Hi there, I’m Josh.
I’m either working on shipping some of the following projects, or have recently shipped these projects:
- I am building intermediateruby.com. It’s a work-in-progress, lots to come
- A technically-inclined millenial’s guide to managing their aging parent’s laptop
- Legalizing an authentic and beautiful style of building buildings in Golden, CO.
Item 3 is far and away the most impactful and potentially valuable project I’ve ever worked on. I’ve mostly stopped writing new blog posts, and most of my writing is focused on item #3, and that now goes into this newsletter, which is a bit of an experiment. I’d love for you to sign up and share feedback with me as you go:
What the newsletter is about
Here’s a teaser of what we discuss in the newsletter: Compare these two images:
I live in Golden, CO, and what’s true in Charleston, South Carolina is true in Golden, Colorado.
Josh, why is this “local and authentic” building style illegal?
Great question!. It’s a bit of a winding story, which is why it takes a few emails to unpack.
There’s three classes of laws that make the beautiful urbanism illegal:
- Mandatory parking minimum laws
- Minimum set-back laws
- Prohibitions on mixing residential and commercial uses
I’d like to fix all three of these problems, and I’d like your help along the way. Drop your email address in here:
I’ve written a lot, about many different topics. Some of my favorite posts:
- Turing Prep Chapter 1 of 8: Make Mod 1 Easier Than It Otherwise Would Be
- How to ask questions of experts and gain more than just an answer
- Remote Job Hunting Resources for Turing Grads and Anyone Else
- A little bit of slope makes up for a lot of y-intercept
- Rails Migrations: When you can’t add a uniqueness constraint because you already have duplicates
- Sidekiq and Background Jobs for Beginners
- Whole Messages in Slack
- Boulder Ruby Group: Developers should embrace working with the non-development parts of the business, and the constraints this entails. (30 min)
- How I take notes, AKA ‘Add an Index to Your Notebook’