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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”

A Quick Update

Okay! I haven’t posted anything here for a while, but wanted to keep an effort of making semi-regular updates while I’m out and about. There’s lots more to say, but I’ll try to stick to just the major points.


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Meet Spencer

Spencer Sevilla is a Research Scientist in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington, where he runs the Community LTE Project and works closely with Kurtis Heimerl on expanding global Internet access via a wide range of technologies that center around community-owned network infrastructure.