As a wee lad growing up in the 80’s, “success” was pretty clear: Watch TV Play video games Listen to whatever music my parents do Eat more sugar Become an astronaut Pretend to be sick to avoid school Avoid gross girls What the heck is the internet? As a teenage man in the 90’s, “success” got a little […]Read more "Defining Success"
In 2010 I took a job with the fine folks at Automattic. Having been contributing to WordPress, BuddyPress, and bbPress since 2007, working with the biggest company in the WordPress ecosystem seemed like the next logical step in my career. If you somehow haven’t heard of them, they’re a great company with open-source in it’s heart and […]Read more "Distributed"
There’s no other way to say it; August 1st is my last day working at Automattic. To my ex-Automatticians, thank you so much for the hospitality. You’re a great bunch, and I’m excited about what’s in the pipeline. It’s been an excellent almost-3 years, and it will only continue getting better. To everyone else… don’t […]Read more "I don’t know why you say goodbye, I say hello"
There comes a point in every adult man’s life where he has to ask himself: “Am I Uncle Jesse, or am I Boss Hogg?”
Yesterday, Christmas Eve morning, Jennifer was shot multiple times and found dead at the scene. As I unpreparedly rerun each increasingly fuzzy memory I have of her, I feel joy in remembering someone special I hadn’t considered in a while — and I pity the miserable person who was convinced that taking her life was […]Read more "Remembering Jennifer"