A not so routine, routine!

I recently wrote about my remote routines and there’s a line in there that is quite appropriate for this week ­čÖé Just take it day by day and make adjustments as you see fit. So, with our governments recent changes to our lockdown levels, they have required teachers to start going back to work, evenContinue reading “A not so routine, routine!”

Remote Routines

Let’s talk about morning routines for a few minutes in the life of a remote worker. I’m someone who benefits greatly from structure. I do though perform really well under pressure, and I’m usually open to change, but I definitely feel I’m at my best when it comes to my work when I’m following aContinue reading “Remote Routines”

My First WooTrip

There are some things about my time at Woo that I remember vividly; the many heated Fifa games, the conversation where we decided how to get WooCommerce launched (for another post), as well as the one time that Adii came up to me in the office and asked me “would you like to go snowboarding?”Continue reading “My First WooTrip”

Podcast Appearance on WP Hacker Cast

Recently I was invited to appear on the podcast WP Hacker Cast by a prominent WordPress Cape Town community member, and an all around great guy – Jonathan Bossenger We had a great conversation about my development career, how I ended up at Automattic, WordPress, and just had a great time for an hour andContinue reading “Podcast Appearance on WP Hacker Cast”

Go Go Gutenberg!

I was browsing the WordPress.org plugins repo looking at a few block plugins, and there’s a bunch of them! And that made me wonder about my minor obsession with creating a great landing page experience using WordPress. I haven’t talked much about that, but I’ve done quite a lot of (possibly too much) research intoContinue reading “Go Go Gutenberg!”

Making Things Again

For the past few years I’ve either been maintaining existing products at work, or working on compatibility with complementary products like making themes WooCommerce compatible. This year I had the opportunity to work on something new, building something from scratch, and seeing as I’m still part of our theming team at Automattic, naturally it wasContinue reading “Making Things Again”

Canvas Theme for WordPress

As some of you may know, I work over at Automattic on WooThemes themes within the Themes Team. My primary project is the Canvas Theme. I’m currently in the middle of┬ámaking it even more awesome, and I thought I’d put my money where my mouth is and set it to be this site’s theme ofContinue reading “Canvas Theme for WordPress”

Thoughts on 2015

Yes, I know, another year in review type post…but for me this year has been profound in a variety of different ways. Today I finish up my 2015 working year, and return in early Jan, but it’s also the end of the first 6 months since Automattic acquired WooThemes. It’s been quite a time ofContinue reading “Thoughts on 2015”

Fixing Features First

I’ve always been fascinated by people who simply complain about things that are within their power to change, yet they don’t seem willing to actually make that change. It’s like complaining about your countries president, and then not turning up to vote. I’ve seen this often in the WordPress world, recently specifically about XML-RPC, andContinue reading “Fixing Features First”