After more than 7 years as a Happiness Engineer / Happiness Rocketeer at Automattic (the company behind WordPress.com, the Jetpack plugin, the Akismet service, and many more), I am moving on to a new role as Project Manager at Transit! At Automattic, I have been privileged to be part of the mission of Democratizing Publishing;… Continue reading Joining Transit!
Last June, I went to Paris for WordCamp Europe. There, I met up with Jug Cerovič, an amazing transit map maker, whose maps are truly works of art. We talked about his book and his work, and during our conversation, I said that it would be absolutely fantastic to be able to gather all the people… Continue reading Transit Mapping Symposium
Tomorrow is election day in Montreal. Last time around, we elected Denis Coderre, ex-immigration minister, and ex-MP from Montreal North, where I grew up. I didn’t like him back then as immigration minister, and I did not vote him as Mayor. I disagree with many of the things he has done or wants to do:… Continue reading Projet Montréal
A couple of weeks ago, there was a freak windstorm in Montreal. Winds reached speeds as high as 110km/h in short bursts in some parts of the city (mostly in NDG, but also in St-Henri and a few other parts). These high winds managed to bring down dozens of trees; one large park in NDG… Continue reading Trees
A couple of weeks ago, on August 13th, a major water main broke in my neighbourhood, Saint-Henri, a few blocks from where I live. We first noticed that the water pressure was low at around 11 in the morning, and when I changed the cats’ water, I noticed that the water was coming out a… Continue reading Water Main Woes