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Hi! I'm Bill.

Technologist by training, experience designer by trade, and creative by nature/nurture. This website is where I come to share things I've made (my favorites are marked with ⚡︎). Enjoy.


Getting Sh-t Done with my super-simple productivity method ⚡︎
Managing chaos with a desk in the closet
Writing a bespoke text editor when nothing else satisfied
Creating a custom keyboard for my Samsung Galaxy Fold4


What it's like to be Too Damn Tall ⚡︎
My list of favorite beers ⚡︎
Having fun with those "sorry, wrong number" spam messages ⚡︎
Writing about a fancy new plunger
Nespresso coffee capsule tasting notes ⚡︎
Beer tasting notes from a tortured soul
My personal recipe for kale salad


Falling hard for the original RayBan Stories
Deep thoughts on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold ⚡︎
Android apps I love, coming from an iPhone
The falling block app that you can't have
Remembering the Hiptop via Evil Overlord
Quite possibly the world’s most perfect computer
I created the app that turned Palm Pilots into a mirror
Amazon Cloud Cam and the Cloud-to-Landfill pipeline
Complaining about Kindle battery life advertising
I'm kind of tired of the Kindle boy; you know, that one under the tree
Hacking a Wii cable out of thin air
This is not simplicity
Bemoaning a Black Macbook
Breaking up with a Casio Cassiopeia E-10
Writing the (un)official Octel Lookup
Befouling a cathode ray tube


The flip side of self-driving vehicles ⚡︎
Bare knuckled in the snow on bald tires
Driving to my girlfriend's on a dark and stormy night
The little Garmin that couldn’t
Living large in a 1967 Ford Galaxie 500 sedan
Taking my 2017 Subaru WRX to Laguna Seca (YouTube) for a day


Drought at California's New Melones Lake
Loving Iceland so much we visited it twice
Taking photos in a smoky Yosemite


Getting my mother's artwork onto the web ⚡︎
Visualizing the 2023 earthquake in Turkey and Syria
Drawing: the black and white series, the color series, and the color box series
Making a custom deck of cards for the family
Creating a fresh unofficial map for the Bear Valley Resort
Photos of infrastructure and the built environment
Drawing dotbots on the back of business cards
I've been drawing cars since I was little
Love yellow


Slow motion smack down from a faulty gall bladder
The pocket knife hack and airport security
Hostess and the Donettes of doom
Incentives: the anatomy of an M&M
Learning what BIC pen ink tastes like
When I was a kid, the most effective punishment was nothing
On my best nap ever, thanks to Glenn, John, and Michelle
That time the President saw my bits (or might have been able to, conceivably)
Twenty-three hours to yee-haw


Peripatetic homes on urban railroads
Imagining an airplane fight club
What if the sun always set at the same time of day?
A watch calibrated to your lifespan, not the current time
Exploring the idea of parallel universes


The incessant blink of a lonely microwave
Stabbing at the air, flailing wildly, unaware
On having a favorite pen
Whatever happens to?
A collection of very short written things
On the adaptive use of space


Check out these other websites that I've enjoyed

Instagram: @billofgoods, @too.damn.tall
Threads: @semiperipatetic
Mastodon: @billwesterman@indieweb.social