Archive for October, 2008

GoDaddy – account problems – Anybody can help?

October 13th, 2008 Comments off

Some of our sites (mine, Mihai‘s and Cornel‘s) have been down in the last 24-48h due to an account problem with GoDaddy. We had an account (at about 10$/month) with them with an limited HDD quota (about 150MB). Somehow we surpassed that quota without noticing (no big red thing, no warnings) … and we got a 7000$ bill. We called support and they say we surpassed our HDD quota by 58% but they didn’t want to say for how long or any other info. We asked why they didn’t upgrade at the next account level which is 14$/month, unlimited HDD quota. They say they can do that now . So we paid the new account … but then they said that we still own them 800$ (don’t know what computation they did to come up with this) and because of that they can’t give us access to the old account and they cannot migrate the DB .

I personally believe that this is unacceptable way of doing business.

Because of that it might take some time to get all the posts back (we have some back-ups and long live Google Cache). If anyone lived that before and solved (without paying a ton of money to GoDaddy) … or can help us in some way we would be more that grateful!

You can see a more romanced post at Mihai’s Blog as he dealt with them on the phone.

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The Poli 2.0 experiment

October 10th, 2008 No comments


Next Thursday, October16th at University Politehnica of Bucharest we (a bunch of people from the University, uberVU, Yahoo and Adobe) will present a new — and a little bit unusual — course. The course is about web programming and we want to teach the new old stuff in a little different manner … at least a little different than I was taught in school. If you are a student in Bucharest then you might want to give it a try and attend the opening course which will take place in Politehnica EC105 hall at 14:00h. We also made a little site ( where we will post stuff as the things roll on.

The course is an experiment becauseĀ  … well I will give more info after the first 1-2 courses. I don’t want to spoil the fun for those who will be there :)

Hope to see you next Thursday … and keep seeing you!

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