Virtualenvwrapper for your production server

Virtualenvwrapper is a popular tool for the Django developer who works on several different projects at the same time. I have not seen much on the web about how this tool can also simplify your production setup, in particular Fabric and crontab. So here's a quick writeup...

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Django-photologue: a new release, and a new maintainer

The django-photologue project gets a new maintainer... me!

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Netgear DG834G: extending the wifi range

This is quick tip for users of the Netgear DG834G wifi router. While the wifi range is adequate, I found it marginal when used together with a MacBook Pro...

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How to always exclude specific Django applications from unit testing

Sometimes your Django project will include applications whose unit tests will never pass. In this post, I will explain a quick fix for this, and, probably more usefully, try to explain how and why I developed the code.

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Using Munin to monitor trends on a Django site

A common requirement is to track changing trends: are visitors signing up? Has there been a sudden spike in forum posts? After spending some time rolling out my own solutions, I suddenly woke up and realised that I could use Munin to produce graphs like this:

Munin graph example

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