Entries published in June 2009

3 entries published in this month. See also: all entries published in 2009, latest entries.

A fun little bug

About two months ago, I quietly wrote and released a little Django application which generates cross-domain policy files for Flash (if you’ve never encountered this aspect of Flash, here’s an introductory article on how it works). I’ve done a bit of hacking on it in my spare time, and I’m pretty happy with it as an example of a simple, tightly-focused application; sometime soon I hope to write a bit more about the development process behind it, because it provides a useful real-world guide to some of the abstract best ...

Entry published June 26, 2009. Read full entry.

Second edition

So just after lunch today a box arrived, containing copies of the second edition of Practical Django Projects, which went through final editing about a month ago (Apress tends to be pretty quick at getting the book printed and shipping). Since I assume that means other people will be getting copies of the book soon, I’d like to cover a couple important bits of information.

First of all, the second edition (as the cover proudly declares) covers Django 1.1. Which hasn’t yet released. There are three actual bugs still open ...

Entry published June 23, 2009. Read full entry.

Slicehost is smarter than I am

So this afternoon I took a little break from running unit tests to head to the store and pick up a couple things. When I got back, I noticed I was no longer on IRC, and my client was reporting it couldn’t connect to the bouncer I run to stay online. I tried to SSH in to see if the bouncer had died, and discovered I couldn’t connect.

And couldn’t ping the box.

And couldn’t get this site to come up in a browser.

This site’s hosted at SliceHost on a nice beefy ...

Entry published June 3, 2009. Read full entry.