Saturday, September 13, 2003

Too much fun and a little Jerry Maguire thrown in
I'm currently working on finishing up our first CrownPeak CMS implementation with one other guy internally and one main development lead at CrownPeak. I really enjoy working with both of them. The project has been tough at times simply because the owners of the content often don't know much about the content. Hopefully they'll be more interested in taking ownership of their content more seriously once they see the power and processes they'll have in place with the CMS. Wishful thinking, I know.

Anyway, my partner in crime internally, Ryan, is losing his mind in much the same way I am. He's buying a house and trying to close on it this month. He's also trying to balance a ton of other projects at work while dedicating a majority of his time to the CMS project. With all the chaos Ryan has a tendency to write bug report emails that are rather confusing in their verbiage. I do the same thing under the same circumstances, so we can relate on that one. The other day Ryan wrote a real brain teaser of an email to our lead developer at CrownPeak that only made things even more confusing. I read it while I was over at his desk and told him our lead at CrownPeak would likely reply with: “You had me at hello.”

P.S. While I'm still thinking about Jerry Maguire after that last line... Did I ever mention that I (looking around right now before I type what comes next...) really like the movie Jerry Maguire? I remember before I first saw it I thought I was going to hate it. It seemed like it would be a really cliche movie, which in many ways it is. But, there's a lot I like about it. The greed in sports angle. The journey Jerry goes on; scared and losing all confidence in himself once he takes a stand for something. The journey Dorothy goes on; looking for someone who inspires her beyond just the day-to-day. The journey they take together; both looking to fill the holes in their lives with one another. The relationship between Jerry and Ron, which is an example of two great characters on the screen. Wow, it really is a good movie. My friends cringe when I tell them that. My wife, on the other hand, doesn't cringe, she just seemed to walk away from the movie bored because it had something to do with sports. I guess you can't please either side of that spectrum!
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