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Joe Carnahan
23 August 1978
External Services:
  • jcarnahan@clarifi.com AIM status
I am...

  • ... a software engineer at ClariFI, working on cutting-edge financial software systems,
  • ... a former graduate student in Computer Science at the University of Virginia, who spent six years doing research in programming languages and in modeling and simulation technology.
  • ... an alumnus of the College of William and Mary and the H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program.
  • ... a shameless geek, as reflected not only by my love of computers but also my attachment to various science fiction and fantasy fandoms, from The Lord of the Rings to Battlestar Galactica.
  • ... physically active, in spite of my geekiness,
  • ... Catholic, though I've believed a lot of things at a lot of different times, giving me a peculiar perspective on a lot of questions of belief.
  • ... happily married to celticspectre. :-)
  • ... a fan of a couple weird genres of music, including some cheesy electronic stuff as well as nerdcore rap.
  • ... evidently a little too attached to the use of enumerated and itemized lists in both my papers and my journal entries.
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