Sequoia National Park Trip

My wife and I felt it was about time for a vacation, so we took a few days to drive up to Sequoia National Park. On the first day, we took the easy Crescent Meadow Trail and somehow wound up on the far-less-easy Trail of the Sequoias (lovingly referred to as the Trial of the […]

Team Rads in Malta

Two weeks ago, Team Rads of Automattic met in Malta to focus our efforts on launching the inevitable WordAds 2.0 and to investigate unique marketing opportunities. We are an ever-growing distributed team, with three of us in California, one in Australia, one in Iceland, one in Portugal, and our newest team member in Italy, so […]

WordPress Logo MacBook Pro

Working at Automattic comes with a lot of benefits, but at the moment, none are cooler than the one pictured above. After¬†four years of employment, Automattic employees are allowed to have their next computer customized by¬†ColorWare. This particular model is a mostly black retina MacBook Pro¬†with a glowing WordPress logo in the center, and it’s […]

Deconstructed Apple Pie

Sweet puff crust, black tea ice cream, dehydrated persimmon, cider poached apple, and Grand Marnier whipped cream, on a bed of pecan streusel, at Newhall Refinery in Newhall, California.

Team Rads in Cairns

Last week, Team Rads of Automattic got together in Cairns to work on improvements to WordAds along with a few other surprises. We are a globally distributed team with three¬†in various¬†California¬†locations, one in Iceland, one in Portugal, and our newest team member in Australia, so it’s nice to get together in person a few times […]

Automattic Meetup 2014

This year, the Automattic company meetup was in Park City, Utah. We are a globally distributed company with almost 300 employees, so we pretty much have to get together annually to see faces, hear voices, and build great things. We’re putting the finishing touches on many of the things we build last week, so keep […]

LEGO Ghostbusters

It has been a rather long time since I last assembled a LEGO¬†set, but when I saw the latest Ghostbusters-inspired set, I knew I couldn’t resist. This Ecto-1 set¬†is from LEGO Ideas, a place where anyone can submit an idea for review and¬†possible production by LEGO, as long as it gets over 10,000 supporters, which […]

Team Rads in Cabo

Last week, Team Rads of Automattic got together in Cabo San Lucas to work on improvements to WordAds and a few additional surprises to be hopefully unveiled later this year. We are a globally distributed team with three¬†in various¬†California¬†locations, one in Iceland, and our newest team member in Portugal, so it’s nice to get together […]