Thurston Moore ‘The Best Day’

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I navigated to NPR.org today and found that Thurston Moore’s new album is being streamed for free before it comes out on Oct. 21st. His solo albums have been more folksy than the typical ‘Sonic Youth’ type sound he normally makes, but this album is more alternative than folksy. I’m halfway through it and it is pretty good so far.

You can listen to it on this page

I need your help – What questions do you have about WordPress?

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I am putting together a special project, that isn’t exactly work related but it IS WordPress related, but I need your help!

If you can ask any question about WordPress, what would that question be? It can be a technical question, a situational question, or anything that fits within the WordPress Community (even questions about WordCamps and WordPress Contributing!).

If you had a question, please submit in the comment box below, or share it with me on twitter!

Thanks everyone!

Some of My Favorite People in the Whole World (Literally)

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Chris Lauzon:

My team pictures!

Originally posted on Wendomattic:

This is (most of) my team at the 2014 Automattic Grand Meetup.

Together, we represent states across the US, the UK, several European countries, Australia, Israel, Peru, Indonesia, Malaysia and more.

Team, you are all incredible and together, we are amazing. I’m privileged to work with each of you and can’t wait to see you again in December.

silly store team

The requisite silly picture.

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it was a grand meetup…

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Chris Lauzon:

Cami has some awesome pictures of the Grand Meetup.

Originally posted on CamiKaos:

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Once a year Automattic calls an all hands meeting. A meetup. It lasts one full calendar week from arrival to departure and it is many things to many people.

The one word standing out in my mind as I look back at the week I had is overwhelming.

o·ver·whelm·ing
ˌōvərˈ(h)welmiNG/
adjective
  1. very great in amount.
    “he was elected president by an overwhelming majority”
    synonyms: very large, enormous, immense, inordinate, massive, hugeMore
    • (especially of an emotion) very strong.
      “an overwhelming feeling of gratitude”

There was so much to take in, so many people to seek out, reacquaint with, and meet for the very first time. We worked, we played, we ate, we drank, we slept very little. We tried to make the world a better place, and if you think that’s me being dramatic you don’t know the people I have the honor of working with…

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The Fog of Sadness

Chris Lauzon:

This is me, right now. Amazing post by Lori.

Originally posted on LoriLoo:

I know the fog of sadness will come. The knowing doesn’t make it any easier when it arrives.

It’s happened every year for the past five years. Sometimes it sets in the afternoon I arrive home, like today. Sometimes it sets in after I wake up from the post trip nap (last year’s “nap” was 18 hours long, due to sheer exhaustion from too much fun).

This year our annual all company meetup was held in Park City, Utah, and more than 250 people attended. This is a highlight of the year, because it’s often the only time that I’ll see many of my co-workers. We’re a distributed company, and everyone’s primary workspace is their home office. Oh, did I mention we have folks in thirty-five countries around the world? We’re really spread out. It’s a whirlwind of a week – learning at internally led code academy classes; project teams…

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The Party Suite was My Home for Seven Nights

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Chris Lauzon:

Thanks for the Balcony Dennis . :)

Originally posted on Dennis Hong's Attic:

All last week, I was in Park City, Utah. I was there for Automattic’s Grand Meetup, the one time a year that the entire company sees each other in person. The Grand Meetup is a combination of both work and play, with the first half of the week leaning towards “work,” and the second half stumbling drunkenly towards “play.”

Our lodging choices ranged from single rooms to four-bedroom penthouses. The penthouses were very large and very fancy, but the caveat was that they were also going to be used as the official “party suites” for the meetup. Well, I figured I tend to stay up late, anyway, and it would be awesome to stay in a penthouse, so I volunteered to be placed in one of them. And so I was….

I honestly don’t know if I would volunteer again, but it was definitely an awesome — if not exhausting — seven days. It’s…

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