Nothing remotely technical in this post… I’m taking a step back from that stuff, while I get ready to relocate this blog and settle on some long-term specific themes/topics that will keep my interest and serve the MODx community as well as the “trying to decide on a CMS” community. Stay tuned.
Today, just some housekeeping and announcements… just an excuse to post and keep the blog from getting too stale.
No, I’m not moving to Morocco. But @einsteinsboi is moving to New Zealand. Best of luck with your move Mary. Hope you stay active in MODx and keep contributing to the community when you can.
I, a.k.a. me, a.k.a. @jrotering, still have this old blog, not built on MODx Revolution. (My new one will be though, for real).
Here’s an insightful little interview* with co-founder Ryan Thrash and core developer Jeff Whitfield about the past, present and future of MODx. The interviewer is Patrick Ortman, one more cool and productive member of the ever-surprising MODx community.
See? Lots going on in the MODx world. It’s all happening.
Two monumental events coming up this month. First is MODxpo, next week in Dallas. The first official MODx user conference; the schedule has been posted, and it looks excellent. I’m really looking forward to meeting the core team and many members of the great user community. Looking forward to hanging out with my brother for two days, and sharing a room for the first time since I was about 12 years old. Should be good. And also hoping to find time to meet a good friend from the PHP community while in the Dallas area.
Second, of course, is the series finale of LOST. I’m totally psyched, and plan on going all out: having a party, hiring a babysitter to put the kids to bed and keep them upstairs at all costs, and trying to convince my wife to bake a cake like this. It will be like Superbowl Sunday – except that the best part won’t be the commercials.
What, you may ask, does LOST have to do with MODx? I’m so glad you asked. I didn’t realize the connections myself until I started writing this. But LOST is all about connections and theories… so here are a few.
- Both have really groovy logos, with 4-letter names and interesting capitalization
- Both projects started in 2004 and have come a long way from where they started.
- Shaun McCormick and Jason Coward are like the Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof of MODx Revolution.
- Therefore Ryan Thrash = J.J. Adams
- Both are really all about the community
- In order to keep MODx running and stable, Jay Gilmore lives in a hatch and pushes a button every 108 minutes**.
That’s all I’ve got.
If you’re going to MODxpo, I’ll see you in Dallas next week.
If you’re not, then I’ll see you in another life, brother***.
It’s all happening.
*I especially love the smooth R&B music that comes in halfway through the interview. It would be really funny if, when Ryan is introduced at MODxpo, they find this song and play it as his theme music as he walks to the stage.
** not actually true.
***Unless you are actually, biologically, my brother. In which case I’ll see you in Dallas.