Thursday, September 07, 2006

Very Cooool

Sling Media :: Welcome

Talk about too cool... I know someone who picked this up and was using it to watch Sox games from his cell phone. The clarity was amazing, and I was quite suprised.

I just wanted to put this up in case my wife was wondering about what to get me for our anniversary ;)
Sling Box

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

You think I would know better

So I wrote previously about a client offer that I was on the fence about taking. Well I ended up taking it. I am going beyond just SEO work and doing a full e-commerce site from the ground up. I have done this in the past in house for two companies (both selling over 2.5M in sales with me as the sole inhouse sEO/website resource) but I dont really enjoy doing it. I did it mostly because I didnt want to have to deal with another firm when I could take care of it just as easily. So I do the mockup of what the site will look like and out of nowhere I get a third party partner who was only mentioned as a "technical" resource for the product, going over line for line how he thinks the website should be and defining "useability". This from the same person when I asked for the keyword list out of Yahoo copied and pasted the tables into Word, then when I mentioned I wanted a .csv of the list told me that was as good as it was going to get because he isnt that good with computers. So he isnt good enough to run a keyword report and dump the csv but he is good enough to tell me how a ecommerce site should be designed and what "useability" is for a customer. Well I got the initialy deposit check a week ago, but I am pretty sure I will be issuing a refund. I am fine with tailoring a request to clients expectations and definitely enjoy feedback, but taking that kind of flack when I dont have to is not high on my list of things to do this fall.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Fast Response

I got a fast response from the company that makes my sons walk around station. They were very quick to send out a replacement part and it is currently on its way. I again heartily recommend this station for those with kids in the right age range.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Around We Go Playset & Xander

As I was working tonight my son was in his "Around We Go" playset and I noticed it looked like it was sagging lower then normal. As you can see there is a clear crack that has developed in the product. I am devestated by this because my son LOVES this thing. It is one of the best things I ever bought him and he hangs out in there for hours happily playing while I work. I have sent a notice into the company and hope they can send me out a replacement.

» My Top 10 Worst Ideas To Make Money : Shoemoney Marketing Thoughts

Anyone can talk about thier successes but it takes a strong man to discuss failure.. lots of them...

Shoe goes over his top ten list of money losers that didnt work out for him. It is an amusing read, and confirms I'm not the only one that has ideas about nuns/school girls :)

» My Top 10 Worst Ideas To Make Money : Shoemoney Marketing Thoughts