DDL: 08 – How to be an asshole in one easy step

4 May

DDL:08 was a good experience for us – it was the first time we ever had a booth (though we have sponsored other events), and it was a good experience (more on that later).

Right now though I want to point out to a bonafide ass.

Part of our sponsorship was us sponsoring a Cyber Cafe. At the conference they have two sets of three computers connected to the internet. Two companies sponsor the cyber cafe, setting the homepage on the computer to a site specified by the sponsor. As such, three of the computers were set to www.ibegin.com and the other three were set to www.homes.com.

We noticed this earlier on, and it happened non-stop – some ass kept going over to the six computers and kept setting www.bizclip.com/portfolio/ as his homepage. And by non-stop I mean he would come by every 30 minutes to do this.

I never actually saw the bugger doing this as I was too busy to wait to catch him, but quite a few people let me know what was going on, including one of our employees.

I can only imagine the kind of service and product you would receive from someone who would stoop to such a level. Consider yourself warned.

Update: I should note that quite a few people did this. This one particular individual did it multiple times. At the same time – other than human decency I cannot imagine a way to ‘solve’ this kind of behavior. Timers, perma-frames, etc – they all have drawbacks. So really nothing Kelsey nor we can do about it.

4 Responses to DDL: 08 – How to be an asshole in one easy step


Mike Boland

May 5th, 2008 at 4:16 pm

Interesting. I didn’t know that was happening, but we’ll think about ways to avoid this in the future. Thanks Ahmed for being on top of that and pointing it out.



May 6th, 2008 at 1:54 pm

I think one thing to do is to not hold receptions in public areas where non-attendees can get into, if you think about it, a lot of the breakfasts/receptions were not held in the exhibition area and thus allowed for anyone to be there and grab food or promote their business.



May 11th, 2008 at 2:57 am

If it is a Windows XP computer, you could use Microsoft’s SteadyState (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d077a52d-93e9-4b02-bd95-9d770ccdb431&DisplayLang=en) to set home page and a lot of other settings.


Mark Wilburg

December 4th, 2008 at 7:19 pm

The guy doing that was Mohammad Masoudi, the owner of Bizclip Inc.

This man will use every possible way to push his average work.

Be very very very careful with this company as they have several lawsuits pending against them already in Canada and these people are some of the worst individuals I have ever dealt with in my life. Their track record is full of deception, fraud and a huge amount of victims. As far as I am concerned, they should be banned from any event in the Industry.

I have seen them using the exact same methods in Orlando earlier this year for the ADP Conference.