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[nycphp-talk] PHP project from Hell Story

Phil Powell soazine at erols.com
Fri Aug 22 16:26:33 EDT 2003


I come as an apparent bargain.  I am waiting for him to come crawling back
after realizing that his alternatives will cost him in the hundreds of
dollars (provided he gets either an out-of-the-box CMS package, PageMaker or
someone to code the multi-file upload against his wishes) and then I can
say, "Oh, no problem, but pro-rated costs for such an architecture will now
cost you $800!"

Phil

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <joshmccormack at travelersdiary.com>
To: "NYPHP Talk" <talk at lists.nyphp.org>
Sent: Friday, August 22, 2003 4:11 PM
Subject: Re: [nycphp-talk] PHP project from Hell Story


> whoa... hold on... you were doing this - with a laid out architecture and
registration system and what not, for $68?
>
> Josh
>
> On Fri, 22 Aug 2003, Phil Powell wrote:
>
> > Oh CRAP I failed.. but hey, it was only $68.00 I got paid for this.
> >
> > The part that really galled me was the incredible architecture I laid
out
> > for his user registration process making it fully automated; he chucked
that
> > last week because he wanted it "simple": people submit an email and he
> > enters them himself.
> >
> > I was tempted to respond with "So why do you need a CMA? Use the service
> > provider's bloody administrative site and put them into mySQL yourself!"
> > but I needed that $68.00
> >
> > Phil
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Brian Pang" <bpang at bpang.com>
> > To: "NYPHP Talk" <talk at lists.nyphp.org>
> > Sent: Friday, August 22, 2003 3:40 PM
> > Subject: Re: [nycphp-talk] PHP project from Hell Story
> >
> >
> > > Phil,
> > >
> > > I'm sorry, but based on this new information, this no longer qualifies
> > > as a "Project From Hell."
> > >
> > > :)
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > > There was indeed a contract through rentacoder.com - but the
hilarious
> > > part
> > > > of all of this is this:
> > > >
> > > > 1) He ALREADY paid me!
> > > > 2) He already gave me a 10/10 excellent rating after closing the
project
> > > > (and on rentacoder.com your rating upon a closed project CANNOT be
> > > changed!)
> > > > 3) [no official comment on any backup copies of code]
> > > >
> > > > Phil
> > > >
> > > > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > > > From: "Mauricio Sadicoff" <mlevy at hypersol.com>
> > > > To: "NYPHP Talk" <talk at lists.nyphp.org>
> > > > Sent: Friday, August 22, 2003 3:36 PM
> > > > Subject: Re: [nycphp-talk] PHP project from Hell Story
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > > On 8/22/2003 15:19, "Phil Powell" <soazine at erols.com> scribbled:
> > > > >
> > > > > > Considering he removed me from the project, deleted all the
files
> > and
> > > > > > everything else, I couldn't give a rat's arse what he does at
this
> > > > point,
> > > > > > but that's good to know for the future.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I just wanted to know if I were the only one on earth that gets
> > > clients
> > > > from
> > > > > > Hell.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Phil
> > > > >
> > > > > Wow... That's cold... I do believe you have a small courts case in
> > your
> > > > > hand, if the money he was paying is worth the trouble. Was there a
> > > > contract?
> > > > >
> > > > > Best regards,
> > > > > Mauricio
> > > > >
> > > > > --- 
> > > > >  Mauricio L. Sadicoff
> > > > >  mlevy at hypersol.com
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > "Peace of mind isn't at all superficial, really," I expound. "It's
the
> > > > whole
> > > > > thing. That which produces it is good maintenance; that which
> > > disturbs it
> > > > is
> > > > > poor maintenance. What we call workability of the machine is just
an
> > > > > objectification of this peace of mind. The ultimate test is always
> > your
> > > > own
> > > > > serenity." - Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.
> > > > >
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