Ground Rules

In 2002, Andy Baio started his blog with The Basic Idea. A decade on, Waxy is still going strong. So I am stealing “the basic idea” wholesale–except for “be original”–as a starting point for my new blog.

Likely topics

  • cases of social engineering or unconventional thinking
  • technology & software
  • business

I will avoid

  • writing political polemics
  • life journaling
  • memes, except in critical context

Comments welcome. My email address is almost the same as my url. Just change the first dot to an @. On twitter: @p9k


I’ve written extensively on other peoples’ websites: Slashdot, Hacker News, Reddit, Quora, and elsewhere over the years. It’s nice to have somewhere to call home on the internet again.