Exciting news: my awesome boss just fired me with two days notice after working for him for almost five years, over an argument we had six months ago!
That's okay, I was getting myself together for freelancing anyway. I truly believe my talents lie in the realm of visual communication and would love to lend my well-practiced hand to a #gamedev project or pick up some comissions. Any leads are appreciated! 😺
There's a *huge* number of people who absolutely love niche things, but have no idea how they work or what they do. And they're afraid to even talk about it for fear of sounding silly. Most of that is having few friends and family who are similarly inclined
"Online community" can sometimes be an oxymoron, but for a lot of people like this, it's their only lifeline to learn about things otherwise
I learned about woodworking thanks to the internet. There was literally no one else I could go to
I can always count on my man Todd to give me a boost.
I remember a client wanting the webpages to be "editable" like word.
Not a CMS, as in I want to click on the page and edit parts.
In my frustration I just made the entire main div editable using the editable tag, and as long as you where logged in it would just save any of the changes to a database table holding the code for each page.
Edit: No sanitising input, just giving these people full access to changing anything via that editable tag.
Obviously editing anything but minor text changes, was a nightmare and selecting styles required copying and pasting text that was already there.
I got called into a meeting in front of the whole company, and the project managers clapped and stood up.
Amongst all the praise for solving this impossible task in a couple of hours I remember the lead programmer just slowly shaking his head from the back of the room.
I've since left that company and have no idea what nightmarish pandoras box I opened by doing that.
Just a guy sat between a chair and a keyboard.
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