Good afternoon everyone (or evening depending on where you are!) and welcome to another weekend musings! It has been quite a week with the bulk of my focus going-into Appraiso. Even with three of us there are still tons of things to do, the great thing is, we all love every minute of it. Running a software company doesn’t mean you can just build something and then forget about it, there are constantly things to be done and we’re making something that we love and our users love too so it doesn’t get much better than that!
This has been an exciting week in Domaining as well and I have to say that we are incredibly lucky to have a leader in our industry like Rick Schwartz. In case you’ve been living under a rock, this week Rick has exposed someone who is trying to reverse hijack a domain name he registered in 1996. The scammers trying to take Rick’s name didn’t register their domain until 2010. It’s one of the most blatant reverse domain hijacking I’ve ever seen. Rick has done an amazing job of keeping us all in the loop and making an example of the jerk trying to steal his name. I’ll be following this closely, it’s an important topic and something that really bothers me – I think it is awesome that Rick is making this public for all the world to see, go get em’ Rick!
After weeks of condo searching we have switched to wedding venue searching. We made the decision to get married in Malibu and our wedding planner has done an awesome job of finding some excellent options. This afternoon we visited a beachfront location, a castle (really amazing!), and a vineyard. Tomorrow we’re looking at one of our top choices which is a spectacular mansion in Malibu with some absolutely breathtaking views.
Tonight we’ll be donning green wigs while partying at the Foundation Room on the Sunset Strip celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. I hope you’re all having a great start to your weekend, make sure you’re wearing green, and definitely keep some Irish Beer close-by. We have Smithwick’s, Harp, and Guinness and are fully-stocked on green food-coloring to boot! Stay safe and have a great St. Patrick’s Day!