I grew up in Geneseo, New York, went off to Alfred University for a B.A. in math and physics, and then headed to the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign for an M.S. in physics. Except for a stint in the San Francisco Bay Area, I’ve lived in Rochester, New York ever since, working as a software developer.
My main hobby is photography—you can see some of my photos on my microblog or on Instagram. My projects page lists some of the software I’ve written in my spare time. My other interests include cooking, math, classical music, particle physics, typography, urban planning, online privacy, Star Trek, Star Wars, and Epcot. I also write here every once in a while.
My name is pronounced /ˈbɛndʒəmɪn ˈɛʃəm/ (hover over the letters or see Wikipedia’s IPA guide). My pronouns are “he” and “him.”
You can also find me on the Stack Exchange sites (including Stack Overflow) and Wikipedia. If you want to get in touch there’s an email link at the bottom of this page.