I read a blog post a few years ago that really influenced how I thought about the questions we ask in Happiness Engineer interviews. In the past our interview had centered on questions about a person’s background with WordPress along with their thoughts on what makes good customer support. These were often interesting conversations, but we weren’t getting as much of a sense of fit … Continue reading Developing effective interview questions
I gave a flash talk about the metric system at the company’s annual grand meetup in October. My talk was mostly based on what I read in the book Whatever Happened to the Metric System, by John Bemelmans Marciano. I talked way too fast, to try to stay under four minutes. This was the fourth (annual) flash talk I’ve done, and my favorite! It was a fun … Continue reading Units of Measure
As a learning project I wrote a plugin for WordPress that adds a sidebar widget displaying featured items from an Etsy store. It can be downloaded here: Download Etsy Sidebar Widget To install, follow these steps: Download the file to your desktop Go to Plugins -> Add New in your WordPress dashboard Click Upload Select the file etsy-sidebar-widget.zip from your desktop Click Install Now Click … Continue reading Etsy Sidebar Widget
Put a cereal bar in a cheap sunglasses case so it won’t get crushed in a lunchbag or backpack. I thought this little plastic case would eventually break, but it’s held up for a long time now. Continue reading Snack transport hack
Dropped Isaac off for Circus Camp this morning! Continue reading Circus Camp
When Runkeeper said I’d run nearly two miles at an 8:08 pace, I knew it was too good to be true. Especially in this blistering heat. After I saw the route on the map, I could see it was bouncing me back and forth in coordinates rather than tracking a straight line as I ran. After I manually removed the excessive GPS points on the … Continue reading Jagged little line
We celebrated Vera’s seventh birthday today. Continue reading Seven years old!
On our route up to the lookout we pulled off on the side of the road to explore this area. It was so much fun to run around on the rocks! I could have happily spent a lot more time here. Continue reading Waimea Canyon
Saw this returning on my morning run. Continue reading Rainbow over Kauai
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