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Not quite a lone developer, but close (and I'm certainly the only one who also does finance, customer support and marketing at the same time. That's what can easily happen when you start your own outfit).

It's a very different pace from the one I endured when I was working in a larger office. No fixed hours (but I have routines that work for me, obviously), 2hr lunch/run breaks most days and quite a few late nights/weekends). I an also of course take a day off without holiday forms and all of that malarkey.

In terms of day to day stuff the way I work is pretty conventional - basically a nest of monitors, dev box, laptop and a pile of servers. I work on (typically) three products, with two live SCC branches for each using (at the moment) VS2008 and Eclipse.

Day to day, the biggest changes are probably the lack of commuting (yay!) and the way we buy stuff - my boss (me) is quite accommodating, so I don't need to spend ages persuading managers "Yes, I actually do need X". The flipside is I have to look at the numbers at the same time, of course. And record all of the paperwork.

Would I go back? Only if I had no other choice or really needed the money (contrary to most people's expectations, starting your own outfit doesn't generally make you rich). In the meantime, I'm far, far more content than I've ever been and the buck stops with me.

I rather like that.
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