My new book, Read Write Code, is live on Amazon today! Read Write Code: A Friendly Introduction to the World of Coding, and Why It’s the New Literacy If you want to check out the book website right away head to: https://readwritecodebook.com/. You can also get it on Amazon here: https://geni.us/ReadWriteCode. Read Write Code demystifies … Continue reading My New Book Read Write Code Launches Today!
I’ve signed up for hey.com for email and have used it for personal email for about 7 months. Here are my thoughts and review on it so far. First, I think it’s a challenge to build a new email service and compete with something like Gmail. I think there are a lot of good parts … Continue reading Review of Hey.com Email
Here is a blog/tweetstorm, just to try it (view on twitter) Internet:Me: Ok, I will give you my opinion on distributed work now vs. before the pandemic, and after. We’ve been doing remote work for several years now, though I prefer to call it distributed work–I think it is a better way to describe the … Continue reading Remote/Distributed Work Thoughts Amid the Pandemic
International Payments are Stuck in the Stone Age International payments in the year 2019 do not work well. It costs an inordinate amount of money to just use your money. If you need to exchange currencies as a tourist you pay a massive fee, in the airport or other tourist exchanges the spread is massive over … Continue reading International Payments are Stuck in the Stone Age
Helpful Travel Apps As I’m traveling, here are a few helpful travel apps I’ve found. Google Maps. Just an amazing app all around. I especially like being able to create lists by country or area and add and save places to it. MAPS.ME. Helpful offline apps if you can’t get internet access. Google Trips. Helpful to group … Continue reading Helpful Travel Apps
Travel Tip for WiFi Network Landing Pages Quick tip that I was googling and found to be very helpful in a number of cases. Say you are traveling and connect to a free wifi network. Many of those networks have landing pages requiring you to check a box or enter your email or choose an option. … Continue reading Travel Tip for WiFi Network Landing Pages
Modern Distributed Software Tech Stack in 2019 Here are a few tools we are using CodeHS which I feel have become standard, or at least seem really common for software and distributed work setups. It’s hard to claim they are standard, but I think anecdotally I have seen them used in many cases. Zoom — we use this … Continue reading Modern Distributed Software Tech Stack in 2019
A Few Use Cases of Cryptocurrency That Seem Inevitable I think it’s always a bit crazy to predict the future, but it’s also a fun exercise to do. I have definitely blogged and been very wrong on a number of technology predictions (what ever happened to Google Wave… ). Anyways, with that caveat, here are a … Continue reading A Few Use Cases of Cryptocurrency That Seem Inevitable
QR Codes — Very Underrated Simple Technology I’m a huge fan of QR codes. I think QR codes right now are both hugely underrated and positioned to be used even more across technology. I think common usage of QR codes could really increase over the next few years. Why I like QR Codes Many people are not fans … Continue reading QR Codes — Very Underrated Simple Technology
I’ve had lots of small and large coding projects I’ve done over the last 10+ years. Those projects are here: https://thekeesh.com/projectlist/ The issue is, almost all of the projects break over time if they aren’t maintained. They suffer from “bit rot,” where they just degrade over time. This happens for a number of reasons, but software changes, … Continue reading How do you keep personal coding projects working over long periods of time without maintenance?