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 income.
    I get affiliate money when people shop from my reading list on bookshop.org. (You could be one of those people—you’d be getting a useful book in the mail while supporting an independent bookseller. So don’t be shy.)
  2. Your data & activity is private.
    This site uses Clicky to collect super basic visitor statistics, in a configuration that preserves your privacy. I don’t collect, store, or share personal information with this service. If you sign up to get posts by e-mail, I can see your e-mail address—gotta send stuff to you, after all—but that’s it.

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 Notice anything wrong or out-of-date?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

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    • A tedious caveat due to LinkedIn’s enshittification: If you do this, you must also hit the odious little bell icon on my profile in order to actually get notifications from LinkedIn. Why? Because my automated LinkedIn postings merely direct people back out onto the open web—outside of the LinkedIn algorithmic labyrinth and/or advertising dungeons—which is the very last place Microsoft wants anyone to be.
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Web stuff

  • The content management system is Ghost, hosted directly on Ghost.org. I run my other web sites and services on OpalStack, but an important goal for this particular project is to minimize time I spend fussing instead of writing. Ghost.org also handles e-mail newsletter subscriptions and delivery.
  • This site uses Ghost’s default “Casper” theme.
  • The font is Heliotrope, which I love because it is expressively wobbly between the bold and italics and whatever else.
  • A Zapier automation handles posting to LinkedIn.
  • Super minimal and somewhat unobtrusive analytics via Clicky.
  • I write and organize material in Obsidian mostly on an iPad, and sometimes on its up-and-coming accessory, a Mac.