20 December 2006
We're also working on putting more support materials together, such as a FAQ and more detailed install instructions. In the meantime, however, the README file should get you where you need to go. We're also standing by to address any questions or comments you might have. Any questions you DO ask will help us figure out what needs to go in the documentation, so everybody will end up benefiting.
One issue we are aware of is the challenge some folks are having with the download. If you hit the download link, you're confronted with a fairly daunting list of links. This is because tiny is meant to be downloaded using a Subversion client, the idea being that this way it's easy for everyone to stay up-to-date. Starting with the next version of the app, we will also offer a .zip or other archive, but the meantime you can either grab one of the free Subversion clients or just hit the download link and grab all the folders and their contents. If there's anything we can do to help, please drop us a line. Thanks!
16 December 2006
Tiny is a lightweight CMS ideal for managing simple websites for which a more full-featured system would be overkill. It's ideal for a brochure-type site where you want to be able to hand the keys over to somebody else without fear of them blowing everything up.
It's also a great choice for designers who want to work some CSS mojo but don't want to mess with code, or for developers who want to throw a CSS template on a website and not have to deal with it.
If you're in a hurry, you can also hit the Subversion repository directly. Please let us know how it goes.
01 November 2006
28 October 2006
In this case, the new bundle of joy is called pipeCleaner, and we're using it on the upcoming tiny site to separate some HTML list items with pipe ("|") characters. The same code could be modified to add pretty much anything to any place. Please give it a whirl and let us know how it goes.
17 October 2006
13 September 2006
I've got two. I need a half dozen or so. If you can send me some ideas, I'd really appreciate it, and I'll be sure to give you props on the site once it's launched.
If you want to start playing with the app before the official launch, the SVN repository is at http://svn.ubermondo.com/tiny...
17 August 2006
And I got to wear a fez. Life is good.
07 August 2006
An Open Letter to the Gentleman in the Next Aisle with the Cell Phone Ringtone that Faithfully Reproduces the Cantina Song from Star Wars
26 July 2006
21 July 2006
Hairdresser: Hoo boy you sure have a lot of cowlicks. Did your Grandma ever tell you that? That cow must have loved you, boy! That reminds me of the story about the brown cow in the hospital. Do you want me to tell you that story?
15 July 2006
13 July 2006
And do the old man a favor -- pleeze vote for my ideas: betaBase, Federated Search Mojo, and Mizzessenger.
11 July 2006
I get to mom's place, and there, seated at the dining room table among a bunch of friends and family members, is the Big Guy. I notice that everybody's eating, but while most folks are eating sandwiches and other "lunch time" stuff, Jesus has a plate piled high with donuts.
(I want to break from the Freudian trainwreck for a moment and point out that this is NOT one of those "I'm in command here" dreams -- instead, this is one where I'm just a passenger, watching what I do instead of consciously choosing it. Think Being John Malkovich, but without Charlie Sheen.)
I say my hellos, and notice that Jesus is a bit perturbed -- it's clear that He just wants to have some breakfast, but everybody keeps pestering Him with questions of ultimate concern. "What is the nature of the universe?" "What should we do with our lives?" "Are we doing church the right way?"
I go over to the kitchen and start putting donuts on MY plate too; as I do this I say "I have a question, Jesus." This is how I know it's a dream, by the way, because after I say this everyone gets quiet and demonstrates a modicum of interest in what I have to say. "Jelly or Creme Filled?"
Jesus makes a face as though I've asked him if the Pope wears a funny hat, and says "Creme filled." I hear myself say "then you ARE my Lord and Savior."
So what the hell does that mean?
06 July 2006
Blogger is still kicking my ass, however -- no matter what I do, the page won't validate, because of some evil code that they're injecting into my pages. You get what you pay for, I guess.
27 June 2006
06 June 2006
My crime: Not prominently displaying my security badge.
The punishment: Having my name ceremoniously written on a clipboard, and being forced to listen to a speech delivered by a fat guy in polyester slacks. Fortunately, I did not have to do detention. This time.
Evidently, there are crooks so interested in what sodas are available in the break room that they can use their ninja-like cunning to circumvent our Byzantine security system, but who do not have access to Photoshop.
My instrument of vengeance: A red Sharpie. I'll be wearing my badge tomorrow, but now my picture has evil eyes. Oh yes, life on the other side of the law is sweet.
01 June 2006
-fruity trap door
Okay, this is hard for both of us, but certain things just have to be dealt with. I think we'll all feel better if we can just get through this.
The toe ring is really pretty creepy. You're almost fifty years old, and you're not fooling anybody. Please stop it before I'm forced to contact Doctor Scholl.
16 May 2006
The following phrases are forbidden henceforth:
- Lessons Learned
- Core Competencies
- 800lb. Gorilla
- Team Building
- Should Map
Any personnel caught using these pieces of terminology may be subject to dismissal and/or a donkey punch.
04 April 2006
1.) get a job.
2.) get promoted to a management position. This is easier than you'd think; it's really just a matter of keeping your ideas to yourself, doing what you're told, and sticking around.
Okay, now that you're a manager, we're ready to rock. Round two:
1.) whenever you're asked a question, given a task, or have rectal itch, call a meeting. If you're not sure what to have the meeting about, who should be invited, or when to have it, call a preliminary meeting to brainstorm this. Repeat as necessary.
2.) at the meeting, present the task you were given to your subordinates; assign related tasks to them, and demand that every step of the way be documented, so that it can be discussed at future meetings. Repeat as necessary.
3.) present your findings to your superiors at the meetings that they have scheduled for you; they are following this guide as well.
That's it. Stick with the program, and you will be promoted into a nice safe "VP of Information Services Management Consulting Processes" position before you know it. Here's why: Your employees will never question you, because they work for you and because you're keeping them docile with mind-numbing meetings and paperwork. Because you are the one bringing solutions to your superiors, they will see you as the hero. If something bad happens, you're cool: If your employees balk at something, remind them that the task comes from higher up, and you'll see what you can do, but it's not your call to make, so it's best to stick with the program. If your superiors have issues with something, act surprised that your subordinates would have come up with such a lame concept, and promise to address the issue with them. You're bulletproof.
Of course, you will go straight to the "smoking a turd for all eternity" circle of hell for being another force for mediocrity in the world, but in the meantime that Mercedes is pretty sweet.
31 March 2006
17 March 2006
09 March 2006
05 March 2006
As of right now, 37S is inching up my dream job list; the permanent top spot is taken up by "stay at home," but Pixar, Google, and Apple have all moved down a notch or two, hovering somewhere above "over-pierced barista."
If you haven't read the book yet, make a beeline over to the site and dig the free chapters. After being forced into the wrong way to do it for so long, it's nice to know that there are alternatives that don't involve canonical functional specs, endless meetings about meetings about meetings, and the overall soul-crushing sucktasticality that is the corporate universe.
I need to re-watch The Shawshank Redemption again. Is it good or bad to have hope? I can't remember.