See the sights with a great tour company

| Here's a tip: go to and book a sightseeing tour. After decades as a reporter for Variety and years driving tours for other tour companies, Doug — a friend of a friend — has started his own tour company and keeps his passengers enthralled with his insider's knowledge of Hollywood and "the business."

I've just finished up his website, and if I say so myself, it is pretty damned good.


As a site, it has lots of bells and whistles:

I have to say, now that it's done, that the credit card integration was almost the straw that broke this developer's back. We abandoned Plan A in favor of Plan B, and up until 2 days before I finally got it to work I was casting about for Plans C, D, .... The documentation for doing the integration was 44 pages long, but every time I ran into a problem or a question, they (the bank — it's a big one with a short name that starts with "C") couldn't understand why I hadn't read the 500+ pages in the other, supposedly unrelated, manuals on their site. And don't get me started on the errors in the manual and the things that were vague or just plain missing! Then when it was time to undergo certification testing, it turned out that the testing system had bad software that rejected 60% of the test cases out-of-hand! In short, not one single step was easy.

Last updated on Apr 13, 2018



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