Category Archives: Miscellaneous

City maintenance as an analogy for software development

I was on vacation for most of the last two weeks: rather than having some front-end tips or tricks at my fingertips, I’ve been touring around east coast cities! They’re cities with a tremendous amount of activity happening all the … Continue reading

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Why Spotify Premium is too expensive, and how to fix it

I recently became a Spotify Premium customer, for two main reasons: I’d spent an afternoon listening to spotify at my desk and wanted to carry on listening to the same playlists on my iPhone while I was walking somewhere. As … Continue reading

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Warning: iPhone 3G should only be purchased by idiots

The buzz around the iPhone 3G launch caused a lot of excitement, plenty of crashed servers, and some┬ávery unusual queuing. Despite that, iPhones were still fairly easy to buy within the first week of the phone’s launch. As a small … Continue reading

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Y Combinator: Startup Ideas We’d Like to Fund

Anyone struggling to come up with “an idea” for a new techie startup could do a lot worse than checking out this latest article by Paul Graham entitled “Y Combinator: Startup Ideas We’d Like to Fund“. Paul lists thirty different … Continue reading

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One thing is definitely still missing

When I read Ryan Carson’s post about the UK having everything it needs to foster new businesses, especially those that are web or technology-based, I was in full agreement. However, having made the trek from Cambridge to the docklands area … Continue reading

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How to build a web start-up

Ryan Carson just posted a link to a short video he’s made listing some top money-saving tips for starting up a web company. He also talks through a useful spreadsheet that helps you plan your cash flow for the first … Continue reading

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Coping with all VAT tax

Tax is a slightly scary area. I’ve been reading a lot about VAT lately, primarily to make sure I’m fully compliant with all UK laws in the matter, but also to determine how to maximize my income. As of April … Continue reading

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