At work we've started a blogging group. (Side note - who remembers BlogRings? Ah the good old days...) Seeing as we create website/blogging software for a living, it seems fitting a group of us should be regularly wine-tasting the product and seeing how it goes. I've just started a new blog about accidentally discovering I'm [...]
For a long time - I spent a significant amount of money on Tshirts - from bands/concerts especially, but also from other places. Once I wasn't wearing certain shirts any more, I found I had a stockpile of them taking up space. Before passing them on - I decided to take photos of all of [...]
For my birthday, my sister-in-law gave me a box filled with coffee grind and mushroom spores. All I had to do was cut a hole in it and spray it with water - and we had a harvest of mushrooms within a week. The best part was, of course, the eating. I've never been too [...]
Last weekend I headed to New Zealand to attend WordCamp Auckland. WordCamps are community driven conferences focused on people who use, create, and support WordPress. It was a fantastic time - with great talks (check out my notes below), awesome people, and some fabulous food (mostly cooked by the family of the organisers). Everyone was [...]
One of the challenges of Automattic being a full-distributed workforce is that we spend most of our time interacting purely in chat form - even with our immediate teammates we spend most of our time with. One of the ways we ensure our teams work well is we spend a week each year together in [...]
One of my recent parenting victories was to convince the girls that London Grammar make a great 'going to sleep' soundtrack. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UwYKVJMnLY
The second half of 2018 brought with it a bunch of changes on the professional front for me. 2018 as a whole was pretty tumultuous (that's a story for another time) but one of the big changes for me personally was I got a new job.
Rustling sheets and whispered giggles, "I'm not tired", "It's still light outside", A familiar pattern.
I've never considered myself a coffee snob but I have always enjoyed it. In fact sometimes I've enjoyed it a little too much.
Barry is our first foray back into the realm of 'premium' TV in a little while. I've been excited to watch it, as I've long been a fan of Bill Hader and appreciating his acting range post-SNL.