October 2013 in one picture and a few words

October was a crazy month. Came back from the Grand Meetup in San Francisco, took 9 hours or so to recover from a 9-timezone jetlag, finished my Terms of Service rotation (Community Guardian → Happiness Engineer again, yay!), caught up on some things, did some things, committed to doing even more things.

The W

Photo courtesy of Josh Root

Impostor Syndrome

Catching up on fun posts from the private Automattic blogs that I subscribe to. We have alot of great internal blogs, and even though I try to follow the necessary minimum needed to get my job done (because I would get nothing done if I tried to read all the things), there is still alot of stuff and I’m not yet fully caught up from our Grand Meetup in California.

Came across a great post from a colleague referencing the Impostor Syndrome. It’s a thing. Very widespread thing that I think other people might have. Because those people do have accomplishments, they just have not internalized them. One needs to have accomplishments in order to have Impostor Syndrome.

Here is the video, give it a watch:


San Francisco by Night


The plan was to cut out of the welcome party early, take a sleeping pill, go to bed at 8pm and wake up rested and refreshed at 7am, completely dodging jet lag. All was going according to the plan, until I woke up at 2am and was not able to go back to sleep.