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I was a client of aD from September, 1999 to February, 2001. I have been building large web sites since 1993, and had built over 50 substantial sites prior to my experience with aD.
Our first meeting with Philip was in a small house in Cambridge where Tracy had to kick all the Diet Coke cans off the sofa for us (the senior management team of a new startup) to sit down. I came away with four conclusions after several hours of conversation with Philip and Tracy:
- These people really knew what they were talking about and were practical - no litany of industry buzzword BS from them
- arsDigita operated by hiring very smart people, expecting a lot from them without burdening them with lots of process, and providing real technical mentorship
- Philip is highly opinionated, but can be communicated with readily if you have something worthwhile to say
- Suits were not comfortable with Philip (or Tracy)
Once in the cab, I told the...
The road bike comments are right about on-target, but there are some exceptions to the racer-boy bikes out there. Notably a wonderful little company called Rivendell Bicycle Works run by Grant Peterson of Bridgestone fame. They make road bikes (with more upright seating positions), mountain bikes that ride like a dream without suspension and just about everything in-between. They cost lots, but are amazingly beautiful and huge leaps and bounds better made and more comfortable and practical than the gear mentioned in the article - and I thought you had great taste, Philip!
PS> As a mountain biker since 1983 and the owner of a small stable of bikes (everything from $200 beaters to $3000 full suspension high-zoot monsters) I have the following advice about suspension and gadgetry: unless you race or like big air, forget it and improve your riding skills. Just to check it out for myself, I started taking a road bike with 2...