To paraphrase the old song "Once I built the Internet; now it's done. Brother, can you spare a dime?"
I came to Silicon Valley young and naive and on top of the world. I was an alpha geek. Been there, done that, designed the tee shirt. Now I'm semi-retired and working in a new career outside of high tech.
I try to respond to all my e-mail. Send me a note about how you liked (or, even, didn't like) my stories, and I'll send you a response. 'Exalphageek' is a lot for some folks to type, so 'e' is fine. I'll know to whom you're addressing your note.