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Launching RemotePython.com: A job board and aggregator for remote Python jobs (and only remote Python jobs)

January 4, 2017

I recently launched RemotePython.com, a job board specifically for remote Python jobs. I aimed to release it on January 1 and was actually able to make it in time. There were a few minor last minute bugs I had to fix before the launch, but overall it went pretty well.

I started the project as I'm a freelance Python developer who can only work remotely due to my "digital nomad" lifestyle and constantly ...

RemotePython.com Progress Report

December 24, 2016

I started development of RemotePython.com, a job board/aggregator for finding remote Python jobs and developers, towards the end of November. Just almost a month later, I'm happy to announce that I'm about 90% done with the site. I've logged around 66 hours of development time so far.

The site is of course built with Python, using the Django web framework. I also made sure I took advantage of the latest ...

7 Days of Calm

December 22, 2016

Meditation is something that I've always wanted to try for years now as I keep hearing all about its long-term benefits. The most appealing of these benefits for me is how it could increase your ability to focus. As a software developer, I know how critical focus is in getting things done. Being able to easily turn your attention to the task at hand, to get into the flow, could significantly increase productivity. It ...

Building a job board specifically for remote Python jobs

November 24, 2016

Remote Python Jobs and Only Remote Python Jobs

For some time now, I had been thinking of building a Python job board/aggregator specifically for remote Python jobs. Part of the reason is to scratch my own itch. I'm a freelance Python/Django developer and only available for a remote working arrangement as I like living in different cities around the world. I typically change cities every 1-3 months.

Since I'm always on the lookout for remote Python jobs anyway, I ...

Building an email list with Drip

November 8, 2016

Drip Email Marketing Automation

For a long time now, I've heard many people say that you should build an email list. I've listened to podcasts about running online businesses and a common recommendation is to build an email list as soon as possible. But I've kept putting it off.

Well, yesterday, I've finally decided to spend a few minutes to put up a sign up box. The book "Launch" basically convinced me how valuable an ...

Display a message to your users while waiting for a file download with jQuery File Download

November 6, 2016

jQuery Filedownload EZ Exporter Shopify App

Our Shopify app, EZ Exporter, provides an option for users to download reports on demand from the app's main page. Since it could take some time to generate the report in the background depending on the data, we needed a way to let the user know that the task is currently in progress so they don't reload the page or do something else thinking that nothing is happening. We also wanted to block ...

How to delete files older than x hours in Ubuntu

November 5, 2016

One of my apps, YouTube Audio Downloader, has been gaining quite a bit of traffic lately. It's a website that lets you convert YouTube videos to MP3/M4A audio. The conversion happens completely on my server and a download link is provided to the user when finished. The files need to be stored temporarily on my server so the users can download them.

Initially, I just had a daily cron job that runs at ...