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Upgrading Django to use Virtualenv on WebFaction

Recently, I wanted to upgrade my website on ye olde Django 1.6.5 to finally come up to speed with Django 1.8.3 (current, as of this writing). However, I realized that upgrading a WebFaction webapp in situ seemed to be a rather painful process. In addition, WebFaction doesn’t set you up with Virtualenv by default, and I’d

Get an HBO Now login, even if you first subscribed on Apple TV

Frustratingly, it seems when you sign up for HBO Now on the Apple TV, it just associates it with your iTunes account, and that’s it. No email confirmation. No password to sign in to HBO Now on other iOS devices or on the web. I appears the best answer is to sign up on your

The Really Big One

When we moved out to Seattle two years ago, we knew that earthquakes might be a thing we’d have to worry about, but it hadn’t really sunk in how real of a danger that might be. A recent New Yorker article got my office buzzing about the possibility of a Really Big One occurring on

Learning to Discard

Funny how once you become focused on a thing, you start to notice occurrences of it everywhere. This week, a bit of serendipity came in the form of this letter from Nick Disabato, talking about how he’s been learning to discard things, and being more intentional about the things he chooses to be part of

Stream

I had a conversation with my friend AAl on Twitter, regarding 2,051 emails in my inbox: It’s a stream from which I pluck the occasional tasty salmon. It’s not all Things I Have to Deal With. So… it’s like The Den. Filled mostly with stuff you don’t need, but maybe one thing might be useful?

The Ultimate Guide to Hosting Your Own Data
Mark Boszko
By: Mark Boszko 2015-04-19
Faith No More at the Paramount, 2015-04-16
Mark Boszko
By: Mark Boszko 2015-04-19