Patrick McKenzie+ Your Authors @patio11 I work for the Internet, at @stripe, mostly on accelerating startups. Opinions here are my own. Sep. 01, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

I'm back to work, and almost normal, for whatever generous definition of normal you generally associate with me.

I'm also buried under a shedload of email so if you have something pending please ping.

(It feels kinda weird doing this by public proclamation but *shrug* Twitter is the closest thing I have to a Bloomberg terminal, and the quirky way I work means a lot of the people who would ordinarily have read that from e.g. a Slack message aren't present in employer's Slack.)

(Also weird in that there isn't really an appropriate Slack channel for that that wouldn't alert tens of percent of the entire company so there are definitely people who work with me that follow me on Twitter for status updates. 2020, man, it's a weird time to be alive.)

(A thing nobody has solved for remote yet: "passive presence." If a coworker doesn't show up at office you notice it ambiently and might ask/lookup to see "Ooh, vacation", and you can read on a face "Stressed and underwater", but unless remotes push status you don't know.)

You can follow @patio11.


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