There’s a good chance that if you were to start a company right now, that your business partners would be your closest and most trustworthy friends. And there’s also a good chance that your business might not might make it for the long haul and that it might leave behind some residual damage. I’ll say now, friends are great, and startups fail often times, it’s just a part of the process. The first startup that I co-founded was essentially me and my close friends, and we ran that startup for 3 years without losing a single member of the team.


I only recently discovered that what I had assumed to be normal every day forgetfulness, boredom and constant pen twirling is more than likely some level of ADHD. Not more than likely. It is ADHD. After much research, many online tests and talking to other’s who are officially diagnosed, I realized that I pretty much ticked ‘yes’ on the entire list of symptoms.

I never really bothered to even question that my way of thinking might not be the societal norm. Was school at a young age painful? You bet it was. I wanted to be anywhere but in that…


Note: I am not a financial advisor of any kind, so don’t misconstrue any of this as investing advice. I’m simply sharing my personal experience with investing in cryptocurrencies.

It was mid 2020 and for the past few months I was working hard at increasing my revenue streams in anyway that I could. Being in the middle of a pandemic with the traditional economic channels temporarily blocked, tends to have that affect on people. I had very slight experience when it came to investing in general, though mainly through traditional stocks and not digital currency.

Up to this point, I…


It was 2008 when I made my way out of college and into the corporate world. With a clip-on tie and a souped up Honda Civic, I was ready to take on the challenge. I drove around the city interview after interview looking for my big break, much like your typical actor driving to California to be the next Al Pacino.

After 2 months of looking, I got what I wanted. My first job as a software engineer. It was both terrifying and exciting. Both emotions are very closely tied together. Just one week into my new career and I…


It may be hard to believe, but there was a period in time when Stack Overflow wasn’t a real website and when the term essentially just meant that you ran out of memory in your application for some unknown reason. A reason that you couldn’t look up on Stack Overflow. The irony is not lost on me.

Stack Overflow has essentially changed the way that we approach software engineering forever and ever. It’s where we find solutions to bugs from 10 years ago and where we learn about best practices as people call each other out for being outdated with…


I think it’s safe to say that the web browser has become one of the most important tools in modern times. It’s how we research, communicate, make purchases and even unwind at the end of the day. It’s also probably safe to admit that you were probably served tens of thousands of ads during that time, most fading into the background of your subconscious never to be heard from again. But still generating income for the publisher, the ad network and the inevitable tax system behind it. There is an underlying economy underneath your browsing.

But what if this whole…


I often get approached by early stage entrepreneurs with fanciful ideas of futures not yet realized. Most ideas are not that futuristic. But I appreciate their enthusiasm. They had a vision in their sleep or as they walked down the street and they believe that they are the ones destined to solve this problem. And it very well could be.

In general I wish I could work each one of those individuals to bring their visions to life (at least to an MVP), but due to time constraints on Earth I have to turn down working with most of them…


If you have been thinking about sort of one day starting your own web consulting company, but never got around to finding the time, then this article is not for you.

This article is for those that genuinely want their own business and that have bought the books, took the courses and fumbled with a Wix page in trying to set up their work portfolio. …


We’ve all faced this obstacle at some point in our lives. From writing that report in middle school about a completely uninteresting topic, to writing an email to a coworker about sales figures, to writing a resume that’s overly inflated. We often struggle to find the right combination of words that both make us look good and that convey our intent to the reader. And if you are more of a professional writer, then this is something you encounter every single day of your life with all of your work.

As of late my publishing schedule on Medium has dwindled…


It might be less than you think

Back in 2014 I started my blogging career with a very simple concept. I wanted a blog catered to programmers and web developers in which I would essentially just answer questions all day long. I wrote daily, published weekly, coded nightly and did it mainly as a hobby. For the first couple of years, I made zero dollars.

I also ran it with zero ads of any kind during this time, so the lack of finance was really my fault. I was against ads back in the day. The internet should be free and for the people. …

Walter Guevara

Sr. Programmer. Coding blogger. Former startup CTO. Los Angeles native. Future sci-fi author. www.thatsoftwaredude.com

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