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Berlin

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San Francisco from Sausalito

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HOT

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Reasons to love Vienna, #14

Flying to the USA on a Monday morning when the traffic is at its heaviest, you can leave home less than one hour before boarding time and still have time for a coffee at the lounge.

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Saint Pancras Station

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Il pesto è buono!

Pesto excluded from liquid ban by Italian airport – BBC News

I concur

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Diversity & Exclusion

A remote conference on design and exclusion, today, April 21st, at 16.00 UTC

Exclusion can be driven by conscious hatred. But we sometimes also fuel it with our own ignorance. Designers may not be able to address the former, but the latter opens up multiple directions for change.

To explore these opportunities, we’re gathering design and technology leaders whose expertise spans industry, startups, nonprofits, and research labs. We’ll convene here online on April 21 to discuss how the design of technology platforms excludes people. By focusing on exclusion, we want to push ourselves to think differently — and together — about building more welcoming and inclusive products.

Participation is free at x.design.blog

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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! 🙂

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Unicorn

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Get.blog Goes Open Source

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Burgr

I couldn’t come to Vegas and not try Burgr by Gordon Ramsay.

Overall, I’m happy we went, the burgers are delicious and the prices reasonable.

It doesn’t beat the best, but easily lands in my top five of all times. The main downside is that a great burger has to pack all his qualities  into a format small enough to wrap, take away, and eat with one hand.

Being  served on a plate is a red flag in my book. Special mention to the bun though, really good.

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Check cable

Should I be worried?

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On carry-on bags

I know quite a few travelers who always travel with a carry-on bag, and I see even more during my trips.

Whether the purpose is to save time at departure or arrival by not having to check-in and wait at the baggage claim, or to fight the fear of losing your stuff, you should know that this is not free; it comes at a cost, and that cost is my time (and the time of everyone else who did check a bag).

By bringing all your stuff with you, you slow down the security checks, slow down boarding procedures, and slow down everyone when leaving the plane.

On today’s planes where as many passengers as possible are squeezed, it’s obviously impossible for everyone to carry their bag.

As a  result, those who do are saving time at the expense of those who don’t. 

Airlines should charge for carry-ons, not for checked-in luggage.

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Still the best…

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Headed to Las Vegas

I’ll be flying to Las Vegas tomorrow morning, to attend and sponsor NamesCon.

For many of us, there is never a good enough reason to go to Vegas…except for the latter part of January when our good friends, Richard Lau and his team, put on one of the best domain industry events of the year. For four full days, NamesCon brings together the biggest names in the domain […]

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