My name is Aaron, and I'm a happily married heterotroph living in the Chicago area. I have finally decided that I need a place to write. I've been working as a professional software engineer since 2000, though I started programming (poorly) at the age of 13. I've always been fascinated with science, technology, and the nature of knowledge itself. I've also recently begun to train brazilian jiu-jitsu, which I've become quite fond of. I find myself spending a fair amount of time pondering the future of humanity and life in general.