In digging through some old archives of my previous blog, I found this:
After the events of this week, I remember now why I was always hesitant about working for myself: stability. It started on Sunday, where the person I was rebuilding a massive website (800+ pages) for decided he “couldn’t afford it” and canceled the whole thing. All the time I spent (including 7 hours straight on Sunday…I was in the zone) went wasted. To say I was disappointed would be an understatement. Here’s a brief rundown of how it went:
Him: I can’t do the site anymore. People owe me money, I am still paying for someone to build the ecommerce store, blah blah blah. Also, your proposed setup (using a site structure) is too detailed. I’m not a “path” person.
Me: I understand. Money’s tight for everyone.
Him: I still need you to set up my Dreamweaver installation so I can edit the site myself
Me: I’ve done that already. The problem is your code has no standard structure to it. Your code needs to be set to point to the location of the image.
Him: I CAN SEE THE FILE ON MY MACHINE! WHY WON’T DREAMWEAVER WORK!!! (He’s now very upset)
Me: Because your server files are a mess. And you code looks like someone ate a website, partially digested it, then vomited the code back on to the page.
Him: I’M NOT A PATH PERSON!
Me: That may be, but servers and HTML code depend on them. I can make Dreamweaver upload the files to Burt Reynold’s personal website if I wanted to, but that won’t matter because you don’t know what the hell you’re doing. I can’t make Dreamweaver adjust to your inability to understand and use basic syntax.
And that was that.