Archive for June 3rd, 2007

Driving Test – Passed First Time

June 3rd, 2007

Wohooo! Go me! I’ve just passed my Car driving Practical Test first time with only 8 minor faults (every single one of them I knew about as I did them). Woot!

I can now legally drive on the roads of the UK all on my own (well, once I get car insurance which my other half is trying to sort out).

Go me!

Admittedly, I did think I failed (as I didn’t quite stop in time for a set of lights: I should have continued going), but still first time pass! Woo!

If you are looking for driving lessons in Leicester, I’d recommend contacting Stephen Chamberlain as he’s the guy that got me through.

Top 10 Lies told by clients

June 3rd, 2007

And from Evolt, there’s the top 10 lies told by clients – which my old workplace especially will recognise. Handly, it also provides some advice.

  1. Do this one cheap (or free) and we’ll make it up on the next one.
  2. We never pay a cent until we see the final product.
  3. Do this for us and you’ll get great exposure! The jobs will just pour in!
  4. On looking at sketches or concepts: Well, we aren’t sure if we want to use you yet, but leave your material here so I can talk to my partner/investor/wife/clergy.
  5. Well, the job isn’t CANCELLED, just delayed. Keep the account open and we’ll continue in a month or two.
  6. Contract? We don’t need no stinking contact! Aren’t we friends?
  7. Send me a bill after the work goes to press.
  8. The last guy did it for XXX dollars.
  9. Our budget is XXX dollars, firm.
  10. We are having financial problems. Give us the work, we’ll make some money and we’ll pay you. Simple.
  11. and from a commenter there: We’ll pay you less than you are asking and make it up as royalties on the product.
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