Steve Ridout Indie web developer and creator of Readlang

Surviving the summer in Madrid

July 16, 2013

I’m spending the summer in Madrid at the moment. It’s a great place to work on Readlang. It keeps me in language learning mode, and it’s way cheaper to live than my old home of London, which is handy when trying to bootstrap a business. The one problem is the heat, my friends back in the UK are complaining about the 30 degree heat wave there at the moment, well that’s nothing compared to the 42 degrees (that’s “fourty-two” in case you suspected a typo) it reaches here in Madrid.

Oh, and we don’t have air conditioning.


Go to your email

May 13, 2013

Busuu noticed that I have a gmail address and presented a “Go to your email” link taking me straight to gmail. It’s a nice touch.

Pity about the dodgy CSS in the spam folder message though.

Surprise Visitors

April 1, 2013

Wow, woke up this morning to see this at my Google Analytics:

Wait a minute… just noticed the date :-)

Essential Javascript Libraries

March 8, 2013

These libraries share an ‘almost perfect’ quality of being compact, well designed, and I wouldn’t start a large project without them.

First Year In Web Development

March 7, 2013

It’s been close to a year now since I made the switch from desktop to web development, and there’s no turning back! Here’s some thoughts.


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