Tomorrow morning at 9am I will being my trial employment period with Automattic, the creators of WordPress, as a Happiness Engineer. After three full days of training I will fit in an addition 30-40 hours a week of work in around my normal 8-5 office job for the next 4-6 weeks. I’m not terribly excited … Continue reading Starting my Happiness Trial Tomorrow
Tomorrow morning at 9am I will being my trial employment period with Automattic, the creators of WordPress, as a Happiness Engineer. After three full days of training I will fit in an addition 30-40 hours a week of work in around my normal 8-5 office job. I'm not terribly excited about the upcoming lack of … Continue reading Starting my Happiness Trial tomorrow
Customer service often has a bad rap these days. The title itself makes most of us immediately think of horrible corporate call centers dealing with irate customers. There is a better way--progressive tech companies like Zappos, Automattic, and Buffer live by their core values in how they treat both employees and customers. Automattic, the company … Continue reading Customer Service doesn’t always have to be a dead-end job.
how this develops. I've always wanted to learn programming and serious web development (not just 1996 HTML with frames) and now seemed like the nexus of opportunity and desire. I've started a Ruby on Rails learning track at Treehouse.com. So far, I'm about half way through the course but haven't touched Ruby yet. I've spent … Continue reading Developing Me by Me Developing
I had to run an errand on my lunch hour, so I had to wait until the end of the work day to do my walk yesterday. I have a photo, but I'm having a little trouble with my camera phone so I will add it tonight.The extra 3 blocks included a pretty steep downhill … Continue reading Forgot to post my walk last night
Not too much to say today. I really didn't want to go walk, but I powered through and just did it and felt great afterward. I did my walk at work, but didn't have enough distance in the route as it only added up to 3.8km. I'll add a few more blocks for my walk … Continue reading Another walk
Sorry, forgot to post this yesterday!I did my Day 2 walk on Saturday, but before that I spent around an hour mowing my 1/4acre yard with a push mower. I went out around 3pm for my walk and finished my Couch-2-5k podcast just past the library in Fountain Inn. I checked my distance and saw … Continue reading Day 2
Well, I just got back from my walking W1D1. I feel great other than my feet. The only time I stopped was waiting for traffic lights and added an extra 5 minutes of walking to the end of the workout to compensate for that.Here's me 10 seconds after finishing with the sun in my eyes! … Continue reading It Begins!!!
Well, as you can tell by the blog title, my eventual long term goal is to get down to 225lbs literally half the weight I am right now. But that will take a looooong time. It took years to put on the weight, and it will take years to take it off. Here are a … Continue reading My Goals
I am a morbidly obese man. I've always been the fat kid, and ever since Kindergarten I can remember being picked on for my weight. I just went to the scales in my building to try and weigh myself as a baseline and they only go up to 350 lbs. I'm probably around 450 lbs … Continue reading The Challenge!