posted on January 11, 2012

Short Update

I do not know if you ever founded a business or a start up. If you have not I suggest that you take some time, think of something cool you really love and start one. It is fun. It is exciting. It is on of the reasons why I had so much fun and work the last few days.

Beside some problems with moving and founding a business everything went really smooth. The only real problem is that our fiscal authorities are sticking to some wired and stupid rules. I moved in my new flat in October 2010. I am not added to the fiscal authorities files till now. Without any note that I really live here they cannot hand out everything I need to write invoices.

After some days I have some clients, nearly finished my first two jobs and I believe that this will be a lot of fun.

Hopelesscom

I am currently working on some design improvements. Especially the archive page. Currently it is just a list but in the next few days there will be some visible changes.

There also is a good chance that there will be a way to improve the URLs. I managed to create a rewrite rule that allows me to use tld/foo/ URLs that are rewritten to foo.html

Zenbo

I now have two more projects using Zenbo and I did not need to add or remove features. The initial version is just great and helps building every kind of page.

Social Web

I took a few minutes to decide what social networks I will use to build a community around my new business. I will stick to Twitter, Facebook, Xing, Linked In and Google+.

Creating all profiles, filling in the most important data and managing to stay out of the sight from people that know you is not easy. I want a big start with everything going live together and this would not be possible if people start talking about it now.

I think I will stick with Facebook as primary platform and just link to updates from other sites. Currently Facebook seems like the only real option if you want to build a community. There are the most users, you are flexible and you are free how to add it to your page.

Next few days

I will be on vacation from Friday to Monday or Tuesday. Just a few days without work, without anything beside fun and my (maybe little bit grumpy) girlfriend... Do you know those times when you hope that your girl is not reading your blog?

I would love to talk to you about this post, your ideas or awesome projects.

I am @fallenhitokiri on Twitter and GitHub or you can send me a mail.