It looks like I got out just in time: While the two 50% shareholders fight for control, the company’s hundreds of thousands of customers are getting angrier and angrier…. The only problem is their domain names are locked up, and their authorization codes are being withheld preventing transfers to alternative registrars.
If you pay someone $7 / hour (like most Indian Elance developers ask for) of course that you can expect that, as the project progresses, any quality that was in the code will disappear and you will end up paying someone to fix it or lose money since your product won’t work. On the other hand if you find a trusted developer and pay him properly (or even a bit above usual price for an offshore developer – which is still a lot cheaper than hiring an UK developer), he’ll be happy and you’ll be as he will produce quality code.
Just discovered a great new service, oDesk. It’s pretty technical/business so I’ve posted it to the foliovision website.
One of the banes of the modern web are Flash advertisements. They are popping up all over the place, from the New York Times to our beloved MacSurfer.com. I have nothing against advertising but I don’t like anything which makes it impossible to read or difficult to work on one’s computer.
I’ve been searching for a way to easily turn flash off yet keep my computer stable. With the amount of Flash video turning up on the web, I am not as tempted as I used to be to just rip the Flash code right out of my plugin folder.
In any case, for work reasons, I have to keep Flash around just to see what other people are doing with their sites.
Until two weeks ago, I still hadn’t found anything lightweight to kill Flash in either Safari or Firefox, my two primary browsers. But good things come in twos. There are two great plugins to kill Flash, one for Firefox and one for Safari.
Amazingly enough, neither have destabilised my browser.
Minus the flashing lights and used car salesman in the side bars, I might even start liking the web again.
In fact, I was surprised to see them on Typepad in the first place…. Their several thousand blogs are now powered by WordPress (they used to be on TypePad).
After three months with two telephones and two weeks with three telephones, I couldn’t take it any more. My Apple Address Book was a mess. Lots of numbers without names. Lots of names which didn’t make any sense to me. Some names on one phone but not another.
I have clients and a circle of friends and colleagues in five countries – five locations – so the disorganisation was getting to be very confusing.
Steps to clean up:
Often when printing out PDF books, I find that there are graphics in the margin which would go through ink cartridge.
In the best case some horrible CMS with some very basic graphics slapped on top of its out of the box layout.One older candidate who I interviewed turned out to be a catastrophe with made up stories of employment and perennial conflicts with his boss. A slightly older candidate whom we took on a short trial didn’t turn out well either: competent but very inflexible in her way of doing things with no inclination to learn new things.In the social scene, I’ve noticed similar traits as well in the different age groups.