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 […]
Back in December I started rehearsing for Hair, which is due to hit the stage in June. A few days ago, though, I informed the production crew that I would be withdrawing. Not only that but I’ve announced my intentional to (semi?) retire from the world of musical theatre too. But to explain why, we […]
I’ve owned my Mazda 3 for just under 2 years now. On cold, damp days I often find that a number of warning lights come on, related to lane guidance (Lane Departure Warning System – LDWS), automatic full-beam (High Beam Control System – HBC) and automatic braking (Smart City Brake Support – SCBS). After a […]
It’s that time of year again when the teams within WordPress.com VIP have a meetup. As usual, it’s all about the food, bad flights and weird accommodation. Last year, the Triage and Developer team went to Lisbon and this year… we’re back. With a twist. But still with lots of pastéis de nata.
We have really everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, language. Oscar Wilde, The Canterville Ghost Much is said about the difference between the British and US language, often concentrating on differences of spelling or pronunciation. However, what about all those words which we have different terms for?
Did you know that new Google employees are ‘Nooglers’, that staff over 40 are ‘Greyglers’, staff that leave are ‘Xooglers’ and those that bring their dogs to work are ‘Dooglers’? Cute names or something more worrisome? Well, Automattic has names for its employees too, all based on variation of the company name.