Sep

8

Step 1: Disinterring and Reviving To Life

I shelved/buried my blog when I upgraded to a new slicehost linode six years ago. I didn't have it on github or gitlab, or on my personal dev machine, and it seemed to be completely purged from my little server. My last hope was the tarball labelled fullbackup.tar.gz in the home dir of the server. Oh, but by the way, my server was out of disk space and I was doing all this while on vacation in rural Nova Scotia, where high speed Internet is still a far-away dream.

Read on for how I unseized my old server, recovered my old blog code and data, and finally got it up and running.

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Sep

8

This Is An Old Blog

This blog started in the winter of 2008. I'd been in the industry for a few years and Django had reached 1.0. I figured it was time to make myself a blog, knowing, even then, that it was completely unnecessary. I just wanted the practice.

My last post (something not-that-great about Christmas) was, until now, from December 2012.

Anyway, a lot has changed in the software world. I've also caught up with a few things I wish I'd known 10 years ago.

So, lacking anything else to write about. I'm going to try and refurbish this blog and write about that.

Here's just a few of the things to address:

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