28 09, 2016

IT environment, part 1: Introduction

By | 2016-10-17T12:13:57+00:00 September 28th, 2016|IT|0 Comments

When going fromĀ an established company to a startup like ours, a lot of things change. For the most part for the better (more freedom! flexible working hours! no meetings!), but some changes are not as good. One bad thing is that you become fully responsible for your own IT environment. That's not to say that fiddling with your IT setup is boring, rather the opposite. But it also takes quite a bit of time if one wants to do it properly and it's probably not your core business idea. One of the things I really wanted to avoid was the [...]

27 09, 2016

Web Setup

By | 2016-10-17T12:13:57+00:00 September 27th, 2016|Web|0 Comments

Well, I wrote briefly about setting up a Wordpress site to compare with Joomla. Spoiler alert, this is a Wordpress site. Guess who won. I'm usually not afraid on a bit of technical mess, so I thought it might be fun to just mess around with Joomla and see what I could do. Then I installed a "free" theme that installed tons of plugins and other things that were kind of hard to get rid of. I felt like I had to wipe everything and start over. Which I did, only this time in Wordpress. Wordpress was just so much [...]

27 09, 2016

Deciding on Tech

By | 2016-10-17T12:13:57+00:00 September 27th, 2016|Tech|0 Comments

We are just starting out. We have an idea for a game, (or more) we know how we want to work together and we know how we want to run our business. Now, apparently my other half also had A LOT of ideas regarding tech. This should come as no surprise to me since he is a rather geeky engine coder, but still, I had no idea he was so into stuff like Jumpcloud, Docker or Phabricator. I am delighted though, because the IT environment we are setting up now feels very robust and fail-safe. Not sure what we'll end [...]