Another year has passed, and it’s my birthday again! 🎉 Quite a lot has changed in the last year. Last year, I looked back on 2017, and where my path had taken me. https://pauljacobson.me/2017/12/08/42/ I pretty much ended my retrospective with the following: While I don’t have all the answers (not even remotely), perhaps being…… Continue reading 43
Rian linked to an interesting article about the challenges of working remotely titled “What Most Remote Companies Don’t Tell You About Remote Work”. I started reading it to get a sense of it, then sent it to my Pocket queue to read later. This is how the article begins, it will give you an idea…… Continue reading The lonely side of remote work
Demanding a commute when there is no other reason to be in a specific location apart from your bosses insecurities is not a good enough reason. Source: Valentina on remote work and location independence
A big part of my role as a Happiness Engineer at Automattic is explaining stuff to our users. I have a knack for it, particularly when it comes to email support. I commented to some colleagues today that I should change my job title to “Explainer” (we can basically choose our job titles at Automattic).…… Continue reading The Explainer
Rather than just working through a list of tasks in your task manager, the idea seems to be to maintain an ongoing narrative of your day. A benefit of this approach is a pretty high degree of mindfulness.
When I turned 42, I had a feeling that this year would be different for me. Actually, it was more than just a feeling, I had already started a process that has come to fruition. I’ve had opportunities to interview at some of today’s most exciting companies Starting on Monday, 19 February, I am joining…… Continue reading I’m Joining Automattic – Excitement Factor Bazillion
Stephanie Hurlburt asked for stories from developers about their career paths on Twitter, and it quickly became one of the best threads I've read in a while.
Steve Cutts’ video titled “Happiness” is disturbingly accurate portrayal of so many aspects of our daily lives. When I watch this video, I can’t help but wonder why we buy into all these promises of happiness, and chase them so relentlessly?