Nick Nelson, the Managing Director at VPS.NET, sat down with Terry Myers today to go through a little intense interviewing. What we got out him was rather shocking!
Lets get started: what kind of bear is best? Keep in mind I said bear, not beer!
The grizzly bear ... and the question should be beer!
Wrong! Black bear beats all. How'd you get started at VPS.NET?
I was working with the UK2Group in other areas, mostly business development.
Since we know web hosts rarely sleep, what is the longest you've stayed up straight?
I don't think it's anything too impressive... maybe 24 hours? I like to take little power naps.
Psh! And to think that you call yourself a web host!
I KNOW! BTW, ever heard of The Gas Light Anthem?
Hey! I ask the questions here. But no, I have not. How's the traditional day go? Start with Twitter or the forum first?
The traditional day ... wake up at 5AM, check email first. Then I get ready to head to the boat around 7:30-8AM. I like to check Twitter and the forum while on the boat. I'll then finish the walk to the office, typically stopping for tea and breakfast with Ditlev at Spianata. I think they know us there.
What the heck is Spianata?
www.spianata.com. Just a place we stop by in the morning.
You've recently made the move to London ... apparently you already have a favorite breakfast spot ... how's the rest of the relocation going?
It's going great. The summers could be a little nicer ... but London is nice - and great for traveling. And I of course, already have my favorite happy hour spots as well.
Besides London, how many other places have you lived and how does London rank?
Where else have I lived ... wow ... let's see. Houston, West Texas, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Atlanta, Southern Georgia ... Los Angeles ranks lowest of those ... London ... it's just slightly below Texas and Chicago ... though the Chicago Winters are as bad as the London Summers ... miserable.
Almost done... favorite TV show?
Two and a half men.
The advantage to knowing you for 8 years is I knew that answer and prepared for it. Do you view yourself as Charlie, Alan or even Jake? Admittedly I do see a little of Berta in you.
I'm pretty sure I have most of the charismatics of Charlie ... don't think we need to go into to many more details there.
I didn't know you were much of a musician.
The musical talent is where I'm lacking! Although we'll be sure to hit up the Karaoke bars while you're in Texas for HostingCon ... where I'll be interviewing you!
What kind of cool stuff are you cooking up for the VPS.NET clients?
Cool stuff we have cooked up for VPS.NET ... wow, let's see..man, of few secrets..so Windows, Failover DNS, Load Balancing in all clouds, a new design and UI (designed by a very highly regarded designer who many of you will know..but we can't let that secret out yet). Fully redundant SANs...And a lot happening in the service area too, which we can't quite let out of the bag yet. But let's just say..we'll be looking back in September ... and thinking, wow, what a Summer
Boo to you and your secrets! And that concludes the interrogation process. You're free to leave. If you'd like to leave any closing statements, please do so at this time.
Ah ... I was expecting something much more Juicy. We gotta work on these interrogations. I think that's it - we should do some fun video stuff at hostingcon though
I try to maintain some sense of professionalism. And if I step into your truck and see video cameras (Editors note: Terry is riding with Nick from Houston, Texas to Austin, Texas for HostingCon) I'm going to run... fast.