I'm Peter Saint-Andre, a.k.a. stpeter.
I'm a technologist, having defined industry standards for instant messaging, security, and internationalization at the IETF and the XSF. I also run jabber.org and xmpp.net.
I'm a writer, having authored The Tao of Roark, a dictionary of philosophy, a collection of poems, and an Epicurean dialogue on happiness. Books about Nietzsche and Thoreau are next.
I'm a musician, having composed a song cycle, several suites for classical guitar, a setting of Freedom's Plow by Langston Hughes, and arrangements of six songs by Yes for electric bass.
I'm an advocate for free culture, having written the essays Who's Afraid of the Public Domain? and What Is Copyright? and having republished numerous public domain texts at The Monadnock Valley Press.
I'm a lover of wisdom, having absorbed the philosophies of Lao Tzu, Heraclitus, Aristotle, Epicurus, the gnostic Jesus, Abelard, Montaigne, Spinoza, Thoreau, Nietzsche, Lin Yutang, Ayn Rand, and Hao Wang.
I'm a vibrant loner, a gregarious misanthrope, a poetic geek, a cerebral musician, a practical philosopher, a spiritual non-believer, a progressive libertarian, and above all an individual.
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