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.

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

General Nonsense About Me

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 Stuff

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)_/¯