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  1. In Topic: RealTalk - retirement

    Posted 26 Apr 2015

    #1 rule for me is if there's free matching money from your company, get every red cent of it you can. For instance, it seems to be standard to have 100% match on your first 3% invested, and 50% on the next 3%. That means that if you invest 6% of your income into those 401k accounts, your company is chipping in an extra 4.5% to make it 10.5%.

    The goal of that investment is to make sure everything you can afford to go without makes it into a 401k (up to ~$18k/yr) and/or IRA (up to $5,500 tax free.) That will end up putting you back a good ~$23k a year if you max those out , which for some is a huge chunk of change. That, and you don't even qualify for a Traditional IRA if you clear $71k gross as a single person, you have to roll it into a Roth and pray you don't clear $130k income and get bucked out of that one as well.

    As far as where I'm at currently (24, 25 in June)

    • Monthly I put 10% income into 401k (14.5% with employer contribution) and $450 into a Roth IRA.
    • I have no credit card debt above 0% APR
    • Car loan with ~1% APR and $10k left on it
    • Credit score of 740
    • 3 months living expenses (a lot harder out here in SF....)

    So not debt free per se, but honestly I think that notion is overrated. If you can get something at a 0% APR and defer payments with a stable job and put that money towards retirement you'll be a lot better off for it.

    I'd done a lot of business and financial management classes in College, handy now. I also shell out for a financial advisor, it's definitely worth it in the end.
  2. In Topic: Google Search API

    Posted 25 Apr 2015



    Look at Sherlock on that list.
  3. In Topic: How many hours do you code a day?

    Posted 25 Apr 2015

    Enough that I really don't want to think about it or enumerate it, but definitely north of 80 hours a week with only 40 done at work.
  4. In Topic: Degree neccessary?

    Posted 22 Apr 2015

    Where are you located? Are you considering relocation?

    Try a no-degree route in the Midwest and you're screwed, period. It's so completely inadvisable that without one you're instantly nixed from consideration, often times even if you have a lot of experience aside.

    Go out to San Francisco / LA and people want to see what you can do and for the most part could care less about degrees. I've even seen High School drop outs slinging code around here, it's not uncommon. My partner at Sony didn't even go to College. Of course she's thinking of going now to fill in knowledge gaps, but that's a different matter.

    Aside pro tip: local web design does not count for crackers on professional experience, whether or not that hurts feelings. They expect real world team enterprisy experience, whether or not that seems fair is irrelevant. I've found that out the hard way.
  5. In Topic: RSpec

    Posted 21 Apr 2015

    View Postrocketmanhigh, on 21 April 2015 - 04:39 PM, said:

    gem ‘rspec’, '~> 3.2.3'

        rspec (2.99.0)
      rspec (~> 2.0)

My Information

Member Title:
Pragmatism over Dogma
24 years old
June 22, 1990
Full Name:
Brandon Weaver
Years Programming:
Programming Languages:
Ruby, Javascript, Elixir, BASH, Haskell, Common Lisp, Scala, Clojure, C#, Perl, Python, and way too many others to reconcile with.

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Website URL  http://www.baweaver.com
Skype  keystonelemur


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    25 Mar 2014 - 00:45
    Hey are you the same lemur who used to be around the Computer Help Forums? I haven't been there since forever, but I saw your username and it looked familiar.
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    ric1989 Icon

    08 Mar 2014 - 07:56
    im a college student studying asp.net, html, css, java, and unity. Im pursuing a bachelor in computer science
    I wanted to know exactly what it takes to become a front-end web developer?
    How do i make an online portfolio?
    I've made simple html database page
    as class project.
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    mimimintan Icon

    14 Sep 2013 - 20:43
    Haha... I'm trying to get into development but I'm having a rough time. q w q Definitely not for the weak hearted I'm noticing. I think I still want to focus more on drawing, but programming seems like a new medium I want to explore, you know? >:3 (Yeah, I'm one of those brats who suddenly wants to make games with no previous experience hur...) It's good that you still d...
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    mimimintan Icon

    13 Sep 2013 - 04:35
    Just stalked and found your deviantArt (aka clicked "portfolio" out of curiosity)... Even though it's been a while since you've posted (I understand), there's some pretty neat stuff, I gotta say :D Just thought I'd drop by and say that.
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    jon.kiparsky Icon

    15 Dec 2012 - 23:42
    Good point. BTW, ran into Andrew this morning. First thing he said to me was "Sorry I haven't got back to your friend, busy week at work" Expect to hear from him.
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    PokeSTrainer Icon

    02 Oct 2011 - 17:49
    Hey Weaver
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    macosxnerd101 Icon

    25 Aug 2010 - 18:31
    I don't have a Facebook, so DIC profiles are like Facebook for me. :p
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    thefreemenucom Icon

    14 Mar 2010 - 10:21
    Added cuz of your reply to super browser : )
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