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Dancing Bald Geek

2006-09-29 00:54:24.99509+00 by meuon 7 comments

There is a certain wonderful warm feeling you get when the project you have been working on for 6+ months gets put into production.. and then over a week of very rapid feature creep, then a couple of days of "BigAssCorp, Inc." client test teams, in-house, client and 3rd party security and "information protection" audits, and then.. poof. In one afternoon, everyone checks off on Everything. Wow. What a feeling.

In some ways, I feel I learned about the web/internet/html/css/javascript/flash/php/mysql all over again during the past 6 months. While pseudo-related, I learned a lot about Java, (under Tomcat, Yech), JavaScript (Thanks a lot to the kick start from Tom and Dori's books), and ActionScript (Flash). and expanded what I know about HTML, CSS, PHP and MySQL a lot.

Next month: re-write it again.. just to clean it up. All of those "shoulda/coulda/woulda's" are on this list. Usually I just get something working and go on to the next project, being enabled ($$ snd time) to rebuild it again just to make it better is a luxury seldom seen and I intend to enjoy it.

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comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2006-09-29 14:43:00.57354+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yay completion! Double yay for the luxury of being able to fix it!

#Comment Re: made: 2006-09-29 19:20:27.098701+00 by: ebradway

Wow! You have a client who is willing to pay you to redo something that works!?! Good client!

#Comment Re: made: 2006-09-29 19:27:00.017595+00 by: meuon

Today was pretty much a "bask in the glory" day.

Eric, yeah, I like working for good people willing to do what it takes to do it right, and even know that the first time it works in porduction is just a 'proof of concept'.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-10-01 16:31:41.887647+00 by: ziffle

What is the secret to keeping feature creep to one week?

#Comment Re: made: 2006-10-01 18:55:33.520514+00 by: Dan Lyke

Have you seen Meuon's gun collection?

Threats of violence are the only things I've ever seen work.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-10-01 20:23:45.842919+00 by: meuon

ziffle. BigAssCo Inc. rolled this out to their board members first (70-ish people) Friday. -They- had a deadline... and requirements that say if we change -anything- after launch, we have to go through the testing loop all over.

Sure sets things in concrete.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-10-03 02:54:26.790816+00 by: warkitty

YAY! Happy for you baby.... so I'll see you day after tomorrow, right?