Hobbies

Favorite Music

  • Alan Parsons Project
  • Pillows
  • Queen
  • Seatbelts
  • Tsuneo Imahori
  • Pink Floyd
  • Yashishi Ishii
  • Yoko Kanno
  • Tinwhistle and ocarina playing

Favorite Book Authors

  • Roger Zelazny
  • Stanisław Lem
  • Ursula LeGuin
  • Arkadi and Borys Strugacki
  • James White
  • Terry Pratchett
  • L. E. Modesitt Jr.
  • Vernor Vinge

Favorite Comics and Manga

  • Masamune Shirow (Appleseed)
  • Tsutomu Nihei (Blame!)
  • Hitoshi Ashinano (Yokohama Kaidashi Kikō)
  • Mike Mignola (Hellboy)

Computer and Board Games

  • Game development
  • Console role playing games (Final Fantasy, Chronotrigger, Seiken Densetsu)
  • Roguelike games (Rogue, Moria, Nethack, Angband, ADOM)
  • Miniature painting (Warzone, Necromunda, Mordheim)
  • Go (aka Igo, Baduk)

Interesting Books

  • Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • David Graeber and David Wengrow, The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity
  • David Graeber, Debt: The First 5000 Years
  • Douglas R Hofstadter, Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
  • Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow
  • Alfie Kohn, No Contest: The Case Against Competition
  • Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention