No client work this week, which was a welcome luxury.
The first couple of days I spent mostly catching up on tasks which had been delayed for way, way too long. Upgraded my Movable Type installation to v5.02 and tidied up some issues left over from the old upgrade from v4.x. Spruced up my long-neglected Whit Stillman website. It’s only the default WordPress 3 theme, but it looks alright, and WP is proving ever-nicer.
I seemed to spend far too much of Wednesday arguing with people on Twitter and email about whether advertising was a good thing or not. A really pointless argument (no one’s going to change their point of view) which left me feeling angry, frustrated, isolated, and irrationally disliking more people than I feel comfortable with.
Towards the end of the week I was working out how to deploy a Django site. I’ve done some fiddling around with Django on my laptop, and worked on a site that was already live, but I have no idea how to get it working on a server from a standing start. Specifically, how to do so on my shared servers at Joyent. It might be possible but, for someone who’s only used to uploading PHP files and having them Just Work through Apache, it’s a whole new world.
Next week I start work on a project for a new client, which came about due to my Today’s Guardian site. Getting work as a result of something I did purely to scratch my own intellectual itch is a good thing.