[theforum] A sound of silence

Simon MacDonald simonmacdonald at uk2.net
Fri Nov 21 13:34:38 CST 2008

I offered help a couple of weeks ago - is this an interview? ;)

Adriunx suggested I bring myself up to speed with Drupal - doing that by
building a theme/template for my own static site.

Other  stuff from my previous post:
>- Javascript/Ajax
>- CSS
>- PHP
>- very limited Perl
>- some front end design skills
>- technical authoring/editing
>- I can do project management/SCRUM stuff - but only if you put gun to my
>- I like mindmaps
>- Apache skills - enough to run my localhost
>- very small *inx skills - I'm a windoze guy ( no Mac either - despite my
>- lots of general pc techy stuff
>- done some fiddling with ZenPhoto, ZenCart, Joomla - Drupal is next on my
list - but I'm a quick study

Got 30+ years experience in coding (also, but not current, Assembler, COBOL,
VB, some ASP, some Java), large system design, non-functional design, DBA,
tech support, enterprise architecture, SOA, and  latterly, since mosaic or
so, some experience in building web stuff - probably badly - but learning
better things thanks to evolt, ALA, etc.

So yeah I can write articles - but I'm a new guy on the block, still gauging
what's going on - I'll help where I can. I'm more of a techy but I can do
the PM stuff - want some help with organising goals, milestones, etc, then
I'm happy to do that. 

I understand you don't know me, but The Offer is Open.



Simon MacDonald

-----Original Message-----
From: ekm at seastorm.com [mailto:ekm at seastorm.com] 
Sent: 21 November 2008 18:34
To: theforum at lists.evolt.org
Cc: Simon MacDonald
Subject: Re: [theforum] A sound of silence

Simon wrote:
> The past is gone,
> everything
> changes, but use the experience to form a foundation for something new.

There is nothing new under the sun.  You can and cannot step into the same
river twice.

The past is and is not gone.

> I would like to be part of that.

Simon, what do you want to do?

1. Can you write an article?  That would be a great thing to start with,
if you are so inclined.  I'm more than happy to keep writing articles, but
there needs to be more authors than me showing up.

2. What other skills/interests do you bring to the table & want to


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