Monday, January 03, 2005

What I Really Want To Do...

Is being a DBA what I really want to do? Not so much. Its a decent job, with decent pay, for a decent company in an awesome city. One thing I've never been happy with is being just 'decent'. So, I have a feeling that over the next few years I'll be transitioning some of those 'decents' to 'exceptionally awesomes.'
So, what really strikes my fancy? Well, I've always been a fan of making web pages. So that is a start I guess. But as web sites get more and more advanced, I become more and more intrigued by the possibilities of what can be done on the web. Newer sites aren't just HTML and javascript, they are rich enviroments with high amounts of user interactivity with low amounts of old-school-ish navigation. Here are some good examples:
  • Flickr - My friend and I toyed with doing a photo-sharing website this summer, but never got around to it. If we had been focused, and got it done... I could only hope that it would be half as useful/cool as Flickr. With smart javascript, and flawless integration of flash applications into the webpages, the site *begs* to be used. Another cool thing about Flickr is the availability of an API for outside developers to use. There have already been some genius applications developed that do cool things.
  • GMail - By far the best webmail I've ever used. They say that their organization system is far superior to previous email systems. Its pretty cool... but its not that much greater. The part that I think is really cool is that the email is very interactive... you don't have to load a bunch of pages. As soon as you're logged in, it seems like you're just using a normal windows program.

There are more, but I wanted to keep this post shorter than normal. So, what do these website have to do with me? Well, I want to create a web application that is cool enough to have people write about them... simply because they're cool. And hopefully there is some money making potential in them...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey, it's the buddy who hung out with you this last summer. I wondered if you ever published that little article of mine (November Post). If I remember right I gave you that little article when I was drunk. Was that the smartest thing in the world, uh, no. But since I make all the important decisions in my life drunk...but that's relevant here since that wasn't an important decision, so nevermind that whole line of thought. Anyways as to the 100's of grammatical errors, I wasn't really trying to write a frick'in college paper. This message should also reflect how much I don't care about my grammatics. Yes, I just made up another word, go team. Call me, you got the number.