I’ve always toyed with and tried to become…

I’ve always toyed with and tried to become a coder. I’ve tried to learn C++, Ruby, PHP… none of those attempts were successful, but that’s not to say I’m incapable of coding potential… it just means i haven’t been able or have chosen not to dedicate any serious amount of time to learning to write code.

If ever there was a time in Boulder to try to code something among a room-full of amazing computer engineers, now would be the time. Check out this post on Brad Feld’s blog about the free coworking space for coders in downtown Boulder.

http://www.feld.com/wp/archives/2011/07/free-shared-office-space-in-downtown-boulder.html

(the actual space where you can register for a spot http://www.trada.com/codespace/)

The Tablet Getaway

*I realize the title of this post looks like a contest, but it’s not. Sorry*

As I sit on my girlfriends couch playing on my neglected Samsung Galaxy Tablet (which I won in a contest) I decided I would write my first blog post on it regarding why its awesome (I am actually writing this very moment in an Android WordPress app)

I feel a distinct gratitude because I am able to be connected too the interwebs and consume my favorite content on a nice big screen, unlike on my phone, where I feel my eyes get stained and I don’t enjoy it as much.

Plus the baggage of turning on, which you get with a laptop (check work email) or with a phone (respond to text messages) doesnt exist. Its a guilt free vacuum experience where you can curate and enjoy the things you are really interested in without distraction.

Plus I am pretty easily able to create content as well with the nifty Swype typing app and some cool video apps.

After being neglectful and skeptical regarding this tablet, I can now say I am an enthusiastic tablet advocate. Go win or buy one for yourself! ;-}