At last I have a real job!
I have been having some problems setting up Silver Hair Internet Technology.
Firstly I need a domain name apparently for my website, but they won’t register it for me.
I tried to buy shit.com and shit.net and shit.org but they are all used up.
I phoned the nice people who look after the IE thingies and they were very rude. They refused point blank. I can’t think why.
Anyway, I have been having some problems getting people to send me money so I can design their websites. The cash just hasn’t been arriving. I had no idea that running a business would be this hard.
So Ron as asked me to help him. He is designing a site and has all the pictures done, So he has asked me to set up the page to hold all the graphics. This apparently is the HTML bit.
He said that as I was a beginner, I should use a table. Now this is confusing. What difference does it make where I work? I prefer the armchair with the laptop on my lap. It’s more comfortable that way. So he can forget about that.
He gave me a brief lesson and I took lots of notes so I know the way to put an image into a web page is to type (image source=”image.gif”). That’s easy enough. I just have to remember what all the images are called.
He also told me to spell ‘colour’ as ‘color’. But that is going too far. I refuse to go the American way so I am going to stick with ‘colour’. The site probably won’t work in America but that’s their tough luck for not being able to spell. The rest of the world will see my colours as they should be.
We had some hard bargaining over price. I asked for only €5,000 because he’s a friend. He offered €5, which seemed a bit of an insult. We spent half the night bargaining, as I’m very tough when it comes to things like that. We eventually settled on €10. He is going to pay cash, so there shouldn’t be any problems with tax or VAT.
Part of the negotiation was that I wanted “This is a S.H.I.T. site” written at the bottom of the page, but Ron refused point blank. The bastard is going to take the credit for all my work.
So I’m now a sub-contactor. I suppose it’s a start. I’ll be very busy over the next three months or so writing this page, so I may not be able to pay so much attention to Head Rambles. I’m sorry about that. Business must come first.