Work for Automattic. Meet a coworker named Ben Thompson at a San Francisco company meetup and bond over our American expat lives in Asia. Quit Automattic. He leaves too. Remain friends and chat via LINE. Go into debt over the amount of Japanese emoticons purchased in the LINE store. Help Ben refactor and relaunch Stratechery to earn more money for more LINE stickers.
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