Busy Getting PAID

I’ve been very busy past two weeks with Real Work (TM) and configuring my new webserver for Unessa.net. Gonna get PAID, man.

Unessa.net is basically a digital representation of me on the web. It’s almost entirely in Finnish, it has couple of thousand pages, several blogs about various topics, forum, frequently updated web-diary that dates back to 1998, popular podcast and a bunch of other things. It’s a huge mess, and mainly knit together with PHP and MySQL. Moving this beast to a new server is not very easy task, especially for a perfectionist like me; I want to see all the pages working fine on the new server.

The old server is a shared plan, and so I haven’t had very much (well, at all) control over the environment. I also got in trouble with bandwith after I started to do podcasting last summer. The new server is a dedicated one, and so I have full control of everything. This is very nice, but also very nerve wrecking. Anyways, running Django on the new server is a breeze. The difficult part has been, and is still, to figure out just how much of the site should be ported to Django at once. On the other hand, it would be very cool to switch everything to Django right away, but then again, it would also be nice to actually get the site moved to the new server sooner than, say, a decade. I’m hoping to find some kind of a compromise for now.

Being able to do anything you want is amazing. During this couple of weeks, there has been so many “wait.. I can do that, too!1″ moments that even the boring set-up work has been fun. I can’t wait to get that server online so I can see what PAID really means.

Running Django on Mobile Phone

Well, no, you cannot run Django on your phone yet, but maybe in the not so distant future you can. Nokia has developed a web-server for S60-series phone. It’s based on Apache and among other things, it has mod_python built in. How cool is that 🙂

Well, again, not so cool actually. There’s not so much you can do with it at the moment. But as a web developer, I see lot’s of fun possibilities here. There is already a port of Python for Series 60. With that and this web-server I could make my web apps talk to my phone without the pain of coding native S60 apps. In my dreams, at least.