Crap crap crap crap crap.
It snowed again today. Snow is forecast for tomorrow and Sunday. Tuesday marks the six month anniversary of snow this winter. Winter? Cripes, it’s almost MAY!
This is SO my winter of discontent. Work is suffering multiple personality disorder. It is either going to be my best year every and I will break all sorts or revenue records (for me anyway) or I will lose my biggest client. I have five projects in a holding pattern for the last 2 months that represent my next 10 months of work.
This week I learned a software vendor I used for different project lied to me. Seems that no, they can’t do what they promised and after two weeks screwing around and installing patches it is just not going to work. “Wait!” they say. “You’re out!” I say back, “alternate provider is already holding on line 2”. Problem solved but I still have to back manage the client and figure out how to cover a couple grand in extra cost. Shite.
Let’s see, what else…oh yeah, I also learned this week that the infrastructure cost for a three site project is going to be 40% higher than previously estimated. I still have the best fit solution but the ROI just went out the window. I fully expect to lose this one now. I have already received a nasty email from the client. Not a big contract but one of those that pays the rent – long term recurring revenue with little maintenance.