Hello world.

I’m Simon Dickson, and this is where I first fell in love with WordPress. I was young and idealistic. I’m doing my best to cling to both.

I used to blog a lot about government, politics and open source: all that stuff moved over to puffbox.com – which was also the site which represented my initial venture into web consultancy, Puffbox Ltd.

Nowadays I work as Director, Platform Services with the WordPress.com VIP team at Automattic. I love cycling, and compete at national age-group level on the track.