Writing from September 2012

Manufactured normalcy

I had a brilliant couple of days in Brighton this week, attending Improving Reality, Brighton SF and then dConstruct. Several speakers talked, in passing or in depth, about whether now seems like the future we expected or wanted.

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In Misc on 9 September 2012. Permalink

Buy this!

I’ve often wondered why Amazon don’t have a single page for every item.

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In Misc on 10 September 2012. Permalink

Doing something

When I was a child, and I was a bored and frustrated, I’d sometimes tell my parents, “I want to DO something!” I wasn’t sure what it was I wanted to do — hence my frustration — but I knew what I didn’t want to do.

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In Personal on 11 September 2012. Permalink

Storing private files on Amazon S3 with Django and giving authorised users temporary access

If you’re using Amazon S3 to store your website’s files, and you want some of them to be private, only accessible to certain users, and particularly if you’re using Django, here’s how.

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In Web Development on 26 September 2012. Permalink