My Record Collection

Jan. 14, 2018, 3:59 p.m.

Unfortunately it seems I have to get rid of my record collection. It is currently in the US and between the cost of shipping it here, the cost of finding space to store it here, and the cost of buying new turntables here it just doesn't make sense to keep it. The collection has been my prized possession for over 20 years, and selling it feels like selling a child. But life goes on...

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Around the World (Bebop Rmx)

Jan. 6, 2018, 2:31 p.m.

A song I finished a few months ago... A jazz "remix" of Daft Punk's "Around the World."

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Primary Keys

Nov. 22, 2017, 3:39 p.m.

Just a little note - if anyone ever has to make a database table of languages, countries, currencies, or anything else that has a unique text code I would recommend that you use the code as the primary key and as the foreign key for related tables.

It will save a lot of database overhead and make the code a lot cleaner if you don't always have to do a table join to get the code from the table.

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Django

Oct. 29, 2017, 4:51 p.m.

I have really been loving Django lately, and I wrote another version of this site in it. That site is skooch.com. The new site uses the same database as this one, so the only real difference is the language they are written in.

I find Python to be a much more opinionated and formal language than PHP, which makes it a steeper learning curve, but it forces you to think things through a bit more. I find the extra effort to be well worth it in the end as far as code quality goes. 

As a note the Python code was significantly shorter than the same code in PHP, for whatever that is worth.

 

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