Open Questions (on tech, growth, and life..well, not life)
I'm back! After months of ignoring this blog, I'm ready to re-commit myself to the frustration of staring at a white screen. Ready to introspect and navigate my thought-space, searching for topics I care deeply enough to pound on a keyboard for. I'm ready to feel my eyes glaze over
Accessing Google Analytics From Django
Whew! It's been awhile since my last post, huh? So much for my "...vow to keep up with this blog" and bold statement that "everyone else can do it, so damnit I can too" mentioned in the inaugoral post [https://blog.iambob.me/inaugural-address/]. But - in my defense -
Death to the Technical Interview
Coding is hard. Most would agree and - if not - then either you know something I don't (likely) or you don't know what you're doing (also, likely). With that said, coding while a potential future employer is scowling over your shoulder and murmuring inaudibly makes the process incalcuably harder.
Folk to EDM: The top 10 artists to code to
Coding without a soundtrack sucks. It's one of those things that - like working out and movie montages - requires a powerful score. While hacking away on BackStep [http://www.back-step.com] it's my life-blood, second only to coffee in importance. Now, without further ado, let me present my favorite
My Scrubs Obsession
Medical shows often fall into one of two camps (not counting soap operas, but seriously who counts soap operas?). They tend to either focus heavily on the mystery of disease and the solving of a difficult case - House for instance - or they're simply situational dramas - Grey's Anatomy,
The super stupid idiot's guide to getting started with Django, Pipeline, and S3
When it comes to dev ops I'm an idiot. In fact, I'm a super stupid idiot. As I spent the majority of yesterday tinkering with the Django configuration for Backstep [http://www.back-step.com], I came to the conclusions that: a. Bobby need to be smarter-er when come to dev
Steal This Startup Idea
This week has been Hell. Necessary Hell, but Hell. Filling out application after application for incubator programs is inducing PTSD-esque flashbacks to the college acceptance process and I'm ready to get back to coding. Now, if you haven't already noticed, I'm not overly keen on this aspect of creating a
Backstep and Time Management
Time is precious. As Backstep [http://www.back-step.com] gets ready to move into more of a business development phase, my time is as thin as ever. For instance, last week I had to build the iOS client from scratch, patch issues with the Android client, and fix some problems
Backstep needs a co-founder
I'm at a crossroads with Backstep [http://www.back-step.com]. From a technical standpoint, the product is nearly in a releasable state. However, from a business standpoint, we're far from ready. I need a co-founder, and I need one soon. Unfortunately, though, finding a co-founder is not as easy as
Making a POST request in an Android app (and why I hate Java)
As anyone who's read my past post on context switching [https://blog.iambob.me/context-switching-a-problem-or-a-blessing/] knows, my most recent project - Backstep [http://www.back-step.com] - is being built with a combination of technologies including Python/Django and Java/Android. Similar to my previous experiences with it, Python is
Context Switching: A problem or a blessing?
> Carol - A problem or a blessing??? > Conway - ....A problem Ah as always, Archer provides the perfect foil to real life. Today I'd like to talk about context switches. Context switching is the reason why I'm writing this post instead of writing a Backbone tutorial as I promised in
An Inaugural Post...again.
I've tried to write blogs before. Three times in fact I've started a blog, wrote one or two posts, and then stopped. Don't believe me? Here you go: first blog attempt [https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=2103813045682283353#overview/src=dashboard] . Unfortunately I can't show the other two because