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Jamie Lawrence

Jamie Lawrence

I help non-technical founders start their business, build their product, get their first customers, and grow their technical team. I'm a generalist software engineer and I've worked with many different languages over the past 15 years but my current tool of choice is Ruby on Rails. I'm also an enthusiastic photographer and a novice archer

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April 13, 2012 0

How to make your own Lens Wrap

The finished article

Or: how to do in 2.5hrs and €20 what a 10 year-old Indonesian child could do in 20mins for €0.50 — but you get a much greater sense of satisfaction and a lot less exploitation. My new camera bag has quite generous-sized compartments which I’d occasionally like to double up to hold two smaller lens. […]

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February 21, 2012 10

Licensing Software (and lessons for Professional Photographers)

Many moons ago, I used to hang out on The Business of Software forum and one question kept coming up again and again: “How can I stop pirates stealing my software?”. Software has a long history of using licence codes, dongles, licensing servers, online registration, phoning-home activation, obfuscation and many other security techniques to ensure […]

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