Inside the Head of PyDanny

Hi, I'm Daniel Roy Greenfeld, and welcome to my blog. I write about Python, Django, and much more.

Tag: Blog

Writing A New Blog Engine

Since around February of 2012, I've been publishing this blog as a static HTML site using Pelican. The experience was pretty good, but over time I ran into a few problems with the fact that I never upgraded the site to match current versions of Pelican. Which meant the ...

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2018 New Years Resolutions

Lasergun Light Painting

Happy New Year!

The last time I wrote down resolutions was way back in 2014. I had done it for many years at that point, dating back to even before my old blog. Somehow I fell out of what I consider a positive habit. Well, it's time to pick ...

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Surgery in Two Days

In two days, Friday, April 4th, I'm going into laparoscopic surgery in order to correct a double inguinal hernia. If you want to know what that is, you can read the Not Safe For Work (NSFW) Wikipedia article.

I said it.

I have a hernia.

That was hard.

It ...

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Two Scoops of Goblins

While Audrey Roy Greenfeld and I were contemplating our next Two Scoops Press book topic, it came down to a decision between Pyramid, Flask, and mythical creatures. Inspired by Django's magical flying pony, Pyramid's scary alien dude, and even the idea of a magical Flask pouring out wonderful ...

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Developer Time

This blog post got started with a tweet.

That tweet got retweeted a lot by developers. And system administrators. And database administrators. And any creative type.

As of December 7th, 2012, it had been retweeted over 500 times, a personal best. Obviously I struck a chord that resonated with a ...

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Thoughts on ranting

I'll admit it, I love a good rant. I respect those who can give rants well. I would list the ones I really like, but I'm not sure I want to deal with the arguments that would follow. ;-)

Of course, as much as I like to read or ...

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Choosing a new python based blog engine

Why a new blog engine?

On my old blog, I had been having issues with Blogger for some time. The WYSIWYG text editor was annoying in that it produced wonky HTML, so I had to hand craft the posts. Which meant I often wrote the HTML formatted copy in a ...

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Tried out Jekyll

Why Jekyll?

I've had issues with Blogger for some time. After my fiancee, Audrey Roy, moved her blog to https://github.com/mojombo/jekyll, I was impressed enough to give it a try.

Why did it impress me?

Code highlighting made easy

I don't have to hand-craft HTML ...

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