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Old 21 Jul 2014, 03:51 PM   #151
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MXroute Price Increase

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Old 21 Jul 2014, 08:49 PM   #152
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$5.00, $15.00 and $25.00 for what is offered sounds very reasonable to the point of being cheap (in a nice way).

The question is, how does a startup (forget about make a profit) cover its expenses at those price points?

More importantly, what is to prevent a one-man operator from becoming discouraged and throwing in the towel?

With all due respect, not sure whether to deem Jarland's plans inspired or quixotic.

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Old 21 Jul 2014, 10:00 PM   #153
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$5.00, $15.00 and $25.00 for what is offered sounds very reasonable to the point of being cheap (in a nice way).

The question is, how does a startup (forget about make a profit) cover its expenses at those price points?

More importantly, what is to prevent a one-man operator from becoming discouraged and throwing in the towel?

With all due respect, not sure whether to deem Jarland's plans inspired or quixotic.

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Fair questions. Reducing overhead while improving quality standards in the hosting industry is my specialty. My secret is that I'm a very skilled shopper. When I take on paying customers I do not get the luxury of being discouraged and deciding to quit. A commitment is a commitment. With that said, it's not entirely a one man show. Should something happen to me tomorrow, Ryan would make sure that everyone stayed online. My wife also assists with support. Call it more of a family business than a one man show, I would say.

I started Catalyst Host in 2011 and ran it for a year with no paying customers, never discouraged and never giving up. I started our VPS offering at 3AM with a bottle of everclear and a credit card. I'm impulsive, some might say I'm quixotic. I have a vision for everything I do and I'm driven by a passion for all of it. Impractical, illogical, these are not new words for my ideas nor have they ever stood in my way. When I put my name on something I don't take it lightly. The value of a man can be found in the value of his word.
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Old 22 Jul 2014, 10:47 AM   #154
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Do you drink the Everclear straight?
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Old 22 Jul 2014, 10:57 AM   #155
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Do you drink the Everclear straight?
I'm too afraid, you can start your car with that stuff

I do red bull and everclear. Mostly because it's more economical, mix less get more, price about the same here.
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Old 22 Jul 2014, 12:10 PM   #156
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I'm too afraid, you can start your car with that stuff
It sounds like you can start a business with it too.
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Old 22 Jul 2014, 12:21 PM   #157
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It sounds like you can start a business with it too.
Tis true! If anyone here finds themselves in Houston, hit me up for a drink!
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Old 22 Jul 2014, 12:47 PM   #158
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Here's a question whose obscurity may nearly reach absurdity: On Ubuntu, any preference for Thunderbird or Evolution with MXroute IMAP?

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If anyone here finds themselves in Houston
For sure.
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Old 22 Jul 2014, 12:56 PM   #159
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Here's a question whose obscurity may nearly reach absurdity: On Ubuntu, any preference for Thunderbird or Evolution with MXroute IMAP?
I love Evolution but then I'm a big Apple Mail fan. Thunderbird seems to be more appropriate for the type of person who thinks my love for Apple Mail is insane.
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Old 22 Jul 2014, 02:01 PM   #160
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On Ubuntu, any preference for Thunderbird or Evolution with MXroute IMAP?
Neither. Though Thunderbird would be my preference between the two...

Code:
# ins thunderbird
resolving dependencies...
looking for inter-conflicts...

Packages (8): hunspell-1.3.3-1  libvpx-1.3.0-1  mime-types-9-1  mozilla-common-1.4-4  nspr-4.10.6-1  nss-3.16.1-1
              startup-notification-0.12-4  thunderbird-24.6.0-1

Total Download Size:    22.09 MiB
Total Installed Size:   69.58 MiB

:: Proceed with installation? [Y/n] n

# ins evolution
resolving dependencies...
looking for inter-conflicts...

Packages (54): aspell-0.60.6.1-2  at-spi2-atk-2.12.1-1  at-spi2-core-2.12.0-1  colord-1.2.0-1  dconf-0.20.0-1  enchant-1.6.0-5
               evolution-data-server-3.12.4-1  gcr-3.12.2-1  geoclue2-2.1.8-2  giflib-5.1.0-1  glib-networking-2.40.1-1
               gnome-desktop-1:3.12.2-1  gnome-online-accounts-3.12.3-1  gsettings-desktop-schemas-3.12.2-1  gst-plugins-base-libs-1.2.4-1
               gstreamer-1.2.4-1  gtk3-3.12.2-1  gtkhtml4-4.8.3-1  gtkspell3-3.0.6-1  harfbuzz-icu-0.9.32-1  hspell-1.2-2  hunspell-1.3.3-1
               icu-53.1-1  iso-codes-3.52-1  js17-17.0.0-1  json-glib-1.0.2-1  libcanberra-0.30-4  libgdata-0.15.1-1  libgsf-1.14.30-1
               libgusb-0.1.6-1  libgweather-3.12.2-1  libical-1.0-3  libmm-glib-1.2.0-4  libnm-glib-0.9.8.10-3  libnotify-0.7.6-1
               liboauth-1.0.3-1  libproxy-0.4.11-4  libpst-0.6.63-1  libsecret-0.18-1  libsoup-2.46.0-1  libwebp-0.4.0-2
               libxkbcommon-0.4.2-1  libxslt-1.1.28-3  libytnef-1.5-4  nspr-4.10.6-1  nss-3.16.1-1  orc-0.4.19-1  polkit-0.112-2
               rest-0.7.91-1  sound-theme-freedesktop-0.8-2  tdb-1.2.12-1  telepathy-glib-0.24.0-1  webkitgtk-2.4.4-1  evolution-3.12.4-1

Total Download Size:    65.34 MiB
Total Installed Size:   465.67 MiB

:: Proceed with installation? [Y/n] n

$ ins claws-mail
resolving dependencies...
looking for inter-conflicts...

Packages (8): aspell-0.60.6.1-2  compface-1.5.2-6  enchant-1.6.0-5  hspell-1.2-2  hunspell-1.3.3-1  libetpan-1.5-1
              startup-notification-0.12-4  claws-mail-3.10.1-1

Total Download Size:    4.47 MiB
Total Installed Size:   20.54 MiB

:: Proceed with installation? [Y/n] y
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Old 22 Jul 2014, 04:04 PM   #161
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I do red bull and everclear. Mostly because it's more economical, mix less get more, price about the same here.
I thought that everclear was a brand of windshield washer fluid until I googled it!
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Old 22 Jul 2014, 04:48 PM   #162
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I thought that everclear was a brand of windshield washer fluid until I googled it!
I'm sure that's one use for it.
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Old 22 Jul 2014, 07:44 PM   #163
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I do red bull and everclear. Mostly because it's more economical, mix less get more, price about the same here.
Jarland, have you ever thought about changing MXRoute's name to "Everclear."

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Old 22 Jul 2014, 07:54 PM   #164
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Jarland, have you ever thought about changing MXRoute's name to "Everclear."

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Old 22 Jul 2014, 09:52 PM   #165
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Email For Alcoholics

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Ah, but how long before you start charging?
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