I have no idea what I'm doing

It's very, very hard for us to admit that we're wrong, let alone that we have no clue what we're doing. The first step of course is being able to admit that you've got a problem and before you can admit you have a problem you need to be able to recognise that you've got one.
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Working from home

I've been working form home for quite some time now, in the beginning I lived alone and I worked from home a few days a week. Working the balance in an office with real people. I found I was far more productive when I was in an home than in an office, mostly let's face it, because people had to pick up the phone to interrupt me.
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Hiring startup hackers

I've seen a lot of posts recently about how to go about hiring hackers. Well not just recently, it seems to be common thing people ask, because it's one of the hardest things to do. You're using an interview, or even a series of interviews to try your best to determine if the person is going to be up to the task.
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I'm loving Zemanta

I added Zemanta to the blog today at lunch time and so far I think it's great. I've gone through and quickly added a links to a few posts, I'm not going to go back and do many but I'm going to use it going forward.
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While they're all standing still...

I've been a bit lax with the posting again, but I'm trying. Continuing with the theme where I left off last time, starting companies in the downturn (likely to be a recession), the last time we talked the worlds markets were in turmoil, the banks had stopped lending money to us and to each other. Things have continued and are even worse two weeks on.
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Up in the downturn

[[posterous-content:yigsoaIwGgqxfumohlic]]I think it's clear now, despite all the best hopes of an easy ride, that the economy has gone to shit. I also think it's clear that no matter how far you try to bury your head in the sand, it's affecting tech and other industries now. The knock on effect has a arrived and the inability of some to get operating credit as well as the fear of not being able to get credit if they might need it has lead to some belt tightening already, and there is more of that to come.
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Interfaces first

Don't write spec documents, throw away any you have near you, they're next to useless anyway. It might seem like a hearsay to some but it's true and deep down even the most most anal planner in all of us knows it. Two of the biggest reasons for this are:
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