Ahoy. I’m Chad Calease. I’ve been putting personal artifacts here since 1999, having mostly to do with people, ideas, technology and seemingly unrelated things that aren’t.
These artifacts may only be metaphorical crumbs, a trail to help someone else find their way back to whatever it was they were supposed to be doing before they got sidetracked and lost on the internet.
Speaking of getting lost, I’m grateful to have found my way out of some astoundingly dense and vast forests, both literally and figuratively, and for the way such experiences have hardened my skills and softened my heart.
I get satisfaction from making stuff, navigating ambiguity to solve problems, driving vision, strategizing, leading by example, bending technology to the will of the mission and generally communicating in memorable ways that lead to successful outcomes.
I’m an optimistic sort, especially about the future and our collective opportunity to have a role in helping evolve into a thoughtful, empathetic, tolerant, diverse, respectful, committed to learning and making-good-decisions-for-the-long-term-type of culture. Since early 2007, I’ve been posting thoughts here with these same motivations.
If you happen to find anything inspiring and/or useful here, cool. Please share and share, alike.
Have a project requiring deeply technical or strictly whimsical talents? Let’s walk and talk, share some ideas. Get in touch via chad at wimzkl dot com and, if you require discretion, here’s my public key.
Meanwhile, thanks for reading.
See ya around.