I wasn’t happy about it. I think the web is better with open conversations. But Askimet was letting through an incredible amount of spam, and managing it was taking up time that I could have spent writing posts and making cool stuff.
Over the weekend, I brought comments back and added a new plugin that has stopped comment spam entirely.
Over the last year, I’ve seen my cable bill steadily increase (it was almost $200 last month), while the services I receive remain the same. And while we do watching a fair bit of TV, we’re paying for so many channels and programs that we just don’t watch.
We decided to cut the cord and ditch cable. This is how we did it.
Last week, I started a new role as a UI designer and front-end developer at Mashery. They help companies build and manage their APIs. I’m the guy who builds out the developer.your-company-name.com sites.
Briefly, here are three reasons why this job is so kick-ass:
APIs will be an integral part of the web as it increasingly becomes something we access in more than just a browser—in apps, on smart devices, and through non-visual interfaces (like Siri and Ok Google). I’m pumped to be part of that.
This is a hybrid role. In the past, I’ve been asked to choose whether I want to design things or build them. At Mashery, I don’t have to. I get to translate business goals into device-agnostic web experiences, and then build them. I even get to help educate customers, clients and other developers on modern web best practices. Awesomesauce.
It’s 100-percent remote. I get to role out of bed and start making awesome stuff, and structure my work around the way I work best. It’s a recipe for awesome.
I’m thrilled to be part of Mashery, and grateful that I work in an such an exciting industry.