Why vote?

It’s midterm election day tomorrow in the US, and recently I have been trying to convince people to vote. I wrote up a blog post and letter that we emailed to teachers on CodeHS, as well as created a lesson to help give people some basic information on voting. It shows people how to register … Continue reading Why vote?

Better to Get a Half-Baked Blog Idea on the Internet or Not to Write it at all?

Here’s a quick blog thought question: Is it better to get a half-baked idea written up and published on a blog/on the internet or not to publish it at all? Initially it might seem that if you have some half-baked idea it does not make sense to write it up since things on the internet … Continue reading Better to Get a Half-Baked Blog Idea on the Internet or Not to Write it at all?

Notes for Setting Up A New Mac

Here’s a few notes for future reference for setting up a new mac laptop. I am setting up a new MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports), 16GB RAM. In terms of getting our codebase working, we’ve improved that process a lot using a tool called Strap ( https://github.com/mikemcquaid/strap and https://macos-strap.herokuapp.com/ ) — which helps get a few basic things … Continue reading Notes for Setting Up A New Mac

Site for Neighborhood Comparisons Across Cities

I put together a post a couple years ago trying to compare neighborhoods across cities: https://medium.com/jeremy-keeshin/neighborhood-comparisons-across-cities-200b7bb6f864 I’ve recently put together a simple website/tool that lets you actually go in and enter your own comparisons of neighborhoods between cities, and then aggregates the results. Try out the site here: http://neighborhood.thekeesh.com/ You can select which cities you want to … Continue reading Site for Neighborhood Comparisons Across Cities