I'm another person named Alexander 也叫蒯乐赞 (or if there are too many Alex/Xander/Alexanders in the room, Leks). I'd love to get Mandarin Corner going again but there doesn't seem to be enough interest. I'm also interested in the darkroom; I'd love to get back into printing color...keeping my eyes peeled for a developer.
For fun, I like
- riding and repairing and learning about bicycles
- photography (digital and analog... documentary, landscape, long exposure, panoramas)
- 学习中文（是个文学士） and other languages in general
- using and messing with OS X and Linux
- word games (especially Scrabble), Go, Chinese Chess
- good coffee, but more often green tea
Would like to learn more about...
- electricity, since I barely understand how these things I use all the time work on a physical level.
- lockpicking is interesting stuff that I don't know much about.
- machine learning, genetic algorithms
- internal combustion engines and how to take care of them and the vehicles they're in
Also interested in, to differing degrees,
- art... visual, music, kinetic sculptures, )'( stuff
- environment... recycling, efficiency
- philosophy/religion... Buddhism, free will
- law... human rights, privacy, copyright
- fire... everyone likes fire
- booze... bourbon, beer
- email: alxndr at teh gmails
- IRC: leks on freenode (occasionally aka alxndr or drwxrxrx)