I would like to thank Josh(A_Jelly_Doughnut), for agreeing to this interview. Josh is active in the phpBB community as the top poster, as well as in creating a fork of phpBB3
> Can you give our members a brief biograpy?
Fruit of the Loom is owned by Berkshire Hathaway.
Oh, you mean of me...I'm a socially introverted teenager living in Nowhere, USA with interests in programming, bulletin boards, and broadcasting.
> When did you become interested in programming/coding?
Well, I was sitting in Home Ec in Febuary 2002 and got an assignment to "improve myself". So I naturally picked up a Perl reference book.
That was a PHailure. I couldn't find a proper tutorial book at the time, so I gave up on that project for a while. When I discovered phpBB in October of that year, I began to re-interest myself, but this time in PHP.
> What were your goals when you first started modding phpBB
To add the feature I wanted. See http://www.phpbbhacks.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=37496#37496 for reference. Guess what. That was a failure too. Didn't know enough code. I laid off phpBB MODding for a few months, writing a form mail script or two in the interim.
Yeah, back to the question...no goals at the beginning. It was a one-day at a time proposition.
> Were you successful in realizing those goals?
if ((!is_array($goals) && isset($goals)) || !sizef($goals))
> What plans do you have for these products in the future?
I'll continue working on them until they reach maturity or I leave them. All of the MODs are either at maturity or I have left them.
> What other products are you working on or considering?
My current major project is the phpBB3 fork we like to call 'Open Concepts Bulletin Board'. I also run the phpbb-php5 project and develop for the CMS CMSformE. All of them are SourceForge projects if you really want to look them up
OCbb is quite the project. It burns up most of my spare time either learning new parts of the code or fixing bugs or detecting the latest intrusion attempt by a die-hard phpBB fanboy.
> What do you do in your spare time offline?
Mow grass, rake leaves, and shovel snow. Oh wait, that's an advertisement for a nursing home. I don't have much spare time offline. I spend nearly all of my spare time online (or at least on a computer). If it isn't on a computer, it is somewhere about the estate doing something.
> What websites do you visit for personal enjoyment?
C|Net, Newsforge, TAZ, haroldandrews.com.
> What are your plans for the future?
I assume I'll eventually find a lover, even if it happens to be a
he and I have to drag him to Massachusetts from France. Of course,
that comes after the collegiate experience and many more years of reading 'Dear Abby'.