You’ll be happy to learn that you’ve stumbled upon the Internet home of a guy called Brett Kelly. That’s me.
I asked my son what he would say if somebody asked him what kind of guy his dad was. He said a “big hairy guy.”
So, I guess we can start there. Kinda weird, though.
What I Do
During the day, I work for a startup called Evernote doing various things involving English and computer programming and other stuff. It’s one of my favorite services ever and I would totally take it out for a romantic dinner for two if it were a person and I weren’t married and…
Anyway, I like Evernote and working there is badass.
So much, in fact, that I wrote what many people consider to be the best darn getting started guide to Evernote to ever escape human fingers. It’s called Evernote Essentials and I think it’s pretty stinking good. Several thousand other people think so, too.
I also maintain an Internet Weblog Homepage Site called Bridging the Nerd Gap, which is sort of an amalgamation of technology, productivity, efficiency and other exciting stuff like that. A few thousand people read it, but I’d bet they just come for the poop jokes. If you’re looking for the most regular place to find what I’m cranking out, that’s probably it.
There are other things, sure, but those are the big ones. If that ever changes, you just make sure you check back here and it’ll hopefully be reflected here unless I forget, which I totally might do.
Stuff that Isn’t Actually Work
A little over a decade ago, a little red-headed firecracker agreed to marry me. She’s super cute and it’s pretty cool that she sticks around. Together, we’re raising two splendid children. Both of them seem to think I’ve got it together, so I’m riding that little wave out for as long as I can.
Aside from my techie leanings, I’m also an avid coffee jackass (the kind that buys unroasted coffee on the Internet and spends far too much money on coffee equipment). I also like beer and whiskey and tobacco and irresponsibly late night conversations.
I’m a Christian (occasional potty mouth notwithstanding). Our family prefers the Anglican Catholic tradition and we’re happy members at St. Matthew’s Church in Newport Beach, California.
How this Works
I made this site because I was tired of not having an authoritative place for my “index”. I’m involved in lots of projects and such and having a single jumping-off point is important according to Social Media for Complete Imbeciles, so here we are.
Squarespace handles all the spinning gears and plumbing. I’ve built many dozens of web sites in my life, but I’m more than happy to outsource that part of this because, honestly, free time is not something I have an abundance of anymore and I wanted to have something up with minimal effort.
I also wanted a place where I could post crap that I write that doesn’t fit neatly into my other blog. And I wanted a place to easily post pictures and share them on Twitter and such. That’s the other function of this here site.
Where to Find Me
I’m less of a social (media) butterfly than I once was, but I still bring the ruckus to a handful of spots on the Interblags. Here, now, is a (probably) exhaustive list.
- My Serious Blog about Serious Grownup Things
- Me on Twitter
- Me on Electronic Mail
- Me on my podcast
- Me on Github
- Me not on Facebook
Use the Contact page linked above. Kinda surprised you didn’t figure that out, really.