January 01, 2012

Posted by John

Tagged thoughts

Older: Acquired

Newer: Keep 'Em Separated

What a Year

The last 12 months have been nuts. My health and professional/personal life were completely at odds.

Between January and August, I had three hernia surgeries. As if that wasn’t enough for one year, the last few months of the year I’ve been plagued by a few other ailments (which are still giving me a hard time). Definitely a rough stretch. I will never take health for granted again and really look forward to getting back to “normal”.

Quite the contrary to my health, Ordered List grew from 2 to 5 people, helped Zynga launch Words with Friends on Facebook, launched Gauges and Speaker Deck while improving Harmony, and, finally, was acquired by the only other company in the world I wanted to be a part of, GitHub.

Here is to a healthy 2012.


  1. This blogpost needs a Like button :)
    Well done!

  2. Congrats! Thanks for your blog and your work.

  3. Glad to hear you’re doing well and enjoying working for Github, John!

  4. Jean-Paul Jean-Paul

    Jan 03, 2012

    Nice job man! Have you built gauges and speakerdeck all by yourself?

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