As a contractor it can be a bit of a minefield trying to figure out what you can and can’t legitimately claim as expenses. For instance, if you’re buying a new all-singing-all-dancing laptop, is it pushing the mark to claim for that?

There is a reason why octopress is called a blogging framework for hackers and that is because you have to love git and command line (it’s a good excuse to learn them!). You will be using these two a lot when building and growing your blog.

What is also useful to know, is that Octopress is built on top of Jekyll (which by the way is the technology used for GitHub pages), so as you get more advanced you might learn that too. But let’s leave that for another blog post.

I have to admit I am not the fastest coder on earth in this video. Just started (at a time of this video) learning sublime, vim and things like emmet so I had a long way to go until I can code at the speed of thought.

So the other day Jason, the founder of Potato, which is a Python/Django shop based in London, came along to give a talk about how to get a tech job based on his experience of going through tens of thousands of applications and who knows how many interviews.