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Complicated Day…

13 Oct

In the bad news, my guys in Arizona like to know this stuff. I am having to defend the expense on a Godaddy dedicated server. Usually with clients or people I work with, they try to change the server after I leave and then I get the phone call about the devastation it caused when they did it and how sorry they are to me. They usually call to get my help again after it’s all gone not the way they thought it would go.

It’s a long a painful track record of people who’ve done this. They just don’t understand that a server is not just a box. What we do to the server matters, the hardware matters, the software we build matters, the bandwidth matters, my engineering team at Godaddy on the dedicated side matters and the lead developer matters. And when you pick a cheap server, you don’t get the team of experts, you lose all the settings and modifications and you’ll cause enough stress on the lead developer that they might look for a new opportunity. It’s not worth trying to save a couple of thousand dollars.

I wrote a two page case for why it shouldn’t be transferred. I will never trust Amazon servers after they lost a server and all the backups failed. We had to rebuild it. Amazon is cheap, no frills. You have to pay a server admin for those servers. And I hate working with one server guy who doesn’t realize the knowledge he doesn’t have that an entire team has. Many heads are better than one when it comes to this stuff. And we run our backend off the cheap stuff. But for the front facing server, it needs to be a Godaddy server. We definitely get what we pay for and I’ve worked a lot of years in this business.

I hope they listen but it’s very unfortunate to hear this happening. This has never happened until I move on to the next project. I had no stress until I heard this.

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And now for personal news of the day. I am going to start looking for someone new to date. I do have some dates lined up. I try to think with my head and not just my heart when I meet people. I dated a few over the summer and fall who I thought were just not right for me. I’m sorry to say that at least one reacted very badly to my saying I didn’t think I was the right girl for him. That was one that my heart really like but my head said, “This is probably not a good idea.” I think his heart was in it as well unfortunately. But the only way to find out is to date and spend some time with someone. I need for someone to respect my schedule and I want to make sure that someone’s heart is really in it and not for other reasons. It’s complicated.

I am looking for the right person. That’s the only way I can describe it right now. But it would be nice if the people I think I’m not right for could still be friends.

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I am excited by a dinner invitation with people that I was friends with and did business with years ago. A lot of people are touching base with me again and I like that.

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