Embracing the Slower Side of Life

In the spirit of expanding my writing style and audience, I recently wrote this piece for the Summer issue of Mountaineer Magazine. It’s provided in full here, but is also available on their blog at https://www.mountaineers.org/blog/embracing-the-slower-side-of-life. There’s something truly wonderful about not knowing what lies over the next ridge, or how to get there. If I climbContinue reading “Embracing the Slower Side of Life”

Page-Load-Time and Page Utility

In the Web business world, it’s well understood that page-load metrics (e.g. time-to-paint, time-to-responsiveness, etc.) drive engagement. Multiple studies (internal and external) show that even slight increases in load-time can turn off a large percent of eyeballs, and contribute to users exiting a page or even just failing to check-out after filling their cart atContinue reading “Page-Load-Time and Page Utility”

Bokondini Initial Roll-Out

All right! Where I left off last time, we had just built the network, turned it off, and headed back to the States (just in time for another round of pitches and conferences). Once back in Seattle, we expected a relatively quick roll-out, but ended up having to pump the brakes while some regulatory questionsContinue reading “Bokondini Initial Roll-Out”

Our Time In Bokondini

First and foremost: a sincere apology to everyone following along! After we left for Papua, everything picked up a lot of steam and was a bit uncertain, and the pace didn’t let up until the end of the year. It’s really a shame I didn’t live-blog the process, but in the next posts I’ll tryContinue reading “Our Time In Bokondini”

Off To Indonesia

Hi everyone, Today, the rubber hits the road! My partner, Audrey, and I spent all Saturday running last minute errands, sending last-minute email questions (“should I bring a camping stove or not?”) and packing all sorts of equipment into two rubbermaid totes and our personal bags. Packing’s been a comically awkward fusion of my outdoorContinue reading “Off To Indonesia”