Just relaxing today, trying not to do much work. Just some football, the gym, and some good food. I am a bit envious of my friends and colleagues who are out in Vegas right now. Seems like a very good weekend to be there.
I’m excited about the rumors of a Verizon iPhone, supposedly being announced this Tuesday just a few blocks from me in Lincoln Center. It’s amazing that I was a pc user just a few years ago, but now I’ve got a Macbook, iPad, iPod, Apple TV, and soon an iPhone.
Here are a couple business updates:
– I decided not to attend DomainFest this year. I am going to go skiing out west instead, and taking two trips across the country in less than a month isn’t desirable to me. I am sure it’s going to be a good show, and I will probably regret not going, but there are going to be plenty of others this year.
– This is common sense, but if you wait until the last second to snipe a domain name at NameJet, you should be mindful of potential slow loading pages (or slow hands). I wanted to bid on BandForum.com last night, and since there weren’t bidders, I waited until the last second so nobody would see me bid. The page didn’t load fast enough, and I didn’t end up getting my bid in time, so another person was able to buy it for $69. Good buy, IMO.
– If you rely on one web developer or designer for a majority of your work, it’s always good to have a back up just in case. People get sick, take vacations, or have other projects that take precedent over yours so your work may be on hold if something comes up. Having a back-up developer or two is important.