Posts about Django:

Day 2-3: Back to Django

Friday, August 5th, 2016

The last couple of days have been relatively productive. Thanks to GitHub's excellent [API documentation](, I've got to the stage where I ...

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Markdown: Speed and Denormalisation

Monday, May 26th, 2014

Two weeks ago, I posted about an easy way to render Markdown content on a Django site using a template filter. The post generated an interesting couple of responses, which centred around the speed advantages of denormalisation.

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Using Markdown with Django 1.7

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Markdown is great. As a formatting language, I find it to be pretty much unparalleled for speed and ease of syntax. Not having to think overly hard about style allows you to focus purely on the quality of the content.

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5 Tools That Made This Site

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Having a personal website is pretty useful. Not only does it provide a constant source of entertainment and tinkering - there's always something not quite right about the implementation or the pixel height of the navigation bar - it also acts as a platform to put forward ideas. After a couple of months of having no fixed online abode (most of which was spent loitering on Twitter), I decided that it was time to reestablish myself. This was particularly prompted by two pieces of good fortune: firstly, that the Peruvian government has seen fit to offer two-letter domain names; and secondly, that was mercifully available.

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