- Why Remote Work Can’t Be Stopped
We’ve been saying it’s the future of work for years. We can hire from anywhere around the world. If people are productive it shouldn’t matter when and where they work.
To understand the issues, it’s helpful to look at a company that has always been almost entirely remote. Automattic, maker of WordPress, the content-management system that powers 28% of all websites, has 558 employees spread across more than 50 countries, up from 302 in December 2014.
Despite its growth, the company is getting rid of its custom-designed, light-filled, 14,250-square-foot office in a hip San Francisco neighborhood. On an average day, maybe five workers will show up, dwarfed by the cavernous space and nearly outnumbered by the ping-pong and foosball tables that mostly sit idle.
- How Donald Trump Shifted Kids-Cancer Charity Money Into His Business
…this maneuver would appear to have more in common with a drug cartel’s money-laundering operation than a charity’s best-practices textbook. That $100,000 in outside donations to the Donald J. Trump Foundation (remember: Trump himself didn’t give to his own foundation at this time) passed through the Eric Trump Foundation–and wound up in the coffers of Donald Trump’s private businesses.
- Bullet Journal
This looks fun, but I don’t think I’d be able to keep up with it. I use notes in the Bear app a lot. Having all of my notes sync between devices and always with me (on my iPhone) is invaluable.
- Peak Performance book: How rest, breaks help athletes
The main point of the article isn’t even focussed on sports or exercising. Rest and balance is important in all aspects of life.
- Free Arduino
Free as in Freedom.
- Amazon Is Killing My Sex Life
Am I a “brogrammer?” Don’t answer that. Since I don’t date, I don’t care.
- IOC Cuts Weightlifting Spots For Tokyo By 25 Percent
Rough news for the growing sport.
- Asking Girls and Boys, What Would Wonder Woman Do?
It was such a great movie on so many levels.
- Taylor Swift embraces streaming, brings full catalog to Spotify and more
Took her long enough to realize streaming isn’t going away.
- Why Apple’s HomeKit Announcement Is a Big Deal for Makers
Looking forward to giving this a spin, though I’m guessing it’ll be integrated into Home Assistant to make things easier.
- Goodbye, Hello.
I’ve been using a Sense for several years now and enjoy the device and data it provides. I hope they’re able to find a buyer to keep the it running or open source the software so we can keep using our devices.
- The Fighter Pull-up Program Revisited
Looks neat. Can probably be applied to other movements, like handstand push-ups.
- When a company grows, but the office shrinks
Good post by Toni about why we are getting rid of our office/lounge space in San Francisco. At Automattic, we are always iterating.
- Inside Adafruit, the Open-Source Manufacturing Maker Champions
I’m more and more impressed with Adafruit every day. I’ve already learned so much from the guides in their learning system and it continues to be a valuable resource for my electronics hobby.Ladyada’s 10 Lessons for Building Open Culture Companies at the end of the article share many values with our culture and beliefs at Automattic.
- Boosted boards
The price, at $1,299-1,499, seems a
- Developers who use spaces make more money than those who use tabs
Whoa. I’m surprised there is a difference and I’m also hesitant to believe there isn’t something else in the data.
- Inductive Charging Is Not ‘Wireless’
I’ve been saying this for years!