(By way of explanation: I'm slowly building the site for Life Hacks; there's not much to see right now, but I'm taking some notes as to the little rules I'm following while building it. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.)

2004-09-09 - If you wait long enough, someone else will do the hard work. (Not really, but you should check out Merlin's site - it's great)

2004-08-15 - Return to the scene of the crime.

2004-05-28 - Good is good enough.

2004-05-27 - Use external validators

2004-05-26 - If inspiration fails, keep grinding away at the todo list.

2004-05-25 - Get to grips with money.

2004-05-24 - Ask for help.

2004-05-22 - Steal.

2004-05-21 - Automate the repetitive stuff.

2004-05-20 - Compare yourself against fixed standards.

2004-05-19 - Write out your goals.

2004-05-18 - Test yourself and your work

2004-05-16 - Use simple tools to help you.

2004-05-15 - Don't live with broken windows.

2004-05-14 - Refactor mercilessly, do the simplest thing that could possibly work.

2004-05-13 - If you can bear it, it helps to do it in public.

2004-05-12 - Just getting started is a good start.