Hello! I’m a Video Operations Site Reliability Engineer for Twitch Interactive. I spend an inordinate amount of time thinking about scalability, process, reliability, and uptime. You can find me all over the internet usually under the moniker/handle aetaric.

The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for things like love, meaning, motivation, it implies they are sitting behind a tree or under a rock. The most successful people recognize, that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning, they generate their own motivation.

For me, I am driven by two main philosophies, know more today about the world than I knew yesterday. And along the way, lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.