Dad


3 mins

After a long illness, my dad died last week. I wasn’t sure that I’d want to write about this, now or ever. The more I talked about him to my family - who didn’t know him well, primarily due to geographical distance and my mom’s aversion to traveling when they were both still healthy, I realized that I was the only one who could or would tell his story.

145mph


2 mins

On 12-JUL of this year, I committed to writing & completing my book. I’m happy to announce that it’s available for purchase, just two and a half months later. Buy now on amazon 145 MPH - Stories of Risk-taking, Entrepreneurship & Integrity is my exploration of the nexus of those three qualities. I use stories of events in my life to illustrate & explain how I came to be the person I am, and how my character was shaped by my earliest encounters with adrenaline-fueled behavior.

Investment Ethics


3 mins

recorded on iPhone using Tincup Voice in the default Safari browser. This post is about investment ethics. Specifically, what are the dynamics of a very large investment into a rapidly growing company that is positioning itself as the market leader in a lucrative market, especially a new market - one that previously has not existed? I’m gonna focus on WeWork in this post. WeWork has been discussed quite a bit.

Lions and Tigers and Locks Oh My


3 mins

I just experienced something that should not have happened, at least not today, in 2019 - the 42nd year of general use of personal computers & the software industry that powers them. As part of my routine tasks, I was preparing to do some online banking. I typically use Safari on my iMac for this work as it gives me nominally better control of password handling. I opened the browser + went to the login page, where I was met with the userid & password form as expected.

The Great Devops Bundling


2 mins

There are only two ways I know of to make money: bundling and unbundling. - Jim Barksdale Anyone paying attention to the hosted source control market1 has surely noticed that Gitlab has been steadily & with increasing success bundling all the previously disparate pieces of the software development life cycle (SDLC). There’s no better current example of this today than Gitlab, though Hashicorp is close. The loosely-coupled nature of Hashicorp’s tools makes what they’re doing a less than 100% true bundling, but every tool is meant to work seamlessly with the rest of the suite… so it’s pretty close.