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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A Loss of Thought

I don't know what to do. I have been in the midst of hiring a professional to redo my whole Metazoic site, particularly the Meet The Mammals section. I want to make that section a little more streamlined, and I tried to do it all by myself. No such luck!! I suck when it comes to programming! So I noticed Yahoo has joined with a site called Odesk. It seems to be a good site where you can find professionals and hire them for a specific job. I set a rate and got several responses. I can only spend so much on this project. It's not like the UMG project where there was nothing but books to purchase (the site is still down and I'm thinking of moving it to a different server!) But I only have one page devoted to selling some things, and even that is just a hobby. I haven't sold anything yet, and I really don't expect to. Not saying I couldn't fulfill my obligation to, but that's not entirely what Metazoica is all about. It's a virtual zoo. I take donations that keeps the site up and running. That's also the extent of it. I will also have a members area in the future, to showcase videos and even video games depicting these mammals. That's something I've always wanted to do. But that comes much later. Right now I want to just add a few simple features to the site. I have eliminated a couple of people for whatever reasons. Mostly because their quote was too high, or they didn't have the skills I am looking for. I cannot spend too much on this site. However, I have one worker who has offered to redo the whole site for $350 and I am almost considering taking him up on his offer. But then I had another person tell me that programmers from India don't know what they're doing. I wasn't sure whether to take his word or not! My last programmer was from Pakistan, and he didn't seem to know what he was doing, and he abandoned my project! So, I'm not going to pick someone based on their location. It could have been some kind of hijinx or bitterness even. I don't know.

There's another guy that has applied and he also sounds great! He can do this project and I like his prices on animation. I might also consider him, if nothing else, for the help in animation! I did tell him in the future I plan to have movies available about some of the more interesting mammals on the site. He can do movies at $300 each! Not bad!! Well, that's one of the better prices I've seen for animated movies. I wonder how the movies would look at that cost?? Of course whoever does the movies would have to be able to add furry textures on the animals. I wouldn't want it any other way. And I'd want exceptional quality. Oh well, not now. Later!

This is a very tough choice, though I think I am going to go back and eliminate some more workers. I hate that part!! I know how Timmy used to feel on Black Wednesdays when he was doing Rockstar: INXS. Eliminations are always difficult! I hate to destroy a person's chances of a job. But I want someone who can really make me smile with this work. I even spoke to one of the applicants last night, and he sounds good too! UGH!! This is not going to be an easy choice. But it's something I have to do. I want to narrow the field a little more. I want to make the right choice. This time, I'll let instinct do the thinking. hehe! I don't want another worker like the one that did the UMG Productions site!! I want someone who will always be there when I need them, and do what I want them to do. That last guy, he never even removed those banners I kept telling him I didn't want! They were an eyesore!! I want someone who can do a better job, and make Metazoica a real eye-catching site. Maybe I'll go with the guys who wanted to revamp the whole site. That would be a nice switch. Like I said, this isn't going to be an easy choice! What to do? I don't know! Someone's going to get this job. I know the others will have other work sources, so I guess I need not worry about that. I'd like to give some young sprig starting out a chance too. hehe! That'd be good on them. Ohhhh but this is one of the hardest choices I've ever had to make.
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