I Want to Move My Blog to Django

Oh how I long to move this blog off of WordPress and onto something I build (or cull together) on top of the Django platform. It feels like it is mostly pulling together a host of different apps that are already written:

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Django People Rocks

This is a really cool site for getting a sense for the django community in your community.

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Breaking Apart Models in Django

Depending on the size of your models.py, you may find it becoming unwieldy, especially if you are on a team with multiple developers are editing the same file, increasing the odds for merge conflicts.

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An Innovative Recession?

Forbes highlighted this week the shift that is starting to occur in capital costs in technology. This is a story that I think has been slowly building for the past year or so and is starting to reach an inflection point in the market where we'll start seeing and hearing about it more.

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Truth, Does it Matter Anymore?

It's no wonder so many of my generation are more and more cynical. You have writers like Andrew Longman who write articles like the column he recently wrote slandering John McCain in which little fact checking was obviously done.

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Try / Except Performance in Python: A Simple Test

I was discussing the wisdom of using try/except throughout Python code today with someone and there were a couple of points that I felt would be quick and easy to verify or debunk.

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Self Publishing

With sites like Lulu and others, self publishing has become more democratized. Granted, you won't get the distribution channels that come with a major publisher, but you also will have more freedom (especially if you are a new writer).

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Django Flatpages with Debug Set to False

After deploying a site I am working on to a preview server running apache/mod_python, it was the first time serving up the site in something other than python manage.py runserver.

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Django Custom Filter Registration

I wrestled with this one for about an hour last night before realizing it was rather simple. Following the instructions to create a custom template filter, I thought everything was simple and made since until when I tried to load the page to test it.

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Possible Election Fraud in New Hampshire

Heard this on the radio as I was pulling in.

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