About

Hi! I’m eD! Thomas.

I’m a Nerd & Weirdo who does Things & Stuff.

You can read my blog, listen to my podcast, see what dumb things I’ve tweeted, or see mostly pictures of my dog on Instagram, like this one.

My dog Sunshine and I on my birthday, which is about 80% of the reason why we’re wearing party hats.

General Nonsense

I born and raised on Long Island, about an hour train ride from Manhattan — it’s far enough away where things aren’t open all night, but still close enough where everything is stupidly expensive. All my stuff is here, though, and I definitely don’t want to pack things, so it’s home.

I was once on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” and got to hug Terry Crews twice, which is one of the finest achievements of my life.

Me, Hugging Terry Crews on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?"
If you ever get the chance to hug Terry Crews, take it. It’s like getting a reassuring hug from the universe itself.

Before you ask, I won $61,600, and the check for the taxes on that remains the single largest check I’ve ever written in my life.


Professional Nonsense

I used to work as a freelance IT/web development consultant, but slowly discovered I wasn’t a huge fan of consulting in general (or IT in particular). I now work for Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, as a Happiness Engineer, which basically combines every last thing I’ve enjoyed in my working life into one nifty package. It’s awesome, and we’re hiring!

Naturally, the legal jibba-jabba that the thoughts and opinions expressed on this site in no way represent the views of my employer apply to whatever I say.

Heck, they might not represent my views anymore, either, depending on when you read ’em! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯