One of the huge perks with my job at Automattic (to me) is the ability to travel to interesting and sometimes far-flung destinations to meet up with other Automatticians. Perhaps there’s something about getting together face to face with people I interact with on a daily basis at home but don’t actually see, or maybe it’s being in a foreign locale, or maybe it’s just that I genuinely enjoy being […]
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I just returned last week from my first Automattic team meetup in Cyprus, where I spent an amazing week in a beautiful place surrounded by awesome people. Folks, it doesn’t get much better than that. My team is composed of developers and support staff who work together to design, develop, support, and improve the paid upgrades available through the WordPress.com store. Like the rest of Automattic, we’re spread across the […]
This monastery in Paphos was established in the late 1100’s by St. Neophytos. We weren’t allowed to take pictures of the many frescoes inside, but they were beautiful. The small museum on the grounds also had stunning art and artifacts on display.
I’m planning to do a quick series of themed picture posts from my Cyprus trip. Here’s the first one with pictures of the Columbia Beach Resort where I stayed. And then of course, there are the cats. Cypriots appear to have a special place in their hearts for cats. The resort serves as a cat sanctuary and rumor has it that you can adopt their cats if the mood strikes you. The cats […]
I just got back from my first trans-Atlantic trip, destination Cyprus (well, OK, technically, I got back last week, but we’re going to consider that “just”). Where exactly is that, you ask? Why, it’s just a hop, skip, and jump across the Atlantic, over the UK and parts of western Europe, and a quick jaunt over the Mediterranean to its eastern end by Greece but closer to Turkey. Or, approximately […]
The Challenge of Packing Light Ever since my trip to San Francisco/Santa Cruz last September, I’ve become a bit obsessed with traveling light. The first to-do in traveling light according to the experts is to find a bag that works for you and still qualifies as carry-on. For most U.S. airlines (and don’t hold me to this), that generally means a bag that’s no bigger than 45 linear inches (22″ […]