Site was hacked

So it turns out that updating your WordPress code on a fairly regular basis (or more regular than every 2 years) is somewhat advisable, or you may find lots of your code containing links to Russian web sites. Sorry for anyone who hit the site and found a virus alert.
In order to remove that garbage I’ve gone back to a clean install of WordPress. All of the content – good, bad, and potentially outdated – is still here, and I haven’t found any evidence of problems in the actual WordPress database yet, but I haven’t spent too long digging through it. Until I can find the free time (ha!) to verify everything is still ok I’ll be leaving the site with this fugly default theme. I have a an entirely new, custom theme in progress so I imagine I’ll just move the site to that layout once I finish it up.


Recent content I've written for you—just for you!— to enjoy while you're here.


Quick commentary and links to other sources you'll find interesting. I promise.


Some personal background, links to related projects, and other ways to connect.

Hi there. My name is Tom Pacyk and this is my small home on the web. I love the intersection of design, technology, and communication, which is a combination that led me to a career in sales and marketing roles at places like Zoom and ServiceNow. They're a bit old now, but I also had the opportunity to publish a couple of books along the way.

Portland, Oregon is home for me, my wife Beth, and our three kids, but I'm actually a Midwestern transplant—I grew up in the Chicago suburbs and went to school at Purdue and Illinois. When I find some free time I'm probably going to concerts, rooting for the Portland Timbers, or working on my Sunshine Burn Photography project.