On the Road Again

Working hard. Trying to enjoy the outdoors before it gets too hot. Also, having to put on bug spray in the morning is stupid. What the heck, Texas!?!    

Vegas Bound

I went to Vegas for work. Yup. Vegas. That place where people go to gamble and party and all that? I even managed to sort of very vaguely learn how a person might play craps should they be inclined to do such things. Which I am not, but it was fun to watch the gambling skills…

Lists a la Karen

I am a list maker. But I am also a list avoider, I think this is also sometimes called being a procrastinator. And I am inconsistent about my organizational strategies. But I have a job where it rather helps to be on top of things. So I recently made a resolution to be very very consistent…

Moving Office 

My office for the day is on wheels somewhere in Eastern Washington. Mobile hotspot is holding out for the most part. ​​Good times.  #officefortheday #a8cday #remoteworking A post shared by Karen Arnold (@iamkarenalma) on Sep 26, 2016 at 1:26pm PDT

Current Status: Clean Desk

My desk doesn’t currently look like this. It’s a mess again, but I did recently clean it so I could post a picture of where I spend most of my work time when we are not on a road trip.

Friday in the Life of a Happiness Engineer

This post is part of a series of posts describing what we do on a daily basis at Automattic. If you’re interested in reading more you can follow the tag #a8cday.  This week, while writing these day in a life posts I realized that my favorite day of the work week is Monday. Upside down, isn’t…

Another Day in the Life of a Happiness Engineer

This post is part of a series of posts describing what we do on a daily basis at Automattic. If you’re interested in reading more you can follow the tag #a8cday.  I am often asked what a typical day at Automattic looks like. My answer? Usually that there is no such thing as typical. Every day…