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Hi! I'm here to help you. 🫵

I've traveled our beautiful world, looking at it from many perspectives. On my adventure, I've been quiet. I watched; I listened; I explored. I picked up some artifacts along my journey. To my surprise, many of them had, inscribed on them, secrets as to "how the world works." I've rigorously tested the claims I've found with experience and evidence. At long last, I'm ready to share the things that I've been able to distill — honoured to have had the absurd luck of unearthing them along the way.

Progress is everything
Humans are wired to thrive when they progress, achieve, and evolve. Getting things done brings fulfillment, happiness, and strength.
Think different
A tiny idea is capable of solving a monumental problem. Think outside of the box, but don't lie to yourself.
Commit for the long haul
Opportunities arise, then disappear. Be prepared for the chance, slow to commit, but stand strong in your decision.
Agreements over assumptions
We all get frustrated when things don't go the way we expect. Pre-emptively transform expectations into explicit agreements to save a world of pain.
Scatter responsibilities
Obedience isn't a virtue because power always corrupts. We can help save each other by decentralizing responsibilities.

🔨 I'm working on a few things.

I've worked on project after project, but I've finally settled in to a few where I can make a big difference.

Simplifying DNS & domains @ DNSimple

Long before I ever considered joining the team, I was a fan. And customer. Having used the other domain registrars, there was something special about DNSimple's approach that resonated. Was it DNSound? Nah, just the lack upselling, cross-selling, and the get-in-and-do-my-work-and-get-out experience.

Fast-forwarding a few years, I now lead the Feature team. Seeing new features land in my own personal DNSimple account that I helped forge is an amazing thrill. Lately, we've been refining our workflow; hand-tuning our own version of Shape Up. Our tiny team has consistently released feature-after-feature in a mind-blowing 8-week cadence — including planning, design, implementation, support articles, internal documentation, and marketing work!

Decentralizing the internet @ Follow Along

There is no practical reason why social media companies have our data siloed away (and sold off). A variety of technologies and tools already exist that could add checks on their omnipotent reach. Follow Along is one answer to the problem — based on RSS feeds.

Adding purpose to relationships @ Together Progress

Like you, I wear many hats. Sometimes, it's difficult to keep track of them all. Sometimes, it feels like things slip through the cracks. Sometimes, you can't tell if you're doing a good job. Together Progress is a tool that I built to help me add more meaning and purpose to my own relationships.

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