Django + Heroku + Django-Pipeline = Happy Statics

I’ve been working on a site over the last few months called linkminded: We hope to go live soon, however, one of the many hurdles we’ve had to work through has been static content delivery. Django We chose to use the Django development platform for our web framework. The platform is awesome and I highly recommend it. Django takes care of a lot of stuff. However by itself it does not handel static deployments easily.

LVM + resize2fs == Helpful

Problem: I need more space on a disk partition (/opt) Solution: Use lvm and resize2fs to give more space to /opt How to do: LVM is a logical volume manager. I was able to use to add free disk space to an existing linux box’s /opt folder so I could get mongo up and running in a sane configuration. Here’s what I did: > df -ah ... /dev/mapper/vg00-opt 4.1G 1.1G 3 25% /opt .

Cerner Hacknight: ZMan Style

What’s Hacknight? Probably one of the best ideas to occur at Cerner. First and foremost, It’s a place for Cerner people to get together and have fun. We gather together one night a week at innovations campus and play around with technology: programming skills not required. I am a developer, so I enjoy getting to play around with different technologies from a coding standpoint. However, @bergerhofer came along and actually gave me some mockups for the zmanapp that I’ve been working on at Hacknights.


I’m still getting everything setup for development on my new retina display mac book pro, which is awesome, and I encountered an issue. I’ve not really done java dev on a mac, mostly linux or windows. Apparently the JAVA_HOME that you get for free on linux is not used on the mac. You’ll need to add JAVA_HOME to your .bash_profile, or equivalent depending on your terminal choice. Upon google searching I was lead to this email archive that gave me the solution: http://lists.

7 Databases in 7 Weeks: PostgreSQL, Riak, and Hbase

I decided to purchase this book based on a recommendation by a coworker named Tom. I’ve finished up with the first 4 chapters and it has been a really good read. I’d highly recommend this book to anyone interested in database technology, or even as a college textbook to help introduce differences among different data stores. The writers have taken great effort in making the book both readable (it’s very much like a conversation with an expert) and technical so you can truly begin to understand the different databases and the use cases they support.

DNSimple wins again

I used to do some work for and I learned a fair amount about SEO. The easiest thing I learned that helps a site is making sure your www.mysite.come poitns to, or vice-versa. I was having some difficulty doing this with using hostmonster because I prefer the over http://www.mysite.comwww.mysite.come poitns to, or vice-versa. I was having some difficulty doing this with using hostmonster because I prefer the http://mysite.

Better Hosts: They do exist

I started the day today working on some stuff for @linkminded. Through working on this I decided I needed some github integration, so I decided I’d look at a project created by Rigo. The project mentioned in my earlier blog posts. By working on this little side project to get my website up I have found out a few things: Don’t use hostmonster, they are slow, and I couldn’t setup a naked dns entry to save my life.


I have found that 2 micro instances do not compare in processing power to a single small on AWS. Although, I did get what I paid for with the micros. Happy to have my site up and running a bit faster.

Only took 3 years

Just got my site up for real thanks to some help from Ryan Niemeyer @rniemeyer and Rodrigo Neri @rigoneri. I used 2 projects to help get it up and going one from Ryan to help me figure out how to deploy out in AWS land: The other project from rigo which is the actual site with small modifications to actually be about me: I’ve been wanting to play around with AWS on my own and also get my website to no longer be ‘under construction”.