I love to write. As the years have ticked by, I’ve become less inhibited when it comes to sharing my creations and opinions with a wider audience. Still, I make no effort to promote this website. The vast majority of my visitors (>99%) have come from organic search.
If I could state one goal, that goal would be to establish a site where a visitor can find that very specific thing he’s looking for and then stumble upon something completely new and exciting. This is how I made my fondest memories while exploring the early internet. Single-owner variety blogs with moderate traffic have mostly been eradicated. We’ve traded genuine content discovery for visually striking, finely tuned search funnels that transform curiosity to “conversions.”
Speaking of the debasement of search engine results, I made the decision to monetize this blog in early 2021. Cash flow motivates me but integrity and purity of writing is my greater purpose. Taking the time to understand how all of this works helped me identify topics that I should split off into self-contained sites while leaving this one free of abject commercial influence. Look, nobody is ever going to call me a sellout. Most people don’t know who I am or care about what I do. So, if I could maintain the authenticity of the blog while being able to justify carving out 5x as much time for writing, it’s not just a proposition that makes sense, it’s a dream come true.
Thanks for visiting and thanks for reading.
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What I’ve written here does not represent the views of my employers, past or present. Nothing is endorsed by my employer(s). I am not permitted to act as a public-facing representative of my employer(s) or speak to reporters on behalf of them.
At the time of writing, I hold my Series 57 and am a Securities Trader Representative registered with FINRA. I am not qualified to give investment advice. Nothing contained on this website should be construed as investment advice.
Occasionally, I’ll write an article that provides a fierce critique of a person, business, or product. If you ever find yourself in my crosshairs and feel uncomfortable, please reach out to me. Whether to debate or to politely request a takedown, I’d probably comply without further comment. The internet can seem like a virtual lion’s den but I have feelings, too. I’m not out here to cancel anyone.
Connecting & Employment Opportunities
My blog is small; I’m happy to connect and chat with anyone. Please do not exploit this openness to badger me about generic software engineering roles or products you may be selling.
I am open to freelance opportunities and will engage anyone who sends me a job description that seems compatible with my background and does not use a templated sales pitch or robotic follow-up mechanism.
For opportunities specific to this blog, I will not syndicate your content or offer link insertion. If you are looking for this type of SEO placement, I do sparingly offer this for other sites I control. I will consider self-directed promotional arrangements in which I write content about topics and products that I have interest in. Generally speaking, I will not write quasi-organic “reviews” of products which I am compensated for writing.
Opportunities to write and edit content interest me very much. I have experience managing writing teams, bridging the gap between stakeholders and offshore teams, and wearing many hats as an individual contributor. While I have little formal training, I have domain expertise that is, in my view, unparalleled. The topics I have written about in the past include: trading, high-frequency trading, personal finance/investing, high finance, entrepreneurship, technology, software engineering, DevOps/SRE, Internet of Things, cryptocurrencies (especially Helium), automation, alt data, SaaS, collectibles (timepieces, trading cards, post cards, etc), video games, early internet history (especially YouTube), social media (especially Instagram and Reddit), marketing/social media marketing, the job market (especially resumés and jobs in quant trading), distance running, alpine skiing, restaurants and culinary topics, and many other niche topics. I want to write for you!
I spent most of my career as a software engineer, though under a variety of official titles. I am a strong Python generalist and DevOps practitioner. I believe I have elite vision and an elite ability to ideate products. Under immense pressure in the high frequency trading space, I’ve singlehandedly completed full value-added product lifecycles during a single trading session.
I am available for consulting, advisory, business development, and individual contributor roles that track with the skills and interests highlighted above and elsewhere in this blog.
timothy (dot) joseph (dot) ohearn (at) gmail
I do not maintain a public presence on other social media platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Reddit, or Instagram. I also no longer use the social functions of Goodreads. When I publish content on other sites, I may not have the ability to respond to inquiries or correct my work. In the event that I am ever impersonated (which I highly doubt), or if someone plagiarizes or takes credit for my work, I will likely use LinkedIn and this website to help rectify the situation.