Quick-and-Dirty Blog

This is my TIL [Today I Learned] area. However, if anyone can benefit from my quick notes, by all means, go for it. Just know that I haven't been very careful about style or completeness.

TIL

Make Sphinx Work With Django Project

Was having a heck of a time trying to get my Sphinx documentation to properly automodule my project. Eventually found this answer on a stackoverflow question, so here’s how they did it (so simple!). There are a few pieces of magic here. First, the sys.path.insert is done to the root of the project. That allows…
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TIL

Django Tests

There’s so much I could write about django in general, but right now I’d like to address an issue that I just ran into and found a quick solution to. Using Model Bakery to create a new model (or really any ‘create’ action), custom save actions update the database, but not the model. The model…
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How-To

Linux Unattended Upgrades

This is just so I can be consistent. Hope this helps!
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How-To

MS SQL Express Static Port

Because SQL Express defaults to a dynamic port, opening the firewall can be a bit tricky. Typically, for PDM, it’s easiest to just set it to something static that can then be opened through the firewall. Instead of creating my own guide, here’s a link to a step by step guide by Javelin Technologies.
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How-To

Fix Watchguard VPN Issue

Here’s the direct link for the MS update to fix the VPN issue https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB5010793
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How-To

Upgrade to SQL 2014 SP3

For some reason, this is harder to find than it should be, so here’s a GoEngineer link as well as the actual link to the MS page. SOLIDWORKS PDM Upgrading SQL 2014 to Service Pack 3 | GoEngineer Download Microsoft® SQL Server® 2014 Service Pack 3 (SP3) from Official Microsoft Download Center
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