On Friday I created my post on the new NineRodessa.com site. Monday morning I hear from the client that the post is showing up third on Google. Things have changed considerably since the Yahoo and Alta Vista Days.
Ever since I went in business for myself (5 years ago now) my largest client has been Nine Rodessa. And we’ve talked about doing a new website since then; happily other projects have taken priority and there has never been enough time to actually build the site. At long last the site has been created and built. It’s a fine mix of high-end design, Flash video and Ajax, all administered via a lovely content administration system. For this type of work I think it’s the finest I’ve ever done.
It didn’t work for very long. Working without music focused my attention for several hours, but after that my attention span dropped. A good experiment nonetheless.
In the spirit of the books Getting Things Done and the Four Hour Workweek, I’m attempting to go an entire day of working in silence. I’ll let you know how it goes.
Work has been insane lately. I should have the Chicago photos posted soon.
In this case, with industrialist Charles Koch. It’s seems that most interviews on the internet are with either celebrities or analysts, and seldom anyone who has taken his own risks and created his own empire.
Not only have I worked for free for 30 hours in the past two days on a Classic ASP (obsolete in 2003 if any one is curious) project mind you (a long story I won’t share here) but now I find that my car won’t start.
Predictably, I’ve noticed that I’m fighting the urge to grind my teeth and have a sudden urge to clean the house. It’s odd those are always my responses to anger and stress.
Though I’ve said this before, never again will I try to fix someone else’s work, or deal with client’s at the end of a project if I haven’t dealt with them in the beginning.
An enraging day was had by me.
Update at 6:15 – it’s sad when a different server error is the high point of a (so far) 12 hour day.
I’ve been getting 90% packet loss on all upstream traffic all day, which pretty much kills any and all productivity on my part. The tech support couldn;t do anything and had to schedule a service appointment for Thursday.
Does anyone know if you can get DSL without a phone number?