Why?

Ira Glass, the host of This American Life, eloquently explains this blog’s Raison d’Etre in the video below.

Expressed plainly - getting good at hard stuff takes LOTS of practice and LOTS of feedback, during which time the stuff you do will suck.

I want to get great at understanding, reasoning, and presenting ideas, and have no fear of sucking, so I’ll use this blog to collect, massage, and present ideas.

This is also my implementation of evergreen notes, which is a very interesting concept that was “discovered” in 2020, where I started in 2013 :)

A few of the posts here will be finished, but most posts will be incomplete, and many will be incoherent. If anything strikes your fancy holler, I’d love to riff on the ideas.

Finally the metaphorical small print: These are my personal opinions, not those of my employer.

FAQ

Why does this stuff suck?

Getting good at hard stuff takes LOTS of practice and LOTS of feedback, during which time the stuff you do will suck. Go watch Ira’s talk above.

Why are these posts half finished/half baked/make no sense?

This is my implementation of evergreen notes, which is a very interesting concept that was “discovered” in 2020, where I started in 2013 :) Read more about the notes, especially the idea of knowledge work getting better and better.

Why is there such an odd ensemble of tech here?

As well as collecting my thoughts, this site is also a pet project to try out random web tech.

Can I copy this stuff?

Please do!

Are there keyboard shortcuts?

Of course! Press ? to see them. Mobile browsers don’t support keyboard shortcuts though.

How do I get in touch?

I love knowing smart, resiliant, positive people. Connect and message me on Linked In.

How can I support you?

Become a Patron!

Seriously, if you do, I’ll give 100% to my favorite charity which is the School of Acrobatics and new Circus Arts.