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Articles Announcements Development Django
Daniel Andrlik
Daniel Andrlik
Daniel Andrlik lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia. By day he manages product teams. The rest of the time he is a podcast host and producer, writer of speculative fiction, a rabid reader, and a programmer.

Well, it took a long time, but I finally finished!

Welcome to the new Ministry of Intrigue. This site is now powered by Django, the marvelous Python framework many of you have heard me rave about again and again. It’s been a great experience and I cannot believe how much I learned along the way. At some point, when I’m not quite so exhausted I would like to take a moment and point out all the excellent resources that made it possible to do this, because if you’re willing to learn, there is so much you can do with this. I’ve already got plans for future projects. :-)

In the meantime, I am still tinkering with this site. There were a few features that I just had to cut out of the launch because they were too time consuming, and I’m trying to rectify my multitude of design sins. My goal is to have this whole site validate as XHTML Strict, and for the most part it does. However, there are still quite a few old entries that need to be cleaned up individually.

Feel free to poke around and let me know what you think. I’m sure I’ll find lots of bugs over the next few weeks.

UPDATE: Whoops! I was trying to be clever and ended up accidentally wiping the homepage info for all the old comments. I’ll try to get some of it restored, but I honestly probably will only be able to get a minority of the urls back. If you notice an issue and really care about getting it restored, let me know. Only past comments are affected, future comments will have the homepage link generated correctly.


Version 3.0
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Articles Announcements Django Python Development
After lots of hard work, some swearing, and lots of patience on the part of my wife, Version 3.0 of this site is now live. It’s been a long journey, but getting it done has been very satisfying.
Send Django Exceptions to DPaste
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Articles Development Django Programming Python
Michael Trier points out a cool new feature in Django that is awesome for debugging. On Django error pages (with DEBUG turned on) there is now a button that will automatically post the contents to dpaste.
Updates, ToDo and a Request for Feedback
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Articles Announcements Assorted Geekery Development
Hopefully not too many people tried to stop by the site today, because I had a pretty severe outage due to my own foolishness. I’ve been trying to implement a few new features to the site, and in one particularly bad move I managed to wipe an important file that isn’t stored in my SCM because it is server dependent.