November 18th, 2007

It's always nice to get to know someone better.

So yesthattom have known each other for, I dunno, 10 years now probably more. Mostly through common interests and hallways meetings at conferences. So he was in town for a few days, and we had a chance to go out to dinner and chat. Very nice, especially as it turns out we had even more in common than we knew about. It was a fantastic evening, and left me bubbly for a few hours afterwards.
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Fabulous new service - Genie Town

So normally I don't bubble over new web services, but I just found something today that I think is brilliant. Genie Town. It's a rating service for local contractors. You go there, pick the type of contract work you want done, and they show you a list of local contractors. You can contact them directly, or make a list and then send the same bid to each of them. It's very nice.

Beta: it's not perfect -- I have already sent them a bunch of feedback, but it is pretty good out the door.

References: I'm not positive, but some commonality in the language of the references makes me suspect that the references are all from the same entity (ie paid staff). Given that it is beta, and given that they need something up there to demonstrate the idea, I'll withhold judgement to see how they deal with real references.
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