Simon Willison’s Weblog


Friday, 9th October 2009 in Django. A seriously impressive case study—a complete rebuild from the ground up completed in just five weeks using Django, Solr and Haystack for a high traffic site with a top 10,000 US Alexa ranking.

# 12:38 am / django, michaelmoore, python, scaling

Micro Men. “Affectionately comic drama about the British home computer boom of the early 1980s.”—aired last night, and on BBC iPlayer for the next week. I thought it was absolutely charming, as well as being a thought provoking history of the rise and fall of the British computer industry in the early 80s.

# 12:47 am / bbc, computing, history, iplayer, micromen, tv