“Define ‘considered illegal'”, n3m0 didn’t think much of laws but he was curious by nature.
“You know some people are against freedom of speech. Look at the way things are handled in China, I don’t like that.”
“So you want to free Tibet or what?”
“I’ll be honest with you. I don’t care too much for Tibet.”
“Don’t worry I won’t throw the first stone,” n3m0 didn’t even know where Tibet was let alone cared for what happened there. “But if it’s not Tibet, what kind of files are we talking about?”
“You don’t really want to know, let’s call it entertainment media.”
Yeah right, entertainment media, n3m0 started to think the caller had been right; it might be better not to know.
“Fine, so where do you want your files?” n3m0 asked, ready to type some more notes.
“At the moment the web site is running ASP, so a Windows server would be good.”
“You already have a web site?” n3m0 was confused.
“Well due to the delicate nature of my content I have to keep moving around, you see I’m a bit of a nomad.” n3m0 got the mental picture of someone riding a camel.
“Why don’t you use Perl?” he asked.
“What?” the caller could have sounded confused but n3m0 couldn’t tell with the voice distortion.
“Never mind, it was a joke. What are your requirements and more importantly how much will you pay me?”
“I need a site which has a decent Internet connection, around 15 Gb of storage. And I want it in nine days. I ‘m moving in a fortnight and I want things to be in place. I will pay you 800 dollars.”
“800 bucks, are you mad?” n3m0 couldn’t believe this guy, he used to be paid a lot more.
“Perhaps a bit, but that is my final offer. If you want to haggle the only way I’ll go is down.”
n3m0’s head was filled with thoughts of Ramen noodles and poker. I’ll win this time, I have to.
“So what’s it going to be?” the called pressed.
“I’ll do it.”
“Excellent, so I’ll call you in say five days?”
“Sure, talk to you later” n3m0 hung up the phone. It was time to go shopping.