Having been introduced to this forum, and having posted a few comments on other people's posts, I'd like to introduce myself and my philosophical creations. My name is Shlomi Fish, and I have been writing stories and essays and published most of them on my homepage under liberal licences. Both of them convey my viewpoint and influences as an Objectivist, a software developer, an amateur mathematician, and someone who is enthusiastic about the open-source/open-content movements and is an active contributor to them.
I'll be happy if you can take a look at some of the many things I wrote there. While I have many essays, I believe that my stories also vividly convey my philosophy. Among the highlights on what you can find there are:
Advice for the Young - there was a trend in the online software blogosphere of giving advice to young people a while ago, and I joined the fun and gave my own advice.
"The Case for File Swapping" - here I present and prove the claim that non-commercial re-distribution of public copyrighted works should be legal.
I later continued this theme in "Why Closed Books are so 19th-century"
"The Enemy and How I Helped to Fight it" - this was my first story and is still my favourite. It is based on the situation in the Israeli-Lebanese border, but conveys a much more universal message.
"The One with the Fountainhead" - this is an episode of the T.V. show "Friends" that parodies the book "The Fountainhead" by Ayn Rand. It is probably my funniest piece yet.
"Open Source, Free Software and Other Beasts" - an article introducing the world of "Free and Open Source Software" to people who are not familiar with it.
"The Eternal Jew" - an article that nicely summarises the principles of my view on self and of life. Probably the closest essay I've written to pure-Philosophy
I've also been placing some philosophical thoughts and insights, which I did find mature or large-scope enough for a dedicated essay on my homepage, on my blogs.
Anyway, I'd be happy to hear what you think about the stuff I wrote.
Regards, -- Shlomi Fish.