Category: Work

Flash Talks

Every year, my company, Automattic, has a grand meetup somewhere in the world. We are a distributed company and currently we have ~140 employees who work from all over the world. While we have many smaller group meetups throughout the year, the yearly grand meetup is the only time we all get to see each […]

Blogging as Non-Traditional Support Documentation

Today, I spoke at the Budapest Write the Docs. I talked about what I’ve learned about documentation through posting on the blog and The Daily Post. Andrew Spittle wrote a good summary of my talk here. Here are the slides: The talk went well, but clearly I neglected to hem my pants beforehand: Photo by @ashthemighty

In Defense of Lying

Every year, my company has its grand meet-up, and everyone must give a 4-minute “flash talk” on any subject. This year I spoke on my wish that more people would lie more frequently. Lies are nearly always more entertaining than the truth, they are often less awkward than the truth, and lying creatively probably staves […]