A Bridge Too Far: Simple Redirects

No new work on the blog today. Boo.

Unless you count spending half an hour trying again to get to redirect to Django only does the redirect when it's in the mood, so I tried adding an Apache rule. Thus enters (dramatic music) mod_rewrite, slinking its way in, complicating the simple, and confounding the brilliant.

This is in my virtual host for (with a ServerAlias to Does it make any sense? (contact email = my first name at this domain name)

  RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST}   !^ [NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^$
RewriteRule ^/(.*)$1 [L,R]

Oh yeah. I did get one other thing set up: Google Analytics. It's set to track traffic to, so I should see at least some of you guys as you come in.

I got it working. You know what helped?

  RewriteEngine on