I developed both a website and an intranet solution that approximately 50 civil engineers log into in order to submit files, reports and other internal reports.
One of the engineers called me saying the new solution I had developed was absolutely worthless. He couldn’t even log in. I had sent a…
"At Apple, we strive to make world-class products that deliver the best experience possible to our customers. With the launch of our new Maps last week, we fell short on this commitment. We are extremely sorry for the frustration this has caused our customers and we are doing everything we can to make Maps better."
Client: The demo you created is too small. Make it wider.
Me: Is your monitor very large? I optimized it to be around 1024px wide for a variety of monitors.
Client: No, no, it has to fill the screen up. Let me tell you the correct dimensions.
A few moments later.
Client: Make it 20 inches. The perfect width is 20 inches to fill the browser window.
Me: Did you just use a ruler?
I was meeting with a potential client who had a project he felt more comfortable discussing in-person.
Client: Okay, so this is one of those deviously simple ideas, but I need help making it happen.
Me: Let’s hear it.
Client: I’m surprised no one’s thought of it. I need your word you’re not going to just walk away from this conversation and use it.
Me: You have my word.
Client: Double-sided PDFs.
Impressed with Tumblr for iPhone v3
Client: I have to fire you. We love your work, but my boyfriend is worried about me working with an artsy guy.
Me: I can assure you, I’m very professional.
Client: I’m sure you are! But I’m not.
Client: I have inserted a photo in the powerpoint presentation that you need to resize for a billboard.
Me: That image is not big enough.
Client: I’m not following?
Me: The image needs to be in a high enough resolution to be printed on such formats.
Client: Well, make the…
Client: The server has crashed.
Me: Oh, how do you know?
Client: I can’t get email, nothing is coming through.
Me: OK, but that might not mean a server crash. Have you made any changes to your PC.
Client: No, nothing.
Me: The site seems to be working fine. when did the email stop?
Client: Since I bought this new laptop…