click click click

I’m neck deep in a messy little mid-course adjustment of the CMS at work. It’s a frustrating little mess, and if I didn’t hate clicking so much, I might actually enjoy it. (I always enjoyed untying knots in necklaces and yo-yo strings.) I am reading The Pragmatic Programmer and have become obsessive about preventing the duplication of code/information. Currently, at least 30% of the code in our websites is duplicated. *shiver*

So, we’re going through all the sites and streamlining the code for navigation and the edit layouts.

But each site takes about 15 minutes and requires 250 clicks. We have probably 220 sites to transition. And this whole process will only bring us down to about 27% code duplication. *sigh*