Wow. 12 years ago I started out on this adventure with Automattic and Matt. It’s hard to believe it’s been that long. If you want to discover why I’m still here, take a look at the work with us page. We’re hiring!
Off travelling again, 2016 edition
The Automattic Grand Meetup starts tomorrow so I’m in Cork Airport waiting for my flight to London. The weird thing about timezones means I leave here in the morning and get to Vancouver in the morning. And it’s still the same day. That also means I need to stay awake […]
Ten Years at Automattic
I still remember the day in 2005 when Matt asked me to come work for him. I still remember the exact spot I was standing where I took that call. It was only a couple of metres from where I sit typing this now. Ten years, time has flown. I […]
The Blue Lagoon
Swimming in it is quite the experience!
Hold your breath
Life here in Colorado at 9,600ft is much the same as at sea level except for one major difference. The air is noticeably thinner at this altitude and takes some getting used to. Thankfully we’re not here to train for the Olympics or do anything strenuous like that. Lying in […]
Gravatar enabled WordCamp Badges
Andy has the very exciting news that Gravatar icons will be printed on attendee’s WordCamp San Francisco badges this year! On supporting websites, Gravatars have become a de-facto identity for comment threads and discussions so to carry through the identity to the conference floor is just a logical conclusion. There […]
WordPress Stickers and Badges
This was a nice surprise. While enjoying a lovely meal in the Castle Hotel in Blarney a courier rang me with a package. I wasn’t expecting anything but luckily he was close by and I met him in front of the local Garda station. Brimming with excitement I ripped open […]
Will Prologue bring the Twitters back?
I bumped into Tom Raftery in Cork Airport on my way to Arizona. As luck would have it, we were both on the same flight to London, although he was going to Munich for a conference. Unfortunately we weren’t sitting near each other on the plane but in the airport […]
I'll have a second helping, please!
One important element of a successful tech gathering is food. If you don’t feed the troops then your army isn’t marching. We’ve been very lucky this week with breakfast, lunch and dinner. We’ve been completely spoiled by David, the cook at the Ranch (and Diane too!) I didn’t have a […]
Can you imagine staying inside a sealed building for two years without physical contact with the outside world? That’s what happened at Biosphere 2 in 1991. It makes an interesting story and the Wikipedia page has a lot more on that mission and a second one that followed. We visited […]