Hi! I'm Stig. I like to hang with my family, read, play guitar, run, hack my Emacs config, and occasionally update this site.
Recent blog posts (RSS)
- Speeding up tests on CircleCI for a Python Django project Python CircleCI
I outline how we reduced the time to run a Django application's CI test suite from about 13 minutes to under 4 minutes.
- Digital Minimalism Lifestyle Reviews Popular
I introduce Cal Newport's book, and how it's helping me take control of where I spend my limited currency in today's attention economy.
- Learning Guitar Update Music
I try to keep myself honest–and on target!–by posting an update on my guitar learning journey.
Articles I'm particularly fond of
- My hiring experience as a submarine sonar operator in the Norwegian Navy Talks Hiring
This is a transcript of a lightning talk I gave at a company "all hands" get-together. I tell the story of my "hiring experience" as a sonar operator on a submarine in the Norwegian Navy. To tie it into work, I included a little hiring-related lesson at the end.
My first to reach the HackerNews front page. In weeks it got orders of magnitude more hits than the rest of my site put together.
- Potter Coding Dojo in Clojure Clojure
Detailing my trials and tribulations with the "Potter" coding dojo problem, with code examples in Clojure.
I like it because of the amount of iterations we went though, and the discussions I had with coworkers about it at all-hands.
- Rise of the Machine Hacks
I ruminate on implementing a simple virtual machine—for a simple language—in C.
I like this one because it was such a great learning experience!
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