Clients and Us(Programmers and Freelancers)

Just now i was reading some nice client-programmers chat/discussion and seriously it was really funny…

Before that, i would share some of my experience with different clients.

One of my client sent me an email saying some useless words, in short was referring to that i should be available all the time for them, even if they don’t pay for it. It’s like i have nothing to do in the world except their project i have. I finished that project some time ago, but you know i still need to get my payment for the 2nd draft. Now the funny thing is they love to play with you. How?, good question, they told me that my cheque is ready so i went to the account department and asked for it, they said, they already sent it to main office, i call the main office, they said they did not receive my cheque. Hmmmm… was my immediate answer with anger… And until now(over 2 months or may be more)[project was dragged to 2 years because of them] i did not ask for it and they did not say any thing… The 1st payment i received was after 6 months of the project… This is how some clients are.

Another client story now… Recently, if i would say this week will be fair, i did some work for this client for continuously three/four days day and night with even phone support. And after all work done, client keep quite, even no words how much i may charge… Why is it so? is it because the work is finished and every thing up and running smoothly… That’s really annoying when they start thinking it’s easy job… spent hours, use mind, think about it and at the end cheap reward…

I guess, there are many storeis i can share, but for now i will stop and share some funny one from another site. I was surfing just now clientsfromhell.net and find it really interesting.

CLIENT: We have looked at your PHP source code and I am a little upset.

ME: Why is that? What’s wrong?

CLIENT: You have used die(); everywhere, do you secretly want me to die?

Client: “I’ve spoken to my accountant, and he said you were too expensive, that he could find me another designer for half your price, but I want to work with you, can we renegotiate?

Me: “How much are you paying your accountant? I’m sure I can find you a cheaper one.

Client’s Secretary: “Look, you seem to have a lot of talent, but I don’t think that we can use you because my boss clearly stated that we need someone who knowsAdobo photoshop.”

Me: “I think you mean Adobe Photoshop…”

Client’s Secretary:  ”No, there’s no such thing, and if there is, it’s really not the same software we’re using because I need .psd files that I can edit in my AdoboInDesign program.”

Me: “Well, I can promise that the kind of photoshop that I am using can produce .psd files that can be read by any Adobo product.”

Well, there are more and a lot funny than above… head over to it and enjoy the fun!

Twitter sent spam porn messages!

Hi folks,

I had deleted my Twitter account because i got some Spam messages from my follower, that i should not. I am also not a happy user of these social networks any way. For me, useless junk with waste of time. I started a community thread in openSUSE forum for this. If you are interested to read this Twitter non sense, just follow the link below and you will get more information about it. That why i deleted it?

http://forums.opensuse.org/general-chit-chat/434005-twitter-sent-spam-porn-messages.html

Also this ZDNet article is quite useful for more read and information.

http://blogs.zdnet.com/Howlett/?p=1825&tag=nl.e539

Conference: Asia and 21st century

Hi all, hope every body is doing great.

Yesterday i attend a conference at Nikko Hotel KL. It was organized by Asia Europe Institute University of Malaya as a lecture series named “University Malaya’s Asia-Europe Eminent Persons Lecture Series”. Tun Dr. Mahatir Mohamad was the guest invited for a special lecture on “Asia and 21st century”. Around 70 ambassadors of different countries were invited to join the lecture, total more than 400 participants were there to attend the conference.

The program begin by the opening speech of Datuk Rozia Umar Executive director of AEI UM. After that Tun Dr. Mahatir Mohamad started his lecture. What more impress me, that this lecture was quite different from others. A general assumption was that He will give analysis of different Asian countries like Japan, China, South Korea with their GDP etc etc. But no, it was not that. The main focus was on the word “Productivity”. Tun Dr. Mahatir compare the productivity of Europe with Asia and target Europe for less productivity. Productivity in terms of human resources to brought it in action. He discussed the growth beside population and gave example of China. Japan was the center point of the lecture, as how they build their industry and put themselves in top industries list in the world. He says: “Europe product quality was great, japan 1st copy that with lower cost product with cheap materials. But after that how they innovate that products with new ideas, they work hard on it and make a new product with improved quality. In US, car repair workshop were closed because of Japan cars which don’t need to be repaired oftenly. That’s the reason how Japan make reputation in the world and became Asia most developed nation”.

The focus was on productivity, human resources, work timing.

Overall the lecture was quite impressive and very informative. After lecture, was Q&A session. Some questions were related to Malaysia growth, education, policies etc. One question which really shake the hall was about terrorism and Asia. The answer from Tun Dr. Mahatir Mohamad was great as always we expect from him. He said: ” Terrorism word is invented by USA to use it for its own benefits”. He target USA for the all terror happenings in the world, which is quite true in every sense. He target Israel and said: “Before Israel on the world map, there was no terrorism”. Its because father want to save his child. USA doing the same thing by saving and giving free hands to Israel to let him do what he want. He added: “Why some one will tie a bomb and blow him/herself, its because he/she has no option. They mentally tortured and force for this action”.

I was really surprised, that Tun Dr. Mahatir said all that in front of around 70 countries ambassadors and even USA ambassador sectary was there. He was bold, brave in his lecture and Q&A session. He is a role model for Muslim countries. He called USA and Israel terrorist countries. No doubt in that.

After the lecture i was thinking, we really need this type of leader for our country, not like Mr 10%(Zardari) and Musharaf(Who sells people to other countries). We can call them as human smugglers. Can our president say some thing like that about USA and Israel. No, Never. How that coward leaders can.

They just have concern about their Swiss accounts not with the country. How cheap and coward our leaders are. They are slave of USA, sorry i must say “more than slave”. There should be one law for them “Hang them down in front of people, they deserve that”. They play with people lives. They sell them like selling chickens.

I have no more words to explain them, the above words were enough now you can imagine how cheap they are. In simple words “Cheap and coward leaders in the world”. A country which is Atomic power, lay down to USA on knees..WHY???, and we have everything which some of the countries don’t have but are developed and we are not. Its because of our leaders and politicians.

Its enough for now, i will calm down myself. And lets hope and pray for better tomorrow and future.

Have a nice day!