Today exactly one year ago was my first day at Mozilla. I started it by joining IRC from my flat in Glasgow, where I had just given up a PhD position and a career as a physicist. Shortly after that I moved to Berlin for a few months and when I got my H1B visa, I moved to San Francisco.

People frequently ask me how I like it “here.” Well, it’s a fucking blast. I get to call many incredibly smart and fun people not only my colleagues but also my friends. I live in one of the most brilliant cities in the world and occasionally get to travel to the remaining ones. I race cars now, for crying out loud.

Yup, life is good.

Thanks, everybody who’s been in my life this past year. It’s been one hell of a ride.