30. December 2020

Going Full 💯 Karen on JavaScript with the Web Console

Karen Hates JavaScript

Whether you like it or not, at some point, with whatever programming language you’re develping in, you’re going to have to enter the debugger. C uses GDB. Java uses JDB. Python uses PDB (or iPDB). This allows you to step through the code and find out where an error exists.

But there doesn’t seem to be a “jsdb” for JavaScript. If you’re using node, there’s a debugger for that, but what if you’re not using the Node framework? How can you tell what your code is doing?

You speak to the manager, that’s what you do!


03. December 2020

Amazon Scraping with Scrapy, Part I - Scraping

Recently I was doing a research project trying to determine information on the top sellers at Amazon.

In this first part I describe my process of scraping the necessary data from Amazon. In Part II I’ll discuss some of my findings.


30. November 2020

What nobody tells you about freelancing

HOW I EARNED $1 Million freelancing!



If you’ve browed LinkedIn or Twitter you’ve undoubtedly been beguiled by the aritcles touting how freeing freelance work can be. Work from home? No commute? Work when you want?

What’s not to like!

Well, there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to freelancing. It takes a special kind of person to navigate the freelancing world, and it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.

In this article I lay out my own experience freelancing, and you can decide if it’s right for you.