Don't quit your day job

Published January 30, 2006

I didn’t win the lottery. It buoys me somewhat that no one did, however this means I will have to buy another ticket this week and go through the whole process again.

For the last three months or so, I’ve been volunteering to design and update a website for a friend. I’ve spent days on this website, making the different sections, writing the content from the information I’m given, and sorting out all the pictures. I also spent a very long time getting a database up and running for visitor polls.

I’m not the best web designer in the world. My stuff is not flowery and breaking the edge of design. I like my pages clean and user-friendly, and I tend to stick with blocks of text that follow the rules (ie number of fonts and colours). I’m not the best, but I’m not bad either.

Apparently, this was not enough. Suddenly, a Flash intro page appears on the website. Flash?? I have a lot of things against Flash. I have a lot of things against my site being taken over without my knowledge. I have a lot of things against ungrateful people.

Anyway, the upshot of the story is this: I feel like I have completely wasted my time this past three months, I feel like my work isn’t good enough and that I should just forget about doing anything in IT.

Perhaps I’m being too sensitive about this. Perhaps not. To make myself feel better, I took down all of my pages. If they want to make it in Flash, they can go right ahead. But not while my stuff is there. Mr C emailed me to remind me only to take down the stuff I had created, nothing else, and especially not the Flash page. I knew that. I’m vindictive but I’m not stupid.

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