting hobbies.
I enjoy teaching what knowledge I have to a good listener: math, physics, programming, and puzzles especially.
I like to dance, even though I don't know how. Salsa, bluegrass, and funk are fun to dance to. I love to fall in love, not just with people but also with ideas. I believe in making my own way and existentialism.

Music, Movies & Books

I read too much nonfiction: Martin Gardner, puzzle books, Douglas Hofstadter, many others
fiction: Tom Robbins

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Rode a mountain bike from Spokane, WA through Cour d'Alene Idaho and into Montana, including through unlit tunnels over a mile in length.

Walked every single street in Lower Manhattan.

Nearly got lost without water in the desert in White Sands, NM.

Rode across the state of Alabama on a bike, including through the I-10 tunnel under Mobile bay.

Saved a life following hurricane Katrina.

Teach, Learn, Share

mathematics, problem solving, programming, circuits, mechanical design, bicycling, writing

What I Can Share With Hosts

A bed and not much time during the work week.

Countries I've Visited

Canada, Mexico, Panama, United States

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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