Kelly Norton is a designer and software engineer living in Atlanta, Georgia Surf City, North Carolina. He holds degrees from Georgia Tech's School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and from the MIT Media Lab where he studied under John Maeda. From 2006–2012, he was a software engineer at Google working on Google Web Toolkit, Speed Tracer, Google Chrome and other stuff. He co-founded Connexxia LLC in 2000 to help universities effectively recruit high school seniors through online social engagement. He was co-founder at Monetology, makers of fine software products Homebase.io and FullStory. He is now engineering some software at Etsy.


THE PLEASANT PLACES TO LIVE It has been a winter of dreadful weather so far. I spent January flying back and forth from New York expecting to find a different set of conditions at the end of each leg. Whichever way I went, bitter cold greeted me at the end of the jet way and often with a coating of slick ice. It’s hard not to dwell on anomalous and unpleasant weather. It got me wondering, though, where in the U.S. do you go if you want the most “pleasant” days in a year?
feb 2014
PUZZLING A few weeks back, I took some time off for a bit of recharging. That gave me some time to do things I would usually not have time to do, like read blogs from other local startups. That then led me to a puzzler, which got me thinking about a solution and also about how such thinking happens at all.
nov 2013