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Overview

  • 17 References 3 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 35, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Software Engineer
  • Bachelors Degree Information Sciences PSU
  • From Altoona, Pa
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Total World Domination

ABOUT ME

I enjoy hiking, playing guitar poorly, the outdoors, travelling on the cheap. Worked formerly for Red Hat Inc, Navteq, and in the green/sustainable energy industry. Currently I am working at the world's tiniest start up in Center City.

PHILOSOPHY

Software is like sex: it's better when it's free

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Though I'm not always good for a couch, I am almost always available for tour guide responsibilities, coffee, a few beers, or a half dozen shots. Feel free to contact.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have a lot of friends participating in couch surfing. I've met a ton of folks from overseas and a guy who was hoofing it from coast to coast.

Interests

Pool, Guitars, live music, drinks, food. I love the outdoors, Open Source Software.

  • dining
  • breakfast
  • beer
  • coffee
  • drinking
  • clubbing
  • traveling
  • billiards
  • music
  • live music
  • guitar
  • outdoor activities
  • hiking
  • camping
  • surfing
  • golf
  • software
  • tourism
  • parks

Music, Movies, and Books

Huge fan of punk, blues, and classic rock. I listen to your standard fare(Bad Religion, Misfits, etc.)I really dig live music. Used to hit shows whenever I could from clubs to church basements. I'm in for live stuff in any genre. I think anyone with the courage to put their musical chops on display for the world to see is worthy of my attention.

I enjoy a broad range of film from the deep though provoking type to your generally under appreciated slap stickery. I will cast aside all personal and professional obligations to watch "Gone in sixty seconds" whenever its on.

Books. Been into reading about mountaineering lately. Just finished "Into Thin Air" and am currently reading Ed Viestur's 2009 book on K2.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I take your one thing and throw it away!

Executed a circuitous single day 1100 mile drive from the base of the Tetons to Denver by way of Idaho Falls, that included 4 States, 3 biomes ,4 tanks of gas, a job interview, a reunion, a rowdy bar,a pepper eating contest, an impromptu jam session, a speeding ticket, and one terrible, terrible hangover.

Walked 800 miles from North Georgia to Northern Virginia in two months only stopping because I had a hangover and my hiking companion had a broken foot

List 2010
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-Walked 800 miles of the Appalachian Trail
-Lived in car for 40 days.
-Drove 11,000 miles in 40 days
-Climbed the highest peak in Idaho
-Spent time in 25 different U.S. States
-Visited 6 National Parks
-Hiked 25 miles of CDT
-Went to Vegas and turned $100 into a 3 day vacation complete with hotel on strip, a show, a fancy dinner, rockin the clubs, with cash left over to eat breakfast and drive home.

List 2011
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-Recovering from list 2010

Teach, Learn, Share

I am an avid billiards player, I am turning into an avid(though terrible golfer), I enjoy using, contributing, and participating in Open Source software initiatives. I also do a lot of outdoors activities hiking and camping.

Countries I’ve Visited

Dominican Republic, France, Ireland, Jamaica, Philippines, Spain, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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