Destination Milkyway

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So, yes, my time at Orega is over. It was a good run, fun while it lasted. And I'm also happy it's over and I'm done.

The only really big project I got to work on (for reals) was a website for a client. Based on the CMS Joomla!, it was interesting to see how a (pretty big, marketshare-wise) contant management system actually works from the administrator perspective, and also how to design for/on/around existing templates. Actually, I'm not happy with Joomla! at all. I can see how it is useful for sites much larger and more complex than the one I made. I can see how it seems like a good choice for many people. I also realized how many fails in implementing it any logical manner (after some googling); and herein lies the problem. It is too big, too complex. As a base for your local club/organization/church/whatever, it's not effective in any way, not easy to handle unless you're a seasoned Joomla! developer, and there are also semantic flaws in the code everywhere! Things'll get broken really quick-like, and you'll be wondering what the hells just happened. Also, some of the CSS I made was really rather abstract. Now, I expect code to be somewhat "crazy" for non-techies to understand; it _is_ abstract. However, at some point, things just get silly. When you have to nest five levels and then select next sibling with a class, you just know things should be running smoother. And this is why I want to make my own CMS. I want to have less code, more functionality and ease-of-use. Changing the color of a link should take two minutes, not two hours. Anyways, what I made: norservice.no/norigo/

Also, as we remember, I was not allowed to put anything in my portfolio.

Now, for the next chapter!
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Tonito292's avatar
Good, good.
So, from now on you'll just sit at home and stroke your pussy?
the-ruthless's avatar
OH NO! YOU DIDN'T!
Tonito292's avatar
Obtenebratio's avatar
Obtenebratio's avatar
Bwahahaha!! Guess he should've seen that one CUMMING! :D
the-ruthless's avatar
OH NO! I DIDN'T!
Tonito292's avatar
Hehe, yes he should have.
Obtenebratio's avatar
Well, let's hope you at least got some experience from this episode of "The Tore Show" that you can use (or abuse) in the future.
I can't barely tell the difference between CSS and HTML, so I won't go into that, but I can agree on that jazz being complex, or for me, the whole web programming business, basically.
Wahey.
Well, what now, then? Starting some shit, you and the gang?
the-ruthless's avatar
I got plenty experience, yes.

And yes. Starting some shit. Well, I also gotta go into a bit more treatment first, and then it seems NAV is gonna send me to a course in starting shit and managing shit, and that they have some special kinds of NAV-moneys for that kind of thing. So we'll see.

..and I'm actually meeting the gang in about two hours time. :D
Obtenebratio's avatar
That's cool.
Wow, perhaps NAV may actually help people for once, ha hah.. Good stuff. maybe.
the-ruthless's avatar
My current NAV-person is moving to Oslo in a month, though... My next NAV-person probably won't be as helpful.

And the meeting was sweet.
Obtenebratio's avatar
Ah, sucks, then. Whip some respect into them, if they're not.

Like candy?
the-ruthless's avatar
I'll whip it good!

Like dull boring old-people type candy, perhaps. "Kamferdrops" or some such.
Obtenebratio's avatar
Good.

Kay. That's not too bad, really. :P
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