Category Archives: Technology

Setup Django with mod_wsgi on your Mac

Logged for your pleasure, and mine: the steps I went through to setup mod_wsgi on my Mac for local development of Django apps. Continue reading

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Memcached and WordPress MU

A step-by-step walkthrough to get WordPress and WordPressMU working with memcached. Continue reading

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A short introduction to Django and Gearman

Notes from my lightning talk at DjangoCon 2009 on Gearman, a distributed work queue. Continue reading

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Directory support in pywatch 0.4

The latest version of pywatch now watches whole directories. Continue reading

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New look for heisel.org

A rundown on my new “less is less” design and my use of the Balsamiq wireframe tool and the Blueprint CSS framework. Continue reading

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Pywatch: Run tests when your code changes

I’m happy to announce that pywatch is ready for use, I think. Continue reading

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django-baseboard updated to 0.3

I’m happy to announce that [django-baseboard](http://pypi.python.org/pypi/django-baseboard/) has been updated to 0.3 Here’s what’s new: * Better error handling and reporting for the management commands/cron jobs * Projects are no longer required to have an RSS feed foreign key (bugfix from … Continue reading

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Announcing basecampreporting and django-baseboard

At [work](http://www.ajc.com), we use [Basecamp](http://www.basecamphq.com/), a lot. We use it for design projects, development projects, and projects that have no design or development components whatsoever. Our project teams like Basecamp because of its focus on communication, but we’ve found that … Continue reading

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Analysis: Google News and fair use

So, I can not stand the [brou ha ha over Google News and fair use](http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/08/technology/internet/08google.html?ref=technology). It offends me on several levels, not the least of which is common sense. So for the dim, dull and dense out there, I decided … Continue reading

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WP Super Cache and Mobile Press: two great tastes

[WP Super Cache](http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-super-cache/) just upgraded to [version 0.9](http://ocaoimh.ie/2009/01/27/wp-super-cache-09/) and it finally works well with mobile-specific template plugins like [MobilePress](http://mobilepress.co.za/). Just download and enable both, then go to Settings -> WP Super Cache and check the “Mobile device support” checkbox.

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