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Comment author: Nornagest 15 November 2010 06:32:35PM 5 points [-]

Howdy. I've been reading this blog for several months, but I'm hoping that having an identity on this site will provide incentives to internalize its logic; I've found in the past that it's easy for knowledge to fly away when you don't have a short-term stake in understanding it. Of course, that introduces its own potential for bias, but you've got to start somewhere.

Demographically, I'm a software engineer in my mid-to-late twenties living in the SF Bay Area. I spent some time studying classical AI while I was working on my undergraduate degree, but I've recently developed an interest in nonclassical methods; I also have interests in game theory, economics, and game design. I'm additionally a fairly serious martial artist, which informs many aspects of my thinking.

I have a fairly strong aversion to calling myself an "-ist" of any kind, but I can label myself a reductive materialist without cringing.

My name's Brian. I'm posting under a handle because I expect more people I'd encounter here to have associations attached to the handle than to my actual name.