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Photos of the Automattic (WordPress.com) Headquarters in San Francisco

Automattic

During a trip to San Francisco in March I visited the beautifully designed headquarters of Automattic, the parent company of WordPress.com. The “matt” in “Automattic” is in honor of founder Matt Mullenweg, co-creator of the WordPress open source blogging platform.

Here’s my full set of photos of the Automattic headquarters.

Automattic

Automattic

Automattic

Automattic

Automattic

Automattic

photos by Scott Beale

Photos of The Barbarian Group’s ‘Superdesk’, An Endless Desk That Wraps Around Their Entire Manhattan Office

Superdesk

In April I attended a happy hour hosted by our friends at the digital creative agency The Barbarian Group at their new headquarters in New York City. At the party they were debuting their new “Superdesk” (see previous post), an amazing 1,100 foot-long endless desk that wraps around their entire office and can seat up to 175 employees. The Superdesk, which covers a surface area of 4,400 square feet, was custom made for The Barbarian Group by Clive Wilkinson Architects.

The challenge was to create the most collaborative, creative environment possible. The result? A desk that we could all share, literally – 4,400 square feet of undulating, unbroken awesomeness to keep people and ideas flowing.

Here’s the full set of photos of the Superdesk that I shot at the party.

Superdesk

Superdesk

Superdesk

Supuerdesk

Superdesk

Superdesk

photos by Scott Beale

A Live Bitcoin Auction Taking Place Across From the NYSE

Earlier today I came across a live Bitcoin auction taking place across from the New York Stock Exchange on Broad Street. Promotional stunt was being organized by Bitcoin Center NYC.

Bitcoin Auction

video & photo by Scott Beale

Photos & Video of the Zendesk IPO at the New York Stock Exchange

Here’s a short video I shot from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during the Zendesk IPO at the opening bell on May 15, 2014. We’ve been using Zendesk for our help desk at Laughing Squid Web Hosting since November 2007 and they have been amazing. I was honored to be invited to share this special day with them and to be part of their incredible journey over the years, from a tiny loft in Copenhagen to a publicly traded company in San Francisco.

Here is my full gallery of photos from the Zendesk IPO at the New York Stock Exchange.

Zendesk CEO Mikkel Svane

My happy friend Mikkel Svane, CEO and co-founder Zendesk, standing in front of the New York Stock Exchange on the day of their IPO.

NYSE Trading Floor

Zendesk IPO

Zendesk IPO

Squawk on the Street

Zendesk IPO at the New York Stock Exchange

photos by Scott Beale

Tiny Hamsters Eating Tiny Burritos

Episode 1 of “Tiny Hamsters Eating Tiny Burritos” by Hello Denizen features a hamster sitting at a miniature dinner table eating a one inch long burrito that was meticulously prepared by a proud hamster burrito chef.

submitted via Laughing Squid Tips

Dad Adds Special Effects To Videos of His 3-Year-Old Son Turning Him Into an ‘Action Movie Kid’

Awesome dad Daniel Hashimoto, an animator at Dreamworks, has been adding special effects to videos of his 3-year-old son, turning him into an “Action Movie Kid”. You can watch the full series of videos on their YouTube channel.

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