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Two-Faced Django Part 4: The Webapp


Segment four of the Two-Faced Django series. Implementing our web application (except for the Ajax).

Setting up CouchDB-Lucene on OS X


I spent a while today trying to setup CouchDB-Lucene on my OS X machine, but I've run into a few problems. I documented my procedure pretty thoroughly, hopefully this will serve as a good setup guide once I figure out the problem I am running into.

Teaching Elementary Classes as an ALT

Teaching elementary lessons has been one of the banes of my time as an Assistant Language Teacher. It just isn't part of my job that I enjoy. Here are a few tips and thoughts about the experience.

An Introduction to Django's Loose Coupling


One of the most valuable parts of Django is its loose coupling philosophy . This means you can plug in your own pieces into the Django stack without fighting against the defaults. However, it can be a bit difficult to understand how to take advantage of the loose coupling philosophy when you are just getting started, and this series will attempt to erase that confusion.

Sparklines in Javascript With Sparklines.js

A simple but flexible library for creating sparklines in JavaScript that I put together earlier this week.

A Failed Stack-based Markdown Interpreter


Spent a bit too much time this weekend trying to implement a stack-based Markdown interpreter in Erlang, and not quite enough time in the planning process. That said, it was a nice initial sketch, and in a few days I'll have time to rework it accordingly.

Stripping Reddit From HackerNews With BOSS Mashup


This tutorial looks at using the Yahoo BOSS Mashup Framework (a simple Python library) to retrieve the RSS feeds for HackerNews and Reddit Programming and strip the union of those results from HackerNews, returning HackerNews to an earlier era.

Making Static Dynamic Again; AYM CMS


A few lines of code and a few minutes of refactoring and my previous blog post evolved into a full-fledged static content management system based on the Django templating system. It aims to facilitate the creation of complex static websites quickly and with minimal human effort. Welcome to AYM CMS.

Django-Portfolio: Organize and Display Projects


A quick mention of a project I've been working on for the past several weeks, which aims to be a standard reusable app for sharing and displaying projects in a consistent and pleasing manner.

Retiring and Releasing Codernote.com


It's been pretty obvious I wouldn't be working on Codernote again or even using it again, so I figured it was time to stop hosting it and release the code.

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