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October, 2021

Introducing Untitled / October 31, 2021

This year, in conjunction with National Novel Writing Month, I’m kicking off my own writing project, Untitled. Untitled is a serial novel that will be written to coincide with NaNoWriMo’s goals, but is likely to carry on beyond that limit. It’s also designed in such a way that it’s not the ...

Fairness Friday: Rogue Retreat / October 22, 2021

I’m posting Fairness Fridays: a new community social justice organization each week. I donate to each featured organization. If you feel so inclined, please join me. This week I’m donating to Rogue Retreat. Based in Medford, OR, Rogue Retreat offers support and housing for the homeless in its local area, including ...

What is the metaverse? / October 20, 2021

Facebook is reportedly betting the future of the company on the metaverse, changing the name of its umbrella company in the process. Meanwhile, supposedly NFTs are the revenue model for the metaverse, making $2.6bn in sales in the first six months of 2021 alone. This is all well and good, but ...

Driving the M1 / October 20, 2021

I got mine well before the new batch of redesigned MacBook Pros, but my 13” M1 machine is by far the best computer I’ve ever owned. It’s responsive, the keyboard is great, and the battery life is long enough that I sometimes forget the thing has a battery at all. As ...

Thoughts and actions for the week of October 18, 2021 / October 18, 2021

Thoughts I remember on my very first startup, my co-founder (the CEO) worried that we weren’t cool enough. We were building a white label community platform that was beginning to be used inside large organizations to share information: what would become a multi-billion dollar business. And we were doing it in ...

How I think about giving / October 16, 2021

I was asked to go into a little more detail around how I think about my Fairness Fridays posts.They were originally inspired by Fred Wilson’s Funding Fridays, which highlights a new crowdfunding campaign. I actually really like those: it’s a fun way to discover new projects that are getting off ...

Fairness Friday: the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women / October 15, 2021

I’m posting Fairness Fridays: a new community social justice organization each week. I donate to each featured organization. If you feel so inclined, please join me. This week I’m donating to the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women. Based in Albuquerque, CSVANW advocates for social change in the communities it ...

The twin sadnesses / October 14, 2021

As Ben Werdmuller awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into … Stress has been a major part of my life this year, for obvious reasons. I’m no longer at the point in the year where I can claim to be ruled by grief with ...

Thoughts and actions for the week of October 11, 2021 / October 11, 2021

Thoughts I recognize today as Indigenous Peoples’ Day rather than Columbus Day: it’s a marker of the importance of the people who were here before Europeans arrived, and their resilience in the face of genocide and generations of oppression. For the first time, the President recognized it too: a major progressive ...

ForUsAll is hiring / October 8, 2021

Just a quick note: we're hiring Ruby on Rails engineers, Product Managers, a Head of Marketing ... all working for a mission-driven startup working to help more people reach financial safety in retirement. Check out all our vacancies here. ...

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