12 hour work day
Posted August 16th 2011 10:17 pm
To give you a good idea of the above comic, just imagine a Ren. Fair(e). Yes, I don't go to them, but the author of the comic did, and since Keat and I use long bows, I thought it would be nice.
Anyway, here's the lowdown on the 12 hour work day:
- I came in to work a little after 10, to meet Tom and his mountain of business cards. When he came in for a quick sweep, I started on the Site Analysises of a few of the sites. A lot of them scored below 60%. Along the way, I thought I'd go ahead and score Shadow Dev's site, just to give a client the perspective. We are at a 90.1% (of course, this is with our current design - our beta design scores much higher). That was pretty much the extent of my day for that part
- I kept watching Voyager. I'm on S6:E12. Not bad for a day of watching
- I'm creating an analysis program to help me with the site analysises. So far, things are looking promising.
- I go accepted into Forrst! A developer's social media network, if you know what I mean. The application process is extensive, and I almost forgot about it until I received an email saying I was accepted.
- The book I am mentioned in officially shipped the edited copy today. I should get it in the mail in a week or so.
- The kitties have been pretty spazzy the past 24 hours. I think Niko has seperation anxiety. He doesn't want me to go into a room without him, and when I'm home, he just loves to nuzzle.
- Keat's not having a good time with her parents, as expected. I won't go into too many details since they might be reading this, but I will say that they peaked interest in Shadow Dev for the first time. The questions they asked this round were more in Keat's court, so she could answer them. Although when Keat's dad asks technical questions about the company, it seems like he knows what he is talking about although he doesn't have a grasp on the subject he's trying to prove he knows (for example: he thinks that every site has a Mobile application, and that the mobile application accesses a different database than the main site, and that creating a mobile application is easy to create - I mean, sure, if you are bilingual in PHP and Java, but if you aren't, creating an App is not as easy as it sounds). It would be like me asking him "What is the financial change of the Income Statement of your company for the first quarter of 2011, and what areas are affected by the change of command, and while you're at it, what is the maximum load bearing of the triangular struts used in the construction of the east wing of the Phoenix location, and why can't a company simply copy and paste the blueprints of one building to another in a different location of the country? (You get my drift)"
- Had a discussion with a potential client today. I won't say much, but apparently we got to him too late. His current "Web Designer" got his hands full, and then his site got hacked by an SQL injection. So he signed a contract with Adobe and Capatan, and they're taking care of everything (I think).
- As you may be able to tell, I discovered geekfeed this morning, and found a lot of good pictures. Here's one I couldn't pass up:
Lotta good stuff!
- I also set up another Cron job to help with the optimization of tables. I thought I had one in the past, but I couldn't find it in the X amount of files I have. It won't be long now before the server can stand up on it's own and start demanding coffee!
That's it for my 12-hour day. Until tomorrow, and the rest of the week. G'Night!