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Arvixe Affiliate

In May 2015, after several years of using Arvixe as our hosting provider and recommending them to our clients, DOMIC decided to become an Arvixe affiliate. By some sad coincidence, Arvixe’s quality of services and support have both diminished considerably since then.

In late 2014 Arvand Sabetian, founder and CEO of Arvixe Hosting decided to sell his business to a larger conglomerate Endurance International Group. Sabetian started Arvixe in his junior year at high school. The staff, which grew to 130 people, all worked remotely with no head-office. His business practices, and his focus on quality won him the “30 under 30” for two consecutive years (2002 and 2003) and 5000 for three consecutive years (2011, 2012, and 2013)

However, in an effort to standardize business practices the new ownership has begun a series of ‘upgrades’ which have caused a disturbing number of interruptions to their service and ability to provide customer support. Sadly, instead of using Arvixe as a model for their other hosting branches, they chose to go the other way.

Since the purchase customer reviews have dropped considerably. At this point we are not recommending Arvixe to our clients, but waiting patiently in hopes that they will soon return to the standard of quality we had learned to expect of them.


Google Maps Marker Array Starter

When building a new mapping application, I frequently find myself in need of a way to collect a few locations that I can use as a starting point. I need a quick way of generating latitude and longitude, ideally for points in the area that my application will be focused on.

This week I decided to make a quick little application purely for this purpose. I hope you, too, will find this simple tool useful. … Continue reading

Facebook, Algorithms, and Popularity Contests

Yesterday I happened to hear a feature on CBC Radio 1’s ‘Spark‘ an episode called Algorithm awareness. Working in the technology sector I am fairly aware of the algorithms around me, and little came to me as a surprise, but it served as a great reminder that the bulk of the population are relatively unaware of the significant role of algorithms our in society, or even their existence.

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A Little More About DOMIC

DOMIC is a new business designed to grow into a new and quickly evolving marketplace. With the advances of web technology, and the abundance of geo-aware devices such as Smartphones and tablets, the demand for geographically based web application development is quickly growing, and DOMIC intends to provide the services required to fulfill that need.

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