I'm Aria. This page is pretty intentionally spartan: it is more than anything a repository with permanent URLs for things I'm discussing with friends and coworkers, for projects and notes.
I generally file things by date — 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.
I'm the oldest of four children. I've been unschooled for the majority of my learning. I left school after my fourth grade year, what looked to quite likely be the high point of my school education for many years to come. I haven't looked back, and it's become a deep part of who I am.
I'm interested in nearly everything. I read every piece of information I come across. Study is natural to me. I'm happiest when I'm creating things. I sew, I draw, I play with photography, I play the cello. I study fractals and distributed information systems and physics and chemistry and social relationships on all levels.
Some of the fun stuff in my web repository includes a little design for the &hate; contest, photos of a flight over the Black Canyon of the Gunnison and the Cimarron Ridge, wallpapers (Share and share alike license), photos of a hike up the Blue Lakes Trail in the Mt. Sneffels Wilderness, and other photos I really like.
I work on a variety of open-source projects, among them gurgitate-mail, Camping at the Mailbox, and several others.