Earlier this year we invested in a used piano. I knew nothing about buying pianos (I’m not even a piano player) so I had to do some research on how to look for the right piano and ensure I wasn’t spending too much and buying a lemon. What I gathered may be helpful to you, […]
Another sweet moment brought to you by remote work.
I get a lot of questions about what it is like to work at Automattic. Here’s a typical day for me.
2016 was the best year ever for me. Here’s why.
“Add a supernatural motive to your ordinary professional work, and you will have sanctified it.” ―St. Josemaría Escrivá
As much as I liked my domain venividivelcro.com (I came, I saw, I stuck around), I’m excited to rebrand this blog using my new domain, cesar.blog. Earlier in the year, Automattic announced the launching of the new .blog domains, and I was super excited to get a top level domain that just said “cesar.” Since […]
Even in the space and Internet age, there’s no greater adventure than a good, old-fashioned marriage, blessed with good, old-fashioned children.
The simple things in life… We recently visited my sister and her lovely family in Peoria, Illinois. Besides seeing some sights and spending time together, they had a little gift for Adam and Laura. A kite. I probably flew kites no more than 3 times in my life, and they were all over 30 years […]
I’ve had a lot of people tell me they like the pictures I take. And I like taking pictures. So I decided to save some of my favourite ones here: cesarphotos.wordpress.com Hopefully, over time, it will add up to a neat little library of memories. Donations! So this week we donated another 29lb of stuff, […]
After three kids and 11 years of marriage, we finally went on our first true family vacation. Sure, we had gone on trips before… Even a three-week trip to Brazil back in 2011. But all the trips we had gone on were to visit family and friends who happened to live far away. This was […]
This is a quick update on my last post, The Cloffice. So the desk and chair are here! This is a sit/stand desk, meaning you can either work sitting comfortably in your chair, or use the built-in motors to raise it so you can work standing up. The desk is a Belair Activate Height Adjustable […]
We live in a small house, considering the Canadian/North American standard. We also have three children. So when we finished our basement, we had to think very carefully about how we would divide the space. I think we did a pretty good job, here’s a timelapse video of the construction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWlvZaFjE2g The Cloffice We only […]
It was January 31, 1986 when we t-boned another car that carelessly crossed the highway as we returned from a fun vacation in the northeast of Brazil. There were 6 of us in the car: my dad, my stepmom, my grandmother, my two little sisters, and myself. It was the 1980s, so none of us had […]
Today our family lost 16lb. As I mentioned in my previous post, one of my words for 2016 is simplicity. Most of it will have to do with getting rid of stuff. My goal is to take something to the dump, or if in good condition, to the Goodwill store every Friday. I’m also going to […]
Since I posted that I’m now working for Automattic, many have asked me if I’m moving to San Francisco, where Automattic’s main office is. I’m not. Automattic works with a 100% distributed team, which means I’ll be working from home. The same goes for other Automatticians who live in Hawaii, Japan, Iceland, South Africa, Bangladesh, […]