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Automattic Life

Time for an office facelift…

Kind of. I’ve been at Automattic now for over 3 years and my home office has remained much the same. Thanks to COVID-19 I’m stuck here even more than usual, so I thought it was time to spruce things up a little, clearing down a lot of the clutter and adding new items that will provide to be useful for my day-to-day. Oh, and lots of dusting and general tidying.

And the picture above is the result!

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Hacks Life

Book buying bargains

I buy a lot of book – if not for myself, as presents. And I do like a physical book (although I’m not a stranger to Kindle). Equally, I like a bargain.

Here’s how I save money on all of this…

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Gaming Hacks

Improving the Bluetooth on a Playstation 4 – Part 2

Okay, so my first attempt at doing this didn’t go well. However, now armed with the correct tools, will it go any better?

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Hacks Life

Suddenly working from home? Survival tips

Thanks to COVID-19, a lot of people are finding themselves, unexpectedly, having to work from home. And it’s a shock to the system.

I work for Automattic Inc., a fully remote company – that means we don’t have any offices, so each and every employee (over 1000 and counting) works from home, the coffee shop or wherever they want. In my case, I work from a small box-bedroom-cum-office at home. And I’ve been doing this for over 3 years.

In this article, I want to give advice to help those out who are now in this position – either now or may be in the near future.

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Gaming Hacks

Improving the Bluetooth on a Playstation 4 – Part 1

Tired of the poor Bluetooth transmission range of my PS4, I’ve decided to do something about it. A quick Google and it became apparent that I could fit an external aerial that would help, so this is my diary of doing this.

Okay, so I never intended for this to be a multi-part post but, as will become apparent, things didn’t go as well as was expected…