Herewith, some biographical notes of questionable completeness:
I was born in Houston, Texas in 1973. It's far too warm there, so now I live in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
I arrived at MIT in the fall of 1991, and graduated in June of 1996 with a S.B. in Course XVI - Aeronautics/Astronautics. I lived at Fenway House, an anarchistic MIT student commune of sorts. After graduation, I moved to an apartment near Porter Square. I got married to Amy in 1998. We live with five cats and a ferret.
I am a licensed radio amateur with call sign N1ZSV. I tinker with lasers, optics, and electronics, among other things. I also ride two motorcycles. I have been known to work on graphic design, typography, and theatrical sound and lighting.