Reading Mie's post today really touched a nerve in me, particularly combined with our office move to San Francisco.
It's been 18 months now that we've been in the San Mateo office(s), and it's incredible how much the company has grown, both mentally and physically. From 3 people scattered in a largely empty 1400 square-foot office with phone cables strung all over; to 4, then 5; and then as we started growing more quickly, what seemed like a new person or 2 every week, until we had to spill out into a 4000 square-foot office just so we weren't all on top of each other.
And remembering all of the late nights around the Movable Type 3.0 launch, and then the all-night push to actually make the launch, and all of the drama that erupted the following morning. That was not a pleasant morning. Anil and I were fretting both about website glitches and the, um, responses to the licensing changes. And then I remember Maile arriving in the morning, and somehow that made things more manageable, having someone who hadn't been through that night, and who could see things from a slightly less deranged perspective.
Anyway, it's just sort of sad reminiscing about things that now seem so long ago and surreal, and tonight driving home from this office for the last time, I got all like a maudlin old fuck in the car thinking about it. It's just sentimentality, of course, and I recognize it for that, but that doesn't help.
It's just that there are few things that I actually get emotional about, and one of the few is this company, and all of the amazing people that have come to work here. I'm so proud of what this company has done, and in the end, it's exciting that we're all moving together into a new space and a new phase.