Heaven on a Plate

I’m in Singapore for a work trip and am really enjoying the food. The breakfast buffet at the hotel is fantastic with a stellar spread of amazing fruit every morning. The dragon fruit is underwhelming, to be frank, I expected it to be sweet and delicious but it’s bland and sort of boring. The waiter…

Six Years, Laptops, and Hiring

The last time I had a milestone at Automattic I was too busy on my sabbatical to write about the anniversary but it’s been a year and here I am. Six years on February 6th! Wow. And what a year. I got a new awesome laptop. This usually happens at around four years but I didn’t need…

Kid Tested Eggplant Crisps

My brother brought me some eggplant yesterday. I wasn’t sure what to make other than Eggplant Parmesan, but since I’m doing the Whole30, a breaded cheesy dish is out. I searched online for other things to do with eggplant and came up with not a lot of options I thought my kids would go for.…

Learning to Type: Dvorak Edition

Ever since I started at Automattic, the Dvorak keyboard layout has been lurking in the background. Matt Mullenweg wrote a great post about Dvorak so I won’t go into the history. You can also read this zine for a quick explanation. Basically, it’s a keyboard layout that puts the keys into different positions so it’s easier to type. Allegedly. I’ll give…

Forgotten Park of Albuquerque: Phil Chacon

Every time there’s an election in Albuquerque, there are a number of bond issues on the ballot. And every time there’s an election in Albuquerque we vote on the following park issue or something similar: Shall the City of Albuquerque issue $22,473,000 of its general obligation bonds to study, map, plan, design, develop, construct, rehabilitate, renovate,…

Tea from Sri Lanka

I spent a few days in Sri Lanka just recently and one of my colleagues suggested I buy some tea. I’m not a very good shopper when it comes to touristy things but I guess, when you are in the place known for amazing tea, why not get some, right? So I took a look…