On Packing Well

Many people find packing for a trip a difficult and time-consuming process. In my occasional travel I have developed a formidable method for stress-free packing based upon a medium dear to my heart: lists.

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The Race to the Bottom

Ustwo’s Monument Valley is getting a hard time in the App Store right now because its creators dared to release additional content for the $4 game as a $2 in-app purchase.

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Notes on upgrading to Django 1.6 & 1.7

Django 1.7 was offi­cially released this week, prompt­ing me to dig into my live Django pro­jects and see which were des­per­ately in need of upgrading.

Fear of get­ting myself into trouble with the new migra­tions sys­tem made me hold back on some pro­jects and upgrade them only as far as 1.6.7, but most pro­jects were bumped all the way to 1.7. Here are a few notes on com­mon changes you might have to make if you’re com­ing from older ver­sions of Django, par­tic­u­larly 1.3 and 1.4.

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The Reckoning of the Finish

A Life Well Wasted – possibly the most thoughtful videogame-related podcast ever – is back, and the new episode is something special. Robert Ashley talks to several indie game developers about their work, and one quote in particular – from Greg Wohlwend, one of the developers of Gasketball – struck a chord with me, given what I wrote about finishing things last week.

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