On Django Migrations: South vs Nashvegas

If you're writing your models with Django and not using migrations, that's crazy.

South and Nashvegas are two options for managing your migrations (really the only two I've ever heard of in practice). I use both, almost daily.

Nashvegas, is far and away the newer and lesser used. It doesn't do backwards migrations at all, and migrations are DB specific (although, much SQL is close enough that you can still use many migrations on other databases). That being said, it does one thing really well that south doesn't touch: your whole project.

South is ...


Things to Love about Geektime

The idea behind geektime is to fit the seconds in the day into 4 bytes (65536 geekseconds in a day, instead of 86400 old seconds).

This, initially seems like the musings of a sleep deprived geek, and, it possibly is. The stroke of genius in geektime is that it implies a timezone (UTC).

Days are just marked as an ascending date from Jan 1 (in UTC).

Djangodash is this weekend. It started at 0x0E0 0x3580 and it will end on 0x0E2 0x3580.

There is no longer confusion, or the possibility to skip over the quantifier (UTC -6...actually UTC -5 ...


State of Affairs

I've been writing at kellycreativetech.com/blog lately, (ok, once) and this has been largely abandoned.

We're working on some very cool things:

A new version of our killer software Servee on top of the excellent platform Django.

Some excellent volunteer management tools (albeit a bit under wraps for now)

and ShotBlox [blogs for photographers]

Too busy to write here. It's probably going to turn back into a personal site, as I've quit doing individual consulting and contracting in favor of working through KCT.


In School Broadband and Ohio HB-4

I have found that I have a strong passion for education. To some of my closest friends that may come as a surprise, because I dropped out of high school and college, expressing a large amount of disdain along the way. I've found that largely my disdain came from school and classroom bureaucracy that gets in the way of learning.

Students need broadband. I firmly believe this. Depriving them of that is crazy. Students don't need facebook or flash games. They need TED talks and Wikipedia.

Please Support HB-4. Send the ...


Issac Kelly