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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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