Random Musings by Kraft

  • MBA


    Recently graduated with an MBA in Business Analytics, I am continuing my shift from engineering to business leadership at Automattic. Despite personal challenges and a full schedule, I excelled academically, receiving numerous awards, and look forward to a sabbatical and a vacation.

  • Magellan: My Trip Around The World

    Magellan: My Trip Around The World

    I’ve been with Automattic for nearly 11 years. The company is fully distributed, so there are no offices, but we have regular meetups and in-person events. I’ve been to quite a few places worldwide, including across the US, Canada, Italy, Spain, Ireland, the Dominican Republic, Belize, Montenegro, The Netherlands, and so forth. This month, I…

  • Personal Web Presence

    Personal Web Presence

    I’m in the midst of an identity crisis. Regarding Internet identity and community, my presence on Twitter felt most interconnected. I’ve had my website(s) longer, and they mean more to me than Twitter. But with the changes over there and the disruption to much of my community, coupled with a general dislike for Musk’s governance…

  • ADHD


    I don’t post on here as often as I used to. In the early days of the site (like 20 years ago? What the hell?), I would post just random things all the time. Twitter, I think, gave me a different place to scratch that itch coupled with the movement that everyone needed their own…

  • Joining the Student Advisory Board

    Joining the Student Advisory Board

    In addition to my full-time work at Automattic and the family, I am also a MBA student at Midwestern State University. I’m proud to share that I’m joining the Student Advisory Board for the Dilliard College of Business Administration. MSU is primarily a traditional campus-based university, but their MBA program does offer all courses required…

  • Statement on Frank Pavone

    Statement on Frank Pavone

    News broke that that Vatican has removed from the clerical state (e.g. defroked) Frank Pavone. Pavone is most known for founding “Priests for Life” as a pro-life group, which has been extreme in some tactics—including a video with an aborted child on a “table that is sometimes used for Mass”, the explanation he gave when…