Writing from September 2010

A map for every day

Eighteen months ago I wrote about redesigning my site’s front page and mentioned in passing that I’d also created a page for every day which aggregated many things:


In Misc on 2 September 2010. 8 comments. Permalink

Week 376

A short week really, but a good one.


In Week notes on 4 September 2010. Permalink

Week 377

Quick, before the memory of last week fades… I spent most of week 377 preparing my talk for OpenTech about Today’s Guardian. It shouldn’t have taken so long but I’d never really done a proper presentation before so it was a slow process.


In Week notes on 13 September 2010. Permalink

Week 378

After several weeks of working on my own stuff, I spent most of this week doing something for myself I really enjoyed. Imagine! Enjoying myself in my own time! Not saddling myself with a really dull and laborious task!


In Week notes on 19 September 2010. Permalink

Should you build your own home?

Writing my own weblog CMS from scratch is, of course, lunacy. Consequently, I have been coming up with an elaborate justification for why the project is, at least, lunacy with a more respected real-world precedent. If you’re allergic to Internet metaphors look away… now.


In Misc on 20 September 2010. 7 comments. Permalink

Coding in public

In case it’s of interest I’ve put my work-in-progress, of re-writing this site in Django, up at Github. It won’t be much use to anyone yet, as it’s early days, and it’s very tailored towards what I want. It’s mainly a tool for me to learn; I’m taking it slowly and trying to do things right.


In Web Development on 22 September 2010. Permalink

Willy nilly

On Friday I spoke for two minutes at Playful 2010 about how one should conduct oneself on Foursquare. At least a single person has asked for the text of my brief talk, so here it is:


In Misc on 28 September 2010. 3 comments. Permalink

Setting up a Django environment and project structure

While getting to grips with Django for my own project, I’ve been keeping notes on exactly what I’ve done so I can repeat it in future. And spending some time working out exactly how to structure the project — in terms of both files and software used — so that I can also repeat that. I want a documented process so that I can get my forgetful self up and running with a consistent new project as quickly as possible.


In Web Development on 29 September 2010. 5 comments. Permalink