Kurt McKee

lessons learned in production

Hey there! This article was written in 2006.

It might not have aged well for any number of reasons, so keep that in mind when reading (or clicking outgoing links!).

ru in on it?

Posted 18 December 2006

I discovered Wordie a few days ago, and realized that there are any number of things that people might enjoy collecting and publishing. That gave me an idea: I would love to have a way to keep track of inside jokes with my friends, since those catch phrases and events that we love to come back to will one day be a mere memory. Case in point: the high fives that Stephan intercepts between David and me. Are you in on it? No? Well we are, and I would enjoy keeping track of that, since it's been a lot of fun for us.

What I've envisioned is a bit more grand, however: a website on which to publish your inside jokes and memes. Were you in on the Best Blonde Joke Ever? Were you there when the UCLA student was attacked by the police at the library? Do you know what the Fringe is? These seem like things that could easily be tracked with a simple web interface.

I think I'm wanting a way for people to group themselves by shared experiences. I've talked with David and we've come up with some interesting concepts for what functions the website might provide, so we'll see if I can pull it off.

I don't know if I'll ever sit down and create such a website, but I'm studying Ruby on Rails, which is a complete framework for web development. I hope I come up with something workable. If I do, rest assured I'll be inviting you to participate.