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More on the Top Secret Project

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I really do plan on getting this project off the ground. I really do. It looks like next week probably won’t happen though. I have a reason this time. See, I accepted a job offer with a new company on Thursday. I’ll be starting the new job on the 8th of Oct.

On the plus side, the new job will drastically reduce my commute time. (I’m currently in my car a minimum of 2 hours a day. The new job will reduce that to probably around 45 minutes a day max, unless traffic is completely horrid, probably even less) Which means I’ll have more time in the evenings and won’t be completely useless when I get home. That will make keeping on top of this new project, and may be even getting a little more action here, easier.

On the minus side, the next two weeks are likely to be very busy weeks. I’ve got two weeks to transfer a lot of knowledge to my replacement. I also have a couple of projects that really need to be finished up. And I need to create some documentation to explain the applications that I have created. On top of this, there’s a couple of technical areas, in the new position, where I’m lacking. I just bought a couple of computer books this morning. My hope is to start teaching myself these new technologies so I can make a good impression at the new job. (they are aware of my short comings, which is one reason I don’t want to have them anymore when I start)

I’m going to tentatively push things back to Halloween. I’m not sure what the new job is going to be like though, so I’ll warn you now that it may get pushed back again. It will happen though, that I promise.

In the meantime, I am throwing out a call for information from folks. You’ll probably be able to guess from the below questions that the new project is a new web site. I’ve talked to a few folks about this, and still need to talk to at least one more person. So far, I have received enthusiastic responses from everyone, so this will hopefully be very very cool. Here are my questions though,

1) I need a new register to hold my url and I’d like to just register the new site with them. I’ve sent a couple of questions to the folks that hold and have never heard back from them once. If anyone has their URL registered with a company with good customer service, I’d love to hear from you. I’m not asking for anything to tricky. I would like to have someone respond to my emails though.

2) I need a designer. I’m fine when it comes to coding back end stuff, but my abilities to design a user interface that doesn’t look like crap, are lacking. If anyone feels up to doing a little design work, please drop me a line. I can’t pay you, but it could be a decent chance to pad a portfolio. If you’re interested, drop me a line (mattwsweeney AT and please include links to examples, if you have them. I’m looking for a layout that’s very simple and very clean. I can handle the coding of it (though I may have a few questions) or we can work something out. I just need someone with some kind of design talent.

Written by Matt

September 22nd, 2007 at 3:40 pm

Posted in News,site info