Snowboarding Coder

Musing on writing code

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Embedding Bokeh

I've recently been using bokeh to produce some charts for my team on a regular basis and I found it a remarkable tool for the job. I particularly appreciate that it will serve web pages from my machine so that I can share the graphs without needing to install anything …


Take Your Kid To PyCon Day

I recently had the pleasure of attending the inaugural PyColorado with my oldest daughter. She's twelve and enjoys coding, so it seemed like a good fit. Plus it was a good chance to get some one-on-one time with her.

I'll admit I was a little tentative going into the weekend …


Impostor at PyCon

I'm on my way back from PyCon 2019 and I wanted to share part of a conversation I had a few times while there.

My Background

For those of you that may not know me and my history, I want to give some context to the story below. I've been …


Design for the future, just not a *specific* future

I've had the, um, opportunity to work with some old code I've been avoiding since I re-started this job recently. The time away and, frankly, a few deeps breaths, have helped me to gain some perspective on this system and why it bothers me so.

There are lots of things …


Pay Me Now, or Pay Me Later

Our team recently lost a critical member suddenly and unexpectedly. This has caused a great deal of consternation as he was the glue that held our build system together. For years my company has paid short-shrift to devops, figuring that good enough was good enough.

This developer was hired originally …