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This is Spring Break?

This Hammock is Empty!This week I’m on vacation. It almost makes me chuckle saying that out loud. Here’s how my vacation is going thus far:

  1. About a dozen of my sites (or my clients’ sites) are being upgraded right now. The sites are being moved to new, faster servers with the latest versions of all software. That, of course, leads to DNS issues (my best friend and client’s site redirected to a spammer page all night… ugh!), database connection issues, version issues, theme problems, plugin issues… you name it. I was up until 6:30AM this morning fixing issues. I have one site left (yea, the same one!).
  2. I have a website that I’m launching this week (since I have no other time) that’s now behind in development. However, so far it’s gone quite well. I’ve loaded a binary Geographic database of IP addresses from Maxmind and written code that will auto-center maps based on the user who is visiting. The free version of the API isn’t too accurate but it at least directs the person to the right region.
  3. Indianapolis Map

  4. Work has begun on building a plugin for WordPress to make the User Interface much cleaner looking. The functionality doesn’t change, but the look and feel is much improved (see below). I’ve asked Sean from Geek with Laptop to help me out. I’m okay with WP designs and cross-browser issues, but I’m sure Sean can bring this one home.
  5. Nice Admin Preview

  6. And of course, my kids are home. My son is preparing for Prom and going to Indiana University. My daughter is in full “girlfriend mode” so the phone is ringing non-stop with teenagers running in and out like it’s Grand Central Station. I’m about to jump out a window! Luckily, I’m on the second floor.
  7. Add to this that I wish to ramp up my consulting (I took quite an annual cut in income last year without it) so my week is full of calls and luncheons.

How’s that for a vacation? I can’t wait to get back to work to get a break! (Not!)

Douglas Karr

Douglas Karr is the founder of the Martech Zone and CEO of DK New Media. Douglas has helped dozens of successful MarTech startups, has assisted in the due diligence of over $5 bil in Martech acquisitions and investments, and continues to assist companies in implementing and automating their sales and marketing strategies. Douglas is an internationally recognized digital transformation and MarTech expert and speaker. Douglas is also a published author of a Dummie's guide and a business leadership book.

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