Simplified django-springsteen Deploy on GAE

March 6, 2009 I've simplified the process of deploying django-springsteen on the Google App Engine down to a several minute process. Take a look.

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Deploying django-springsteen on Google App Engine

March 5, 2009 This articles covers the basics of creating a custom search vertical using django-springsteen and then deploying it on Google App Engine.

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Reranking Results in django-springsteen

February 26, 2009 After introducing django-springsteen to the world yesterday, here is a look at how to use django-springsteen to rerank search results with custom logic, as well as a look at how it achieves consistency of results across pagination.

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django-springsteen and Distributed Search

February 25, 2009 Introducing a new pluggable Django application for creating distributed searches. django-springsteen assists in both aggregating results from a variety of services as well as exposing results to be aggregated.

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Leaving DreamHost

February 23, 2009 It was a good run, but I finally closed my DreamHost account and left behind that era. From here on it's all VPSs and servers.

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Depicting Human Relationships

February 22, 2009 Another Processing visualization, this one attempting to describe the transience of human relationships, and how we become connected to each other.

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Smaller Header, JobSyndicate, Printable Articles

February 19, 2009 An overview of a minor batch of improvements and changes to the blog's look and view and overall usability.

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Measuring Single and Multi Server Performance

February 18, 2009 Here is a first for my blog: an experiment conducted using something approaching the scientific method. In other ways it wasn't a first for my blog, because it was essentially a complete failure. Damn it.

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Rewriting Parameterized URLs with Nginx

February 16, 2009 This is a short overview of how I used Nginx to redirect from content on my old WordPress blog to my new Django blog. (New purely in a relative sense.)

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Overview of Single vs. Multi Server Architecture

February 16, 2009 I've been thinking a bit more about all the various deployment options for Django, and more specifically how the variety of options can be a bit bewildering for those who haven't setup a server before. Here is a picture-assisted guide to the distinctions between single and multi server architectures.

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When psycopg2 Can't Import tz

February 14, 2009 This is a very short post, placed as a warning sign to the poor souls who encounter this problem and are confused by it. Mainly myself, since I have solved it at least twice without remembering what the problem was.

Filed under failpostgresql