Back in 2014 I started using a pair of Creative T30 wireless speakers. Considering how small they are, and lack a subwoofer, the sound was always pleasingly good. For the last 2.5 years, they’ve been paired to my work MacBook to great effect. But that’s now come to an end.
I skipped WordCamp Europe last year but didn’t want to miss this one, as it’s coming from Berlin. And, as in Paris back in 2017, I’m here as a volunteer.
We’ve been in our house for about 8 years and, each year for the last few years, we’re attempting to renovate a room. 4 years ago it was the kitchen, 3 years ago it was the top bedroom (aka Laura’s bedroom or, as it is now, the guest bedroom), 2 years ago it was my […]
Back in 2017, I revealed, after just a few months working and travelling for Automattic, what I carried with me in my backpack. 2 years on, and many more trips, and that content has changed. I don’t carry everything with me at all times and will modify the bag contents based on where I’m travelling […]
When travelling, I do so with a Clairefontaine pencil case. It’s not too big but enough for to carry a selection of useful stationary items. You see, I like my stationary. Nothing ostentatious but just good quality. So, what do I carry?
In the last couple of years I’ve been exploring and learning more about myself – what “makes me tick” or, rather, what makes me unique (as we all are). If you look on this site’s home page, you’ll see a number of these things. Right now it reads… Mildly bipolar, an ambivert, aphantasmic and a […]
No sooner have I got back from Belgrade, I’m on a train to London. I noted the irony of flying over my hotel as my plane came into land yesterday but a day at home between trips was appreciated. For the third year running, I’m back for WordCamp London, an annual conference for all things […]
I missed last year’s Support Driven Expo but, this year, I’m in Belgrade, Serbia for their 2019 expo. Support Driven is a community of people involved within support and these expos are an opportunity for that community to meet, chat and watch some (hopefully useful) talks.
Whether political leanings or my psychological makeup, I am straight down the middle. Average. A fence sitter. Except I’m not. And although I don’t doubt the accuracy of tests that find this, they’re all fundamentally flawed.
The Automattic hiring process is known for being pretty unique. But having been through it myself and now managing other people through it, I genuinely think it’s an amazing, forward-thinking way to do it. There are plenty of blog posts around which tell you of the hiring process but with many of these from the […]