Late in 2009, at a Startup Weekend hosted at Hacker Dojo, I had a fit of inspiration: "Can I get an '.in' domain, and if so, can I get"

The answer, as you can see, was "Yes!" on both counts.

I paid 10 years in advance.

And here we are. You want to know more about me, so I better share something interesting.

Over the years: I've framed houses in 8 states. I'm a former US Marine. I have a number of college degrees in science and engineering. I've worked at startups and at big companies. I write code for fun and profit.

Currently, I'm building a freelancing and consulting business focused on small business information technology. It's pretty clear now that if you're not on the web in some useful form, your business is going to have a harder and harder time in the future. Yet small business people have less time than anyone to learn how to use web technology. They can't afford expensive mistakes, and without a clear ROI, it's difficult to justify learning the technology.

Yet, even when they have no time do it themselves, small business people must learn enough about information technology to make informed purchasing and hiring decisions.

Hence, there is a huge need for highly targeted products and services specifically designed for small businesses.

Over there to the right, you can find me in several other ways. Looking forward to hearing from you. -dave d