After several months of research, I can reveal a sure-fire way to ensure your new venture is bought up by Yahoo.
5 June 2013 | 4 comments | languagenut, client, edtech, award
I have been lucky enough to work regularly for the last few months with a great educational outfit, LanguageNut. They have great drive, plenty of ambition and are growing fast, and that's been rewarded this week!
LanguageNut have been named as one of Europe's 20 Fastest Growing and Most Innovative E-learning Companies. The top three companies will be announced at EdTech Europe on the 14th June. Good luck!
As a new freelancer, your cash flow is everything. You can produce stellar work, on time and under budget, but if you run out of money then the game is over. Here are a few tips for minimising the risks.
4 April 2013 | 10 comments | baby, family, freelance
On Tuesday 5th February I was lucky enough to become a father for the first time. As a new freelancer, this posed some challenges! Here are some of the tips and tricks that worked for me, and some of the ones that didn't.
A cheat sheet for poker, including how to play the three most common variants, hand ranks, and basic positional play.
If you ever utter the words "It's definitely not that.", it's 100% certainly, without a shadow of doubt, exactly that.
24 January 2013 | 11 comments | catam, board games, cheat sheets, games
A cheat sheet for the awesome board game Settlers of Catan, including lots of potential alternative (house) rules.
Setting your rate as a freelancer isn't easy. This freelancer rate calculator has been built to help you convert a daily rate into an annual salary, taking into account holidays, tax and expenses.
25 November 2012 | 4 comments | magento, paypal, rounding
Paypal payments are available in Magento for all shops, but there is an issue with Paypal handling rounding of pennies when adding tax to orders. Here's how you fix the problem.
On September 10th, I started a new chapter of work as a full time freelance web developer. I'm a month in, and I've already learned some valuable lessons.