A small world

Today I met a dear friend in a random airport where we both happened to be waiting for connecting flights, coming from different countries, headed to different continents half a world apart.

It was one of these moments where you love randomness.

And you, dear reader, have nevertheless to cope with such an unoriginal title. Isn’t life unfair? 

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Vienna-Whistler

Leaving for Whistler tomorrow where next week will start the yearly Automattic Grand Meetup. It seems that beyond the time difference, conditions will be similar, might neeed a light jacket at night…

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Untitled

Today Apple launched a new camera, I can’t wait to try it.

Funny enough, they removed the 3.5mm jack from it, but kept the phone function, go figure…

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My new friend

Today I turned 46, and I met a new friend!

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The Fibonacci Lead

I was having a conversation about the role of team and division lead within Automattic, trying to explain why it is crucial that anyone aspiring to leadership starts by being extremely efficient in their current position.

It reminded me of the Fibonacci sequence, where each number is the sum of the previous two numbers in the sequence.

I decided to refer to what I was describing as “Fibonacci Leadership“, where one, at each point in time, is the sum of their past roles, never forgets, and never misses a chance to help their team.

 

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Wien from above

Vienna from a plane, a couple months ago: Hauptbahnhof, the new Erste campus, the Arsenal, finally the Prater and the Donau in the background.

Doing it right

When the menu fits on a business card…

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paolo.blog

You may recall that a few months ago I shared with you the news about .blog, the new TLD that was to be launched soon (the TLD being the portion of a domain name after the dot).

I have been working on this project for quite a long time, close to two years.

Last week, on August 18th, we passed a significant milestone, with the beginning of the Sunrise period: sixty days during which trademark holders around the World can apply for the domain names corresponding to their brand. Sunrise domains will become active at the end of the period, between October 17th and October 26th.

During the same period, we will enable some .blog domain names as part of our Founders Program, as a way to promote the new extension, and showcase it.

I am very proud today to change the address of this blog from paolobelcastro.com to paolo.blog, as I feel that the new address reflects much better who I am and what this site is.

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Minimum Viable Product

I never understand why the “M” in “MVP” is considered as the first step, instead of the goal we are striving for.

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Happy Birthday WWW

The web turned 25 today, and it’s almost inconceivable already to think that some of us used to live without it.

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Wood

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