Category: Life

When good manners and equality clash

When good manners and equality clash

I've never thought very much about all of the different angles around the concept of men opening doors for women. I mentally shrugged my shoulders, thanked people when they held the door for me, held the door for others and went on with my life. Sweden is very much into gender-equality, so it hasn't come up. After a few days of having multiple men hold the door for me as a polite gesture, I'm surprised at just how surprised and startled I am by it.

Automattic: my journey from application to hire

Automattic: my journey from application to hire

Hi! My name is Hannah and I'm a WooCommerce Happiness Engineer at Automattic. Automattic is the company behind WordPress.com, WooCommerce and many other products. I successfully completed my trial for Happiness Engineer on WordPress.com. During my trial, I read as much as I possibly could about other people's experiences. Good, bad, it didn't matter. I … Continue reading Automattic: my journey from application to hire

The Sound of Silence: a song with oomph

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9Dg-g7t2l4 Every Sunday morning, we drive over to Barkaby to do our weekly grocery shopping. Fred has started a playlist for this drive (we're huge Spotify listeners) and he's nice enough to not play death metal while I'm still waking up. 🙂 Last Sunday, a song caught my attention and it turned out to be … Continue reading The Sound of Silence: a song with oomph

In which Hannah decides to sew pillow cases

In which Hannah decides to sew pillow cases

When I first moved in, we discussed (argued?) for months about what kind of pillows we wanted on the couch. I wanted pillows, I think Fred might have been ambivalent. But these were too busy, those were too boring, these were too bright, those were... I don't even remember anymore. We finally ended up finding … Continue reading In which Hannah decides to sew pillow cases

Hello, world!

Yes, that's one of the most geeky openings I could possibly come up with. I'm sure I could have found something vaguely Whovian, but I'm sure this will do, too. I started a new blog. I've found myself wanting to say things, make comments and simply share observations that don't fit into just pattern/project notes … Continue reading Hello, world!