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. …


I’ve been a professional blogger for over 6 years now. I’ve written over 600 articles related to software development, replied to thousands of messages and comments, and changed layouts and themes more times than I would care to admit and I have been hit (and helped) by search engine algorithm updates along the way.

In all of that, plenty of mistakes have been made that if someone pointed out earlier I could have easily avoided. But then again, then I wouldn’t have this wonderful article to write if that were the case. …


The theory that we are all living in some kind of artificial digital reality isn’t anything new. Books have been written about it, movies have been filmed about it and religious texts have been loosely translated to maybe imply it. But none of these things are really provable. You will never reach a satisfying end living in speculation. At least I won’t.

And I think it’s because we made up a rather complex and convoluted “simulation” that we are trying to prove exists. We are looking for the wires or the flicker in the sky or the cat that walks…


If you haven’t seen “Sound of Metal” yet, then I implore you to stop reading and to go watch it. You’ll have to be an Amazon Prime Member as it is an Amazon Prime exclusive movie, but they offer enough free trials where you might be able to watch it for free.

I recently sat down to watch it, somewhat hesitantly as it didn’t seem like my type of film. It seemed very artsy and not quite about metal, which as a metal fun is disappointing. But after reading the rave reviews that people gave the film, more specifically, the…


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You often hear stories of office employees working 100 plus hours in a week in order to meet the demands of their companies. Getting asked whether you are okay working extra hours before you even start at a company is too often the case. But it’s a tricky balance to say the least and one that can often lead to some level of what we call burnout.

Burnout in it of itself is a term that tends to get used much too liberally these days. It is mainly used to imply some level of dissatisfaction or discomfort with ones current…


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On an almost weekly basis I get approached, through some online digital profile that I created years ago, to build someone their future billion dollar startup idea. I’m a past technical co-founder, I get it. Typically the ritualistic dance involves a copy and pasted message with my name being the only manual change made and a collection of fanciful words such as ‘futuristic’ or ‘game-changing’ thrown into the mix.

In the past I would respond to most of these messages with a ‘Thanks for reaching out, let’s set up a meeting’. Mainly out of curiosity, but also because I do…

Walter Guevara

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

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