Strong Opinions, Strongly Held

I really like smart, polite people who mean well. I’ve heard the phrase from a number of smart polite people that they believe in the phrase, “strong views (or opinions), weakly held.”  When I first heard that I nodded in agreement and considered its wisdom. It implies a willingness to cooperate, to not be blinded…More

Search & Privacy

I’ve been using DuckDuckGo.com (DDG) for search recently instead of Google because of its privacy features–it doesn’t track you or store your searches. And generally I find it to be useful, delivering relevant content better than or equal to Google’s relatively commercial content. When I want to shop for something, I go to Google because…More

Self-Sustaining, Regenerative Tech Ecosystems

This is a repost from 2011. As I’m diving back into tech, it feels like a good time to revisit this as I’m now based in the MidWest, which, quite broadly, sports a lot of tech companies and some interdependent ecosystems. The capital for startups is here, but I’m at the beginning of a raise…More