born in September of 1986, Brent is a Kansas native and longtime resident of the I-70 corridor. he spent his early years in Olathe, Kansas before moving with his family to Columbia, Missouri in 1995. After completing primary and secondary education as a home-school student in 2005, he was accepted into the architecure program at the University of Kansas. He graduated in 2010, after studying urban issues at the Kansas City Design Center, and has spent several summers interning with architecture firms in the Kansas City area.
Brent maintains an interest in a number of hobbies, ranging from music to computers to automobiles. As a guitarist, he has fond memories of his high school youth group’s band, the Flying Llamas of Peace. "FLoP," as it was also known, is possibly the only band to have ever performed a punk-rock rendition of “Joy To The World” for a Christmas service. As a computer enthusiast, Brent has built several systems, most of them from accumulated spare parts. He has many years of experience as an system builder to draw on when diagnosing hardware and software issues, and keeps up to date with the latest in technology. Brent has also had a long-standing interest in cars and motorsports, and regularly autocrosses his 1991 Honda CRX with the Kansas City Region Sports Car Club of America.
In the remainder of his spare time, Brent enjoys reading science fiction novels and attempting to write one of his own. He also may often be found playing an MMORPG, or occasionally an RPG of the pen-and-paper variety.
Randomonics has been the title of Brent's web presence since 2004, when he cobbled together a server and hung it off his home Internet connection. The name is a reflection of the varied subject matter: "Randomonics" is the science of random blogging, the Internet equivalent of Brownian motion or a quantum wave function. To extend the metaphor, this latest version of the site increases your knowledge of the site's position (the topic of interest) by dividing it into three topical sections, but in exchange reduces your knowledge of its momentum (the frequency of posts in a given topic - Brent is but one man!).