Migrating a Django application from Heroku to AWS Elastic Beanstalk

Posted on Sun 16 December 2018 in Dispatches • Tagged with aws, development, django, elastic beanstalk, heroku, python • 14 min read

Here’s the scenario you find yourself in: you’ve built and deployed a cool little Django app, and successfully deployed it on Heroku. You’ve followed all the great advice out there and are using django-environ to help manage all the various configuration variables you have to retrieve from …


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Changelog: Improving Discovery and Readability

Posted on Thu 19 March 2015 in Dispatches • Tagged with development, django, haystack, jekyll, lsi, meta, octopress, personal, xapian • 4 min read

Iteration is the thing. Or at least that’s what I tell myself. After all, tinkering is easy to do, especially when you are working with a platform as flexible as Jekyll. So as you would expect, I’ve made several changes to the site since the initial relaunch.


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Switching To Octopress

Posted on Thu 24 January 2013 in Dispatches • Tagged with assorted geekery, development, django, hyde, jekyll, meta, octopress, python, ruby • 6 min read

This site is now powered by Octopress. The tentacles compell you!

Octopress

It’s tentacly delicious!

As I mentioned in my previous post, I’ve been looking to try out a new CMS for this site. The reasons were myriad, and they were all discussed in the aforementioned post …


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Version 3.0

Posted on Sun 28 November 2010 in Dispatches • Tagged with announcements, development, django, python • 5 min read

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.

A Little History

When I first switched to using my …


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Easier custom Model Manager Chaining

Posted on Tue 20 July 2010 in Dispatches • Tagged with django, orm, programming, python • 1 min read

Via Simon Willison:

This is a really convenient way to add custom functions to model managers in Django. Way easier than defining custom managers each time you need extra functionality.


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October Braindump

Posted on Thu 22 October 2009 in Dispatches • Tagged with braindump, development, django, personal, reviews • 9 min read

I have not been posting here much of late, which is partly due to the amount of stuff I’m working on, and partly due to the fact that I’ve been writing and posting stuff in other places around the web, since it is easier. Some of this will …


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Code Revision and NaNoWriMo

Posted on Sat 18 October 2008 in Dispatches • Tagged with announcements, coding, django, nanowrimo, writing • 3 min read

I have not had time to post here in a while. My new job has kept me very busy and most of the time when I get home I just want to relax and spend time with my girlfriend. It is a little frustrating that I have fallen behind on …


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Django Rosetta

Posted on Sat 12 April 2008 in Dispatches • Tagged with development, django, programming, python • 1 min read

Via Simon Willison:

This is a real cool Django app that creates an awesome interface to help internationalize your site. Allows the adminstrator, and an optional group of designated translators to read and write your site’s gettext files.


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Django Evolution

Posted on Sat 12 April 2008 in Dispatches • Tagged with databases, django, django evolution, programming, python • 1 min read

This is one of the more promising projects in progress on the Schema Migration front. Schema evolution can be a bit painful and projects like this for automatically migrating database structure based on the Python model code will be a necessity for long term projects.


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Quick Post: My Pownces, Let Me Show You Them

Posted on Wed 05 March 2008 in Dispatches • Tagged with api, assorted geekery, development, django, pownce, programming, python, social networking • 1 min read

Heh, I had a little fun this afternoon writing a little Django app for my site that will regularly import my public Pownce notes and allow me to display them in the sidebar. It’s really just a modified version of the app I’m using for my Twitter statuses …


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