Derek Stegelman

Writing

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 …

Django Test runner hang on create

I recently had the Django test runner completely fail on me and refuse to create and destroy the test database, effectivly stopping all new development until I got it resovled. It turns out a small …

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 - …

Test Test Test

I’ve recently come across a few stumbling blocks where bad code got deployed, caused some damage, and then required a roll back or quick modification and hotfixes. While I have always written …

Basement Finishing: Flooring

This weekend I’ll be laying down the floor in the basement. I’ll be laying down a dark walnut laminate floor. E first task was to lay down the vapor barrier. A vapor barrier is required …