Megan Taylor

front-end dev, volunteacher, news & data junkie, bibliophile, Flyers fan, sci-fi geek and kitteh servant

Project updates

I know I haven’t been posting much lately, but I’ve been completely swamped.

Thanks to Matt Waite’s brilliance and patience, I got Django installed on my MacBook. I haven’t actually done much more than order the book and start reading through the tutorial and documentation, but I’m really excited to start learning. Right now I’m stuck trying to get MySQL onto the laptop. I’m Terminal-retarded, so this is getting frustrating. Once I get that up and running, I’ll be diving into a Django-driven class project.

My independent study project has advanced to the data cleaning stage. I’m still gathering the last bits in, but I started cleaning and organizing and staring blankly at numbers.

Life at The Alligator isn’t particularly impressive lately. We’re still mostly fixing. I slapped this little map of upcoming Gainesville shows together last week. Then I had to spend 3 hours trying to get it to work with the publishing system. It’s still kind of broken. But on the bright side, Ken Schwencke, a journalism student who is several levels beyond my programming abilities, has joined my staff.

  • Have you tried installing MAMP? It’s supposedly really easy to install a MySQL-Apache-PHP configuration on a Mac. Not sure if that will solve your problem or not. I installed MySQL a while back to try out Drupal and it didn’t present too many problems.

    Good luck.

  • Have you tried installing MAMP? It’s supposedly really easy to install a MySQL-Apache-PHP configuration on a Mac. Not sure if that will solve your problem or not. I installed MySQL a while back to try out Drupal and it didn’t present too many problems.

    Good luck.

  • Thanks Bryan. I installed MAMP, but now having trouble making Django see the database. Grrr.

  • Thanks Bryan. I installed MAMP, but now having trouble making Django see the database. Grrr.

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