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Are you a professional developer, or do you want to be? Worried that your computer science theory is not enough, or is outdated? We'll talk about which parts are useful, which aren't, and why/where. Every week you'll get an informed opinion from a professional developer about a specific part of computer science and when/where/whether it's useful. We cover algorithms, analysis, data structures and all sorts of theory, here on Comp Sci: Just the Useful Bits.
 
Join Mark Levine from EBMG, a New York City real estate property management firm as he talks everything NYC real estate with special guests and experts in the field. Mark has been in the NYC real estate sector since 1998 and enjoys talking about some of the hottest topics and questions on everything related to real estate in New York City. Have a question or something you want to add to the show, send us an email at nycrealestatepodcast@gmail.com and we'll try and cover it.
 
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Andrew is the founder of the Remote Ruby Podcast (now a lot more prominent than when we talked!), RubyBlend and CodeFund. We talk about the prison and court systems, why FTP is a terrible protocol, reading code, ADHD and a lot more. For show notes and links, see: http://justtheusefulbits.com/jtub/andrew-mason-i-expected-college-to-be-basically-boot…
 
Shai Schechter, co-founder of RightMessage, has been hustling since he was 11. He believes that what's practical is very different for different people. If you see a task through a particular lens (e.g. tech) then that's the way you should do it. Do what comes naturally. For show notes: https://justtheusefulbits.com/jtub/shai-schechter/…
 
Host Mark Levine from NYC Property Management firm EBMG sits with Julie Schechter, Esq., a frequent guest and partner at law firm Armstrong Teasdale to go over the fundamental differences between cooperative and condominium buildings. Email the show! nycrealestatepodcast@gmail.com or call 212-335-2723 x.201 Email Julie Schechter at jschechter@atllp…
 
Host Mark Levine of NYC Property Management firm EBMG sits with Joe DiPompeo, PE of Structural Workshop and Scott Baryiewski of South Shore Construction to discuss the new Local Law 126 of 2021 imposed by NYC DOB, relating to regular parking lot inspections in the five boroughs. Email the show! nycrealestatepodcast@gmail.com or 212-335-2723 x.201 *…
 
Host Mark Levine of Property Management firm EBMG talks about the tragic fire over the last weekend that killed at least 19 residents along with requirements from ownership's perspective to give out Fire Safety information, signage and more, to reduce the risk of an occurrence like this from happening again. Email the show! nycrealestatepodcast@gma…
 
Host Mark Levine of NYC Property Management firm EBMG gives a quick walkthrough of the J-51 program's extension through June 30, 2022. Mark also includes timing protocols for filing, restrictions based on assessed value and the type of work that can be considered for the J-51 program. Email the show! nycrealestatepodcast@gmail.com or call Mark Levi…
 
Host Mark Levine of EBMG LLC goes over some of the more pressing issues at the end of 2021 and beginning of 2022. Email the show! nycrealestatepodcast@gmail.com or call Mark Levine directly at 212-335-2723 x.201. NYC Bed Bugs Filings: Due 12/31/21 Local Law 152 of 2016 Gas Inspections: 6 Month Extensions Permitted for 2021 FISP / Local Law 11: Subc…
 
Host Mark Levine from NYC property management firm EBMG talks with Steven Cohen, CIC, Vice President of Bermack, Champion & Lewine about various insurance issues in the real estate world. Email the show! nycrealestatepodcast@gmail.com Topics on this episode include Labor Law 240, workman's comp coverage, umbrella coverages, increasing insurance pre…
 
Host Mark Levine of NYC Property Management company EBMG walks listeners through a variety of interesting topics that have just been released in September 2021. Email the show! nycrealestatepodcast@gmail.com Among the topics discussed on today's episode: Westchester Co-op Disclosure Law: Upon receipt of each co-op purchase application, the Board of…
 
Host Mark Levine (212-335-2723 x.201 or mblevine@ebmg.com) of NYC property management firm EBMG talks with Robert Castellano, Vice President of VDA (212-868-9090 x.128 or rcastellano@vdassoc.com) on upcoming changes to the NYC requirements on elevator testing, beginning on January 1, 2022. Email the show! nycrealestatepodcast@gmail.com Effective Ja…
 
Host Mark Levine of NYC Property Management firm EBMG LLC sits down in the Zoom studio with Michael Pinchasick of Compass (Michael is also a former partner of EBMG - hear the back story!) to discuss residential buildings and the steps they can take to increase sales prices - and more. Email the show! nycrealestatepodcast@gmail.com Michael Pinchasic…
 
Host Mark Levine, of Property Management Group EBMG talks with Michael Lifland and Paul Eisenberg, owners of RCG Tower Group on topics related to rooftop cellular communication. Topics include leasing rooftop space, geographic locations, long-term buyouts, decommissions, agreement terms and more. Email the show! nycrealestatepodcast@gmail.com RCG T…
 
Caitlyn didn't want to go back and get a degree "at my age", but went to Thinkful to learn to be a full-stack software engineer, which is "like being paid to go to school and make cool things forever." It's hard to tell what to focus on when there's so much to learn. "It used different muscles in my brain," she says, as she "learn[ed] to work from …
 
Jennifer is an early-career cloud engineer. We talk about how she got into software development without having experience before university, and what that meant about picking up the unspoken cultural norms. We also talk about the dark academic aesthetic and how she improves at all of this. For show notes and links, see: https://justtheusefulbits.co…
 
Ernesto and I talk about how he learned software development, but also some business and management in his competitive public university in Argentina. We talk group projects, learning well and trying things that failed. For show notes and links, see: http://justtheusefulbits.com/jtub/ernesto-tagwerker-learning-programming-business-and-management/…
 
I met John Pavan early in his career, after he'd just made the transition from nuclear physics to full-time computer programming. We caught up on how C++ is doing and how he's doing in it. We also talked about what he looks for in a software hire, and handling legacy code. For show notes and links, see: http://justtheusefulbits.com/jtub/john-pavan-…
 
Chris Seaton, founder of TruffleRuby, talks with me about getting a computer science Ph.D, how learning compilers is necessarily like an old-style apprenticeship, and a near-the-metal view of complex algorithms for computation. For show notes and links see: For show notes, links and comments see https://justtheusefulbits.com/jtub/chris-seaton-on-ph…
 
Michael Dominick, of the Mike Dominick Show, talks to me about patterns in software, the Pokemon API, what he looks for when hiring developers and how he's pretty sure the universe is POSIX compliant. Links available here: http://justtheusefulbits.com/jtub/michael-dominick-your-duck-was-the-only-thing-going-for-it/…
 
Host Mark Levine of NYC property management firm EBMG sits with Hal Coopersmith, Esq., a third-generation New York City based lawyer, to talk about the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act and how it relates to rentals, coops and condos, his tracking service RezcueMe, his podcast, the "NY Launch Pod" and his law firm, Coopersmith & Coopersmi…
 
In this first episode of 2021 host Mark Levine of NYC property management firm EBMG sits down over zoom with interior designer Joy Goldman, ASID, owner of Joy Renee Interiors. Mark and Joy tackle the difference between a designer and a decorator, common area upgrades, the design process, how a board can work through and approve designs, how to deal…
 
Host Mark Levine from NYC Property Management firm EBMG speaks with Ashley Sweet of iES MACH to discuss air quality monitoring and energy monitoring in buildings of all uses and sizes. These products are especially useful now due to COVID related air issues as well as the energy benchmarking that is required in NYC under Local Law 97. Ashley walks …
 
Host Mark Levine, or NYC Property Management firm EBMG walks listeners and viewers through the back-end spreadsheets and online ballots that he creates for all of his Annual Meetings for coop and condo buildings that he manages in the NYC area. VIEW THE VIDEO: https://youtu.be/O_UfA_iNgiE Email the show! nycrealestatepodcast@gmail.com Feel free to …
 
Host Mark Levine of NYC Property Management company EBMG sits down with Josh Goldman, a Managing Member of BARGOLD Storage to talk all things related to opening and operating a storage room in a residential building. Mark and Josh have worked together on various storage projects since 1998 and both have extensive operational and building knowledge.…
 
Host Mark Levine of NYC Property Management firm EBMG sits with Julie Schechter of law firm Armstrong Teasdale to discuss a variety of topics relating to property ownership, estates, transfers and more. Want to know the procedures once an owner / shareholder / tenant of an apartment passes away? This is THAT podcast. Email the show! nycrealestatepo…
 
Host Mark Levine of NYC Property Management company EBMG sits down with Jessica Viola, the owner of Foxx and Crowe to talk about various Board topics, including term limits, proxies, committees, conflicts of interest, removing an officer, removing a Board member, Directors & Officers insurance, required yearly disclosures and more. Email the show! …
 
George and I talk about how he learned to do what we do. He loved his classes on security, and I'm envious. He doesn't remember his classes on mathematics — I might envy that, too. We talk about how hard making good games is, a little. And we talk about how you need to think of each job as a stepping stone to the right next thing. For show no…
 
Jared and I talk about his journey through all sorts of programming platforms, from the Commodore 128, through PHP to Ruby and onward. He talks about Object Oriented programming, Rails service objects and why he doesn't like classes that are just functions. He talks about how GitHub brings a little of the benefits of pair programming to the single-…
 
In this episode, Chris and I talk about the black magic of video game timing, why you should build your own package manager, why you should write what you love, why Chrome using All The Memory is a good thing and what you can learn from Porsche redesigning their whole car every four years. For show notes, links and comments see https://justtheusefu…
 
Host Mark Levine of NYC Property Management company EBMG speaks with Steven Serrano (owner) and Francesca Velasquez (Director of Compliance) from NYC Cooling Tower Inspections and Services to talk about Cooling Towers, their requirements for routine and yearly testing as well as services that their company offers to buildings within NYC with Coolin…
 
Host Mark Levine of NYC Property Management company EBMG sits down with Jeffrey Carleton of Carleton Energy Consulting to talk about NYC's energy initiatives for buildings over 25,000sf. These include Local Law 84, 87, 95 and 133. Email the show! nycrealestatepodcast@gmail.com Topics covered on this episode include yearly benchmarking data (also th…
 
Swizec and I talk about his theory-heavy education in Slovenia and how extremely useful it's been to him. We also talk about educational overengineering, automata theory, why NoSQL is usually a mistake and whether online education has jumped the shark. For show notes, links, comments and transcripts see http://justtheusefulbits.com/jtub/swizec-tell…
 
Alain and I talk about the old days; about jumping into a first job in PHP because Commodore 64 coding was probably close enough; about how, to be really great on a development team you can skip most of the university education, but learning sport should probably be mandatory. For show notes, links, comments and transcripts see https://justtheusefu…
 
Jake and I talk about basically just getting lucky... And also about mastery and understanding the fundamentals of computer science. We talk about university and how it works well for some things (theory, longer-term understanding) and poorly for others (basic how-to-build understanding.) We also talk about the semi-lost art of whiteboard interview…
 
Mike, of course, is most famous in the Ruby community for Sidekiq. Outside Ruby, you're more likely to know him for Faktory. Mike and I talk a lot about his education in and out of university and how it's served him. We also talk about how that's changed over the years as his career has continued. For show notes, links, comments and transcripts: ht…
 
Tyler Williams talks about what made his education good. He's actually going back after years of development to finish his degree and get a master's degree. Not everything was perfect, not everything was good, but he thinks there are parts you can't easily replace in a formal education. For show notes, links, comments and transcripts see: http://ju…
 
Jason Swett and I talk about his education as a programmer and the classes he took in university. I also explain big-O notation in a simple way that (Jason thinks) is useful, and we wander onto topics like philosophy, as Jason and I tend to... For show notes, links, comments and transcripts see: http://justtheusefulbits.com/jtub/jason-swett-when-da…
 
Host Mark Levine of NYC Property Management firm EBMG speaks with Julie Schechter of Armstrong Teasdale LLP, on the various ways in which a building can prepare itself to operate in this ever-expanding COVID world. Email the show at nycrealestatepodcast@gmail.com! Video of today's recording: https://youtu.be/0u2IxhnlW3I Download the helpful guide m…
 
Host Mark Levine of NYC Property Management firm EBMG sits down with Jeffrey M. Schwartz, Esq of Schwartz Sladkus Reich Greenberg Atlas, LLP, a real estate law firm in NYC to talk about a variety of COVID related issues including: Payroll Protection Programs and Coops/Condos Restrictions on Work Virtual Meetings and more Email the show at nycreales…
 
Host Mark Levine of NYC Property Management firm EBMG sits down via Zoom with Michael Jaffa (COO) and Megan Feldman (Head of Sales) of Jack Jaffa & Associates to go over the various agencies that make up NYC's administrative arm and discuss violations, hearings, proper filing and more. Mark's firm utilizes Jaffa's dashboard tracking services and he…
 
Host Mark Levine of NYC Property Management firm EBMG gives a quick update on a variety of topics, including: Residential Evictions Commercial Evictions Benchmarking Filing Delays (LL133 and LL84) Essential Construction and more Email the show at nycrealestatepodcast@gmail.com or call Mark directly at 212-335-2723 x.201.…
 
Host Mark Levine of NYC Property Management Firm EBMG and Justin Waiser, Esq., a partner at William A. Slutsky, P.C., a NYC real estate law firm sit down over Zoom to discuss a variety of issues that buyers and sellers are facing during this COVID-19 pandemic. Email the show directly at nycrealestatepodcast@gmail.com or call Mark Levine's office # …
 
Host Mark Levine of NYC Property Management firm EBMG LLC and attorney Julie Schechter of Armstrong Teasdale conference call via Zoom from their remote workstations to talk all things COVID-19 and the NYC real estate market. (pardon the sound quality). Email the show! nycrealestatepodcast@gmail.com Video will be uploaded to our YouTube channel at w…
 
Host Mark Levine of Property Management firm EBMG discusses Local Law 69 of 2017, dealing with yearly bed bug filings for all residential buildings with three or more units in New York City. Yearly reports are required to be filed with HPD between 12/1 - 12/31 of any given year. This is utilizing information that was compiled during the period of O…
 
Host Mark Levine of EBMG, a New York City property management firm sits down with Greg Quattlander, Master Plumber and President of NY Plumbing to discuss the process and implications of Local Law 152 of 2016; Periodic Gas Testing in the City of New York. Email the show! nycrealestatepodcast@gmail.com | Check out our Videos [LINK] When a building n…
 
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