Going pre-technical

Developers who no longer code refer to themselves as going “post-technical”.  I’m never sure if this is a badge of honour or not.  For someone who is pretty non-technical, I am delighted to announce that I’ve gone “pre-technical”.  I’ve got an apache web server running on my local machine with a mySQL server all courtesy of the delightfully simple Apache Friends XAMPP.  In only a few minutes I had it up and running (and after an internet basics 101 with Dan North) and a couple of clicks I’d installed WordPress on my laptop.   I can now play around with different designs and start making this website exhibit the sort of production values that I strive for with clients. 


  1. Josh · Friday, 15 December, 2006

    Congrats on the status change. Just having the word “technical” in there is bound to buy you some street cred. 😉

    If you find an easy way to work with designs in WordPress, I’m sure there are many who would like to know. I just redesigned my blog’s template and had a heck of a time trying to get WordPress to play nice. It all worked out in the end though, with a healthy dose of patience…

  2. Claus · Tuesday, 2 January, 2007

    …. shame you can’t upload photos to WordPress though eh!! 🙁

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