Joseph Weissman was born, writes things, and will die.
Here is a picture of him.
He is a software engineer, interested in dynamic languages and design patterns. (His Github.)
While studying philosophy as an undergraduate, he started Fractal Ontology as a personal journal for notes and thoughts on the material he was reading. (Taylor Adkins became involved soon after and the blog became an outlet for their work together and separately; but see also Speculative Heresy.)