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Suffering from chronic idiocy since 1977

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Wednesday, August 28th, 2002

Verisign = Veri-stupid

I’m really fucking tired of Verisign’s antics — they are blocking me from transferring my quartet’s domain (autographquartet.com) to GoDaddy, telling me that the domain is past its expiration date (listed in the email as 11.04.2001), when Verisign/NetSol’s WHOIS lists the correct date: 11.04.2002.

They are such a pain in the ass.

I’ve submitted a Horror Story to VerisignOff.org detailing the whole thing. Expect to see it posted there soon…

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VerisignOff Article

Wednesday, August 28th, 2002

Today’s Featured Article on VerisignOff.org was submitted by yours truly. It’s not really an “article”, just a short review of GoDaddy.com‘s domain registration services, and how wonderful we’ve found them to be.

Check it out.

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Selling Standards

Thursday, August 22nd, 2002

I knew it would happen at some point: Zeldman has revealed his secret to staying in business during these tough times.

Actually, he’s just shared the perfect way to convince clients (and the boss, co-workers, pandas, etc.) that web standards are the way to go.

I love Zeldman (just don’t tell my girlfriend ;-)

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I Love Intelligent Clients

Thursday, August 22nd, 2002

The relationship between client and service provider can be a rocky one, to say the least. It is typically of the love-hate variety, and that’s on a good day.

Today I read over the survey responses from a new prospect, and was almost giddy: these people (actually, one person in the organization) really have their act together. All the answers were as specific as the questions instructed them to be, and everything was so clearly put that I don’t actually have any questions to send back to them, nothing to clear up. This is an oddity for me. That is why I’m giddy (well, almost ;-)

Good clients are hard to find, and frequently they don’t pay too well, which is the case with this organization — it’s not that they don’t want to pay us lots of money, it’s just that they don’t have a lot to begin with. It’s unfortunate that the clients who cause the most stress and are the most disorganized are also the ones (most of the time) with the biggest wallets.

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All Work, No Play

Monday, August 19th, 2002

I’ve got 2 big internal projects to complete this week at work, in addition to a handful of proposals, on top of a bunch of music to review for the chorus and the quartet, which amounts to a whole lotta time spent doing things that don’t really amount to fun and relaxation.

Due to this unfortunate situation, I will be forced to resort to video games and lots of sugary foods to keep myself from going insane.

You have been warned…

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