Relaunch

Posted on Thu 26 July 2007 in Dispatches • 2 min read

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.