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Serving Multiple Hosts from a Single Django Instance. Includes a patch to pull the urlconf from the request object, where it has been placed by some custom middleware. # 25th December 2006, 11:21 pm

Rails vs Django Paper and Slides. Even if you’ve already read the paper you should check out the slides. Really good flow, clear and clever use of diagrams. # 24th December 2006, 12:43 pm

WebFaction blog: BIG holiday present! (via) WebFaction offer Django/Rails/TurboGears hosting for $7.50/month, allowing one long-running process and 40MB of RAM for their basic plan. # 22nd December 2006, 11:44 pm

The Daily Python-URL. Python’s number one news source, now powered by Django. # 22nd December 2006, 11:39 pm

Chapter 15: Other contributed sub-frameworks (djangobook.com). Includes detailed documentation of the powerful (but under-exposed) sites framework, flatpages and CSRF protection. # 19th December 2006, 10:14 am

Django on Dreamhost: incomplete headers. Fix this problem on Dreamhost by renaming django.fcgi to dispatch.fcgi (they special-case for Rails users; Django users can tag along). # 17th December 2006, 9:36 am

Finally powered by Django

It’s been way too long, but I’ve finally replaced the ball of PHP duct tape that has run this site for the past four years with a shiny new blog engine powered by Django.

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Curse launches with Django platform. Handles 500k visits/hour! # 14th December 2006, 3:02 am

Django on Dreamhost: incomplete headers. Calling your file dispatch.fcgi (as opposed to django.fcgi) fixes the problem. # 3rd December 2006, 7:04 pm

Google Mondrian. Internal Google application, powered in part by Django! # 1st December 2006, 11:27 am

LUG Radio Live and Ask Later

I attended two grassroots technology events in the past two weeks: LUG Radio Live 2006 and London Ask Later (previously known as Techa Kucha night, name changed after some emails from the holders of the UK Pecha Kucha trademark). Both were excellent events in their own right, and great examples of event organisation done on a small to non-existent budget.

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Django and JSON. Neat trick to serialize Djange QuerySets as JSON. # 20th June 2006, 8:16 am

Speaking gigs

I’ve been doing a fair amount of public speaking recently, based on the principle that the only way to get good at it is to get a lot of practise. My last two talks were a session on Django and Web Application Frameworks at the ACCU 2006 conference and a talk on the Yahoo! Developer Network for NMK’s Beers and Innovation series.

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Subversion tips: working with branches. Django gets a mention for best practices. # 13th February 2006, 3:20 pm

Happy New Year!

It’s just gone midnight here in England (I’m in Exeter for the new year), so Happy New Year to all. Top weblog-related priority for 2006: upgrade this aging heap of badly written object-oriented PHP to something better. I’ll try and get some good content flowing more regularly as well.

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