I am a web developer in Carlisle, MA with a creative writing degree and a fondness for fresh vegetables.
I also ride bicycles, drink beer, play around in the mountains, and update OpenStreetMap, though not always in that order. I have two dogs, one wife, and a few million views on YouTube.
Writing and editing sharp, funny, and informative SportsCenter-style recaps of road cycling events
Web development and e-commerce for world-leading phone case & outdoor products manufacturer
Maintaining and expanding online communications presence for Connecticut's Capitol City
Web optimization, ad operations, and client outreach for a leading health information provider
Strava, the since-forever social fitness service, announced yesterday that a number of features previously available for free to any user were being transferred instead into the company’s paid offering. The Internet responded as you might expect, everyone seems to have a hot take, but for the most part, I don’t really have a problem with the revised payment model.
In fact I, Cosmo Catalano, long-time Strava user, former developer partner, for years a paying member, erstwhile foaming brand advocate, and even one-time guest speaker, would be stoked as hell to hand Strava my five-dollars-a-month again. All they’d have to do is convince me my money would be put to good use. Instead, they complained that they weren’t profitable.
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