On Being Online

I tried to run straight at it and couldn't.

It is not something to be had, but rather trapped or caught.

Form a hexagon with a bit of grit and six sides of fence.

From 2038, the doorway to 1912 must be shut.

The masquerade ball.

The approximate voice.

Supply chain transparency.

The bulletin board in 1998.

A computer with a case of the sillyz.

When I turned 18, there were so, so many bad paths open to me.

The one secret that is reproducible by anyone trying to make it anywhere for anything is short.

Don't predict ten years from now.

Predict the perfect future and wake up everyday working towards what needs to be done by this day, same time, next year.

2006 – released my first podcast 2007 – released my first website 2008 – released my first wordpress blog 2009 – graduated community college 2010 – sold my first white labeled design system 2011 – launched a federated social media bulletin board 2012 – tutored beginner C++ through data structures and algorithms 2013 – graduated private college 2014 – wrote minesweeper twice in a day to land a job in silicon valley 2015 – integrated partnerships for identity management with ruby on rails 2016 – released cutestrap 2017 – completed the wizard's journey 2018 – joined netflix 2019 – won netflix studio hackday 2020 – launched prepaid billing, multiplexed 3DS, and upgraded to 2.0 2021 – killed react 2022 – founded https://sillyz.computer 2023 – studied clown 2024 – marketed https://thelanding.page

Don't compete for attention.

Compete with intention.