Feb 15, 2017 Wednesday

Ability to defer model field by default

Modify get_queryset to use .defer() by default.

Feb 14, 2017 Tuesday

Is PostgreSQL good enough?

tldr; you can do jobs, queues, real time change feeds, time series, object store, document store, full text search with PostgreSQL. How to, pros/cons, rough performance and complexity levels are all discussed. Many sources and relevant documentation is linked to.

I need to store avatars from Sublevel in PostgreSQL for consistency but keep serving them with nginx.

Feb 13, 2017 Monday

Google Analytics setup

Google Analytics is a powerful yet quite complicated tool. And unfortunately, the truth is most people who use it don’t reap its full benefits.

Feb 13, 2017 Monday

An nginx.conf for 2017

With HTTP/2 in every browser, load balancing with automatic failover, IPV6, a sorry page, separate blog server, HTML5 SSE and A+ HTTPS.

A good way to separate https.conf from domain.conf files.

Jan 23, 2017 Monday

Simple Wi-Fi Yagi

The signal to my wireless adapter card dropped 6 dB when I removed the parasitics from the router dipole. The Yagi provides a fourfold increase in power, which will double the operating range. When signal strength is the limiting factor, it will quadruple throughput.

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