The year of the “Man-Cave”

I hope everyone had a great holiday season. This New Years I did the unthinkable and I turned my computer off for the first three days of 2016!

While I was back in the physical world, I took sometime to think about what I want to accomplish this year. Although I know it is not the most original or useful subject for a blog post, I hope you’ll at least find it interesting.

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Happy Holidays

These days our world seems filled with fear and loathing. But I hope the holidays bring peace and joy to you and yours regardless of your creed, color or religion.

It has been awhile since my last post. As you can probably tell, I’m not a very good blogger at the moment. However like everything in life, it is just a matter of doing it, until I get good.

I keep telling myself that I need to make time to tell everyone what I’m working on, but then when I have a choice of opening up my blog or the IDE (Integrated Development Environment), I choose the IDE more than I should.

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A Simple Way to Improve Joomla Today.

One of my favorite business allegories goes something like this.

A manager and his CEO were talking about their training program. The manager said, “I’m concerned that if we invest in training our employees, they might find better jobs and leave our company.”  When the CEO heard this his face suddenly went pale.

The manager, thinking that the CEO must not have considered that possibility, started to apologize. But the CEO interrupted him and said, “No, it’s not what you said that concerns me. Actually I was just thinking, what happens if we don’t invest in training and our employees never leave?”

I think the moral of this story applies just as much to open source volunteer communities as it does to companies.

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Can Joomla turn itself around?

First I like to say thank you to everyone that contacted me and posted comments on the site. I’m grateful for the support and appreciate you taking the time to send your regards.

I’m replying to everyone individually, so if I haven’t replied yet, rest assured I’ll be popping up in your email soon.

Today I share my thoughts on the Joomla project. As you may know, this year marks the 10th anniversary of the project and the latest buzz in the community is that planning for Joomla 4 has started.

Many in the community are hoping that with Joomla 4, the project can turn itself around and start gaining traction again. However I don’t believe that the issues we see in the Joomla project can be resolved so easily.

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