The joys of outsourcing

In classic start-ups, there’s a technologist (the code) and the manager (everything else). Unfortunately I’m the manager with no in-house technologist so I’m currently busy elancing (elance.com) a couple of projects and I’m amazed at the true nature of globalisation in action. I’m finding the responses very interesting and wide ranging. These responses are of course extremely important […]

Using the rails rake toolset

Programming is like art, its a creation. I create, but I’m not always sure what I’m creating! I start with an idea, sketch it out on a piece of A5 (normally a few words, pictures and reminders) and then go for it. Some might call that PPP (piss poor planning). In rails terms, that means […]