Django + Dreamhost

I finally got django up and running on my dreamhost account using these instructions. While I didn’t have as much trouble as some people, I did have a few problems. Dreamhost is an awesome hosting provider, but they may not be the best option if you really want to do stuff with django. I’ll write more about what i’m doing with django once I get my application going.

gmail + spam

I’ve had my gmail account for about a year and a half now, and for the first time ever spam messages have been getting through gmail’s spam filter to my inbox. I’ve been seeing ~1 to 3 spams per day in my inbox for the past week or so. The excellent spam filter is one of my favorite gmail features, so here’s hoping google can update it to deal with whatever new techniques the spammers are using.

Also on the subject of gmail, take a look at the “web clips” area at the top of the spam folder. It displays nothing but spam recipes. 🙂