Shortcake Is Now A WordPress Feature Plugin. Love me some open source, particularly when it fosters a community around a core technology.
Today was a very special occasion — Ava’s first birthday. To celebrate, we: ate homemade crepes with banana and nutella for breakfast, took a walk to the Bloemenmarkt, dozed peacefully with a two hour nap, played in ball pit and slide at TunFun, and had delicious takeaway Vietnamese from The Taste of Vietnam for dinner.
The flight over wasn’t awful. I can’t think of any highlights from flying nine hours with an almost one year old, but we survived and we’re here.
We had a failed plan (proposed by me) where I would sleep 3-4 hours on Unisom, then take over and Leah would sleep 3-4 hours. I took my pill, then attempted to sleep for a couple of hours while Leah dealt with an often-screaming Ava. She hadn’t taken her morning nap, so she was already a wreck by the time we were on the plane. Not much sleep for me. Then, later, Leah took half of a pill, got an hour and change of downtime while Ava napped in the Ergo, and then had to groggily help me take care of Ava. But, on a positive note, we all slept roughly an hour at the very end of the flight.
Yesterday, we landed at about 9 am, then took the train to our accommodations. It’s a lovely flat in the Jordaan district we found on Airbnb. The owner is the Dutch ambassador to Sudan, and their place is filled with trinkets and pictures of their travels — the perfect place for us.
After a quick two and a half hour nap, we took off for a walk, some lunch, and grocery shopping.
Our lunch was at Pane & Olio, a welcome departure from all of the tourist cafes nearby. Ava had quiche, Leah a prosciutto sandwich, and I a slice of salami pizza. The lunch special, some sort of macaroni dish, looked quite good.
For dinner, I cooked up chicken with sweet potatoes, onions and brussel sprouts. What I love most about Airbnb is that travel accommodation can easily become a home away from home. For us, home-cooked meals are a key ingredient.
Last night wasn’t too bad. We all woke up for a couple of hours around midnight. Ava got to sleep in our bed because we didn’t want her crying to wake up the neighbors. Ava and I woke up around 6:30 am, and Leah slept in until 8 or so.
Leah’s time for the laptop!
Today we: walked to the Van Gogh museum in the morning, came home for naps (me one hour, Leah an hour and a half, and Ava two hours), and went on a canal tour in the afternoon. Dinner was SushiMe — not quite as good as Ichiban 😊
Braving a nine hour flight and eight timezones to spend spring break 2015 in Amsterdam. Now that Ava is just about one, we can’t wait to see what it’s like to explore a European city with her. Her sense of curiosity encourages us to see the world in a new light.
The joy-less world of data-driven startups. Bookmarking this for every time I have a conversation about a crappy design performing "better."
Day five of our meetup in the Newsport headquarters, Miami. Great week with the right balance of discussion and fun. And 3x user growth since the fall!
Enroute to Miami today for Fusion’s first tech team meetup. Looking forward to a week of strategeryizing, meeting a bunch of people for the first time, and warm weather on the beach.
I hacked myself to dig up a piece of my past. I helped a journalist do some journalism! Read all about our ZIP password-cracking adventures.
Lessons learned from scaling a product team. Great read — lots of details about product definition workflow and team composition to crib from.
Jane Spencer Discusses Fusion’s Relaunch. Great background on what’s happening at Fusion.