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Making Django Apps Run On and Off GAE

Here are some short snippets which examine how I modified django-springsteen to run on and off the Google App Engine without requiring external dependencies.

Several Approaches to Versioning Files in PHP


Another problem I ran into at work recently is how to include versioned static files into a PHP frontend. Here I take a look at a couple of possible approaches, although neither of them are particularly overwhelming in their beauty, they seem to be workable.

Epic PyObjC, Part 5: Resources and Farewell

This brief final segment of the Epic PyObjC tutorial series looks at a few statistics from the series, and also I recommend a few resources for moving forward.

How To Remotely Admin Servers Via Twitter


A quick look at how I setup my server to be listen for Twitter direct messages and provide a very minimal degree of remote administration.

Visually Representing Word Structures


A very rough initial sketch at plotting words and word structures using Processing. At this point nothing too interesting, but hopefully I'll clean it up and use it to plot some interesting content in the near future.

Erlang Brush for SyntaxHighlighter

While adding SyntaxHighlighter support to Pitance, I went ahead and put together a very simple Erlang brush.

A Command Line Tool for Loading CouchDB Documents


This is a simple command line tool, implemented in Python, which makes it easy to use JSON and Python data structures as the data-source of CouchDB documents. Handles bulk and individual submission, and has a handful of command-line options (specify hostname, port, path, etc).

Installing a Development Deployment of LifeFlow, a Django Blog Solution

Comprehensive instructions on installing and setting up a local deployment of LifeFlow (for those who are moderately in the Django know). This should be all you need to get started using LifeFlow, but I will have another entry soon detailing the little tricks and tips that make LifeFlow helpful.

Python-Brightkite for... you get the idea


As the highly redundant title might lead one to expect, Python-Brightkite is a simple wrapper around Brightkite's restful API, and makes it straightforward to do most anything you can imagine from the safety of your Python console or scripts.

Choosing Between AuditTrail and Django-Rcsfield


Marty Alchin pointed me in the direction of AuditTrail, and it is a really excellent solution to versioning model data. So excellent, that after experimenting with both AuditTrail and django-rcsfield that I felt strongly compelled to go with AuditTrail despite already having a (mostly) working implementation with django-rcsfield.

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