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by Ponderosa
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Finished a online coding bootcamp...
Replies: 11
Views: 1308

Re: Finished a online coding bootcamp...

Agreed. I'm going to the interview anyway to get some practice. One company I spoke to at a hiring event (sponsored by the coding bootcamp) is already interested in hiring me after a 20 min talk that included technical questions. I thought I totally bombed the technical part. They will be giving an ...
by Ponderosa
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Finished a online coding bootcamp...
Replies: 11
Views: 1308

Re: Finished a online coding bootcamp...

Thanks for the tips. I don't get out much when I work so that could be the problem. I'll just budget a bit more to get out and be around people. Update on the job search: I've a couple interviews coming up, and one company I really got a good feeling for, until I heard they start developers at 50k (...
by Ponderosa
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Finished a online coding bootcamp...
Replies: 11
Views: 1308

Re: Finished a online coding bootcamp...

@cimorene12

How did satisfy your need for more human interaction while working remote? I make plans with friends frequently and go to a gym that has classes but there is vast gulfs of time (8++ hours) when I'm at home and it can be hard!
by Ponderosa
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Finished a online coding bootcamp...
Replies: 11
Views: 1308

Re: Finished a online coding bootcamp...

Part of my growing disdain for this field is the hyper competitive nature of it. It is one thing to build fun applications but an entirely different story to: 1. Do a bunch of crazy coding tests to get an interview. 2. Keep up on a million different technologies to keep competitive. 3. Keep your Lin...
by Ponderosa
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Sleeping Problems
Replies: 42
Views: 5183

Re: Sleeping Problems

This post inspired me to make the final push to eliminate caffeine. I've had crappy sleep for awhile now and drinking 200-300mg of cold brew a day wasn't helping.. Anyways I'm down to one cup of black tea in the morning. It is brewed rather strong but my sleep is better and my intention is to switch...
by Ponderosa
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Finished a online coding bootcamp...
Replies: 11
Views: 1308

Finished a online coding bootcamp...

And now I'm not sure if its what I want to do. I have a remote job and did it while working, so it didn't have opportunity cost on top of the 9k I paid to go. Overall I really enjoyed the program and mental challenge over the winter months especially. As I'm looking for jobs (and getting rejected a ...
by Ponderosa
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!
Replies: 787
Views: 118287

Re: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!

Flagstaff is a pretty nice town. The landscape around the town is downright mystical and there are AWESOME locations within driving distance. People are focused on health and are really low key for the most part. If you wanted to live in a shared living situation or camper people think it's pretty c...
by Ponderosa
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Quiet Journey
Replies: 5
Views: 924

Re: The Quiet Journey

Long Update Been awhile since I've posted, and quite of bit of things have been moving forward. Here we begin.. Career I'm still working remotely, and it is pretty low stress for the most part. Low enough that I was going a bit crazy inside with the winter and the lack of goals and stimulation. I w...
by Ponderosa
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Quiet Journey
Replies: 5
Views: 924

Re: The Quiet Journey

The Leap Talking about stirring shit up, I'm in the plans of finally taking a step forward to change my career. I've wanted to shift to software for about a year now, as I have enjoyed my self study so far. Last summer I was convinced I would go take another degree in computer science but after con...
by Ponderosa
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Quiet Journey
Replies: 5
Views: 924

Re: The Quiet Journey

I'm going to post semi-frequently in the beginning. Mainly because I have a lot of thoughts to air out and this is the place I've decided to do it. The New City I have mixed feelings about my new city I live in. There is much more social support here due to proximity to close friends and family whic...
by Ponderosa
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Quiet Journey
Replies: 5
Views: 924

The Quiet Journey

Well, it's time. I have been thinking of starting a journal here for some time now, especially since this community really has no nonsense and honest thoughts on a variety of topics. I have posted a few times here before, and perhaps if you look at my past posts you will see some of the themes echo ...
by Ponderosa
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Simple and Sinister Kettlebell Group
Replies: 26
Views: 4427

Re: Simple and Sinister Kettlebell Group

How did you gain fat doing this? Was it supplanting some other form of exercise that burned more calories?
by Ponderosa
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Simple and Sinister Kettlebell Group
Replies: 26
Views: 4427

Re: Simple and Sinister Kettlebell Group

is this happening? brute has been doing swings regularly (not TGUs) and has already markedly improved, although he still takes over 5 minutes to complete the 100 swings. the kettlebell is interesting in how the bottleneck keeps moving despite tool (kettlebell) and volume (100 swings) staying the sa...
by Ponderosa
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Simple and Sinister Kettlebell Group
Replies: 26
Views: 4427

Re: Simple and Sinister Kettlebell Group

I got interested in kettlebells last winter but swings or goblet squats made my knees hurt. As far as I know there was nothing wrong with my knees and my form was OK. I did ramp up the weight relatively quickly and was doing more weight than you guys are talking about (I wasn't doing the same worko...
by Ponderosa
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Simple and Sinister Kettlebell Group
Replies: 26
Views: 4427

Re: Simple and Sinister Kettlebell Group

brute thanks Ponderosa for the videos. brute has done 5x10 with the 24kg to get warmed up again and it wasn't particularly challenging. getting twice that volume in under 5 minutes in - maybe more challenging. brute will see how it goes. I took me a while to get to the point where 10x10 swings in 5...
by Ponderosa
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Simple and Sinister Kettlebell Group
Replies: 26
Views: 4427

Re: Simple and Sinister Kettlebell Group

brute is more familiar with the American (CrossFit) style swing. those are more out of a squat than hip extension, and they go overhead. so a video with Pavel's style would be appreciated. brute has done TGUs before, but not a lot. he will probably do them with a barbell plate that has a grip, beca...
by Ponderosa
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Simple and Sinister Kettlebell Group
Replies: 26
Views: 4427

Re: Simple and Sinister Kettlebell Group

BRUTE wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:21 pm
brute is in.
Glad to hear! How familiar are you with swings and TGU? I can post a few videos if anyone is interested in refreshing their memory on the technique.

I plan on doing this about 3-4x a week. I currently am working towards one handed swings with the 24kg and am using a 20kg for TGU.
by Ponderosa
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Simple and Sinister Kettlebell Group
Replies: 26
Views: 4427

Re: Simple and Sinister Kettlebell Group

Ok I wrote out the reps wrong. You only end up doing 10 TGU a day. I made it look like 600...Now swings, you can end up with that much.
by Ponderosa
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Simple and Sinister Kettlebell Group
Replies: 26
Views: 4427

Re: Simple and Sinister Kettlebell Group

Dang. I've done this workout so many times I have taken the mechanics of the workout for granted. Anywho, basically it looks like this: Warmup - 5x goblet squats, 10x halo (with light bell), 5x hip bridge. repeat 3x. At some point once your upper back and hips feel mobile he recommends to just to th...
by Ponderosa
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Simple and Sinister Kettlebell Group
Replies: 26
Views: 4427

Simple and Sinister Kettlebell Group

Anyone interested in joining a Simple and Sinister kettlebell group? This is not a competition - except with yourself to improve! We can use this post to talk through issues and progression. I find this program works well for general physical preparedness. I do this workout on average 3x a week with...