The smallest actions performed frequently and consistently can eventually move mountains.

In browsing Reddit I found this awesome drawing done with a simple Micron pen by Camtron Art. Zoomed in – seen above – it looks like a few simple lines, and dots. Nothing extraordinary, nothing that seems to require a great deal of talent. This is not too different than the habits or small tasks […]

Automattic is hiring Happiness Engineers

I’ve been around and I can tell you that Automattic is the best company I’ve ever worked for. The culture is built on values of understanding, support of one another, and of course the pursuit of democratizing publishing. All Automatticians (our name for ourselves) are quite unique and talented individuals, making up a distributed workforce […]

Lowe’s missed the tiniest little detail on their website forcing me to use Home Depot

Lowe’s and Home Depot spend so much time watching each other. Their prices are nearly identical, as would make sense in a highly competitive commoditized industry. So the differences in the Lowe’s and Home Depot product is often the experience. I actually prefer Lowe’s. I like the personal, diy’er feel. Home Depot feels more geared […]

Expert Advice: How Small Business Owners can Run a great website – Webinar

I’m proud to say my colleagues at Automattic – the parent company of, Jetpack, and Woo – are offering a free webinar to help small businesses with their online presence. This free webinar is specially designed for small businesses, freelancers, and would-be entrepreneurs, with lots of actionable tips anyone — regardless of what platform they’re site […]

Meet Jesse Friedman is the official website of Jesse Friedman, inventor, innovator, author, speaker, and writer. This website is dedicated to you, the self-starter, who appreciates imaginative ideas and advice on how to run your business, your blog, and your e-commerce store. A long time innovator and currently the Director of Innovation of Jetpack Business for Automattic, Jesse is the author of Web […]


I have been building websites since 1996. Hold on, I need to sit with that for a moment… Jeez, I have been working on the web for 24 years… Ok, my personal quarrels with the passage of time aside, you’d think with all that experience I’d be better at blogging. I’ve built more websites than […]

Leuchtturm 1917

Leuchtturm notebooks – specifically dot grids – are my new favorite notebook. This one, adorned with stickers I found at a local shop, came from a trip to Zürich, Switzerland. I love that it almost matches my laptop. The photo makes it look less the same grey.


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