Answer 1: The Drink and Inspiration
Here is the recipe for a Lime Daley:
- ice to taste
- 1 lime, cut in half or quarters
- 1 twelve-ounce bottle Blenheim "Old #3" (red cap) ginger ale
Put ice in a tall glass. Squeeze lime over ice and drop in the rinds. Slowly pour in Blenheim. Stir well. Be prepared for the strongest kick a non-alcoholic drink can have.
We based this drink on a Lime Rickey, a favorite with Star Island visitors.
Heather's Dad thought it appropriate to name our modified recipe Lime Daley. Heather fixed Jon a Lime Daley while he was researching domain names and wracking his brain for a good company name.
Answer 2: Superior Service and Support
At Lime Daley, we believe that God has given us our gifts and talents and we hope that you will see a reflection of Him in our work. What this means for you is that you will receive honest, dependable answers and incredible service.
Our beliefs also extend to the load on our servers, where we don't oversell bandwidth or disk space, because we expect our customers to use the space they buy. We sell what we have, and don't sell what we don't have. The most common initial response from our customers when first signing up is, "Wow. Your server is so much faster than my old host." That is closely followed by: "I can't believe you respond to my questions so quickly!"
You won't get fast pre-sales responses and then slow responses once you have signed the check -- most queries are answered within thirty minutes, and never more than 12 hours and you can always call or have someone paged to get the work done more quickly.
We believe that our hosting is the best that is available. Thank you for considering us, we look forward to serving you for years to come.
Answer 3: The People
The founder of the company, Jon Daley, is an electrical and computer engineer who received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1999 and 2001, respectively. He worked for the Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging at CMU, leading the circuit design and software development for a couple years before moving to DynaVox Technologies, where he wore many hats:
- Circuit design
- Manufacturing support
- Product quality analysis, developing software tests and monitoring the contract manufacturer in order to provide timely and accurate reports to management
- Embedded software for Windows CE 3, 4, and 5
- High level application and web development software design and implementation for increased efficiency in various departments throughout the company.
Throughout all of this work experience, Jon "moonlighted," designing circuits and software for other companies in the areas of manufacturing, test, and also brain imaging. Web hosting provided the opportunity to "jump ship" (or at least slowly slide off the edge of the ship holding on with one hand to the stay) and start Lime Daley, increasing hours fairly linearly from 2004 through 2008, when he started working exclusively for Lime Daley. He hasn't looked back since.
His wife, Heather Daley, received her bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from CMU in 2001. She contemplated working at a couple different engineering firms before deciding to work at home, raising their children and helping Jon run Lime Daley.
Lime Daley also regularly collaborates with Piexx, Inc.. The connection with Piexx goes back to Jon's high school days of sniffing solder paste and soldering thousands of through-hole components. That experience led him to decide that electrical engineering was a good way to work; as a matter of fact, Jon was thrilled to find out that people would pay him to do the sorts of things he would do anyway, though he doesn't sniff as much flux these days.