Lonely Working Distributed

Recently I wrote about having connections with my distributed team. Part of that was because people have assumed it must be lonely working from home without seeing people. It’s been rare that I’ve ever felt this way much because of my team but also because I have a great network of family and friends IContinue reading “Lonely Working Distributed”

Distributed Team

Recently I was telling someone about my job for the first time. We were talking about how we communicate and how there is almost always someone else online working no matter when you are. They said something along the lines of that it must be like talking to some random stranger. While that’s true someContinue reading “Distributed Team”

My favourite way to relax

Tomorrow morning I start back to work after a week off. Previously I had a bad habit of at least checking in on work a few times while I was supposed to be away. This time though I disconnected almost entirely. Not even coming into Slack to socialize with my team. We spent most ofContinue reading “My favourite way to relax”

Work, family, basketball

Seems like a lot of the posts I end up writing these days are either about work, family, or basketball. That makes a lot of sense because that is basically my life and I’m happy with all of it. There is a really nice balance with everything right now that hasn’t always been present. I’veContinue reading “Work, family, basketball”

Four years at Automattic

Today marks four years since I joined Automattic full time. ūüéČAs I mentioned last year this is the longest time I’ve ever stayed with a company and now we’re just extending that record. There was a point this year where I briefly thought about looking for a move though. For over two years now IContinue reading “Four years at Automattic”

Dial-up Internet

Sometimes I miss the beautiful singing of dial-up modems communicating with each other and negotiating the terms of their courtship. A brief thread in Slack at work had us joking about old technology, even though some of it isn’t all that old, but it had me try to be poetic about the days of dial-upContinue reading “Dial-up Internet”

Writing, Creating, and Personal Perspective

This morning while sitting at a coffee shop reading a bit of His Whole Life by Elizabeth Hay. I’ve had it on my shelf for a while now and slowly getting through it. Not because I don’t enjoy it, I just haven’t made the time to read lately. This is the second book by theContinue reading “Writing, Creating, and Personal Perspective”

2017 Automattic Grand Meetup

Another Automattic Grand Meetup has come and gone. It is always such an amazing, overwhelming, stressful, fun, exciting, unique, and tiring experience. This year was no exception to that. Shortly before the meetup the team I’m on added three new people. That is exciting, always fun to get to meet and hangout with more awesomeContinue reading “2017 Automattic Grand Meetup”