I am a mathematician (by education) and senior systems architect (for financial reasons) living in South Africa. I hold a PhD in Mathematics and a BSc in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics. I currently work as a consultant to financial services companies.
My interests include:
- Mathematics in particular topology and the theory of interior and closure algebras, hence the choice of user name Kuratowski's Ghost.
- Ancient history in particular Jewish history. I am a non-theistic Jew and consider myself a Bible critic but I usually end up defending maximalist views of the Bible because the minimalist arguments are often pseudo-scientific, pseudo-science being a pet peeve of mine.
- Electronic music in particular House, Trance, Techno and Drum and bass. I have finally found time to complete some tracks.
Philosophically I am a post-deconstructionist which is a neologism I made up meaning that I am someone who thinks deconstructionists and post-modernists should be slapped really hard :)