Sharing the Nerdery

It's been a long time since I originally built the book database that fills this site, and I've been through a lot of technology. From a custom written, horribly insecure php site, to a weirdly hacked together wordpress + custom database blog, and now to a fully integrated django-powered site.

While I won't pretend that my code is perfect or anything now, I think it is at the point that it's worth sharing, in the event that there are others out there who might find it interesting or useful. Right now it's just the code as I have it, but I could add documentation if anyone is actually interested in using it to power their own site.

Also, this includes the text adventure and Lord of the Rings calendar pieces as well, which could easily be forked off and used independently of the book portion.

So for the brave, or nerdy, or simply curious, check out the django book blog over at bitibucket, and do all that cool open source stuff that's all the rage.


Charlie on 06/09/2014 2:42 p.m.

That sounds pretty awesome, and to my limited knowledge of PHP it looks good. I don't think there are all that many book bloggers who code (websites or in general) so documentation might be an idea.

Charlie on 06/09/2014 2:44 p.m.

...Saying PHP, I mean enough to understand when it's similar to Python.

Scott on 06/09/2014 3:36 p.m.

Thanks Charlie! The good news is that as long as you have a host that is django friendly (, no actual programming would be required to get the same functionality I currently have.

Plus, since I'm just using a bootstrap skin, adjusting the overall look would be as simple as replacing a few .css files.

Still, you're right, I definitely need to eventually get documentation written out!

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