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When I was a kid, I wanted to grow up to live in a library in a lighthouse and spend all my time learning and solving puzzles and making stuff. Except for the lighthouse (so far), that's pretty much what my grown-up life has become.

Long story short: once upon a time I was a lawyer, and I ran my own law firm after finishing my clerkship at the Criminal Court in Brooklyn, NY. I always loved criminal defense the best. Now I'm a programmer, where having lots of formal training in evaluating evidence continues to come in pretty handy!

I've worked with Ruby, Javascript, Coffeescript, and bits of Java, Objective-C, and Python professionally. On the side, I've played with Erlang, Clojure, more Python, and Vimscript, among other languages. I'm way more interested in guts than pixels.

I'm currently a software engineer at Case Commons, where I get to write code that helps improve kids' lives. Life is grand!