A few have asked so thought I would put this in one place.  In a nutshell I would say there are so many free resources (610 listed there), I would exhaust some of the free or low cost resources before paying a university or bootcamp.  Also, I would recommend a few easy side projects to learn with.  A resume-like portfolio page.  Maybe a blog using a popular open source CMS like WordPress or Drupal.  Maybe a data project from Kaggle…

This is one of those posts where people have asked a few times and thought I would just put this in a single post.  There are two types of resources: commentary and resources.  Commentary is basically someone’s exegesis, explanation, interpretation, or application of text from the Bible.  My personal belief is that Jesus is strongly warning His disciples against this.  But then He does it Himself.  So in other words, it can be good but I think (my opinion) is…

I am cleaning out my Dad’s closet. Wanted to list a number of things here. Lot’s of great stuff and most of this was hardly used. Travelpro Walkabout Lite 25″ Tumi Softside 20″ 2-wheel luggage Hurom Single Auger Juicer Beer Growler’s Access~Tempo 1:38 75-200mm Lens

Recently I started looking for my next role and I decided to apply search engine marketing (SEM) and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) techniques to that search. It has been so effective that I have shared it with a few friends and decided to write a quick guide. In fact, so broad is this topic, I am going to break this up into a few topics. This is the covering the first topic: keyword research. You can see a few screenshots…

Went to Geneva to see my dad from July 29 to August 6th. Want to highlight a few things with pics below. Spent some time driving around with Bob and Lenny Pippen. Lenny is one of my dad’s partners on his new hotel on Plum Point, which is on Seneca Lake. Also went wine tasting, toured the Glenn Curtiss Museum, toured the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, and got to have a few beers with the…

I started to write this to a newly married friend. He had asked last minute if he could have one of my Field Notes notebooks for his honeymoon. Unfortunately all I had was one I had already started, but I tore out a few pages and it was his. I have come to find journaling as an incredibly effective tool and there are some concepts I have borrowed from others wanting to journal or keep a pocket notebook should know…

One of our online retailers is Wayfair. I was looking at their Q4 2017 10K and surprised their price is going down. Couple points: Undervalued compared to Amazon (compare market cap to annual sales). Amazon’s market cap is more than 4X revenue. Wayfair is just over 1X revenue. Wayfair has posted losses, but they are investing heavily in a growing business. Getting close to top 10 online retailer and in terms of home furnishings I suspect they are actually LARGER…

In 2016, Facebook announced they would shut down the BaaS company Parse, which they acquired less than 3 years earlier for $85 million. At the time that just did not make sense. In light of Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony to Congress, that decision seems obvious. It was the death blow to our app right at the time of finalizing development. Mark stated that they do not share user data with app developers. This was absolutely not the case in the days…

Last night I watched a movie that I find myself still thinking about it a day later. Shot Caller. Two compelling aspects of this movie. One, the device used of non-linear storytelling. Second, is the metamorphosis of the main character who has a drastic Dr Jekyll / Mr Hyde while maintaining who he really is throughout. The Non Linear Story I am sure a lot of people would try to correct me and say non-linear storytelling is pretty common. Make…

colonel william reeder through the valley

I just finished listening to episode 63, “Through The Valley: My Captivity in Vietnam” with Colonel William Reeder on The Jocko Podcast. Not ashamed to say that is not the first of Jocko’s podcasts that made me cry. These podcasts have become increasingly more important to me and I wanted to say why. In part as a thank you. In part to share with friends and family why I think they are worth listening to. And in part to hear…