About This Site

Thank you for reading. I hope you find something here that is useful, inspiring, or thought-provoking.

Everything is free—no ads, solicitations, paid memberships, etc.

Two things you should know:

  1. Affiliate payments. I get affiliate fees when people shop my reading list on bookshop.org. (You could be one of those wise, learned, and laudable individuals—you’d get a useful book in the mail while supporting an independent bookseller. Don’t be shy.)
  2. Your activity is private. No personal information is collected or stored.
    1. If you sign up for the e-mail newsletter, I can see your e-mail address, your subscription status, and when you signed up, but nothing else.
    2. I use Cabin to log web analytics in a way that is anonymous and does not track any information specific to you (details).

Have topics you want me to cover? Notice anything wrong or out-of-date? Please e-mail me directly: brian@joechip.net.

Thanks again, —Brian

Additional ways to read

Web stuff

  • The content management system is Ghost, hosted directly on Ghost.org.
    • Ghost.org also handles e-mail newsletter subscriptions and delivery.
    • This site uses Ghost’s default “Source” theme.
  • Limited, privacy-preserving web analytics from Cabin.
  • The font is Heliotrope, which I love because it is expressively wobbly between the bold and italics and whatever else.
  • I write and organize material in Bear.

Check this web site’s energy impact or its (lack of) ad trackers, etc.