Mac Setup 2019

This is a personal help document to that I use to get started on a new Mac. I occasionally come back to this to update it and make sure that my current settings are reflected here, but more often than not it gets updated the next time I setup a…

Taking the Plunge

Today was my last day working for Track Revenue. It was my first job after graduating from California State University, Stanislaus. I learned a lot in the 18 months as part of the Software Engineering team. I was challenged and there were struggles, but ultimately I came out better than…

First 30 Days of Being a Full-time Software Engineer

I started my first full-time job almost 3 months ago. I wanted to share my accomplishments from the first 30 days.When I first joined there was no server monitoring and the team had no idea the real time usage of our infrastructure. During my second week I had set…

Side Projects

A few months ago I started my first full time job since graduating college. I am working with some great people and making meaningful contributions to the team and the company.Working the many hours that a startup requires has meant I have had many great ideas and frustrations related…

Twitter Markov Generator

I recently built a Markov Generator for Twitter in a few hours. The site will look at your last few hundred tweets and randomly try to find something that you might say. It uses probability from your previous tweets to find words that might go together.…

Twitter Authentication in Django with Tweepy

While working on a recent project during my internship I had to come up with a way to authenticate users in our Django application. We use an Angular front-end that makes calls to Django.I am going to strip out all the angular magic, but seriously. You need to go…

What is in my bag: 2015?

I always have this bag ready to go at a moments notice. I have perfected my bag after years of college and a few months of being a Software Engineer. With this bag I am ready to handle the day.…

Long time editor says goodbye and good luck

I joined the California State University, Stanislaus Signal Fall 2011, and I no longer know what I am going to do without seeing the bright and smiling faces of my fellow editors every week.I am the last staff member to leave who was at the newspaper B.G.D.…