What is this blog about?

I’ve decided to write again a blog after some time. First, because I want to talk about technical computer things, specially Python, which is a programming language that I really like.I think that writing about it, as well as (hopefully) get some feedback on other fellow programmers can be good, even if someone prove I’m wrong and learn something. Well, that’s the scariest, but probably more useful, part…

But, without a doubt, the main motivator was moving to a new job position on Ireland. I’d like to write about new adventures!

The blog is written both in Spanish and in English. Maybe I’ll get a little schizophrenic after a while. But my initial idea is to write more personal-related issues in Spanish, as it’s my first language, and technical-related posts in English. Also, I want to force myself into writing in English, so I can improve (or at least, practice). I’ve included a link with a RSS feed with only the English posts. You can subscribe here, the same link is available with other links on the main page.

Who am I?

Let’s make the formal introductions. My name is Jaime Buelta. I am a Spaniard (from Madrid) currently living in Dublin, Ireland.

You can find my random thoughts at Twitter, and check my (non-impressive) coding skills at Git Hub.

Why is it called “Wrong side of Memphis”?

Mainly for historical reasons. About 5 years ago, I was writing a blog with the same name, mostly composed from posts about music. The name comes from a Trisha Yearwood song. I though to name the new blog with a brand new name, but I happen to like this one, even if it’s not a great for a technical blog, though, but I had register the DNS, so it stays…

What is my job?

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Me at work using new cool tech. Dramatisation.

I am a software developer at DemonWare. I am currently using technologies like  Python, Django, or MySQL.

Before that I was making games at  Jolt Online Gaming, where I used cool technologies like MongoDBPylons or Amazon Web Services.

Another related things I’m interested: NoSQL databases, Agile methodologies, Open Software, Linux (and Ubuntu in particular) and more general subjects as software projects management, productivity and personal branding.

I also collaborate with the Python Ireland group, attending to the talks and even giving some myself!

As a curiosity, I run a comic book shop for a couple of years. I resumed my experience there in this post, in case you’re interested in knowing more.

And out of work?

I love music and playing the guitar. I have recovered some of my old posts about the subject (in Spanish)

Since some time on, I’ve been a fan of some TV series, but with the move to a different country I have been distracted and I’m not up to date at the moment.

I love boardgames, and I don’t consider myself a hardcore gamer. I play casual videogames, though. And I used to play a lot of games some time ago.

I also like a lot of things you’ll typically expect on a nerd: comic books, Star Trek, Star Wars, Game Of Thrones… I cannot surprise anyone on those!

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