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Lance Goyke

An accomplished entrepreneur and personal trainer seeking a new career in software development.

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Get With the Program: The Basics for Freelancing as a Coder

Written by Ed Carter

If the pandemic has confirmed one thing it’s that the tech sector isn’t slowing down and its willful stewards, the computer programmers (or ‘coders’), continue to enjoy high demand. If you’re an aspiring coder, it’s now more viable than ever to go …

Get Started with Python

If you’re looking to build your Python skills, there are a bunch of resources out there. Being self-taught, I’ve gone through quite a few of them!

Here’s a list of the most memorable stuff I’ve come across, as well as an explanation of a few basic …

Getting Access to the Wide Internet in Your Hyper-V Virtual Machine

I’m using Hyper-V on my workstation to run a Ubuntu Linux virtual machine.

I recently moved and changed my office setup. Previously I had a Cat 6 cable into a 2.5G Realtek Ethernet Adapter running into my router, plus a SFP+ DAC cable running into a 10G switch …

Caution About Faking Django Migrations

I ran into a problem recently when trying to reconfigure my Django project’s database.

I had a DateTimeField on my model that I was updating to have null=True and blank=True.

There were no rows in this table. I was able to make the migrations, but then ran …

Fancy New Windows Terminal

I have a buddy who recommended switching to z shell as my terminal. He showed me some pictures and it looks nice and pretty, so I started researching.

Most results suggested installing Cygwin and then using the Cygwin terminal to install z shell. I went and did all that, it …

Oops! Removing Secrets from Django Project in Docker

So you’ve been frantic as you try to fix a bug. You get lost in the work and totally forget where you are. All of a sudden… SUCCESS! It works!


But oh no, you just put your secrets into a tracked file. What to do, what to do …

Making Your Own Email Templates in Django

If you want to send emails with long text from your Django application, you don't have to store all of the text in your views. You can make your own email templates!

Django Has Changed Over Time

To help save you time, I want to outline some of the major differences I’ve run into while learning Django.