the daily dub

September 25th, 2008

Rented

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Today I had a new tenant sign the Property’s lease transfer paperwork (which was surprisingly short), and my own paperwork (that I wrote) that effectively transferred my lease to her, contingent on a security deposit.

I don’t think I could have done it without a lawyer mom, and many years of actually reading contracts, leases, and EULAs.

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September 24th, 2008

The Post of the Beast

Posted by rdub in Life, Rants
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Moving has the potential to turn me into an alcoholic for a month on either side.

I listed my place on Craigslist, and have received 11 separate calls today alone, all from different numbers.

Originally, my landlord made it sound like it was a simple, painless process. “yea, just send them our way, fill out an application, pay the credit check fee, and if they pass, they’re in.” Coupled with a few “we do this all the time”s.

Now, a prospective tenant calls me and says they turned her away from the office, being very frustrated, and having said things like “we don’t have to do this, we’re doing him a favor, and he’s sending too many people our way.” And also, “I’ll rent you a unit right now for $1500, but we don’t have to do anything for him.”

I’m sorry, but aren’t the landlords in a better position to determine what kind of tenant you want than I am? You’re the ones running the credit checks; I can’t do that.

So, instead of doing the right thing, and calling me up and saying “wtf, you’re sending like 15 people?!? zomg!” They’re getting irate at tenants?!? Who are these people?

btw: this is the 666th post, apparently.

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July 24th, 2008

Moved

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I’ve officially moved this site over to Dreamhost.com.  So far, the experience has been unusually pleasant.  I did the changeover without a net, so to speak, downloading content from my old host, uploading it to my new host, migrating the database, all while the DNS zone changes had already been initiated.  

Yea, I’m hardcore like that.

Anyway, I also moved over red0x.no-ip.com to code.ryandubois.net.  Feel free to check it out.

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