Another E2 milestone for me. I love this place (it has, indeed, saved my
sanity if not my life at one time or another).
I didn't think that my application for Content Editor was that polished, nor
that the nodes I'd selected were particularly well-chosen, but I got the job.
It does make a lot of sense for me, though, because as I wander about the
nodegel I often find typos, misspellings and other things committed by long-fled
noders whose work is very good, but is ever so slightly tarnished by these
errors. And I've oh-so-very-much wanted to do something about it.
And thanks to my job, I get to spend a lot of time on E2. In fact, sometimes
when I'm sitting in a corner with some papers spread on a table and using my
laptop, it a) convinces the staff that my job is tedious, demanding, and very
important (ha!) and b) keeps drunks from the bar away from me because they think
I'm in the middle of something important (which, actually, I am). So at the very least, E2
has rescued me from the occasional over-served patron who wants to give me a
"high five" and go on and on about "dude, you've got the best place here! No, I
really mean it, the best!" Etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.
Yesterday I was trying really hard to put up a writeup and I kept getting
server errors and the system seemed so slow. Then today I spotted an entirely
new user interface and realized something had happened. Something that I
initially found quite daunting; no, make that scary.
My first thought when I realized what was going on was "oh, good. Now when I
press the Random Node button I can do something about a bit of the
nodegel that perhaps could use a bit of improvement."
The most important thing I've taken to heart about my new appointment is that
now I have a chance to do more; in fact a responsibility to do
more for E2 than ever before. Overwhelmed is an understatement. I wanna take the
nodegel and shake it like an apple tree; but that's the exuberance in me. Should
I really do that, a few apples may hit me in the head. And my friends will
testify, I have borderline symptoms of enough head trauma; I need no more.
Well, I'm going on and on. Suffice it to say that I am deeply honored and
quite surprised. I hereby promise all of you that I will do the very best I can
to make this a friendly, quality place (just like the one I found when I got here a year and a half ago). I encourage all to fill my inbox to
overflowing with suggestions, comments and questions. This, after all, is a
learning experience. And absent the wonderful ability to learn (the way humans
in particular do), I might as well be a carrot. Scratch that; I'm fat. I'd be a
big old turnip.
Thanks to LaggedyAnne who found a typo in this piece! Oh, the humanity!