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David Everling
Works at Stanford University, Neurology Dept.
Attended Carnegie Mellon University
Lives in East Palo Alto, CA
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I'm off to live as a beach bum in Maui with Fabric and Cana for a while. Then traveling onward to other locales for at least another month after that. Not sure where all I'm going, or when (/if) I'm coming back. Byeeee!
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On Facebook, social experimentation, and the question of how (or whether) to guide human interaction in online communities.
How a tiny group of social engineers are making our online ;relationships kindler and gentler, whether we like it or not. ;
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Tomorrow I leave home (forever) to begin a unique mental challenge: ten days of silent meditation. I don't meditate much in spite of myself, so I've forced myself all in for a Vipassana meditation retreat in the woods in Yosemite, where I will sit in silent mindfulness meditation on a strict schedule all day for ten full days. I turn in my phone and all other connections to the world when I enter, so if you don't hear from me it's because I don't like you. (Just kidding, it's probably the phone thing.) 

I will follow this Code of Discipline: https://www.dhamma.org/en/about/code, which also delineates the daily 4:30AM - 9:30PM schedule if you're curious. I'll incidentally  become a vegetarian and a morning person.

Wish me enlightenment!
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Volunteering at the San Francisco Food Bank warehouse today. Over 100,000 meals worth of food packaged and distributed around the Bay Area every day.
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Started my volunteer work with Reading Partners today! I'll be spending a few hours every day one-on-one tutoring elementary school kids who are struggling with reading and comprehension skills.
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Doing some more volunteer work today, this time helping out at Habitat for Humanity's "ReStore", where they sell used goods & materials at a discounted rate that would otherwise be thrown away.
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My 10 Day Vipassana Meditation course is completed! Quite an experience. If any of you are curious and want to talk about it I am happy to share, and would welcome the opportunity to put thoughts into words. I'm a bit out of practice in that regard.
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Taking a Shaolin Kung Fu class for the first time! Afterward I'm going to be like "Whoa."
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Work
Occupation
Neurological Research
Employment
  • Stanford University, Neurology Dept.
    Research Staff, 2013 - present
    Parkinson's research, Poston Lab
  • Google
    Technical Solutions Spec., 2007 - 2007
  • EnterpriseWizard, Inc.
    Implementation Spec. & Business Analyst, 2008 - 2009
  • Carnegie Mellon University Instructional Technology
    Computing Help Center Consultant, 2005 - 2007
  • Palantir
    Support Engineer, 2007 - 2008
  • Lockheed Martin
    Quality Assurance Intern
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East Palo Alto, CA
Previously
Reno, NV - Orange, CA - Manassas, VA - Santa Clara, CA - Pittsburgh, PA - San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Story
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Perpetually curious, mostly affable, about an eighth Chinese.
Introduction
I'm Skipper, a curious being.

I like to think of myself as a friendly and open-minded person who's still just learning about the world. I enjoy studying and discussing psychology, philosophy, language, and science. I keep up with technology enthusiastically and sometimes spend time writing for pleasure (and maybe someday profit). Novelty and new experiences with friends are a big draw for me. I play games of all sorts and team sports, especially Ultimate Frisbee which I play as often as I can!

I'm living in 'Silicon Valley' in the San Francisco bay area. I've worked briefly for large companies like Google and Lockheed Martin and at a small software company as an analyst. Further education and re-entry into academia are high on my list of goals.

Lately I'm wont to ponder the sweeping cultural changes of accelerating technological change and the unknowns of our near future. I read a lot of books (audiobooks especially) and generally speaking need to find something productive to do with myself.
Bragging rights
Perfect 800 on SAT and GRE Verbal exams! Me do words good sometimes.
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  • Carnegie Mellon University
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Male
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In a relationship
Other names
Narhasan
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The Source of Bad Writing
online.wsj.com

The 'curse of knowledge,' writes Steven Pinker, is the result of writers' assuming readers understand the subject. This causes bad writing.

La bohème
www.sydneyoperahouse.com

Berlin, midwinter, 1934. A painter, a musician, a philosopher and a poet are having a night on the town. Cafe Momus is too pricey for them-

You Won't Believe What Humans Can Accomplish With Just Plastic Sheeting
www.theatlantic.com

How lots of tiny acts can change how a continent looks from space

Design and Analysis of Algorithms I
www.algo-class.org

Design and Analysis of Algorithms I is a free online class taught by Tim Roughgarden.

Machine Learning
www.ml-class.org

Honor Code. All students participating the class must agree to abide by the following code of conduct: I will only register for one account.

Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Computation
www.coursera.org

About the Course. Quantum computation is a remarkable subject, and is based on one of the great computational discoveries that computers bas

Game Theory
www.game-theory-class.org

Game Theory is a free online class taught by Matthew Jackson and Yoav Shoham.

The Stanford Education Experiment Could Change Higher Learning Forever
www.wired.com

Stanford doesn't want me. I can say that because it's a documented fact: I was once denied admission in writing. I took my last math class b

Probabilistic Graphical Models
www.pgm-class.org

Probabilistic Graphical Models is a free online class taught by Daphne Koller.

Design: Creation of Artifacts in Society
www.coursera.org

This is a course aimed at making you a better designer. The course marries theory and practice, as both are valuable in improving design per

Natural Language Processing
www.nlp-class.org

Natural Language Processing is a free online class taught by Chris Manning and Dan Jurafsky.

Jonathan Haidt: Religion, evolution, and the ecstasy of self-transcenden...
www.ted.com

TED Talks Psychologist Jonathan Haidt asks a simple, but difficult question: why do we search for self-transcendence? Why do we attempt to l

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Coursera hits 1 million students and has students across every country i...
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It’s been nearly four months since we officially launched with our founding cohort of four universities, and only a few weeks since we annou