Installing GeoDjango with PostGIS on CentOS 6.5

Django includes a useful geographic services system called GeoDjango.  Getting it up and running on CentOS can be a chore, particularly if you need packages newer than CentOS 6 provides.  In this post, I'm going to list the steps I took install GeoDjango with PostgreSQL's PostGIS system.  If you're reading this, then I'm going to assume you have at least a passing familiarity with Linux and Django.

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Baling Wire and Spit: Reliable Remote Computer Control

A recent work project involved remote, unmanned computers set up to record weather data.  Every so often, we want to log in to the computers and download the data for processing.  The question is, if you are using off-the-shelf parts, can you make the remote computer reliably available?

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Shalom Christian Missions Redesign

I am an active participant in the Christian orphanage/school charity, Shalom Christian Missions.  SCM runs a children's home and school in Nyasoti, Kenya.  Their website was designed around 2007-2008, and its age was very much starting to show.

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Recipe: Cream of Crab Soup

Continuing the recent trend of posting posh recipes, here's one of the poshest: the crab soup that my mom has made for as long as I've known her (i.e., all my life).

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Recipe: Prime Rib Roast

This is a codification of my family's prime rib recipe.  It has been refined over the years and produces great results.  This recipe is very expensive, but don't let that intimidate you, because it is also very simple.

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Recipe: Layered Chocolate Cream Cake

This is a recipe for my favorite chocolate cake.  It comes, mostly unaltered, from the treasure trove of culinary art that is Ann Brooks.  If you dislike this cake, you are objectively a bad person.

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