A couple of days ago I got an email that made my entire day. Here’s part of it:
“I just signed up for Premium access to JJ, and I’ve got to tell you it’s cool as hell. You’ve done a great job….”
This email came from a friend in Austin who has known about JibberJobber for… almost two years! He’s been on my newsletter, has seen me write about the progress, and knows plenty of people I know.
Almost two years later he thinks it would be something to help him in a future transition, upgrades, and is impressed. That’s freaking cool.
Austin? Did I mention Austin?
I was going to move to Austin in 2000 when I graduated from college with a degree in Computer Information Systems. Instead, I got stuck in Pocatello, Idaho. My friend called it “poke-a-fellow,” and it was like a backward, small-town experience. And then the dot-bomb thing happened, and I was quite happy in Pocatello, at my corporate job, making decent money.
I didn’t feel the affects of the dot-bomb, but heard that many IT people in Austin were becoming servers at restaurants. I was happy in my backwards town making decent money, shielded from the dot-bomb.
Well, check this out. Thom Singer wrote on his blog “SmartMoney has named Austin one of the top cities in the country for job seekers.”
Maybe I should move to Austin? Na, not for now. But I’m very pleased to hear Austin bounced back 🙂
6 thoughts on “JibberJobber: It’s Cool As Hell”
Pocatello eh? Idaho always was a great state. That is awesome that you got such great feedback on your service. After two years though why did he finally join now?
Yep….Austin ROCKS. Came here for 2 years…and that was 17 years ago. Not leavin’
I have heard that Austin is great and thankfully sufficiently far in from the coastline to visit and then go home.
Austin is a great town. It’s a city that feels like a town. I grew up in the suburbs of Philly and Austin just has a better feel to it. Keeping it weird and fun.
I would rethink your decision to stay and give Austin a try. You won’t regret it.
I have to agree with Thom…Austin’s a good place to build your crib!
You know what, JJ *is* hellishly cool. Now that my job search is over and I’m working on projects again, I’m definitely integrating JJ into my work habits, and I keep being delighted by how helpful it is.
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