Farewell, old friend


I guess it had to happen: coming back from a trip to Iceland, my old Burton duffle bag gave up.

I purchased it six years ago for my first team meetup, and so I thought this was a good moment to look back at some travel stats.

 Since I joined Automattic, I travelled 624,694 km to 71 cities located in 22 countries, across 83 trips that represented 540 days away from home, or 25% of my time.

I don’t know exactly how that compares to the average Automattician, but what I know for sure is that these numbers don’t even put me anywhere near the top of the Automattic travel leaderboard.

Does this sound appealing to you? Well, we are hiring! 🙂

Only in Vienna

I left home this morning at 6:05

I leave in the centre of the city, central enough that I don’t even need to own a car.

I was at the airport, after going through the security checks, at my plane’s gate, ready for boarding, at 6:35

I don’t know any other capital that makes this possible. It’s one of the many perks of living in this amazing city.

Keeping my fingers crossed that on December 4th tolerance and kindness will prevail on fear and ignorance.

Go home Heathrow wi-fi, you’re drunk

Interesting options to connect to free wi-fi at Heathrow’s terminal 2. 

Option one is through Twitter, and here’s what you’re asked to accept:

Needless to say, I went to check option two, and it’s a signup form asking for your title, name, email address, and flight number, but absolutely no validation on any field…

I would have accepted to make a small contribution to your mailing list in exchange of free wi-fi, Heathrow.

You’d have sent me a newsletter, a chance to hook me in or make me leave depending on how interesting or funny you are.

But between giving up everything or nothing at all it wasn’t a very hard choice.