Howdy. I'm Ben — sometimes known as Benghis Khan and principal of (Barrel Strength) Design. I'm from the attractive Sebastopol, California though I've lived in a few other neat cities — London, Madrid, Lyon, Guayaquil, Guatemala City, Arlington, and currently, Los Angeles. These days I keep busy with communication design & programming languages. I also write songs, swing dance, and update my website at daring intervals. The latest from my notebook is below. Have a look! Or just say "hello".