Life one year after leaving Mozilla

A year ago tomorrow was my last day as a Mozilla employee. Quitting was the one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I’m working for myself and I love it. Here are some projects that I’ve been working on: Building a wood bookcase from scratch. Watching and photographing the birds that visit our yard. Recruiting and …

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When the Worst Happens (OS Feels 2016)

What follows is the text I used as my guide during my 2016 Open Source and Feelings talk When the Worst Happens. You can also view a video recording of the talk. [Link added 26 August, 2016] Some housekeeping to get us started. First, I have cough-variant asthma. I can usually get through a shorter …

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Free speech and its many meanings

The last two weeks I’ve been spending way too much time reading, thinking and tweeting about LambdaConf. If you’re unfamiliar with the situation and want to catch up, read this excellent post by @codepaintsleep. One thing observing the situation has made me realize is that some folks have a very different conception of free speech …

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A product development epiphany

At the beginning of the year, I announced Authentic Engine, my new consultancy. I’m going to share a rather honest update about how things are going, and I plan to do so with some regularity. This gives me some trepidation. Visibility nearly always makes me feel vulnerable, even if the attention is subjectively positive. And …

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