The Director of Technology at Best of the Web is a daunting post to hold. Yes, you do get to play around with “the latest and greatest”, but that “latest and greatest” just happens to be something that thousands, hundreds of thousands — Nay, millions — of folks like yourself happen to be checking out, relying on, and possibly even paying money for. It’s downright scary. We’ve got editors plugging away entering sites and reviewing submissions. We’ve got people surfing the front-end sites at all hours of the day and night. We’ve got search engines crawling the content and storing it in their vast indexes. We’ve got CEO’s and Presidents and Heads of State demanding satisfaction. On top of all that, we stay on top of industry changes, research, evaluate, recommend, purchase, install, configure, upgrade, maintain, and explain it all, without a lot of mumbo jumbo, to all those Heads of State. Well, some of that we outsource ;), but it’s true what they say: In cyberspace, nobody can hear you scream.
Oh wait, I did forget one other thing we do. We write posts in blogs like this one. Do we have time to do it? Of course not. But I think there’s something to be said for the Wizard of Oz stepping out from behind the curtain and saying Hi on occasion. (something positive, that is). So my pre-new year’s resolution is to spend a little time here and there providing some insight and witty banter, and just generally goofing off and not working. Wha? Huh? Did I just say that? Perhaps I need a Disclaimer like some of the other guys out there.
It does seem like a fine line between talking shop about various BOTW projects in the works and giving secrets away to the competition. If any slugworths out there would like an everlasting gobstopper, let’s do lunch and talk about it (your treat). However, you’ll have a hard time topping the extraordinary Wolfgang Puck cuisine which we feasted on at our last company outing, at Postrio, his fabulous restaurant in Las Vegas. Until then, mums the word methinks.
Well, without further ado, let’s all give me a hearty welcome to the Botw Blog! Yahmon!