Apple Elf Update

Another update on the progress of Apple Elf.

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In regards to launch. Somewhere around the end of August we expect our services to be available to the public. We will only open up when we are 100% ready and everything works as it should. Speaking of the design we expect to have the designer starting in just over a weeks time as scheduled. A lot of things are planned including a logo update. The current logo was more of a prototype when I thought of the initial idea. Now it’s almost all together we are just awaiting on the design front and a few software licensing considerations.

Service wise we plan to launch a service that will be discounted to our clients and available at full rate to people who don’t have our hosting. It’s a monthly charge and we hope our clients will find it useful. I really would love to spill the beans on this as I think it’s amazing! 🙂

Apple Elf has been designed to make owning your own piece of the web easier. Through using powerful web tools we can help you achieve this goal and hopefully you will be impressed with the results.

My next update will be the design preview and a few other bits and pieces.

If you want to be emailed when we launch send a email to admin[at]appleelf[dot]com

Felipe Massa – Hungary Incident

Ironically only days after Henry Surtees death as many may now know Formula one driver Felipe Massa had a similar incident. The latest news is that he has received a skull fracture with some bleeding on the brain. It happened in the second shoot out session of qualifying on Saturday. Felipe is my favourite F1 driver so I am hoping he makes a recovery. He is currently in a life threatening state but is classed as stable according to associated press.

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The image attached can be distressing.

I really hope he pulls through. This just highlights the dangers of grand prix racing. Apparently it was a damper/part of a leaf spring that hit Felipe. I’m still waiting to see what happens and to be updated on Felipe’s progress. I just wish him well and hope his family stay strong at this difficult time 🙁

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Ahhh….Banks!

Banks, Banks, Banks!!

Okay, Here’s the story. I signed up for a student overdraft at abbey (soon to be santander as its part of the santander group). I signed up received my overdraft things went smoothly. I used the majority of it as most students do. Just last week I receive a letter from abbey stating they want the £1000 paid back by 1st September 2009 or interest will be added. Apparently it’s written in their four pages of terms that they can ask for it back at any time. Basically it was in the small print.. I hate small print.

So, My overdraft has expired, I owe them £1000 and I’m p***ed off.

I woke up today with the additional headache of having several databases go corrupt for what appeared no reason whatsoever 🙁

At least I have some new clients and a nice amount of work to keep me happy for the day. Tomorrow I’m off to my second job for a night shift. Shouldn’t be too bad.

Back on the banks topic abbey seem to have lost any leniency too. I have had my account since I was one (my nan opened it for me) and since the take over by santander I find it near impossible to reason with them. It might be down to the group’s greed. Anyway I will pay off my overdraft and close all my accounts with them. It’s not just me who’s had this problem which is a relief in many ways.

Others feel the same…

http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=968333

http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?p=16203053#post16203053

With this bank taking over bradford and bingley and a few others I suggest anywhere you see the logo to stay away.

I have been thinking about opening a new account with barclays but I’m not sure. If anyone can recommend a good bank please suggest one below.

At the time of writing this blog I was talking to a very a special girl who helped me keep calm. Thank you! 🙂

Working Sunday

I’ve got back from work after a 12pm – 10pm shift. For those of you not familiar with my job it consists of serving you drinks, taking your food out and you always being right. Yes, The “guest” always being right. It’s been a fairly busy day. It’s probably me maturing but I am seeing a lot more attractive ladies around at work 😉

Nothing much to report. Except that I have a lot to do. I plan to launch Apple Elf by the end of August despite a few setbacks and will keep this updated. I’ve received some infraction points at digitalpoint forums for what seems like nothing again. I remember seeing a thread where the title was you can have a ban too. Clearly some people love mod control or have huuuuge ego problems.

The debate on the unlimited webhosting debate saga continues this time at freewebspace.net forums but you always get people supporting these types of hosting plans there. At least there are a few voices of common sense left in both the industry and on that particular forum.

That’s it!.. Till next time sleep well and don’t have nightmares 😉