What I’m looking for:

I’m offering to be a friend to chat with occasionally over XMPP messenger. Platonic only because I am happily married, and I’d rather not chat with anyone under 18 just because I would feel like a creep.

My interests:

I love listening to music, but more often weirder music like neoclassical, industrial, and various subgenres of extreme metal.

In general I try to support libre software, but I’m not perfect with it and definitely make exceptions for games. I especially like pokemon and other monster-collecting games. I want to learn to program but haven’t gotten any deeper than what’s necessary to do the first fifty or so project euler programs in haskell.

I was abd in mathematics, and my qualifiers were in category theory and algebraic topology. I got burnt out for a while but I’m starting to enjoy math again now that I’m not under pressure to perform.

I follow the NHL. Since the playoffs in 1998 I was watching Capitals games every once in a while, but about ten years ago I started watching them religiously and still am.

Politically I identify as pretty far left, but I don’t have good knowledge of theory.

About me:

Honestly, I can be very flaky and I know I might not be the ideal friend. Things have been hard lately. I am unemployed and have been very sick with post-covid symptoms since my recovery end of March. Still, if anyone wants to talk I would be happy to.

@dengismceo
21M

sorry you have been dealing with health issues. it is awesome that you’re beginning to enjoy math again! i don’t know nearly as much about math as you do but i find it fascinating. everyone i know irl hates math so no one shares in my excitement over learning new things

various subgenres of extreme metal

i’m trying to imagine what “extreme” metal sounds like. i bet to people who hate metal it all sounds extreme

Politically I identify as pretty far left, but I don’t have good knowledge of theory.

theory is so awesome. it really helps with understanding why the world is the way it is. if you ever feel like reading more i have a ton of recommendations (as im sure most anyone over at lemmygrad does)

@christian
creator
21M

i’m trying to imagine what “extreme” metal sounds like. i bet to people who hate metal it all sounds extreme

I really just mean metal, I’m using the word “extreme” to differentiate it from stuff you could hear on the radio.

if you ever feel like reading more i have a ton of recommendations

Right now I’ve been working through a book on algebraic geometry, and while I’m open to taking on another book, if I did that I’d want an option that goes more into “bedtime reading”. If I pick up something dense right now I will likely give up on it before I get anywhere. I don’t know how realistic it is to make an entry to the subject into “light reading” but if you do have a suggestion in that direction I’m willing to listen.

Anyway, if you use XMPP I’d be happy to chat.

@Kamui
21M

I try to use libre software when I can too, but sometimes it can be difficult not too. Pokemon was so big for me when I was younger. I stopped playing at OmegaRuby/AlphaSapphire. Though I did recently become interested again in the Mystery Dungeon series.

Gosh I hope things get better. I’ve also been unemployed for a while and, on one hand, it sucks because no money/stability but on the other hand, freedom(?). Glad you’re here c:

@christian
creator
11M

Thank you! If you want to chat over XMPP feel free to send a pm.

@Kamui
11M

Sure! I just uh, have to set that up and umm stuff xD

@Titilonic
11M

Hi Christian, it’s good to have you here.

What I’m looking for: …

Thanks for the offer. Hope you find chat partners.

… extreme metal.

Hehe, never heard that before but Wikipedia enlightened me.

… I want to learn to program but haven’t gotten any deeper than what’s necessary to do the first fifty or so project euler programs in haskell.

That’s not a language I’d advise for anyone wanting to learn Programming. However it makes sense to Mathematicians (the concepts of functional programming are closer to those of mathematics). In case you’re wondering what language I’d suggest, it’s either Python or Javascript. Both are very easy to try out (just need a browser), the second also serving as a basic calculator.

… I’m starting to enjoy math again now that I’m not under pressure to perform.

That’s awesome, I’m happy for you.

@marmulak
11M

I have XMPP and Matrix

Welcome on board!

This is a place where you can build a kind of ship together. Friendships take time to make, so it is only natural to be patient with your fellow sailor, if you want the ship to work. Love and passion are your raw materials and you are the builder. Make the ship look and feel the way you prefer, you are totally free. Also, since you are the builder, you two are the only ones to tell, what a ship is. If you want it to slide in the snow instead of sailing on water, make it like that. You may want to try out having no expectations, maybe during the building process it will help you experience things, you had no idea you will.

Post what kind of ship you are planning to build and wait until somebody is willing to make it with you. If you know anyone around you, who might be interested in making a friendship, offer them builders or simply this site in general. Once you are done, you can choose to be friends on a friendship, or try to build another one with someone else. In any case, in my observation, it helps if you let each other know what you are looking for, so both of you will know what exactly you are creating.

Step lively now!

This is a community in which you can let others know, that you are looking for friends or in which you can message a potential friend based on what they said about themselves. You can use the Lemmy DM’s or provide additional information about where people could message you. Tip: Matrix username can be set in profile settings.

A sister Matrix group has been created for people looking for an approach that is different to establishing friendships. Those looking for a group/chat experience may prefer to find friends using that method. It was created by @marmulak@lemmy.ml, therefore maintained separately. Reach the mentioned group here: #friendship:matrix.org

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