Category Archives: Technology

Get Docker running on AWS OpsWorks

I’ve spent the past couple of weeks at my new job doing a couple of things: hiring kick ass Python and UI engineers and getting some build-and-deploy infrastructure set up so the team can hit the ground running. Long story … Continue reading

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DotCloud: Try ALL THE PaaSes

For fun, I’m writing a series of blog posts breaking out what it takes to deploy this app to a variety of Platforms as a service. All of my sanitized config files are on GitHub. Today I’ll cover deploying twitter-dedupe … Continue reading

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Heroku: Try ALL THE PaaSes

For fun, I’m writing a series of blog posts breaking out what it takes to deploy twitter-dedupe to a variety of Platforms as a service. All of my sanitized config files are on GitHub. Today I’ll cover deploying twitter-dedupe to … Continue reading

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Try ALL THE PaaSes

I chose to deploy twitter-dedpue to Heroku to power @slatemaglite. For fun, I’m writing a series of blog posts breaking out what it takes to deploy this app to a variety of Platforms as a service. I intend to keep … Continue reading

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Keep VirtualBox guest additions up to date in your Vagrant boxes

vagrant plugin install vagrant-vbguest “And that’s it. From now on every vagrant up will check & install the correct guest additions right after booting:” Every time I ever booted a vagrant box and it yelled at me my guest additions … Continue reading

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django-configurations: Sanest approach I’ve seen to having multiple DJANGO_SETTINGS_FILE setups for your various environments. Plus it looks like it’d work really well with envdir which lets you store environment variables in files in a folder and execute programs using that folder’s … Continue reading

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Agility in a nutshell: Look, try, learn, repeat; favor easy change

What to do: Find out where you are Take a small step towards your goal Adjust your understanding based on what you learned Repeat How to do it: When faced with two of more alternatives that deliver roughly the same … Continue reading

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How to improve airports

Four gripes, and one crazy idea, to make flying just a little better. Continue reading

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Get XML coverage reports from nose

Quick recap of my tiny plugin for nose. Continue reading

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Django continuous integration with Hudson and Nose

How to set up continuous testing, with coverage, of your Django project in Hudson. Continue reading

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