Three Weeks at Automattic

I recently joined Automattic, where all developers are required to work as Happiness Engineers for the first three weeks. This is not in parallel with your regular job! Before you start working on whatever you were hired to do, you spend three weeks helping customers with their problems and requests. I knew this was a great idea before I started, but the the impact this experience has had on me was still surprising in many ways. Continue reading “Three Weeks at Automattic”

Lessons in Dental Care

Over the last two years, my hygienist Michelle has been especially helpful in getting me to properly take care of my teeth. At every check up, she recommends the #1 change I can make for better teeth. We started out with “For the love of God, floss every day!” and gradually worked our way up to “It looks like you’re not giving these two teeth as much attention as the rest.” Continue reading “Lessons in Dental Care”

Make Your Own Toothpaste

My dentist said I needed to start using a very gentle toothpaste to preserve the enamel on my teeth. He recommended a specific brand which I tried for a while. However, no matter how carefully I brushed, Continue reading “Make Your Own Toothpaste”

Running .NET in Linux: Easier than I thought it would be

I like C#. Especially with the asynchronous syntax and the .NET Web API framework, writing REST APIs is great. I also really like running Linux servers: Continue reading “Running .NET in Linux: Easier than I thought it would be”

Hello Blog

I’ve thought about starting a blog for quite a while. Now that I am employed at Automattic, I think it’s really time to do it! Continue reading “Hello Blog”