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

Surgery in Two Days

Wednesday, April 02, 2014 (permalink)

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

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 (permalink)

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

Tuesday, December 04, 2012 (permalink)

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

Monday, November 26, 2012 (permalink)

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

Thursday, April 05, 2012 (permalink)

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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My new blog

Friday, February 17, 2012 (permalink)

What I did to get it running:

pip install pelican
git clone git://github.com/pydanny/pydanny.github.com.git

My settings.py file:

AUTHOR = 'Daniel Greenfeld'
DISQUS_SITENAME = 'pydanny'
GITHUB_URL = 'https://github.com/pydanny'
GOOGLE_ANALYTICS='UA-18066389-2'
SITEURL = 'http://pydanny.github.com'
SITENAME = 'pydanny'
SOCIAL = (('twitter', 'http://twitter.com/pydanny'),
          ('github ...
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Tried out Jekyll

Thursday, February 09, 2012 (permalink)

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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