Hello world! My birth name is James Ellsworth Steininger. I have no memory of the town I was born in, Carbondale, Illinois, because I was adopted at birth and immediately came to grow up in Santa Clara, California. Inspired by my mother: a writer, my father: a nuclear engineer, and the vibrant nature of Silicon Valley, I pursue a path of creation and invention. While I may not be able to succeed in my two dearest childhood dreams: flight (in the Superman or wizardly broomstick manner), or teleportation, I hope I can help the world in a proportionally big way.