Monday, January 23, 2006
At a Crossroad
So Justin, our head of technology, is taking a step away from our network. He'll stay on as a consultant, which is very important, but we now have a major problem at hand.
Who will handle the day-to-day programming demands of our network? It's a huge vacancy.
I basically have two options. I could try to elevate my own programming to the point wherein I could maintain the site. Or I could try to find someone else.
Elevating my own programming would take probably a few hours a day for 1-2 months. Maybe. I have the energy and the skills, but I also have so much else on my plate it might be better for me to focus on the more editorial/business side of things.
Finding someone else will be just as big a challenge. It's going to be damn hard to find a programmer to fill Justin's shoes. The majority of PHP/mySQL programmers frankly don't have the skills to maintain our network code.
What to do, what to do, what to do...
On our server issues, I appreciate a lot of your suggestions, but deleting unused accounts won't do anything to solve them.
Speed is another elephant to conquer.