Posted 8:42 a.m., Thursday 5 July, 2012.
The WhisperGifts re-launch recently went very well! I promised a more technical follow-up with some details about what's new and what's changed, so if you want to know more about what makes WhisperGifts tick then you'll want to read on. Hint: It's a dash of Django, a pinch of Python, and a slathering of open-source software all around.
Posted 8 p.m., Saturday 23 June, 2012.
Way back in 2007, my wife Lauren and I got married and went looking for a good bridal gift registry service. We didn't find one, so we built our own - WhisperGifts was born. It's now 5 years later, and today we are re-launching with a completely new look & feel and a 100% new code base under the hood.
Posted 4:24 p.m., Monday 18 June, 2012.
Sometimes, events happen with a regularity that seems uncanny. You manage to explain it away, though, and never get to the root of it. Then, your son gets sick and you realise you've missed one of the silliest little annoyances the poor guy could have been exposed to! There isn't a real moral to the story you'll read when you click through to the article, but it made my wife and I chuckle this weekend so I thought I'd share it.
Posted 7:24 p.m., Friday 15 June, 2012.
I'm cleaning out my servers and have a few domains I want to sell or give away, including opocket.com (and .net, .org); twolines.com.au and thesecretsanta.com.au. E-mail me at email@example.com if you're interested in any of these. (Note: the .com.au domains will require you to have an Australian address & ABN, I believe)
Posted 7:21 p.m., Friday 15 June, 2012.
I've finished migrating DjangoSites to it's new home, and everything should be back online. I've got a few tips for migrating simple Django-powered sites if you click through to read the rest of this blog post.
Posted 3:47 p.m., Monday 11 June, 2012.
Heads-up: DjangoSites.org will be down, at some point in the next week, while I move it to a new server. Expected downtime is approximately 1 hour to transfer files & database; if your ISP has DNS servers that don't observe TTL then you might not see updates for a while longer.
Posted 10:05 p.m., Wednesday 29 February, 2012.
Last week, the team over at 37Signals wrote up an article on their newly implemented Key-based cache expiration system and it hit me: It's such a simple idea with obvious benefits, why hadn't I implemented a similar caching mechanism before? Being a Django user, the Rails code didn't make much sense to me but the concept certainly did - so here's my take on it with a quick Django example.
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