Dustin Davis
Developer, Entrepreneur
Archive: May 2009

I’ve wanted an HDTV for a long time. We’ve had the same 25″ TV since we got married 9 years ago. I’ve been waiting for a big deal. Well, I think I’ve finally found one! Saturday I was in Wal-Mart and saw that they had a 46″ Visio 1080p for $795. That was the best […]

I must admin this is my first attempt at even using JSON. I wanted to produce some data that I could consume with jQuery and I figured JSON was the best format for the job. I found Django has a method for serializing Model query sets easily and it seemed to work just fine. The […]

I was reading The Joel Test and I got to number #2 which says "Can you make a build in one step?" My initial thought was that there aren’t really builds per se in web applications (unless you use ASP.NET). But then I thought, I wonder if I could make publishing my Django application a […]

I was looking at my web stats and noticed I was getting a lot of traffic to my limited review of Webfaction. To recap, I tried out there account then decided to cancel, and they were prompt and friendly at delivering a refund. Since that time, I have set up two Webfaction accounts. When I […]

For some reason I can never seem to remember this one liner so I generally have to look it up, or decompress the gzip files, then untar. So I’m documenting it here for my own future reference. (Yeah, Linux experts, keep laughing at me!) tar xzvf my_dir.tar.gz my_dir

I play Ultimate Frisbee about three times per week during my lunch break. If it weren’t for competitive sports, I don’t know how I would get my exercise. For some reason, after playing ultimate or basketball I crave dairy. In the past I would often stop at a grocery store on the way back to […]

I know i have changed my theme a number of times in the past, but this is probably the first time I felt a reason to. I was thinking my site looked too red. I wanted something more green (pink crossed my mind, but only briefly!). That’s what I love about WordPress and the WordPress […]

Windows 7 Release Candidate is now available. I’ve been using the beta of Windows 7 quite happily for a couple of months now after frustrating ordeals with Vista. The only problem I’ve had with the beta version of Windows 7 is having Windows Explorer crash 3-5 times a day. It hasn’t been a huge deal […]