Derek Stegelman

Writing

Breckenridge

This weekend we spent a few days visiting the lovely mountain town of Breckenridge CO and other towns in Summit County. We first headed out to Idaho Springs on our way out of Denver to eat at Beau …

Django MPTT Custom Managers

The latest version of django-mptt automatically sets your default model manager objects to the built in TreeManager() model manager in django-mptt. But what if you already have a default custom model …

California

This fall we took a family trip to Northern Calfornia, hitting up a few different cities and spending 2 weeks both working and relaxing. I decided to work 4 of the days we were there, and taking …

A Day in My Life

Inspired by this lovely blog post by Colin Ross of Buffer app, I thought I’d document my day as a remote developer. ######Wake Up (5:50 - 6:30 AM) I work on the central time schedule but live in …

Async Processing with Django and Celery

Come join in my discussion on Async processing with Django and Celery this Monday August 11 in Fort Collins CO. I’ll be going over the basics of using async processing and tips for utilizing …

Everyone Writes Shitty Code

In any team environment, a developer may have to adapt another’s code. When they fail to understand it, they condemn it. This attitude isn’t helpful, in fact it’s hurtful. …

2013 In Review

This past year was full of ups and downs. It was also one of the busiest years I’ve ever had, which makes complete sense given that its mid to late March and I still haven’t posted this …

2014 Goals

I like to keep a set of goals throughout the year and work on them. Here is 2014 Hike a mountain over 12,000 ft. Get back into brewing both Beer and Wine Attend another tech conference, hopefully …

2013 Goals, an Update

I made a set of goals in 2013. Here’s that list and my progress. Build a new home bar Redesign This Site Get into better shape (lose 15 pounds) Tour Oskar Blues Brewery in Longmont/Lyons Attend …

Basement Finishing: Final Cost

Stud Boards for Framing - $475 Nails/Hardware for Framing - $100 All electrical supplies (Gang boxes, fixtures, wiring, breakers, switches, and outlets) - $200 Dry wall (sub-contracted) $1800 Permit - …