bill
bill:

I’d just like to take a moment to point out that this email was the most urgent email that I, as an engineer, received this week. I think it’s important for me to reflect on this because I have been in organizations where panic and urgency are a commodity, and I’ve felt severely frustrated when my ability to solve problems was valued lower than my willingness to stay until 1AM and pull my hair out in an all-hands “war room” (all of which were unproductive).
Instead, Tumblr gives me the challenges I need to create urgency and drive for myself, by constantly presenting complex, high-scale, real-world problems to sink my teeth into. I might still pull my hair out or stay up late working on something, but it’s because I really believe in it, and I want it to succeed. What I do for this quirky little corner of the internet is intensely satisfying, and the motivation for everyone here is based on chasing that satisfaction and achievement. It’s a ton of carrot, and hardly any stick.
I tend to be so busy at Tumblr, not only developing but also blogging, that I can forget how much I appreciate the culture and environment here (and the people, holy crap). It’s good to take a step back and have a look at where you spend most of your hours every day. I’m glad I get to spend most of my hours at Tumblr. Everyone here “gets it”, and until you know what it’s like to wade through a sea of people who don’t, you’ll never know how great it feels to finally come home.
http://tumblr.com/jobs

bill:

I’d just like to take a moment to point out that this email was the most urgent email that I, as an engineer, received this week. I think it’s important for me to reflect on this because I have been in organizations where panic and urgency are a commodity, and I’ve felt severely frustrated when my ability to solve problems was valued lower than my willingness to stay until 1AM and pull my hair out in an all-hands “war room” (all of which were unproductive).

Instead, Tumblr gives me the challenges I need to create urgency and drive for myself, by constantly presenting complex, high-scale, real-world problems to sink my teeth into. I might still pull my hair out or stay up late working on something, but it’s because I really believe in it, and I want it to succeed. What I do for this quirky little corner of the internet is intensely satisfying, and the motivation for everyone here is based on chasing that satisfaction and achievement. It’s a ton of carrot, and hardly any stick.

I tend to be so busy at Tumblr, not only developing but also blogging, that I can forget how much I appreciate the culture and environment here (and the people, holy crap). It’s good to take a step back and have a look at where you spend most of your hours every day. I’m glad I get to spend most of my hours at Tumblr. Everyone here “gets it”, and until you know what it’s like to wade through a sea of people who don’t, you’ll never know how great it feels to finally come home.

http://tumblr.com/jobs

deviantmoonchild

thank you, tumblr <3

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constantine-spiritworker:

how did I get so lucky? the people I have met on tumblr and the friends I have made here have literally changed my life. I’m not even kidding. I am constantly supported, appreciated and loved and I just don’t know when I have ever been part of such an amazing group of people. thank you thank you thank you.

I agree with this 10000%. You all rock.

This. I love this community

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Steckly Speaking

  • tagsavage: There's a baseball bat over in the corner that says "Ken's 'Speak Softly' Stick."
  • tagsavage: But I always think it says "Kevin 'Speak Softly' Steck."
  • steck: haha
  • steck: that's me
  • tagsavage: Softly' speakin'
  • tagsavage: The soft speaks of Steck
  • kirk: Steckly speaking
  • tagsavage: I'd listen to that NPR show.
  • Pyotr: What's the format?
  • tagsavage: Interviews.
  • tagsavage: With a little discursive bit at the end.
  • Pyotr: One per?
  • tagsavage: Two per
  • Pyotr: 30 or 60?
  • tagsavage: 60
  • Pyotr: Wow
  • tagsavage: Sometimes it's one per if it's someone really important.
  • Pyotr: Are the guests more Charlie Rose or more Terry Gross or more Barbara Walters?
  • Pyotr: Pick two.
  • tagsavage: Terry Gross.
  • tagsavage: It's not super different than Fresh Air.
  • Pyotr: So like Jay-Z for an hour and then the following week is an author a journalist
  • tagsavage: Yeah.
  • tagsavage: Some guy that catalogues birds and a lady stockbroker
  • Pyotr: And then Lady Bird
  • kirk: an interview show with the deceased would be easy to listen to
  • tagsavage: The first radio interview with the bones of Lady Bird Johnson.
  • tagsavage: Kirk, are you picturing one person asking a series of questions, or just one question and then waiting for the answer?
  • Pyotr: I was thinking one question, and then an hour of silence, sometimes you hear a glass being set down on a coaster.
  • Pyotr: "Why are you dead?"
  • tagsavage: "My guest today is Lady Bird Johnson, colorful and beloved wife of president Lyndon Baines Johnson. So, Lady Bird, can you tell me, why are you dead?"
  • Pyotr: "This has been Steckly Speaking. I want to thank my guest and this show's producer, Kirk Nathanson along with our intern Tag Savage."
  • tagsavage: (did any organizations support it?)
  • Pyotr: It is 100% funded by Kirk
  • Pyotr: His accountant has advised against this
  • kirk: The truth shouldn't be buried
  • tagsavage: Great tagline.
  • Pyotr: Sounds a little paranoid
  • tagsavage: It's a show that interviews dead people!
  • Pyotr: In this case, is Lady Bird Johnson the truth?
  • kirk: She took her truth to the grave but has agreed to do one last interview
  • Pyotr: I'd like to do this show
  • tagsavage: As a guest?
  • Pyotr: Not any time soon, but yes