I Want to Hack

Eamonn Cottrell

A caffeinated foray into software engineering.

2021 Trailer
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Hi there! Thanks for listening, and I hope you'll follow along on my journey!Episode Overview:This episode walks through how I've been structuring my web development life within my hopefully healthy life of work, family and recreation. It's already a full plate, but I do aspire to continue learning and creating, and I believe there's enough margin to do some of it all! Hugo Static Site Course Trailer & PlaylistThis Season Overview:I'm going to be trying to make money on the internet as supplementary income this year.I'll be trying out at least 7 different ways to do this including:  Software as a Service Digital Products Digital Services Traditional Products Drop Shipping Educational Products Contract Work. I would love to hear from you! Find me on eamonncottrell.com Follow me on Twitter @EamonnCottrell  Follow me on Linkedin @EamonnCottrell Follow me on gitHub @sieis Email me at eamonncottrell at gmail dot com

Sep 13

15 min 26 sec

Hi there! Thanks for listening, and I hope you'll follow along on my journey!I'm going to be trying to make money on the internet as supplementary income this year. I'll be trying out at least 7 different ways to do this including:  Software as a Service Digital Products Digital Services Traditional Products Drop Shipping Educational Products Contract Work. I would love to hear from you! Find me on eamonncottrell.com Follow me on Twitter @EamonnCottrell  Follow me on Linkedin @EamonnCottrell Follow me on gitHub @sieis Email me at eamonncottrell at gmail dot com

Aug 31

1 min 43 sec

♦ Connect! I'd love to say hey; follow me over on Twitter. Want to show the show some quick love? Thank you! You can buy me a coffee here. Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts! ♥ This week's episode: HopeSome reflections and encouragement regarding Crucifying Complacency Computer Programming  Lifelong Learning Community Hope ♠ I Want to HackI Want to Hack began documenting my desire to code and explore software engineering in the early 2012's, and re-emerged in 2020 after many years of working in small business, starting an engineering degree and doing a bunch of self learning in the web-development world.♣ Undertow & Eamonn I Want to Hack is part of The Undertow Podcast Network.  I am COO at Cups, and aspiring software founder. I enjoy hanging with my family, running ultramarathons, playing piano, launching podcasts, and drinking great coffee.

May 3

4 min 55 sec

♦ Connect! I'd love to say hey; follow me over on Twitter. Want to show the show some quick love? Thank you! You can buy me a coffee here. Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts! ♥ This week's episode: ICO not ICOSome small but fun things this week so far. I do love the satisfaction of finding out how to do the little stuff. It irked me recently why my github pages site displays a generic, lame preview without any image when I share the link with anyone via text. Well, all it takes is a little Googling to figure out how to throw down the proper meta tags and link up a sweet image to fix that. Apple Technical Notes for Link Previews Favicon Generator. Simple and works like a charm.  Tripetto. Sleek functional and free form builder. Well played. Google Forms. Functional and free but not sleek. Averagely played. ♠ I Want to HackI Want to Hack began documenting my desire to code and explore software engineering in the early 2012's, and re-emerged in 2020 after many years of working in small business, starting an engineering degree and doing a bunch of self learning in the web-development world.♣ Undertow & Eamonn I Want to Hack is part of The Undertow Podcast Network.  I am COO at Cups, and aspiring software founder. I enjoy hanging with my family, running ultramarathons, playing piano, launching podcasts, and drinking great coffee.

Nov 2020

7 min 12 sec

♦ Connect! I'd love to say hey; follow me over on Twitter. Want to show the show some quick love? Thank you! You can buy me a coffee here. Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts! ♥ This week's episode: Heat(around(the(corner)))The journey continues into algorithms in CS50, and I'm hoping to knock out a brief rebuild of my personal site using the JAMstack this weekend.Some thoughts today on finite time and the infinite possibilities in this world of computer science and web development. Staying on track while not neglecting the necessities in a full life. Harvard's CS50 (the full course) CS50X (somewhat abridged version used by edX for the open ended and free course.) Stackbit: an outstanding addition to the Jamstack ecosystem that I discovered this past week via an episode of the JAMstack Radio podcast. ♠ I Want to HackI Want to Hack began documenting my desire to code and explore software engineering in the early 2012's, and re-emerged in 2020 after many years of working in small business, starting an engineering degree and doing a bunch of self learning in the web-development world.♣ Undertow & Eamonn I Want to Hack is part of The Undertow Podcast Network.  I am COO at Cups, and aspiring software founder. I enjoy hanging with my family, running ultramarathons, playing piano, launching podcasts, and drinking great coffee.

Oct 2020

6 min

♦ Connect! I'd love to say hey; follow me over on Twitter. Want to show the show some quick love? Thank you! You can buy me a coffee here. Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts! ♥ This week's episode: JMSTK'NSome things dismal; some phenomenal. And with CS50 progress still underway, a combination of the two in many cases. I have found a great intrigue with the Jamstack and specifically this past week with Stackbit, a tool to spin up jamstack sites super easily and efficiently. I powered through some difficulties in ARRAYLAND with CS50's week two assignments. And, I'm looking toward the future as a solo coder/learner hoping to find ways to collaborate with others without the luxury of a bootcamp environment. Harvard's CS50 (the full course) CS50X (somewhat abridged version used by edX for the open ended and free course.) Stackbit: an outstanding addition to the Jamstack ecosystem that I discovered this past week via an episode of the JAMstack Radio podcast. My caesar.c code: quite satisfying after some head scratching over the mechanics of the cipher switch ♠ I Want to HackI Want to Hack began documenting my desire to code and explore software engineering in the early 2012's, and re-emerged in 2020 after many years of working in small business, starting an engineering degree and doing a bunch of self learning in the web-development world.♣ Undertow & Eamonn I Want to Hack is part of The Undertow Podcast Network.  I am COO at Cups, and aspiring software founder. I enjoy hanging with my family, running ultramarathons, playing piano, launching podcasts, and drinking great coffee.

Oct 2020

9 min 6 sec

♦ Connect! I'd love to say hey; follow me over on Twitter. Want to show the show some quick love? Thank you! You can buy me a coffee here. Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts! ♥ This week's episode: CS50_go_timeWidely regarded as a premier introduction to computer science, my own knowledge, though currently broader in scope, will no doubt benefit from the wealth of topics and deep dives into the subject. I've been attracted to the course and the professor's dynamic teaching style for many years, and am finally going to set out what I first began in my early MOOC days. Harvard's CS50 (the full course) CS50X (somewhat abridged version used by edX for the open ended and free course.) My credit.c code: not elegant, but it works! Hack Reactor part time remote program Galvanize scholarship ♠ I Want to HackI Want to Hack began documenting my desire to code and explore software engineering in the early 2012's, and re-emerged in 2020 after many years of working in small business, starting an engineering degree and doing a bunch of self learning in the web-development world.♣ Undertow & Eamonn I Want to Hack is part of The Undertow Podcast Network.  I am COO at Cups, and aspiring software founder. I enjoy hanging with my family, running ultramarathons, playing piano, launching podcasts, and drinking great coffee.

Oct 2020

3 min 42 sec

♦ Connect! I'd love to say hey; follow me over on Twitter. Want to show the show some quick love? Thank you! You can buy me a coffee here. Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts! ♥ This week's episode: Static Site GeneratorsThese things are awesome. Super fast load pages with a zillion use-cases. List of Static Site Generators Hugo (which I'm currently using) GitHub Pages for hosting and deploying a simple site at [.github.io] Netlify for auto-deployment from Github or GitLab etc My GitHub Repo for the current site Current site at eamonncottrell.com ♠ I Want to HackI Want to Hack began documenting my desire to code and explore software engineering in the early 2012's, and re-emerged in 2020 after many years of working in small business, starting an engineering degree and doing a bunch of self learning in the web-development world.♣ Undertow & Eamonn I Want to Hack is part of The Undertow Podcast Network.  I am COO at Cups, and aspiring software founder. I enjoy hanging with my family, running ultramarathons, playing piano, launching podcasts, and drinking great coffee.

Oct 2020

9 min 32 sec

♦ Connect! I'd love to say hey; follow me over on Twitter. Want to show the show some quick love? Thank you! You can buy me a coffee here. Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts! ♥ This week's episode: Multiple SSH Keys for GitHubI ran into an issue where I needed to push changes to a repository that was on a second GitHub account I created for a simple website project. I was receiving an error from the terminal in VS Code that I didn't have permission to do that. I had already added the SSH key to my GitHub account, but was still giving me an error. I found help in GitHub's docs by telling my computer's ssh-agent to add the newly created key, and was ultimately able to solve the problem and rejoice in my victory! :)♠ I Want to HackI Want to Hack began documenting my desire to code and explore software engineering in the early 2012's, and re-emerged in 2020 after many years of working in small business, starting an engineering degree and doing a bunch of self learning in the web-development world.♣ Undertow & Eamonn I Want to Hack is part of The Undertow Podcast Network.  I am COO at Cups, and aspiring software founder. I enjoy hanging with my family, running ultramarathons, playing piano, launching podcasts, and drinking great coffee.

Oct 2020

7 min 9 sec

java. that. hut() details Eamonn's discovery of Java scripting behind the scenes of GoogleDoc spreadsheets. Eamonn and Angela take a peek at a large spreadsheet Eamonn constructed for work and disect the functions behind it.

Mar 2013

9 min 48 sec

Eamonn and Angela fight off a poltergeist while walking listeners through two coin flipping/probability functions in Python.

Dec 2012

14 min 22 sec

Be sure to listen on iTunes!So we've been in a discussion sequence centered around object-oriented programming during the last few sections of Python. Among a wealth of items that orbit over my head, we have learned about creating user-defined classes. Here's what wikipedia has to say about classes.This has been excellent, albeit slow, work. Join Angela and I as we (mostly I as she is exhausted today) rant a bit about the problem set I did defining various classes in order to implement a program that has a robot clean the surface of a rectangular room.The graphical display of the program plus some of the Rectangular Room functions and class definition.I cannot take credit for the programming of the graphical representation of the cleaning robot program that was written. The Python shell that we're using comes with PyLab, a built in program that allows you to generate line graphs and other types of graphical representations while using Python. The instructors for the course actually programmed all the PyLab code for the rectangular room and robot seen above.Here's a link to the entire code that was written for your viewing reference. Subscribe to the podcast for free in iTunes!

Dec 2012

17 min 18 sec