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Nice things in life

How nice was it to find out that after migration to a new server the support script was down… Thank goodness all my clients talk to me either over IM or e-mail, so no one noticed, I hope.

Another nice thing is that one of my supervisers at my day job cancelled the regular “progress” meeting because another one went to California. These meetings are so boring. If it wasn’t for one of my managers, who happen to be very cute lady (I’d call her hot, but that’s a bit shallow on my account), I would be bored a lot more.

Something is happening in NY, since Yankees lost yesterday (it’s not like I care, but apparently something is going on), today there were a lot of police car racing under the building where I tend to work. Siren whaling doesn’t help.

Funny moments – found a flash movie, it’s about outsourcing and is hilarious. Turn the sound on: http://www.illwillpress.com/tech.html

Clients, clients, clients

“Client doesn’t know what he wants until he sees what he gets” – that’s sooo right!

They had this terrible yellowish design with tons of useless flash buttons and very heavy scripts… Yuck! Now it’s going to be stylish, neat and clean… and they hesitated because they used to old yucky thing… poor them, they don’t know what a bad web site could do to their reputation, but lucky them, we are going to prevent that 🙂

Web hosting requests

What makes people to post requests like these?

Platform: Linux

Space: 1000 MB

Bandwidth: 30GB

Control Panel: yes

IP Address: no

Email Accounts: unlimited

Database(s): unlimited

Expected cost: 1 per year

Right, like someone is really going to give them free hosting like this. The forum seems pretty empty. I mean if the forum would have been up to the resources, then sure, it would make a lot of sense to give the guy what he wants for banner on his pages, but with overall 42 members… I have my own forum, it has 55 members and it takes approximately 300 Megs of bandwidth, not to mention space… and only one database.

On the topic of forums… recently spoke with guy who wanted me to host Chinese forum for free. Two words – get real. Such forums consume enormous amount of resources, oftentimes host illegal wares, porn or both, there is no way for English-Russian speaking host to determine what’s behind those signs they call hieroglyphs, and you want all this hassle for free? You are stealing hundreds and thousands worth of software and you don’t even want to pass the savings? Curse, curse, curse 🙂

Trying to figure out how to work out the free hosting idea. So, if you happen to stroll by this blog and happen to need a free hosting – contact us through our web site www.zealus.com and we’ll see what we can do for you.