The Blogpost without a title!

I actually can’t think of a subject line for this post. So, I’ll start writing without one.

I’ve posted at The AdminZone. Seeking general wizards for!!
People that can provide developmental input pre launch and take on a moderator/contributor role after launch. The thing that’s unique about TechMouse is it’s not being run commercially. Well not in the old “Cut someone’s throat” to make a bit of cash sense. I wasn’t advocating murder by the way (although it’s at that stage already in some countries I think! ) πŸ™‚

It’s pretty much going to be what it says on the tin. Other users helping others out. Increasing community and outsider knowledge.

Of course that means financially where does the money come from to support such a organisation. This is where the members can suggest ways to people behind the scenes. Donations are one way but these are difficult times and some people aren’t comfortable with them. TechMouse also seeks to be kept advert free. So this only leaves one option partnerships and community suggestion. As there are no big bosses at TechMouse, The users will be the decision makers there are other ways to go that haven’t been brought to the table yet. Due to the lack of a community at the moment of course! But I’m posting around many places at the moment.

Moving away from finances. I’m drafting up a organisation plan. I have one big idea. I don’t know if it will even work but I know it’s never been attempted!! It could be just what those laid off due to the recession would need especially those in IT.

I know who will be designing the final logo I think. I’ve seen his work and it’s pretty good. As I said before this one looks a bit too yucky. My photoshop skills are no good!

Wow, this looks like a essay and is probably really boring to read. Heh, I should hop off considering the time.

I want to quickly mention The MonkeyPC. We are working on a spruce up of the design (Yes, yes it’s not been long since the first) but this design aims to fix the problems that weren’t right with the current. Most notably content appearing not to stand out and the client area being messy and unstyled. I can say what we have now is a improvement but still not quite there. I’ll post more on that some other time.

BTW, I’ve found a title for the post!!


Not so frustrated now :)

I started again with the documents I lost. I started with my organisation plan and I drafted up a new logo. Well until I get my designer to design a new one πŸ™‚

Take a look I’d like people to let me know what they think. The more constructive feedback the better!

The Mouse is kind of small and messy. I’ll get my designer to fix that. I’ve investigated what solution to open the site with and set up a “Coming soon!” landing page.

I’m quite interested in using drupal. Mainly because I’ve used Joomla! for a number of years now and it’s good to diversify. Theming for drupal seems a little more confusing. Drupal 7 (not released) has easier working interface. One of the first things I didn’t notice when first playing around with drupal, was the fact the backend and the frontend are basically the same. This is quite new to me but quite a good thing. The backend of Joomla! people often don’t theme so it stays the same. The default format becomes boring after a few years believe me πŸ™‚

The drupal community pointed out that it’s pretty ideal to use the package. I love the drupal icon… pretty random I know! πŸ˜€

I really am passionate about this project though, and I’m really looking forward to helping people with their computer problems.

TechMouse will need staff. TechMouse is a voluntary organisation and all contributions are done out of passion. If someone should join the team they will be able to add their activity to their CV/Resume and your employer can contact me (notify me first).
I’ll speak more about what the site will feature in the future. Someone asked me about Ferrari Fans this week. To clear that up, I’m still awaiting a response from Ferrari’s copyright and domain infringement agent.

If you want to help out and find out more about contributing click here. I really need to get round to completing my MCDST certification study. If anyone has done that before please let me know how you found the exam.

and…. I’ll probably be really frustrated about something else next time I write….. πŸ˜€

Frustration, Frustration and Frustration!

Don’t you just hate when you lose a computer file? (or anything for that matter)

I sat down with the intention of making some sort of progress with my old project Although it appears this won’t be fulfilled tonight. It appears I (in my infinite wisdom) accidentally deleted all .psds and plans of the organisation altogether somehow. Despite me thinking I had backed it up using google docs and my external hard drive πŸ™

At least I still have the logo! Seeing as I can’t find the .psd I might design a better one tomorrow. I have increased my knowledge of photoshop since then. Of course that’s after I finish working with my clients. Everything feels so rushed πŸ™

TechMouse Logo

PFFFFFT! I feel so frustrated. Dunno why I feel so fragile at the moment.

At least my MCDST (Microsoft Desktop Support Technician) book came today. Might just crack on with reading that. Hopefully I can crack through the course pretty quick. Really need this certification. It doesn’t seem too hard, got 60% without any study.

Off to bed now.. gonna have a read then snuggle up. Night readers!