Brandon Konkle
Brandon Konkle

Freelance full-stack Node & React developer, supporter of intersectional social justice, enthusiastic nerd, loving husband, and father. Hire me for your next project!

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Heroku's new Pipelines feature

Platform-As-A-Service hosting platforms like Heroku are really starting to shine. Today, Heroku announced an experimental feature that is really exciting to me - Pipelines. With this, you can run your entire lengthy build process on a staging app, verify that everything is working, and then push your already-built app (called a slug&…

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Django on uWSGI and Nginx

I recently moved Pegasus News from Perlbal, Lighttpd, and Apache to Nginx and uWSGI. We balance the traffic between 3 physical servers, and the systems were struggling under the load even after weeks of Apache conf tweaking. We began having issues with excessively slow page loads, request timeouts, and intermittent errors with OGR trans…

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Dynamically Updating IP Addresses with Update-ip

A couple of years ago, I write a post including a snippet to automatically update your DNS overrides with WebFaction. That script served my purpose well until I moved to an ISP that gave me a static IP. Recently, though, I moved to a new apartment and signed up for service through Clear's 4G network in Dallas. I'm back to a dynamic IP,…

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Creating a Personal PyPi with Chishop

At Pegasus News, we run custom deploy scripts that use pip to read through a requirements.txt file and keep our virtualenvs up to date. We use quite a few 3rd-party Django apps that we pull from PyPi, along with several apps - both internal and 3rd-party - from Github and Bitbucket. I'm a huge fan of virtualenv and pip and I love managi…

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