Corys Blog

Set up the Backend

by Cory on September 7, 2019

I refactored some of the react code and set up my django models so now I have forums and threads. I also made forum and thread list views.

I changed the editor a little bit so that it appears in what would be the next post in a thread:


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    Long Prep Time...

    by Cory on June 3, 2015

    Sheesh, I've been kind of dragging my feet lately. There's a lot of personal stuff going on, but I haven't given up on my projects. It's important to juggle the high priority things in life rather than focusing on one issue to the point of suspend...

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    I've Woken the Slumbering Beast

    by Cory on June 3, 2015

    It's starting to become clear that the VP of HR from my old job is probably behind this all. I will call her O. She was in charge of overseeing all activity on my past HR marks. She seemed nice enough when she was doing my exit interview, but obvi...

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    This is the New Normal

    by Cory on June 2, 2015

    I can't sleep. It's like 3:30 AM or some shit, just look at the timestamp. Goddamnit.

    I went to the lawyer today. His office was in downtown San Jose, on the fifth floor of some old timey looking shared office park building. He had a pretty recep...

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    I Can't Breathe

    by Cory on June 1, 2015

    I can't breathe. I'm so anxious all the time that I can't sleep. I'm supposed to meet with a lawyer at 10:30 tomorrow and I just hope that he will help me out. I don't know what to do.

    As my situation draws out longer, and with each passing devel...

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    by Cory on May 28, 2015

    I'm getting a lawyer. I need to do a consultation because something doesn't feel right to me. I'm realizing now that my recruiter's "anonymous [previous company] contact" might not necessarily be from HR and, on top of that, doesn't seem to have l...

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    I Feel Sick

    by Cory on May 27, 2015

    I didn't sleep well last night. I feel like I've always been a paranoid person and until now there was no reason to believe my irrational anxiety. But that last phone call is just making things a lot worse.

    My stomach has been churning all day. T...

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    This Ship is a-Sinkin'

    by Cory on May 27, 2015

    Summer-y night. Dark, slightly chilly.

    I got off a 45-minute phone call with a recruiter for a big tech company. He told me that my interview went well and the team liked me and were leaning towards hiring me. That's the good news. The bad news? ...

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    You are a Loser Until You Win

    by Cory on May 26, 2015

    It's Tuesday. The weather is sunny again, my fellow slackers, and my outlook is looking pretty bleak. I received my last unemployement check this past Saturday and, while I still have my savings, the psychological factor of not receiving any incom...

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