Entries published in November 2010

2 entries published in this month. See also: all entries published in 2010, latest entries.

The news done broke

(or, “Dear Louise…”)

Once upon a time, Jacob wrote a wonderful insider’s view of how our election coverage works, and noted that basically the whole thing’s held together with baling twine and duct tape. That was 2006; it’s now 2010 and midterm elections are upon us again. As I write this I’m actually at my desk at the Journal-World office, and for the first time tonight nothing’s actually broken. So I’d like to update Jacob’s post with the story of how we do things now.

That little feed on the TV screen ...

Entry published November 2, 2010. Read full entry.


Step 1: pip install django-funserver

Step 2: Add “funserver” to your INSTALLED_APPS.

Step 3: Run manage.py funserver.

For best results, don’t do this on a real server.

Code is here, for those interested.

Entry published November 1, 2010. Read full entry.