I graduated from Illinois' experimental public residential high school IMSA in 1992, began my undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and received a B.S. in computer science from Cornell University in 1996. I worked for the Cornell Theory Center and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory before running ToFish! (sold to Time Warner) and Interfolio.
I currently own a 3-unit multi-family building in the armory district of Providence's west side. The rental units are seldomly available, but information about them (including a visual tour) is available here if you are curious. The building is an American civil war era building and maintaining it allowed me to practice many of the skills I learned while growing up on a small farm in Illinois.
I currently live on the border of Islington and Hackney in London (near both the Angel and Old Street tube stops). I encourage visitors and always enjoy the company.
I play many sports including softball, football, and basketball. I run, albeit slowly now due to chronic knee and hip injuries, and I bike (road). I play the trumpet and can hold a tune. I am a member of IEEE and the West Broadway Neighborhood Association (WBNA). I have traveled extensively. I invent things. I write. I enjoy working in my garden.