i'm a computer person

i write code and do stuff on the internet

about me

i grew up in the upper peninsula of michigan, received a bachelor's in computer science from northern michigan university, and now work professionally as a software developer in traverse city, michigan.

i like building software and community through code and sysadmin tools. my current day job involves writing c# for desktop applications. my primary hobby project is, a non-commercial public access unix system focused on teaching, learning, and building community.

some fun facts about me:

what i've been up to

updated jan 19, 2024


besides, i'm also involved in several other projects, including:



the best way to get in touch with me is irc (if i'm not around, i'll see it soon™). i'm ben on and

i'm also on xmpp as

if you don't have an xmpp account, you can register one on my server. it runs on a thinkpad in my living room!


i have too many email addresses (eg *, but i mainly use or

social media?

i'm on mastodon and bluesky.


if you're curious, here's my resume.