Sometimes it is Just a Matter of Finding the Right Project

I have probably been busier the last four months than any other time in my life. I have not had more billable hours than usual, but I have been doing a lot of learning, debugging, learning to better debug problems, and organizing. For years I had been talking about improving my PHP and Javascript skills but as much reading/training as I did – nothing really sunk in until I found the right project to help me along and to motivate me like I wish I was years ago.

I just wanted to take some time out and thank three people in particular – Demitrious, Ken, and Brett (you know who you are!) for believing in me and being patient with me as I learned.

Demitrious showed me the way, never gave me the quick and easy answer (well maybe once or twice after driving him crazy), and always made me think about the big picture and made me get comfortable with everything uncomfortable.

Ken always knew how to do exactly what I needed – and then I learned by example, read more documentation, and made things cooler then ever before.

Brett actually never questioned if I knew how to do something – he just knew I would get it done, and done right.

Without you guys – I would probably still be relying on others instead of doing it myself. So thanks…I appreciate it!

Quality Quote of the Day…

My friend Demitrious passed me a link today to someone’s blog post – and after a long day…I needed a good laugh. I have had similar thoughts, but was never able to articulate it like this:

– Hey Google? I have a bug to report… I checked my calendar, and it SAYS this is 2007… Are you SURE? Cause I really, really feel like I’m in 1999 right now…

*For those non-developer readers out there, this is something you would say when you are talking to someone who is stuck in the past with development styles and terminology.