Tilting at Windmills

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KotSF is now Tilting at Windmills

According to WHOIS, I first registered the domain kotsf.com, a little over 12 years ago on August 18, 2008. Since then it's been my catch-all for various and sundry personal projects. Originally, it pointed to a computer in my spare bedroom and…

AWS Amplify - Access Denied

In my continuing journey to learn more about Gatsby, React, and all things serverless and single page app I hosted the prototype of my latest project using AWS Amplify. The Amplify service, among other things, promises to simplify hosting with…

Upgrading PostgreSQL

Time marches on and one day you find that the shiny new Postgres you originally installed is nearing its end of life. Time to upgrade. Since I always forget how to do this, I'm going to save the two pages of instructions needed here. Add the…

It's Time to Start Paying For Things Again

Today I'm launching my latest endeavor: No Nonsense Recipes. With nearly 19,000 recipes uploaded so far, the site is live and open for business. Perhaps a recipe website isn't the most exciting or original idea, but within this mundane space I'm…

How to Show a Range of Page Numbers using Django's Pagination

Posting this here in case anyone else has this problem and is searching for it. Django provides a very helpful way to break up long lists into separate pages. It's built into the generic ListView. Simply by including a parameter in your view class…

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