feb 19 2009 4:52 pm
For a couple years now, I've been dabbling in web-based database projects developed in PHP. After a while, I'd grown tired of PHP and in doing some work with Python scripts, I realized python just made a lot more sense to my brain than other languages--perl looks like a Martian language and ruby feels backwards to me. So I set off looking at some of the offerings for web-development in python. One project that looked quite promising was "django":http://www.djangoproject.com/. (Having spent a large chunk of time playing jazz music, I couldn't help but love a web-framework named after a "jazz legend":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Django_Reinhardt.) After running through a couple tutorials, I'd made up my mind. This website is my first django project, and although I've been working on this for a couple months before releasing it into the wild, most of my time has been spent agonizing over the look and feel of the site than the actual blog functionality. Now that it feels solid, I figure it's my turn to add to the collective noise that is the internet. So what can you expect from this blog? My passion is music, but I've got a talent for making computers work right. So you might find an album review right alongside instructions for enhancing some really esoteric computer functionality. I figure blog entries of the latter category are of more use to other nerds googling the problem. Anyway, until I add another post, enjoy your stay, and feel free to add your two cents in a comment.