Proud to work at Founders

This summer I started a coworking space called Founders here in Fort Wayne, IN. I started it with Ray Angel and Steve Franks, two prominent members of the startup community in our city.

Founders opens every day at 8am and closes, well, whenever. It’s completely free to use, and supported by our Power Founders system.

You can read more about Founders at

A few choice photos from our first three months

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I moved my blog to today

I remember hearing Matt Mullenweg speak about starting up a blog at a WordCamp somewhere. Go figure, right? He may have been talking specifically about, or maybe not, but the gist was how fun it is to sit down with a glass of wine and go through WordPress themes to find just the right one for a website.

I didn’t use wine — a nicely brewed coffee was my companion — but I experienced just what he described this morning when I moved my blog from my own hosting environment over to

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It seems I’m an evil socialist

Of course I only mean evil in the sense that it has lately become a bad ideology, on par with the Boogeyman. He’s probably socialist too.

The results of a political placement test I took earlier tonight:

My political leanings, a chart

This sort of test is useful, especially for determining just how blindly you are following a particular political party/candidate in the states. I’m one to call foul on the process in general, but I suppose my leanings speak for themselves. I’m thinking doing this test every year or so would make for some interesting introspection, especially if one tracked exactly what responses one gave throughout the test.

If you choose to take the test as well, let me know how it comes out. And, more importantly, how the results reflect on where you placed yourself pre- taking it. I’m curious.

What it feels like to have a lost kitty

I couldn’t believe it, even after it seemed as though it had to be the case. Sometime on Tuesday afternoon, between noon and three o’clock, I opened the door. I subsequently closed the door. And upon further investigation, later that afternoon, it hit me.

My cat had ran out when the door was open.

Lucky for me I was only figuring this out when Ashley came back from her classes, so it wasn’t as though she was going to freak out or anything (riiiiight).

For the next 5 hours or so, a lot of things seemed to happen all at once.

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Tolerance for Pluralism in the World

I believe it was Bill Clinton who said something to the effect that we are living, and will spend our lifetimes, in the midst of the most diverse and drawn together world, ethnically, religiously, and culturally speaking, than any other time in history. It only makes sense, then, that the ways we react in this new time will end up defining, in large part, who we are as individuals and as innovators. And I’m finding that, lately, I find tolerance of pluralism to be one of the best traits a person can have.

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Apartment Painted, (Almost) Furnished

My new apartment is now fully painted and (nearly) fully furnished. I’m approaching everything fairly practically, so I’m only adding furniture when I have a purpose for it. The paint and decor I’ve added in the past couple of weeks really brings out the life of this place, and is really boosting the creativity I experience in my office. I have some pictures to show off (before and after) and some little tips I’ve picked up through the experience.

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What Makes a Quality Definition

Defining and categorizing has always seemed to be at once the simplest and most difficult thing imaginable. I especially enjoy Socrates discuss the topic in his dialogs. It’s interesting to see some (what seem to me to be) silly options tossed out to describe the way to think of a definition, and know that even today we struggle with the same issue, just later on in history.

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