joe crawford dot com is launching. It’s an online business card. An old school “one page” website . it describes my two main professional activities.

The “BIG SECRET” I’ve been referring to is basically that I am now an Evangelist for LAMP Host, who is a great hosting company located here in San Diego. I’ve been a customer and have referred people there for a long time, but never had any sort of formal relationship. Starting last week that relationship began full time. My role will be the sales and marketing of top quality web hosting from LAMP Host. At the moment I’m working on my elevator speech and beginning to do networking in earnest. I attended a rather small computer consultant meeting tonight, and got to practice and start putting feelers out there. It felt pretty good. Last week I spent a great deal of time learning the ins and outs of the business, getting a feel for the underlying technologies and systems. It’s good stuff, and I’m excited to represent it.

In the interests of “eating my own dog food” — a phrase coined to describe the process by which companies actually use what they sell — I’m slowly migrating some of my websites to LAMP Host. So far I’m liking what I see.

The other big thing I’m doing is freelance web stuff — building websites, fixing bugs, that sort of thing.

If folks have any questions about all this, please feel free to contact me.

Thanks for listening.

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