Looking Back on 2017

As an engineer I spend a lot of time thinking about problems, their solutions, and how to implement the many solutions that I’d brainstormed. I’ll spend hours and hours just thinking. The problem is, all this thinking is spent on my business. I don’t spend nearly enough time thinking about my life, it’s problems, and solutions.

I want to change …

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What's In My Bag - 2017

I work on the road a lot. This is one of the reasons we decided to close our offices this year.

Currently I’m in Lisbon, Portugal and have about another 4 weeks on the road before I return to Los Angeles. I posted a snap to my Snapchat account the first night here showing an amazing view behind my current …

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A Decade of Django

Ten years ago I wrote a blog post about starting to learn a web development framework named Django. At the time it was a simple way for me to toy around with ideas I wanted to pursue. I even mention a social network project I was working on at the time. I can’t even remember what that project was. …

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The "Officelessness" Epidemic

I’d hear of it happening to people. Whispers here and there. I’d sit and think, “that’s never going to happen to me.” I’d never let that happen. Until it did. I was embarrassed at first. Ashamed maybe. How did it come to this?

Finally I had to accept it. I was officeless.

What Happened?

Los Angeles has horrible traffic. My …

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Working Abroad - Costa Rica

Once a year I go to Tamarindo, Costa Rica to work with a group of entrepreneurs, digital nomads, software developers, and cyber security professionals. Each of us are able to work from wherever we'd like as long as we have our laptops and an internet connection.

It's very interesting to work with other nomads in this way. Especially because we …

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