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Local Magento

Posted by: Neum in Webmaster
May 20, 2014, 10:03 p.m.
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We recently switched our live website at work to the new Django backend I had created. With that our old Magento instance can go away! Well, sort of. I still may need to reference it in the future so I needed to replicate the Magento install locally. Our Magento version was old (1.3.2.4) and I work on a Mac so I needed a way to duplicate the server environment. Enter Vagrant. I already had a working VirtualBox installation so install was pretty simple. Then I found this awesome recipe for Magento that happened to be just what I needed.

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The Machine

Posted by: Neum in Activist
March 12, 2014, 10:07 p.m.
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This is what happens when you get sucked into the massive incarceration complex in the United States. I read the excellent book - The Innocent Man - by John Grisham a few years back and the previous linked story brought back so many feelings from reading The Innocent Man. I remember hating the feeling of helplessness brought on by the complete irrationality, stupidity and downright corruption of some in law enforcement and our criminal justice "system" after reading that book. It was a feeling I couldn't shake for weeks.

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Reportlab

Posted by: Neum in Geek
March 12, 2014, 9:34 p.m.
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At work today I needed to force a new line break in a PDF that I was generating using Reportlab at work today. I tried just adding a newIine using the standard \n, like you would in python, but it seems that the Paragraph class in reportlab swallows the newline character.

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Our Internet Sucks

Posted by: Neum in Activist
March 6, 2014, 6:54 p.m.
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It truly does. At my home I have one choice for internet service of any kind. Comcast. Google Fiber is just 10 minutes away. But we like where we live. Still, sometimes I finding myself wishing we were willing to move for a decent internet provider.

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Glass

Posted by: Neum in Geek
March 4, 2014, 5:51 a.m.
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Got a notice from Google today that I could purchase Google Glass if I wanted to and be a part of their Glass explorer program. It's been at least a year or so since I signed up. At $1,500 it seems a little rich much for the functionality for me but I think it's cool they're letting more people try it out.

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