I have paused my blogging to work. Today, I spent eleven and one half hours at work. About eleven of which were actually working. Oh woe is me. But really, it has been pretty intense since a couple of weeks before Christmas. Unfortunately, the end product (the end is Friday the 13th, upcoming) is nothing I am proud of. I’m re-making the web site for the IT organization here at my institution of higher education. I’m being vague so you won’t go look it up and deride me.
I have done this solo. Planning, designing, gathering content, writing content, etc. Why? Isn’t there a team dedicated to making web sites here, you ask? Why yes, there is, but they are horribly swamped, down one member (he quit) and I said “Sure” when asked if I would do this. Now it has eaten my life (and my toddler’s Daddy) and I am ready to be done.
As a result, it’s just a bit crappy. All the cool things I thought I’d do, the AJAXy stuff, the dynamic menus, the Photoshop glitz, has all been put off until sometime next month, when I surface from under the content. Once I get to do that (after the windows streaming project and the podcasting project, and the WordPress-based, campus-wide blogging project) I’ll be proud(er) of the result.
Until then. I don’t think I’ve ever worked this hard and liked a project less. (Yes, this is my tiny violin…)
I’ll show you all someday.