Sorry guys (the one or two of you, or just me, that still reads my blog) for being incognito these past couple weeks. Finals hit then got home and enjoyed myself a bit with friends and my girl.
I've been working on getting up to speed on learning a python web framework for a while and I chose Django because I heard there was a lot of support out there and it seems to be taking the lead because it is both high-level enough to do cool things easily and editable enough that it gives you low-level access (unlike Ruby?).
So I've been stuck on this hiccup for setting up the Django environment which (I later found out, thanks to my Dad) involved Cygwin using a unix file system and my Python still only recognizing Windows file system stuff. I finally figured it out after slaving hours and hours scouring the web for answers and asking my dad for help (he actually ended up patching it up temporarily).
I was so happy that I could move on to the actual learning of Django vs the set up.
Then I left it, got home after a bit, and started using my home desktop (I had set up Django on my laptop previously). I was about to write a tutorial for setting up Django on Windows when I got curious about... could I just have set it up super easily, and avoiding that whole filesystem incompatibility nonsense if I just used the Windows command prompt to set up Django...
So I started just using Windows command prompt and it worked (so far)!
WOW. Wasted time slaving over trying to figure it out using Cygwin on my laptop...lesson learned though. Avoid tunnel vision.
I will continue my Django tutorial on both my laptop and my desktop (I figure it will be helpful anyways to do it twice...and engrain it into my mind) and if both work out fine then I will simply write my tutorial on how to set up Django with windows using Windows command prompt and avoiding the mess I fought with!! Unless someone requests for me to write the version for using Cygwin as well...would be more than happy to.
Anyways...goodluck to me on getting this all working. And as soon as I figure out if both work/not I will write that tutorial!