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.

I’ve been under the misguided ideal that if I can’t write prefect blog post, filled with gripping and powerful content then I shouldn’t write at all. However the more I think about it the more it sounds like an excuse, so my goal for 2016 will be to write at minimum one post a week.

Also I’ve decided not to edit my posts before releasing them, because that in and of itself becomes an excuse not to release the post. Of course this means that things won’t be perfect on day one, but I can still come back and fix my terrible spelling and grammar after the post has been released.

What’s Up?

Since my last post there has been a lot going on, so I figured a good place to start my once a week commitment would be to let everyone know what’s up in my world.

I’m happy to announce that in October I was offered a full time position as a back-end developer by Ronni Christiansen from redWeb ApS.  I’m very grateful for the opportunity and looking forward to improving my programming skills while helping redWeb bring greater value to the Joomla community.

Although redWeb has been keeping me busy during the week days, I’m still dedicating 4~5 hours every Saturday and Sunday to the development of  what I’m now calling the “Logical” content management system.

The back story to how that all came about is complicated. So I’ll save it for a dedicated post, but basically I’ve decided that trying to contribute real improvements the Joomla! project is a waste of energy.

Time & time again I’ve brought rock solid implementations of clean OOP solutions to the project and time & time again I’ve been blown off, insulted and belittled for daring to share my work.

So rather than trying to be part of a project that has made it clear that I’m not welcome, I’ve decided to fork the Joomla content management system and fix all the illogical implementations that have prevented Joomla from reaching its true potential.

I’m sure there are a lot of people who think I’m crazy and that it can’t be done. To them I can only say:

The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.

Steve Jobs

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Born in the Rocky mountains of western Montana, Mathew now lives in Japan where he is the active "Crazy Foreign Guy" of a small town in the Tohoku region on the main island of Honshu. He is a father, a husband and a hopeless dreamer who believes that it is better to fail at life than to never try to live.

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