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Don’t Bugger It Up

“Remember, Jim, don’t bugger it up. Just stick to writing.”

This is the welcome message on the MovableType main menu of JimFormation. It was put there by Raymond van der Woning to remind me what my role on the web is.

Raymond van der Woning. Does that name mean anything to you? If you’re a fan of JimFormation it should. You see, there would be no JimFo without Ray.

The problem is that I easily get frustrated by the ephemeral 1s and 0s that reside on and in the machines, programs, and templates that serve weblogs to browsers. When things don’t go quite right for me, I put my hands up and say, “It’s not worth it.” During those times Ray somehow gets the message and enthusiastically says, “Give it to me. I’ll take care of it. You keep writing.”

“You keep writing.”

Ray has been taking care of the technical complexities of JimFormation for a while now and I have to keep up my end of the bargain. I have to keep writing. He is very much a partner in this website.

Ray has fixed a MovableType install, reinstalled it at least once, and just this week he packed up everything that is JimFormation and placed it on a new server. His and his brother’s server (Hi Randy)—If your looking for a place to host a website I recommend LiquidWeb.

The code that lays out my website has been tweaked and re-tweaked by Ray. He’s made some wholesale design decisions—the design and implementation of the comments sections are all Ray.

I could keep kissing his ass, but I’ll stop here. Just know that if it wasn’t for the kindness of Ray, I’d have packed up this shop long ago.

Ray is an able html/css coder with a good design sense, accomplished photographer, and easily read writer—

CausticSense is in cold storage.
It will remain so for the forseeable future.

Thanks, Ray.

Comments

Ray said:

You're welcome, Jim.

Keep writing.

Posted on Feb 18, 2006 12:26 PM

BWG said:

I second that.

A day without JimFormation is like a day without sunshine.

Keep writing.

Posted on Feb 18, 2006 06:49 PM

Tanj said:

I will take this space to say that I am enjoying the more frequent posts because I have always appreciated your writing.

Also commenting on:
"Raymond van der Woning. Does that name mean anything to you?"

Vanderwoning does because the name reminds me of someone I still miss dearly, Kaycee.

Sure it was a hoax and a lot of us got sucked into the madness but regardless the writing was straight from the sleeve
(who's I still do not know...Debbie?)
and I miss that rawness that was portrayed.

Mess? True dat. But a pretty mess.
####mess.pdf


Posted on Feb 21, 2006 09:19 PM

ruminator said:

I miss Ray too.

I've pleased, though, that Jim's writing fairly regularly again.

Posted on Feb 26, 2006 11:14 AM

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