Two scoops of Django

Django 1.5 Upgrade

Two scoops of Django

Delicious knowledge

Reading Two Scoops of Django and trying to apply some of this newfound knowledge on the reboot of the Assassins site.

I’ve upgraded the site to Django 1.5 and take advantage of the new extendable AbstractClass user model. Unfortunately django-registration 1.0 isn’t completely 1.5 compatible and still directly imports User directly instead of using the new get_user method. Luckily the folks at django-registration were kind enough to post all the edits you need to make to their code to get it up and running with less work than I’d feared.

Magician, Clown, Assistant, and Mime

Magician vs Clown Website

Magician, Clown, Assistant, and Mime

The cast of the most recent Feb 9th show: Magician, Clown, Assistant, and Mime

It’s the new year and we’ve already been having a handful of awesome Magician vs Clown shows and we have new brand new two longer shows already mapped out. One thing we have lacked, however, is a nice website that someone could visit and get a sense of what the act is about. To remedy this I finally got around to throwing up a simple WordPress site at magicianvsclown.com.

Magician vs Clown Website

Magician vs Clown Website

WordPress is simply ridiculously easy and it took just a couple of hours to get it just the site looking just the way I wanted with just a little extra to work through a tutorial on using Illustrator’s mesh tool. The site’s header also features the new, entirely vectorized MVC logo, another Illustrator victory (I’m no longer scared of the pen tool). Photoshop was always my go-to but I’m reaching for Illustrator a lot more these days.

set up

More learning how to program in Python. More information crammed in my brain. It feels good to get prepared for a new project. Lots of things I can learn how to do on my own. Like learning guitar, etc. My brother installed a few Firefox plugins (Firebug and Web Developer) for me so now I can doodle around with CSS and Javascript, playing with pages and making them look nice. I’m looking forward to making a blog and a personal website. I want to figure out how to install wordpress on my old/new site, twoifiplay.com, which right now has nothing at all.

So things are trundling along. It’s scary to go to a new place, especially after what happened last time. But things are different. I’m not drifting and purposeless. I’m excited about learning new web stuff and learning a new skill that’s transferable and transportable. Once I get good at web stuff again, that’s something I can do wherever so it doesn’t matter if I’m in Austin or Australasia.