Say hello to Akisbot. He’s a friendly robot who takes joy in finding and destroying spambots for Akismet. I’ve been refining and improving this illustration for a little while now and I really like how it has improved. He’s a lot friendlier looking than the original version, which is certainly what he should be.
We visited the gorgeous Union Station in Kansas City on a walking food/history tour. This 850,000 square foot building, with original architectural details, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. The Grand Hall is stunning with 95-foot high ceilings, three 3500-pound chandeliers, and a 6-foot wide clock hanging in the archway.
It also has a rich and interesting history. The notorious Charles Arthur “Pretty Boy” Floyd was accused of taking part in the Kansas City Massacre, in which FBI agents were killed by outlaws attempting to free their friend from federal custody.
If you ever find yourself in Kansas City, you should definitely check it out. It’s a beautiful building and I’m glad the governments of both Kansas and Missouri saved it from demolition.
One of the fantastic perks of working for a distributed company like Automattic is being able to work anywhere. On a hot day like today, that means sitting in the backyard and soaking my feet in the baby pool.
By the way, we’re hiring if you want the same kind of office.
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