His other cultural contributions consist of some short stories, the different incarnations of Straylight (Straylight has, in chronological order, been a duchy, a barony, and a county, and a duchy again), and multiple varied little pieces of different media. In addition, he provides technical support to micronationalists in computing-related matters and has created a few pieces of software over his career, including IMN Bank, an early automated micronational bank.
Ari lives in Finland and is currently studying computer science at the University of Oulu. He supports free software and reads science fiction. He participated in a year of military training.