It means I have several programmers under me (literally - my office is above their work area - yes, I get my own office, with a real door and a nice big white board) who I'm expected to mentor, as well as some interesting projects to fix and some new ones to tackle.
As a bonus, once everybody's organized properly, I have the option of telecommuting as long as I show up when needed, so on snow days or -40 weather I only have to brave the elements to walk the dogs
Less invasive Google analytics and the goat guy
The subject of IE6 support came up, and how they agree it really is almost nobody. We discussed options for the few customers stuck with it. Basically, since those customers are trying to reach the general public, they really need to have available at least one more up-to-date machine (or be able to boot off a linux dvd that automatically launches a browser).
It might not be what google intended it for, but I can be a bit creative, oui?
There's only one linux box there right now - one of the servers sitting in the basement (the server at the co-lo doesn't count), so I will be fixing that Monday as well. In addition, they like the idea that we can develop stuff and give it back to the community - like I explained, for someone paid to look for bugs, it's a job - for someone who wants to use it, it's much more than that. You can't buy that sort of feedback. The "special sauce" isn't the code, it's the people behind it.
Exciting times. I want to thank everyone who helped, both with your words of encouragement, and your feedback on things like alphagfx.com, xmlsucks.com, oxid, and life in general. Hopefully, we'll hear a few more "good news" stories soon, because there are plenty of people hurting from this bankster-made crisis.