Hello friends, this is my personal patch of the Internet. In time I’ll set up a vanity URL for this blog and make it prettier. For now it exists, and that’s good enough.

I use it as a place to think on my own time, chat about life, and during parental leave touch on some of the topics that normally comprise my work life. I hope some of what you read if joyful.

My Substack is free, as I don’t need to monetize it. If we have a second kid that might change but for now I am just going to noodle and have fun. Thanks for being here. — Alex

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Reporting and commentary on startups, technology, and the stock market. Modestly upbeat.


Financial and technology journalist. Dad. Thinker of medium thoughts. Mostly boring.