My name is Jacob.
I am an American currently living in Kyiv.
Now, I've foolishly decided to strike out on my own to explore some project ideas.
To keep others from laboring over the same technical issues I've had to deal with, I've decided to write some things down on this site.
You can find a more formal accounting of my education and work history here.
You can contact me at [email protected].
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