Installing GeoDjango with PostGIS on CentOS 6.5

WARNING: All of this is severely outdated and you will have a bad time if you follow these directions

Django includes a useful geographic services system called GeoDjango. Getting it up and running on CentOS can be a chore, particularly if you need packages newer than CentOS 6 provides. In this post, I'm going to list the steps I took install GeoDjango with PostgreSQL's PostGIS system. If you're reading this, then I'm going to assume you have at least a passing familiarity with Linux and Django.

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Baling Wire and Spit: Reliable Remote Computer Control

A recent work project involved remote, unmanned computers set up to record weather data.  Every so often, we want to log in to the computers and download the data for processing.  The question is, if you are using off-the-shelf parts, can you make the remote computer reliably available?

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Tapferkeit: The New Minecraft World

Updated with Chest Protection Info

Rules and Notes:

  1. Use common sense.
  2. Try your best to use speak goodly.
  3. No griefing.
  4. Problem players will be perma-banned.
  5. No skybridges. Try nether portals, subways, or wait until plugins work for teleportation.

Protecting Your Chests:

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The Tastiest Brain

On November 12th, I aged a year, as I often do. I don't know what it is about November twelfths that age me so, but Jen was there to cheer me up. How did she do this? She combined two of my favorite things - zombies and cupcakes.

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Chris falls down a mountain

We had a free day in Washington, so CW and I drove east toward Lake Wenatchee State Park. We hiked up a mountain, and mostly hiked back down again. Pictures were taken and posted here for your amusement.

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New theme!

As you can see, I've got a new theme! "Not another one," I hear you say? Allow me to explain why it's great...

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