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I've made my non-Ice Bucket Challenge donations

Posted by Ant on the 3rd November 2014 at 8:41pm. (0 comments)

Some may remember my Facebook post saying why I would not be taking part in the ALS ice bucket challenge or even donating. I've now chosen two charities to which I have made donations. I have chosen not to publish...

My working day is 4 hours long

Posted by Ant on the 24th April 2014 at 5:02pm. (0 comments)

Well, that's not strictly true. But I've been making significant changes to how I run my business. It is often said that to get a new business off the ground requires a lot of long days and weeks, something which can...

A Year of PrimeBox: Free Software

Posted by Ant on the 6th January 2014 at 12:50pm. (0 comments)

When I started PrimeBox, I was aware I would need to invest in software. But the cost was daunting. I have 3 desktops, and two laptops. Normally I'm only using one of the desktops. Buying software for one machine is fine,...

A Year of PrimeBox: Paper rules

Posted by Ant on the 28th December 2013 at 6:18pm. (0 comments)

Many businesses large and small are looking at the idea of going “paperless”. PrimeBox will never go paperless. The reason for this is simple. Paper rules. Whenever you're at a computer, you're likely multi-tasking. You will have different websites open, maybe have...

A Year of PrimeBox: Getting work

Posted by Ant on the 18th December 2013 at 11:09am. (0 comments)

Getting work in is perhaps one of the hardest parts of starting a new business. A new business seems to frequently be confused with someone new to the business/industry. It's apparently quite hard to get a potential client to understand...

A Year of PrimeBox: I still have a boss.

Posted by Ant on the 26th November 2013 at 10:28am. (0 comments)

This is the first in what may just be a couple of posts, or a dozen, or more! It's been a year since I started working for myself as PrimeBox, offering web services. And now I'm looking back over the...

Developing my timesheet system

Posted by Ant on the 26th October 2013 at 4:48pm. (0 comments)

It's always been hammered into my skull that keeping tracking of my time at work is essential, and for the most part it stuck. Although when I started business as PrimeBox, I lapsed. Luckily, it was only keeping a log of...

Google did something wrong, oh no!

Posted by Ant on the 1st October 2013 at 9:43am. (0 comments)

Google has just released the beta of Google Web Designer after announcing it earlier this summer. According to the website, it is there to "create engaging, interactive HTML5-based designs and motion graphics that can run on any device". It certainly looks...

Thoughts on the new iPhones

Posted by Ant on the 11th September 2013 at 9:12am. (0 comments)

Another year, another announcement from Apple. Not being an Apple fan, I wasn't particularly excited, more interested to see whether they have come up with anything actually new or innovative. This year, it was more about confirming rumours than announcing anything...

Working with user interfaces

Posted by Ant on the 2nd September 2013 at 12:12pm. (0 comments)

PrimeBox CMS 2.0 has been in development for a few months. I decided it was best to give the system a complete rewrite to make sure everything was up to date, using the same code and interface structure, and using...