A slightly younger version of the site owner and operator.

The What

This site has existing in one manifestation or another since 1997, before most people knew what the Internet even was. It has served me many purposes over the years in both personal and professional contexts. Hopefully it will serve you in some small yet meaningful way as well.

The Who*

My name is Jon O’Brien. I was born at a young age in the mean streets of a posh neighborhood in Chicago, the city that I continue to live in to this day. Technology and design are my livelihood and passion, along with good food, interesting places, the occasional fast car, and good conversation. You’ll see this reflected in the pages of this site.

* No, not that The Who, though I am a Pinball Wizard in my own mind.