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A few weeks ago, I found this website: http://teachyourselfcs.com It is a structured curriculum for someone who has been writing code, but never learned the fundamentals of Computer Science – someone like me! It has approximately 8 main topics you should learn, a preferred order you should learn them. For each topic, it recommends the […]

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§938 · April 5, 2017 · Learning, Writing Better Software · (No comments) ·


Book placement is key for finding time to read. I keep 2 books on my nightstand next to my bed. Depending on the mood I’m in, I might read one or another. One is usually about business. One is usually a well known book like The Great Gatsby or Brave New World. I also have […]

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§936 · April 4, 2017 · Blogging, Books · (No comments) ·


3 months gone, and I’m 8 books into my goal of 26 for the year. How do I find to read? That’s simple – every morning, I have a goal to read at least 1 page of a book. It sounds trivial, but it’s a start. It gets you in a cadence. It creates a […]

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§934 · April 3, 2017 · Bob's Goals · (No comments) ·


My time at CoachUp has come to an end Almost a year ago, I announced the start of my tenure at CoachUp and my departure from Eaton Vance. Today, I am announcing that my tenure at CoachUp is over. If you don’t know the story by now, CoachUp laid off 50% of the company at the […]

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§890 · February 8, 2017 · Work · (No comments) ·


I had a technical interview two days ago. The algorithm I was asked to build was based around anagrams. If you’re not familiar with what an anagram is, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Two word are anagrams of one another if their letters can be rearranged to match one another. dan, and, nad, dna, adn […]

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§888 · February 7, 2017 · Daily Digest · (No comments) ·


Yesterday, I realized something I should have already known. I shared something with a few friends from CoachUp. I had assumed everyone already knew this. They didn’t. A few of them were grateful for me sharing. Don’t take for granted everyone has the same knowledge and skill sets as you. They probably don’t. Share what […]

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§882 · February 1, 2017 · Daily Digest · (No comments) ·


Yesterday – For the first day in over two weeks, I didn’t post anything. I hate breaking this habit, but sometimes other things have to take priority. I was on the phone for 4 hours yesterday talking to all kinds of people. I was trying to plan my future. The search is on. I didn’t […]

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§876 · January 31, 2017 · Daily Digest · 1 comment ·


I had a lot of trouble with focus today. Today was a day of political turmoil. It was hard to put my phone down. I tried diligently to study ruby, work on a side project, and plan my week of phone calls and meetings. I did my best, but it was a difficult day. I […]

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§878 · January 30, 2017 · Daily Digest · (No comments) ·


No Sleep I couldn’t sleep last night. I’m not sure if it was related to this work situation. The lack of sleep didn’t affect my day today. Side Project I worked on a side project building a chrome extension and backend API in rails. I think I’m getting close to a launchable beta. My goal […]

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§873 · January 29, 2017 · Daily Digest · (No comments) ·


I’m starting to understand what stress is. I’m a very calm, laid back person, so stress doesn’t hit me too much. But sometimes you feel stress. You feel it in your chest underneath your heart. There’s a little bit of a tightness. Your heart beats a little faster. I can tell I’m stressed right now. […]

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§870 · January 28, 2017 · Daily Digest · (No comments) ·