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Howdy pardner...

I'd like to welcome you to this here page o'mine, which has been whipped up in no time flat to give some support and outside discussion to the presently stunned Mambo open source project and community.

Why you say? What the heck is this all about? Well pilgrim, you've found yer way to just the place ya'll need to be to get those queries answered. Sure 'nuff this here place is where we can maybe have a chuckle over what's been goin' down of late, maybe even open some eyes to where this all could be headed.

So kick back in front o' the fire and we'll spin some yarns about what could be the biggest showdown Mambo has ever seen in the ol' west

Thankye kindly fer visitin',

The Lone Mamber

Monday, September 12, 2005

Trouble at ranch. News at 11.

Pull up next to the fire, pilgrims, for I've got quite a yarn to spin here today...

Came to my notice a few days back, that there'd been an intruigin' visitor to the new #joomla channel. Known only as "exmirostaffer" the weary pilgrim said as much that he'd had enough of his days in the Miro gang and was lookin' to tell the township of what he'd seen.

Surely, this ol' cowboy was somewhat skeptical about this circumstance, we've all been waitin' to hear from someone closely related to what's gone down with Mambo and now an ex-Miro employee is willin' to speak out? Likelihood of that happenin' looked less promisin' than ice berg in the desert, days later.

Now I've recieved quite a story from the "exmirostaffer", and it seems convincin' enough. I'll take you thru this tired and twisted tale, pilgrims...

As a result of his workin' with Miro and after ten years of web development experiences, this poor pilgrim says he's hanging up his title as Web Developer and "finding a new career that pertains interactions with people who are not so demonic".

Only workin' in the Miro ranch for a short time this year he had been stood down just short of his three month probation period, without any formal letter. Which aint a surprise considerin' their usual method of communicatin'...

Taken aside and told to leave the gang because, all he was told, was that he "did not fit in". Ironic for him because he got along well with a lot of the other folks there, there were "a section at Miro of very nice people.". He went on to write, "It is just just the group that spear headed the stealing of Mambo from the community that are very questionable."

Employed as a web developer, with a strong php/perl background, this must have been the cowboy that had the mishap of answerin' their "wanted" ad about three months back.

He notes that Miro is divided into three sections; Miro (Jango and Oi!), Mironet (hosting) and Websend (an ad delivery system for newspapers and magazines). His work was split between Miro and Websend and his Miro work was totally Mambo related.

That's right pilgrims, his Miro work these past three months has been totally Mambo related. That'd put those varmits plans at conquerin' Mambo some time before the recent split...

He writes, that before the Mambo Foundation announcement there'd been quite a bit of plannin'. He alleges that plans were in place to close the CVS and close down Mamboforge. Why, in fact, the ol' forge has been down quite a bit of late, aint it?

From his supposin', Miro did not think much of the current developer group and that he "got a feeling of a 'screw them' mentality."

As for the Beta release, he writes that planning for that started from his first day at Miro. He questioned Peter about this and the reaction was "we own the IP".

He claims responsibility for the new Updater feature in the beta, which he says was a good idea but he was under the hammer to produce it. He writes it "does some rather funky stuff, but it was just a proof of concept not even Alpha.", and adds, "Not proud of it. But what can you do under the conditions."

Apparently the roll out of the Beta was a two hour job, which Peter wanted out on Friday so it coincided with the 'Mambo on the Beach'. The system administrator and this pilgrim were workin' until 8:30pm gettin' it ready, while "the other 'part timers' (the people doing the pushing) went home at 5 on the dot".

This sad and sorry hard on his luck developer was havin' to walk an hour home from the train station and gettin' home at 11:30pm. Don't sound like too much work satisfaction to this ol' cowboy.

He ends his story with this simple statement:

"Was there a simple 'Thank You' from the boss when I arrived at work on Monday morning? That is bit to much to ask at Miro."
Quite a story, pilgrims, and one I reckon ya'll will hear more of in the near future.

Hard to imagine workin' for them Miro varmits, but we got to remember that those poor folks may be livin' under the hard rule of that lily livered Lamont. Let's take a moment to ponder their extenuatin' circumstances and how we can learn never to work for smug mugs.

Thankye kindly,

The Lone Mamber