Last month, when my poor family suffered snow and wind chills in the negative digits, I was in Mexico for work. We worked hard, I swear. And we also played hard. After a full week of training, testing, troubleshooting, and writing, we took one day to go exploring. My teammate booked a private van for … Continue reading Mayan Ruins in Mexico
I think I may be a lost cause. My day job is with Automattic, the company behind the WordPress.com software that I and millions of others use for blogging. I am doing a great job at not working while I’m on vacation: I turned off Slack and email notifications on my phone, ensuring I don’t … Continue reading I’m on vacation, so I started a new blog: Andrea Sails
On my recent trip to Whistler, British Columbia, I attempted to pack minimally. I reduced shoes to 4 pairs — boots, Vans, flip flops, and running shoes — and I left my camera at home. That last was a big mistake. (As were the running shoes, but we don’t need to talk about that). I … Continue reading Where’s my brain?
When I was in Canada last week for the Automattic Grand Meetup, our company’s annual meeting, I used a SIM card for data on my phone. A coworker carried one of those little ejector tools in her phone case, so during the week, whenever anyone needed to switch SIM cards, Brie would provide the little key … Continue reading Travel tip: when you need to change a SIM card…
It’s that time of year again: time for the Automattic Grand Meetup. As a distributed company, with more than 450 employees in 45 countries, we all work from our home offices, coworking spaces, cafes, airports, airplanes, trains, RVs, and family and friends’ homes for 51 weeks of the year. But in this one week in … Continue reading On my way to Whistler
He did not say anything and listened to the weight of the surf falling on the hard wet sand in the night. — Ernest Hemingway, The Garden of Eden Each day of the past week, I sat on a deck on Pamlico Sound in Frisco, North Carolina, watching wind puff across water. Monday and Tuesday, the wind … Continue reading Not doing