Harper Reed's Blog

Harper Reed's Blog

Musing from a normal person doing normal things

21 Sep 2020

What have I been up to?

Join Harper Reed on a candid reflection of his unexpected yet deeply impactful journey through the tumultuous 2020, diving headfirst into COVID-19 response. From building communities to spearheading critical projects, discover how a series of serendipitous events led this tech entrepreneur and "F list" celebrity to pivot from potential co-founder meetups to being a driving force in the fight against a global pandemic. Experience the raw, real, and at times chaotic narrative of a year filled with learning, volunteering, and connecting with remarkable people, all while navigating the uncertainties and challenges of COVID-19. This is Harper's story of resilience, innovation, and the power of community in times of crisis.

04 Jun 2020


A few friends have asked where they should send their money to better help support black lives and our local chicago communities.

22 Apr 2020

Digital Contact Tracing and Alerting vs Exposure Alerting

The piece explores the intersection of technology, privacy, and public health in the context of the Covid-19 crisis, emphasizing the need for clear terminology and the pivotal role of both manual and digital methods in combating the pandemic. Drawing on personal experiences and collaborations in the tech community, the author presents a compelling argument for decentralized exposure alerting, underscoring its importance in our collective efforts to navigate and overcome this global challenge.

11 Oct 2018

Harper's 3 tips to surviving Facebook

Three unconventional tips for managing your relationship with Facebook, offering strategies to minimize distractions and regain control over your online experience. Learn how to disconnect from the 'notification-industrial complex,' create a dedicated Chrome profile for Facebook use, and radically transform your newsfeed by unfollowing friends. These personal insights aim to make Facebook usage more intentional and less intrusive in your daily life.

08 Jul 2018

Blogging in 2018. Blogs, How Do They Work?

Chronicling two decades of blogging evolution, from PHP to Hugo on Github, this blog navigates the shifts from detailed posts to Twitter's brevity and back. Expect candid thoughts on tech, founding companies, travel, and the occasional book review, interspersed with reflections on a blogger's journey from 2000s archives to current musings.