Author Archives: skastel

New Lens, New Post

Tweet This Post to Facebook Post to Reddit

Posted in Photography | Comments Off on New Lens, New Post

I hate my TODO list

There it sits, with three things on it: Call Ryan Email Mom Go get prints framed And every time I look at it, I avoid it.  It’s not like these are complicated, deep-thinking, back-breaking kind of issues.  They’re just reminders … Continue reading

Posted in Productivity | Comments Off on I hate my TODO list

The foggy season has arrived

Tweet This Post to Facebook Post to Reddit

Posted in Technology | Comments Off on The foggy season has arrived

Technical Austerity

I’ve been reading a lot of economics articles recently and have been thinking about our current debt crisis. From a Keynesian perspective, the government should be heavily investing anywhere it can to offset the lack of private investment. The politically … Continue reading

Posted in Technology | Comments Off on Technical Austerity

Why I love (and hate) working from home

Since moving to San Francisco a few months ago I’ve been working out of my house. It’s pretty awesome, I have done it once before for an extended period of time so I kind of know my way around the … Continue reading

Posted in General | Comments Off on Why I love (and hate) working from home

Test Driven Refactoring

I was working on refactoring and updating some code that was written by another team of developers today and eventually found myself in the whack-a-mole cycle of “Commit-Ship to QA-Find Bugs-Commit” for a few iterations. The project had unit tests, … Continue reading

Posted in Technology | Comments Off on Test Driven Refactoring

Finding an apartment is even harder than they said

Back in June I attended O’Reilly Velocity in San Jose and on the first night amidst all the great Ignite talks, there was one titled “How to find a place to live in San Francisco“.  As with most Ignite talks, it … Continue reading

Posted in Technology | Comments Off on Finding an apartment is even harder than they said

Cross country adventure

My lovely girlfriend and I have made it to California!  We did it Cannonball Run style, three days of driving 18+ hours.  A few stops for food, gas and bathrooms each day.  One less-than enjoyable motel in Illinois, and one … Continue reading

Posted in Moving | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Cross country adventure

Moving across the country

Expect some rather exciting and nerve wracking updates coming in the next few months as my lovely girlfriend, our two cats and of course our ever-dignified rabbit move across the country! I’m from the Cambridge area and have lived here … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , | Comments Off on Moving across the country

Fearlessness is a good thing, sometimes.

In the world of startups the short deadlines and shifting business requirements seem to result in some pretty gnarly code in your organization’s repository. Eventually, you’ll have the unfortunate task of adding a feature or fixing a bug in this … Continue reading

Posted in Technology | Tagged , | Comments Off on Fearlessness is a good thing, sometimes.