Today I had the fortune to meet with a client that I have been working for for quite some time. They are from San Diego but had business to do up in Sacramento so we made it a point to meet face to face and talk. So today I drove to Stockton to meet with them.
I am glad I did.
They are a great team to work with. They have such an amazing understanding of their business and their customers that any developer that ever gets a chance to work with someone like these folks would be blessed by it. They bring such a zest to building a business that just about anyone could learn a thing or two about business building from these two.
Plus the drive was nice. The weather was good. The coffee at Peet’s was good. All was good. Except the number of people at the Peet’s in Stockton. Now that was just insane. I didn’t know that many people could be interested in Peet’s coffee.
But back to the business at hand. I have to say that I am excited to be working for this client. I almost don’t to use the word client because I feel that our relationship is so much more than developer<->client. Regardless, I am getting more and more excited about the work I am doing for them.
I just hope I can take some of their knowledge of their customers with me because that is something you can’t pay for but certainly pays off for all involved.
I just read an email from iPower about how they were named by Deloitte & Touche as a ‘Rising Star’ on the D&T ‘Technology Fast 500′ list. How did that happen?
It has been my experience (and continues to be my experience) that iPower (or iPowerweb) is an absolute joke when it comes to technology. I used to host all of my sites and client sites with them, until a little over a year ago. That is when my sites kept getting hijacked and they couldn’t figure out how. It would take hours to get the servers cleaned up, and a lot of customers were getting upset. After three of my sites got hit three times in two weeks, and their tech support could only must an ‘I don’t know why or how this happened’, I knew it was time to leave.
Of course, things got horribly worse later on, as my clients, the ones that I recommended iPowerweb to, started getting hit also. After enough of this, I moved all my accounts to GoDaddy (because they are cheaper, nicer, more technologically savvy and they answer their phones… fast). Since then I have set some other things up, but one thing is for absolute certain…
I WILL NEVER USE IPOWERWEB AGAIN AS LONG AS I LIVE!
I was thinking of moving my personal blog off of my development company web site and on to its own server domain. I am not sure why I would do this, seeing as I write about as much as a one handed man with no fingers. But I also want to legitimize my business a little more, so I think this is a necessary move.
I am also working on a new template for the main Everah Media Services company web site. I am trying right now to get it fine tuned. Once it is ready, it will rock.
We’ll, I am so swamped right now, I may not ever get around to getting off of this server and on to another. We’ll see. I’ll keep you posted.