Where’d the year go?

by barce on November 8, 2017

There hasn’t been much tech-wise that’s interested me. I’ve gotten better as a coder, and finally built my own data app that helped me find and track people that follow and unfollow using bots on Instagram. It’s closed source, but I just might get to sell it to an adtech company. We’ll see.

I first got paid for coding back in 1993. 24 years of coding, and I’m not a manager. I was for awhile in New York and Los Angeles, but in San Francisco where genius IQs are common, I’m just a coder. Now, I don’t have a genius IQ, and don’t take much stock in it, but I test around 125 to 129. My last IQ test I was 129 – 3 points away from Mensa.

Anyway, if you go here you can see what I’ve made public that I’ve worked on.

I’m most proud of my Django-screenshots code, which takes a screenshot based on a URL you’ve given the code.

What’s next? Well, I love coffee. If you’re in San Francisco, I’d love to grab coffee with you.


What happened in the last 12 months?

by barce on July 27, 2016

I’ve been spending most of my free time working on my photography. You can see see some of it at Bracket This, and a ton of it on my Instagram account. Right now though, I’m starting to focus on tech again. I’ve been learning Swift to make an iOS app while working with a really awesome designer, Andi Galpern.

Anyways, expect to see more posts about Swift and mobile app development.


What is Geonymity?

by barce June 1, 2015

Geonymity is geo-location based anonymity. Sometimes you want to broadcast your info to everyone like at a bar or a party. Sometimes you want to be low key like at a new airport. Apps with geonymity enabled allow you to automatically determine how much of yourself that you share based on your location.

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Switching to Emacs from Vim

by barce April 23, 2015

I’ve been looking more and more at Clojure and decided to start coding using emacs. Clojure is the language behind many highly performant and concurrent systems. It was used in BankSimple’s early days. It’s also used at Akamai, a CDN, which has to serve hundreds of thousands of requests per second, when content rich media […]

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Day 34: I didn’t do my laundry for a month

by barce February 26, 2015

And I’m still not doing it. Instead, I’ve gotten into the habit of just hand washing in the morning. I put my cloths into the sink, take a shower, and then dry the clothes and me. 🙂 I don’t have to worry about sucking a huge chunk of my weekend to get clean clothes. I […]

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Day 13: Minimalist Winter Gear

by barce February 5, 2015

It’s day 13 of my challenge not to do laundry in washing machines and dryers and just hand wash for a month. So far it’s going great. $20 saved which I’ll use for tacos once I finish this post. Let’s talk winter gear. What’s the least you can wear and still stay comfortably warm? I […]

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Handwashing Clothes for a month: Day 3

by barce January 26, 2015

When I was traveling through Iceland in November, I tried to travel as light as possible. I did this by handwashing my clothes: long johns, shirts, socks and underwear. If I could go 14 days without having to do laundry while traveling, could I go a whole month without doing laundry. This Saturday, I started […]

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The Post Friendship Era or Friendship is Dead

by barce October 7, 2014

People use words for things that don’t exist. It’s how many authors do fiction. I’d like to add one more word to the set of things that don’t exist: Friendship. Philosophically, the idea is old. The 18th century philosopher Kant even contemplated the idea of a friendless world: “Even if there has never been a […]

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Instagram Flexes Its Marketing Muscle with CommunityFirst

by barce June 24, 2014

Instagram hit 200 million users a few months ago. Of those 200 million users how many can Instagram engage? The marketing team at Instagram sent out boxes to select users. Users with follower counts as low as 188, and as high as 679,450 got these boxes. These users posted photos to the #communityfirst hashtag. I […]

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How to Get More Instagram Followers Free Honestly

by barce June 16, 2014

We now know that you can get fake followers and brands won’t know the difference. These brands give tons of money to fakers. We also know that Googling “autolikers” will show us a bunch of apps that can be used to game around 200 followers per day. What does honest engagement look like? A network […]

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