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Indeed. You have no idea how many times I've grumbled to myself, "We should have just stayed with bloody Joomla..." We'd had a couple of years where we could have focused on.. well... writing...

But in the end none of the other CMS's had the features we wanted combined with the flexibility (our Leviathan CMS also had to work as the framework for two Digg/Reddit style aggregators we're working on).

Of course we may have gone a bit overboard doing parts in a C/ASM hybrid we call Linnormr...

And yes, there have been some sleepless nights, not least from worrying if we'd EVER haul this whale to shore. :D

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by Alexander G Rubio (alexander.rubio@gmail.com) on Fri Aug 27th, 2010 at 12:41:47 PM EST
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If you happen to need another technical consultant who won't return your emails ... I'm your guy!!!

Take care & keep a sense of humor about It All.  I've been there, tho' not quite there-there, and from experience I can tell you in ten years, or so, you'll look back and realize ...

this was the Fun Part!!!

(LOL)


She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Fri Aug 27th, 2010 at 01:55:15 PM EST
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How true. The Act of Creativity is our greatest achievement, its completion a relief, and appreciation by an audience is the reward that reinforces us.

I have always thought myself very fortunate for stumbling into a broad industry where one's efforts become concrete. But I've had many conversations with people doing other work who are similarly moved by the fact that their work has a discrete result. An accountant told me how pleased she was when the books balanced (this was before ubiquitous computers). But recently a building labourer I was giving a lift to took pride in pointing out buildings he had worked on.

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Aug 27th, 2010 at 02:09:55 PM EST
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Again, indeed. :D

Some people are just compulsive builders, the ones who play Civilization or Age of Empires and look at combat as a nuisance diverting focus from building the ultimate megalopolis. ;)

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by Alexander G Rubio (alexander.rubio@gmail.com) on Sat Aug 28th, 2010 at 09:29:08 AM EST
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An old client in the Finnish MMORPG industry burnt through 500K € before going belly-up recently. Too much building of the megalopolis, and not enough on profiling and communicating with potential users ;-)

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Mon Aug 30th, 2010 at 11:33:50 AM EST
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