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Needed : Django hacker

Posted by Russell on December 23, 2010 at 6:41 p.m.
So, back in 2008, I ported Vort.org fro Rails to Django. It was about one evening of hacking, and since then I haven't touched the code, nor have I upgraded to Django 1.0. All I've done is patch security holes. Since then, a whole new comment framework was introduced, the one I'm using has been obsoleted, and a whole bunch of other changes have happened.

I've been much too busy to maintain or upgrade the code, and it wasn't very good to begin with. So, I'd like to hire someone who actually has some professional experience with Django to institute a do-over. I can handle importing all my articles and comments myself, even if the DB model is a little different. If you can do some nice graphic design, I'll happily pay extra for that.

As it happens, our lab is looking to hire a full-time web developer for a very awesome new project. If I'm impressed with the way you handle this simple little project, you can consider it a job interview for the full time position in our lab. And honestly, how often do you get paid for a job interview?

Email me your resume and a portfolio if you are interested.

Engadget thinks everything is an iPod dock

Posted by Russell on December 23, 2010 at 5:43 p.m.
Oh Engadget, how trite art thou? Leave it to them to get excited about the iPod dock on a machine that will be the least expensive and fastest DNA sequencer yet built. The iPod dock is one of several options the Ion Torrent machine has for attaching external mass storage. Why is it there? Because if you're going to pay fifty grand for a sequencer, it's just good business to spring for the two dollars worth of parts if it lets potential customers use whatever mass storage options they have available.

Harf. Leave it to Engadget to write an article that is actually less interesting than the press release.